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Crown prince sought to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, US intercepts show

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    dubteedub
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    Some details have just come out regarding the alleged 15 man Saudi hit squad that may have captured and killed Khashoggi...

    Some details have just come out regarding the alleged 15 man Saudi hit squad that may have captured and killed Khashoggi

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/10/alleged-saudi-hit-squad-linked-to-jamal-khashoggi-disappearance

    It is unbelievable to me that Trump and the GOP are staying completely silent on this.

    This attack also highlights the fact that the US still has no Ambassador for either Turkey or Saudi Arabia, so our diplomatic channels are fucked in that regard to.

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      Neverland
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      The last time that I heard about a group of “15 Saudis” causing trouble, they had highjacked 3 airliners and turned them into manned cruise missiles. They killed thousands of Americans and Saudi...

      15 man Saudi hit squad

      The last time that I heard about a group of “15 Saudis” causing trouble, they had highjacked 3 airliners and turned them into manned cruise missiles. They killed thousands of Americans and Saudi felt zero repercussions. We just can’t handle another oil embargo apparently.

      Even if C02 levels weren’t at historic levels, taking money and power away from places like the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is reason enough to move away from fossil fuel.

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        dubteedub
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        Yup, its insanely messed up. I cant believe that our government isnt stepping up for this man. Turkey is now saying they have audio and video recordings of the Post Columnists reporter Turks tell...

        Yup, its insanely messed up. I cant believe that our government isnt stepping up for this man.

        Turkey is now saying they have audio and video recordings of the Post Columnists reporter

        Turks tell U.S. officials they have audio and video recordings that support conclusion Khashoggi was killed

        https://wapo.st/2IVosPn

        Given how often Trump calls the media fake news and rails against them, I wouldnt be surprised if the reason he isnt speaking out is that he wishes he could take out his critics like Putin, Salman, Duterrte, and Erdogan.

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        1. Neverland
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          While I truly despise Donald Trump, and the modern Republican Party, this is not a partisan problem. This is a centralized fossil fuel economy problem. It goes back a ways.. It is arguable that...

          Yup, its insanely messed up. I cant believe that our government isnt stepping up for this man.

          While I truly despise Donald Trump, and the modern Republican Party, this is not a partisan problem. This is a centralized fossil fuel economy problem. It goes back a ways.. It is arguable that Japan attacked us(USA) at Pearl Harbor because we cut them off from the flow of oil, while the US had control of petroleum production. When Saudi citizens committed the next “Pearl Harbor” 59 years later, the Saudis had control of the global oil supply via their cartel, OPEC. So while we had the overwhelmingly dustructive military, public proof of the nationality of the attackers, we invaded Iraq instead of Saudi. That would be like attacking China instead of Japan after Pearl Harbor. Even our military runs on foreign OPEC oil, we can’t attack the source of our military power now, can we. Obama sold weapons to the Saudis. The only way for the USA to stop getting effed in the ass is to move to a non-fossil fuel economy. This would be a basic national security issue if people were paying attention.

          Edit: phrasing, clarity

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  2. cfabbro
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    Off-topic, but when did WAPO start using the wapo.st link shortening URL? It's pretty clever. I like it. :)

    Off-topic, but when did WAPO start using the wapo.st link shortening URL? It's pretty clever. I like it. :)

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