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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:01 AM

The plot thickens in murder of journalist in saudi-arabian embassy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/world/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-turkey.html

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish newspaper close to the government has published a list of 15 men it says formed a hit squad of Saudi government agents the Turks suspect of killing and dismembering a prominent critic inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

While Turkey has not leveled the charges publicly, two Turkish officials speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed that the government considers the men to be Saudi operatives who flew last week to Istanbul in pursuit of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident. Mr. Khashoggi has not been seen since he entered the consulate on Oct. 2.

One of the men on the list published by the newspaper, Sabah, is an autopsy expert at Saudi Arabia’s internal security agency, according to the two Turkish officials. Another appears to be a lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force. The officials, citing confidential intelligence, said all worked for the Saudi government.

Turkish officials have said that Mr. Khashoggi was killed at the consulate and that his dismembered body was taken away — an allegation the Saudi government has vehemently denied. Mr. Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi commentator, United States resident and Washington Post columnist, had become a prominent critic of the kingdom’s rulers.

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Earlier leaks included information about the flights that carried the 15 men in and out of Istanbul. There were also reports about an unexpected day off granted to consulate employees the day that Mr. Khashoggi went to the consulate. And there was security camera footage of Mr. Khashoggi entering the consulate.

The Saudis have yet to produce video footage or other evidence supporting their contention that Mr. Khashoggi left the building.

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Reply The plot thickens in murder of journalist in saudi-arabian embassy. (Original post)
DetlefK Oct 11 OP
Sneederbunk Oct 11 #1
Eyeball_Kid Oct 11 #2
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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:06 AM

1. Trump did say that the Press is the enemy of the people.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:11 AM

2. Trumpy is envious of the Saudis. Killing journalists is on his wish list.

The presumption is that Trumpy is an evil son of a bitch who will do anything to gain and retain power and money. He has no limits.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:30 AM

3. The plot is going to thicken even more.


There's reports that Intelligence agencies were monitoring and knew about the danger to Mr. Khashoggi.

Why did they not warn him? Were they not allowed to?

He had checked his messages right before he entered the consulate. Messages sent to him minutes after he entered were never read.

This is going to get very ugly.

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