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big news breaking soon that sit at the intersection of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Jeff Bezos phone

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big news breaking soon that sit at the intersection of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, the Jeff Bezos phone hack, and Saudi suppression of free speech

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There are big news breaking soon that sit at the intersection of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, the Jeff Bezos phone hack, and Saudi suppression of free speech. I'm one of few people who knows the entire story. If any reporters wish to get in touch, please email press@kawaakibi.org.


Background, and a mere foretaste, here. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
More here. A lot more coming.

Stephanie Kirchgaessner
@skirchy
About that hack. Here's our scoop: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince' https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/21/amazon-boss-jeff-bezoss-phone-hacked-by-saudi-crown-prince?CMP=share_btn_tw

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'
Exclusive: investigation suggests Washington Post owner was targeted five months before murder of Jamal Khashoggi
theguardian.com

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1. Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked through his Whatsapp account

2. The exploit came *directly* from MBS's personal phone, a few days after they exchanged numbers

3. The Saudis were in Bezos's phone from May 2018 till February 2019

4. The Bezos hack was not about Amazon. It was about the Washington Post

5. There is an extensive forensic report upcoming

6. Full details around this will become available to the public in a few months

7. Yes it was Pegasus, the cyberweapon made by Israeli company NSO

8. You think you're safe if you use Signal with disappearing messages? Think again

9. Between May and October 2018, the Saudis also hacked many others. All were about free speech, not business.

I'll take your questions under this tweet
I'll be back online in the morning. Remember that you can support my little team's work here. Yes, it's our little Patreon vs the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (who wants me dead), but I believe in you guys.

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Reply big news breaking soon that sit at the intersection of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Jeff Bezos phone (Original post)
Roland99 Jan 22 OP
Dennis Donovan Jan 22 #1
Dennis Donovan Jan 22 #3
Pepsidog Jan 22 #11
Mike 03 Jan 22 #19
dewsgirl Jan 22 #2
triron Jan 22 #4
dewsgirl Jan 22 #6
dchill Jan 23 #51
Pepsidog Jan 22 #12
ArtTownsend Jan 23 #38
ToxMarz Jan 22 #21
dewsgirl Jan 22 #23
Duppers Jan 22 #34
ArtTownsend Jan 23 #39
bdamomma Jan 23 #47
blm Jan 23 #52
Pacifist Patriot Jan 22 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 22 #7
KPN Jan 22 #10
triron Jan 22 #35
ArtTownsend Jan 23 #40
2naSalit Jan 22 #18
malaise Jan 23 #41
HAB911 Jan 22 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 22 #9
TruckFump Jan 22 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 22 #24
TruckFump Jan 22 #25
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 22 #32
triron Jan 22 #36
ArtTownsend Jan 23 #43
bdamomma Jan 23 #48
ArtTownsend Jan 23 #42
triron Jan 23 #45
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ArtTownsend Jan 23 #46
Initech Jan 22 #17
2naSalit Jan 22 #20
Initech Jan 22 #33
saidsimplesimon Jan 22 #30
malaise Jan 22 #14
Roland99 Jan 22 #31
ArtTownsend Jan 23 #44
Initech Jan 22 #15
LudwigPastorius Jan 22 #16
2naSalit Jan 22 #22
bdamomma Jan 23 #49
dewsgirl Jan 22 #26
MontanaMama Jan 22 #27
Hortensis Jan 22 #28
ancianita Jan 22 #29
Roland99 Jan 22 #37
bdamomma Jan 23 #50
ecstatic Jan 23 #53

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 10:22 AM

1. Kick and recommend - this is a MUCH BIGGER story than people realize

...especially in light of Kushner's close friendship w/ MBS (Jared was also likely hacked).

HUGE NatSec story that will break hard, and will be deeply disturbing.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 10:39 AM

3. More:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/mbs-taunted-jeff-bezos-over-affair-before-national-enquirer-story-broke

Mohammad bin Salman flaunted private info stolen from Jeff Bezos’ phone just a month after his ‘Washington Post’ columnist Jamal Khashoggi had been murdered, according to the UN.

Nico Hines
London Editor

Updated Jan. 22, 2020 10:24AM ET / Published Jan. 22, 2020 9:54AM ET

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman sent Jeff Bezos a photograph resembling the woman he was having an affair with months before the National Enquirer published the story, according to a United Nations investigation.

Two United Nations special rapporteurs released a statement Wednesday detailing forensic evidence linking MBS to the Bezos hack, which suggests the future king of Saudi Arabia may have been threatening the owner of The Washington Post and founder and CEO of Amazon.

