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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for Khashoggi murder, says journalist was killed by sedative overdose

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    dubteedub
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    Well, too bad for these folks who are getting obviously scapegoated for the murder of Khashoggi. I think it is transparent that this 15 man team was sent by the Saudi government explicitly to...

    Well, too bad for these folks who are getting obviously scapegoated for the murder of Khashoggi.

    I think it is transparent that this 15 man team was sent by the Saudi government explicitly to murder the journalist.

    As our former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia says "You don’t bring a bone saw to a negotiation"

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      dubteedub
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      Annnnnd the Wasington Post is now reporting that the CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination So this just confirms what we have all believed for quite some time,...

      Annnnnd the Wasington Post is now reporting that the CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

      The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.

      In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources of intelligence, including a phone call that the prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, had with Khashoggi, according to the people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the intelligence. Khalid told Khashoggi, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post, that he should go to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to retrieve the documents and gave him assurances that it would be safe to do so.

      So this just confirms what we have all believed for quite some time, that this was a transparent assassination by MBS and the Saudi government to silence a critic of the regime.

      We should be doing far more than a few limited sanctions on Saudi Arabia. Perhaps we should start by cancelling the half a billion arms deal Trump keeps talking about?

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      1. CALICO
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        Turkey released pictures of the murder scene today as well. If I know an ounce of tradecraft then I know that the Turks have full-motion video of the entire thing, and this slow release of...

        Turkey released pictures of the murder scene today as well. If I know an ounce of tradecraft then I know that the Turks have full-motion video of the entire thing, and this slow release of information is to shame the Saudis on the world stage and highlight what they did in the most undeniable, visceral way, such that it will remain in the public consciousness for a very long time.

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