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NinerDoug 06:35 PM 10-10-2018
And these animals are supposed to be our ally......

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/10/65626...ing-journalist

Trump Administration Presses Saudis For Information On Missing Journalist

More than a week has passed since Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities are telling journalists what they think happened, citing released video footage: that Khashoggi was targeted and murdered.

President Trump said Wednesday that he has spoken to the Saudi government "at the highest levels" about the situation.

"We cannot let this happen to reporters, to anybody. And we're going to get to the bottom of it," Trump said. He said the first lady's office was making arrangements to bring Khashoggi's fiancée, Turkish national Hatice Cengiz, to the White House.

In the days since Khashoggi disappeared, there have been few signs that the Trump administration was putting pressure on Riyadh to explain what had happened.

But in a statement Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that National Security Adviser John Bolton and Trump adviser Jared Kushner spoke to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman yesterday about the matter. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also spoke with the crown prince "to reiterate the United States' request for information," Sanders said.

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that before Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. intelligence had intercepted communications in which the Saudis had been discussing a plot to abduct him. Khashoggi has been a contributing writer for The Post.

But on Wednesday, the State Department said the U.S. had no advance knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not directly accused Saudi Arabia of disappearing Khashoggi. He said if they have footage of Khashoggi leaving the consulate, they should release it, the Associated Press reports. Meanwhile, a newspaper close to Erdogan published the names and photographs of 15 Saudi men whom it said were sent to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi.

The version of events described by Turkish authorities is grisly. One Turkish security official told The New York Times that within two hours of arriving at the consulate, Khashoggi had been killed and dismembered with a bone saw that the Saudi team had brought. He compared the killing to the movie Pulp Fiction.

The Post obtained a series of surveillance video clips that purport to show movements involved in the killing or abduction of Khashoggi: the journalist entering the consulate; a black Mercedes leaving the consulate and then arriving at the consul general's house; Cengiz, his fiancée, pacing outside the consulate as she makes phone calls; the Saudi men leaving an Istanbul hotel and getting on planes at the airport. The Post notes that the clips have inconsistent time stamps at one point, are too blurry to make out key license plate numbers and are heavily edited throughout.

Khashoggi is a resident of the United States and has been living in Washington, D.C. The journalist is the former editor-in-chief of a Saudi newspaper and was an adviser to Saudi government officials. Khashoggi had written columns critical of the Saudi government in The Post in the past year.
In an op-ed published in The Post on Tuesday, Khashoggi's fiancée implored Trump and the first lady to become involved in the search for answers.

"I also urge Saudi Arabia, especially King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to show the same level of sensitivity and release CCTV footage from the consulate," Cengiz wrote. "Although this incident could potentially fuel a political crisis between the two nations, let us not lose sight of the human aspect of what happened. Jamal is a valuable person, an exemplary thinker and a courageous man who has been fighting for his principles."
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Titty Meat 06:41 PM 10-10-2018
Why didnt Obama and the Dems oppose giving aide to terrorists like these?
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Bump 06:49 PM 10-10-2018
The old Saudi princes were the Bushes BFF's, FYI. They were involved in 9/11 as well and that was covered up.
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vailpass 06:52 PM 10-10-2018
That culture plays by their own set of savage, ancient rules. And they play hard ball. They know enough to polish it up when the eyes of the civilized world are on them but they haven’t changed for centuries and aren’t about to anytime soon.

Looks like this journalist broke some sort of code and paid the price. It’s none of our business.
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WhiteWhale 10-10-2018, 07:58 PM
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Jim Hammer 09:56 PM 10-10-2018
What a moron.

"Have you spoken to the Saudis?"

Pres. Trump: "I'd rather not say. But the answer is yes." pic.twitter.com/cRgYpvb8AO

— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) October 10, 2018


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patteeu 08:39 AM 10-11-2018
So, it's kind of looking like this was an attempted rendition gone bad, which makes a lot more sense than a straight up murder.
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Pogue 08:49 AM 10-11-2018
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Khashoggi had written columns critical of the Saudi government in The Post in the past year.
I could be wrong but isn’t that punishable by death?
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patteeu 08:50 AM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Pogue:
I could be wrong but isn’t that punishable by death?
Apparently
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alpha_omega 09:44 AM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by vailpass:
That culture plays by their own set of savage, ancient rules. And they play hard ball........
Word.
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Detoxing 09:56 AM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
What a moron.


:-)

Dude is just making a joke.
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ptlyon 09:59 AM 10-11-2018
The Saudis hate America just almost as much as you do. I can't believe you called them scum.
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NinerDoug 10:32 AM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by ptlyon:
The Saudis hate America just almost as much as you do. I can't believe you called them scum.
Fuck off, red neck. You know you love the Saudis because your hero the Orange Moran loves them.

Don't ever talk to me about hating America. The Orange Moron is doing his level best to destroy America.
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SuperBowl4 10:32 AM 10-11-2018
TRUMP's first foreign visit as POTUS was to Saudi Arabia to sign a huge arms deal with them in MAY 2017. Also TRUMP put his hands on the glowing ball/orb along with the King of Saudi Arabia and the President of Egypt. What's going on with TRUMP? Trump also hinted the Saudi's might have been involved in 9/11
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SuperBowl4 10:33 AM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Titty Meat:
Why didnt Obama and the Dems oppose giving aide to terrorists like these?
TRUMP's first visit as POTUS was to SAUDI ARABIA for huge arms deal. Your thoughts?
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stevieray 10:36 AM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
**** off, red neck. You know you love the Saudis because your hero the Orange Moran loves them.
Go away, crybaby asshole.
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