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night denied allegations of a politically motivated hack when it emerged that the UN was expected to formally request a response to the extraordinary claim that malware was sent from MBS’ personal WhatsApp account to Bezos.

The alleged hack took place in May 2018, a few months after Jamal Khashoggi began writing critical columns about the Saudi regime for the Post. Four months later, Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered inside a Saudi consulate. The CIA concluded that MBS had personally ordered his assassination.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:00 PM

11. Didn't Bezos admit to the affair and hire security experts so that he couldn't be blackmailed?

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:42 PM

19. This is my recollection. The security experts he hired were also crack investigators who

had high confidence Saudi Arabia had hacked his phone and leaked photographs to a tabloid (National Enquirer).

Then Bezos wrote an article about it to call his blackmailers' bluff. He refused to be blackmailed.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 10:30 AM

2. This morning, I posted this thread:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212896389

Days after Khasoggi's death, Trump transferred nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, without the knowledge of Congress.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 10:54 AM

4. Trump was complicit in that murder.

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Response to triron (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:10 AM

6. Certainly...I hope that becomes public. I felt hopeful a

couple months ago, when that story about Kushner, MBS and a WB, was floating around.🤞🤞

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Response to triron (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 10:02 PM

51. I've long believed that.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:02 PM

12. Part of the dirty deal Flynn was working on I suspect.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:33 PM

38. Yup.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:43 PM

21. Trump and Kushners were probably hacked as well

And he got the message he should cooperate... or else they meant business.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:44 PM

23. Highly probable.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:41 PM

34. Whoa! Trump's being doubly blackmailed. nt

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Response to Duppers (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:35 PM

39. Trump is a blackmailer's dream. Mafia ties, corruption, Catch and Kill.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 09:48 PM

47. So that's why

Putin and the Saudi Prince high fived each other.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 10:40 PM

52. Indelible moment. One for the history books.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:00 AM

5. When it comes to effective communication, rule number one is know your audience.

Rule number two?

Assume the entire world is always your potential audience.

Depresses the hell out of me, but that's the reality.

ETA: And in no way, shape, or form, am I condoning spying, hacking, or any other breech of trust or privacy by saying this.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:22 AM

7. If about the Washington Post, you can be sure that tRump was INFORMED. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:58 AM

10. I'm sure it goes a bit beyond informed.

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Response to KPN (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 03:19 PM

35. Yes. I know iit. That fucker is downright evil as hell.

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Response to KPN (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:35 PM

40. Co-conspirator.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:39 PM

18. +1

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:36 PM

41. THIS


The global mob is running our planet

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:22 AM

8. K&R

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:33 AM

9. They need to hack Dimwit's phone where he tips off

his buddies in what stocks may go up or down based on his irratic antics with tariffs. The phone that's unsecured and laden with fast food grease.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:27 PM

13. Perhaps this has been done already

It would and could explain Dotard's favoritism to certain rulers and countries, IMO.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:51 PM

24. Probably true, I was thinking more on the line of

Someone who wants to expose him because he's such a crook. Rather than someone else who wants to blackmail or seek favors.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:54 PM

25. IMO, Dotard the Total Narcissist

Will eventually push someone to expose him.

DJT is a total piece of shit...evil, malicious, tarnished, stupid and unworthy.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:26 PM

32. Here's the catch. He surrounds himself with

Other crooked people. So THEY won't expose him because that would incriminate them. And if they get caught ( Michael Cohen, Lev Parnis) then they are lying to get favorable legal treatment. Anyone else is a flat out liar (Omarosa, the Whistleblower). And he never puts anything in writing or on tape. Until he slipped up with the Ukraine transcript I guess.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 03:21 PM

36. A real professional mobster.

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Response to triron (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:37 PM

43. Very much so.

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Response to triron (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 09:50 PM

48. Oh they all are

tRump wants to be part of the Club.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:36 PM

42. Nailed it. It's a giant blackmail ring.

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Response to ArtTownsend (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 06:54 PM

45. Like your posts.

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Response to triron (Reply #45)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 09:04 PM

46. ?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:39 PM

17. How do we know his phone hasn't been hacked already?

It's no secret that he uses an unsecured iPhone to conduct government business, He treats cyber security as if it's a non existent threat. And Mar-A-Shithole is most likely bugged up the wazoo as well. So...

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Response to Initech (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:43 PM

20. Hacked?

It's been linked to all who are in the loop! MBS got Jared's phone linked up when they were visiting at some point a couple years back.

