Saudi journalist Khashoggi murdered, new evidence

This 9 December 2018 video says about itself:

🇹🇷Cengiz: No normal person could imagine such ‘horrific’ crime | Al Jazeera English

The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has called for the perpetrators of the murder to be identified and put on trial. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Hatice Cengiz said she will keep fighting to ensure everyone responsible for his murder is brought to justice.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

“I can’t breathe” were the last words of Jamal Khashoggi when he was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. CNN quotes for the first time extensively from the recordings that were made of the incident.

The US American news channel has spoken to an anonymous source who has read a translated transcript of the recording. According to CNN, the state of affairs shows that there was a preconceived plan, and that the death of Khashoggi was not an accident, as Saudi Arabia initially claimed. …

The recording shows that Khashoggi quickly realizes that something is wrong when he enters the consulate on 2 October to arrange papers for his marriage. He recognizes one of the men of the death squad and asks what he is doing there.

“You are coming back”, says the man, to which Khashoggi objects “You can not do that, people are waiting outside”. Khashoggi’s fiancée was indeed waiting for him at the consulate.

Without one more word being exchanged, several people attack Khashoggi. According to the source, there is no indication that the men tried to get Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia or that things got out of hand, as the Saudis claimed: they are clearly aiming to kill him.

‘Scream, saw, cutting’

In fact, the transcript describes Khashoggi‘s death agony. He says “I can’t breathe” several times. Then follow the words “scream”, “scream” and “gasping”. The exact moment of his death is not clear, but in the text follow “saw” and “cutting”.

One of the attendees [the bone saw surgeon] gives a tip during the cutting up of the body. “Put your ear plugs in, or listen to music like me.”

The source says to CNN that one of those present makes three phone calls during that gruesome work, possibly with his supervisors. “Tell your [bos]s, the thing is done, it’s done”, says the man. His words are businesslike, there is no indication that he is calling about something that has gone wrong.

With whom the phone calls were is not clear from the recording. The Turkish authorities believe that it may be a close associate of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed. Last week Turkey issued an investigation order against that employee.

But the Saudi government has said they won’t extradite any suspects.

KUSHNER ADVISED MBS AFTER KHASHOGGI’S KILLING Jared Kushner flouted White House protocol by having private, informal conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — even after the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. [HuffPost]

Saudi murderous prince and the USA

This 4 December 2018 video from the USA is called Rand Paul Is Furious He Was NOT Allowed Into CIA Briefing On Murder Of Washington Post Journalist.

Rand Paul is a Republican senator, sometimes critical of United States militarist policy.

In itself, it is good there is now criticism in the United States establishment of the murderous Saudi crown prince, after years of sycophancy.

However, some senators, like Paul’s fellow Republican Lindsey Graham, though now critical of the individual Crown Prince Mohammed, unfortunately don’t extend that criticism to the whole Saudi absolute monarchy, its human rights violations and its warmongering.

This 4 December 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Senator Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia – Paul Jay

Senators such as Lindsey Graham want to overthrow the Saudi crown prince MBS in order to have a more reliable ally against Iran and to suppress Saudi masses.

GRAHAM: ‘THERE’S A SMOKING SAW’ Breaking with Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel said they were even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who demanded the briefing with Haspel, said there was “zero chance” the crown prince wasn’t involved. “There’s not a smoking gun. There’s a smoking saw”, he said. [HuffPost]

US senators, including leading Republicans otherwise loyal to President Donald Trump, emerged from a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday expressing their strengthened conviction that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the October 2 assassination of self-exiled journalist and former regime insider Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul: here.

‘Saudi prince guilty of murdering journalist’, Trump’s own party says

This 4 December 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

CIA Director Briefs Senate Leaders on ‘Smoking SawLinking Saudi Prince to Khashoggi Murder

WASHINGTON — The select few senators who were briefed today by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi emerged convinced of the culpability of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and some wanted the facts revealed to all senators.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Senators after CIA briefing: crown prince probably behind Khashoggi murder

A group of prominent American senators is “more certain than ever” that the Saudi crown prince Mohammed has commissioned the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators from both parties say this after a briefing by the CIA.

According to Republican Lindsey Graham, you have to be “deliberately stupid” to deny the crown prince’s involvement.

Graham said after the briefing that it is important to maintain the bond with Saudi Arabia. “But not at any cost. Mohammed bin Salman is a wrecking ball, he is complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi, I think he is insane and dangerous”, says Graham.

According to Graham there is no ‘smoking gun‘ in the Khashoggi case, but a ‘smoking saw‘. He refers to the saw with which the journalist was probably cut into pieces. He says that someone must be willfully blind to the facts in order not to conclude that the killing of Khashoggi was carried out by people under the command of the crown prince.

“The image that I already had was only reinforced”, says Democratic Senator Bob Menendez. …

The prominent Republican Bob Corker also says that he does not doubt for a moment that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered the murder. “If he were to stand before a judge, he would be convicted within 30 minutes: guilty.” According to Corker, President Trump whitewashes the murder of the journalist because he does not want to condemn the crown prince.

This 29 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Yemen Proves U.S. Foreign Policy Can’t Be Based On Defense Contractor’s Sales: Bernie Sanders

Due to Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, over 85,000 children have already starved to death. Senator Bernie Sanders, along with Barbara Lee, and others are fighting to stop U.S. involvement in that genocide. “We cannot let them determine U.S. military priority” Sanders tells Thom Hartmann and the audience that weapons contractors, pathological liars like Donald Trump, and the Saudi royal family cannot lead U.S. military policy.

Trump backs Saudi war on Yemen, worse than May

This 4 December 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress

The Trump administration claimed it would seek a ceasefire in Yemen in 30 days, but the US blocked a UN Security Council resolution submitted by Britain.

The Conservative Theresa May government in Britain is extremely supportive of the absolute monarchy in Saudi Arabia and its bloody war in Yemen. They help British merchants of death sell billions of pounds in weapons to the Saudi royals for butchering yet more civilians in Yemen.

It is very hard for any government to surpass the Theresa May administration in helpfulness in making the Yemen bloodbath still worse. Yet, now the Trump administration in the USA manages it.

Colonel Larry Wilkerson discusses Congress’ historic vote on a War Powers Resolution bill to force a military withdrawal.

Saudi bombs on Yemen Football Association: here.

Saudi crown prince’s murder of journalist case

This 3 December 2018 video says about itself:

🇸🇦Saudi dissident analyses Khashoggi messages of MBS | Al Jazeera English

The recently released private messages from slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi have revealed possible motives behind his murder and how he described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a “beast”.

Saad al-Fagih – a Saudi surgeon and prominent dissident who heads the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia – spoke to Al Jazeera via Skype from London to discuss Khashoggi’s messages and more.

Saudi crown prince and murder of journalist, new evidence

This video says about itself:

MBS communicated with adviser during Khashoggi killing: WSJ

2 December 2018

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has overshadowed much of the G20 Summit. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, appeared isolated initially amid the allegations of his involvement in the killing.

Pressure has been mounting on the United States to take a firm action against Saudi Arabia amid reports of MBS’s role in the case. A report in the Wall Street Journal claimed to have seen details of 11 messages Prince Mohammed had sent to his close adviser Saud al-Qahtani, who oversaw the so-called hit team in Istanbul.

The report says that this led the CIA to conclude MBS might have ordered the killing.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Buenos Aires.