All those unsecured communiques? Honestly, this has been going on for a while now, glad it's getting exposure. And what about those phones that merge info when you hold them close together? Easy peasy.

We'll need to reinvent security after we run these fuckers off the planet.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:39 PM

33. I would not be surprised in the least if Trump's iPhone password was 123456.

Much like Kanye, or maybe President Skroob.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:16 PM

30. Thank you Laura

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:29 PM

14. Did he do it for the Con

or his son in law?

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:20 PM

31. Well, he seems to think Kushner was in MBS' phone first




Haha, it was Kushner who helped MBS obtain the hacking software in the first place. But yes the two are whatsapp buddies, have been for years.

Karen Attiah

@KarenAttiah
Replying to @KarenAttiah
So. Did MBS hack Kushner's phone too?

İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي

@iyad_elbaghdadi
More likely that Kushner was in MBS's phone long before MBS had the capability to be in people's phones.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:39 PM

44. Kushner is close family friends with Bibi Netanyahu and Sheldon Adelson.

Three words: NSO Group, Pegasus.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:37 PM

15. Which is why I still stand by my claim that Saudi Arabia can go fuck itself.

They are not our friends, and we (as a country) should stop pretending that they are.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:37 PM

16. Hmm...bin Salman and Trump are good buddies.

...and, Trump hates, Hates, HATES Bezos because he's richer than he is. Was bin Salman looking into how hard it would be to have his henchmen "Khashoggi" Bezos?

Did Trump call up the crown prince earlier and say "I'm going to get that $8.1 billion in arms to you, I would like you to do us a favor though"?

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:44 PM

22. +1

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 09:52 PM

49. Probably

quid pro quo!!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:57 PM

26. From the looks of his Twitter, he seems legit.

I look forward to hearing more from him.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:00 PM

27. Kick.

This guy should watch his back. We know what MBS will do to keep someone quiet.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:02 PM

28. WAPO: "Saudi crown prince implicated in hack of Jeff Bezos's phone,

U.N. report will say."

The report is expected to detail a forensic investigation into long-standing allegations by Bezos, the world’s richest man, that the Saudi regime launched a cyberattack on him as part of a complex series of conflicts among Bezos, the Saudis, President Trump and the National Enquirer tabloid. A U.N. official, special rapporteur David Kaye, says in a new documentary film that Bezos’s phone was infected with malware that was delivered via a message from Mohammed. ...

A Saudi court last month sentenced five people to death for the assassination, but Callamard says in the documentary that the sentencing has allowed the plot’s masterminds, whom she believes to include Mohammed and his senior advisers, to avoid censure.

In January 2019, the National Enquirer, a longtime defender of Trump, published a cover story exposing an extramarital affair between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, a pilot and former TV host. On the occasion of Mohammed’s visit to the United States, the Enquirer’s parent company published a glossy magazine titled “The New Kingdom” extolling the prince’s reign as a golden era. Immediately after the article was published, Saudi accounts launched fresh Twitter attacks on Bezos. ... Bezos did not deny the affair but wrote an online essay in which he said he was investigating how the Enquirer had obtained his texts with his girlfriend.

...

Meanwhile, Trump stepped up his criticism of Bezos, Amazon and The Post, tweeting that he would take “a very strong look” at Amazon Web Services’ efforts to win a Defense Department cloud computing contract. The $10 billion contract was awarded to Microsoft in October. Amazon filed a legal complaint last month saying that it lost the contract because Trump had applied “improper pressure” against Amazon.

Really, you can't make this stuff up. If it were a novel I'd have trashed it 1200 ridiculously improbable pages before it ever got to the House of Sawd's bloody prince, Trump's illicit transfer of nuclear technology, and a whole string of complex etceteras, with all his roads leading to Russia.

But it's just in time for the court of public opinion to note as Senate Republicans smash the constitution to hold an acquittal coverup instead of an impeachment trial.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:07 PM

29. I use Signal. If this is true -- and I'll find out -- this pisses me off. But it could be hybrid

insurgent provocation to market test influence on Americans and American journalists.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 04:24 PM

37. Turkey still has Khashoggi's phone

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 09:55 PM

50. K&R

nt

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:01 PM

53. I support him & I want justice for Khashoggi. On a side note, how do we protect ourselves?

I'd hope that hackers wouldn't be interested in hacking me, but just in case, what should we do to protect or phones, etc? I don't use What's app, so I guess that's a good start.

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