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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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SuperBowl4 02:00 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
Jared seems to be the butt buddy of the Crown Prince..

Jared Kushner discussed classified information from the president's daily briefing with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who bragged that he had Kushner "in his pocket," The Intercept reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed source.

https://www.businessinsider.com/saud...ionship-2018-3
Meet Netenyahu's friend-Jared Kushner
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srvy 07:20 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
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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Bowser 07:33 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
This is my thread. You take your whiny ass out of here.
*don't ban Doug from his own thread...don't ban Doug from his own thread....*
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Jim Hammer 07:40 PM 10-11-2018
Khashoggi was murdered, Saudis did it, leading Republican says

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Washington (CNN)A leading Republican senator said Thursday that he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and that "there is no question the Saudis did this."

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told CNN that the "intel points directly" to Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and said the Saudis need to "produce" the 59-year-old father of four to dispel concerns.
"Everything points to Saudi Arabia, and it would appear he's not alive," Corker said. "I would think that if it were Saudi Arabia and he was alive, with all that's happening right now, they would produce him."

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a hawkish Republican who has counted himself a strong supporter of Saudi Arabia, said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Thursday evening that it looked "increasingly likely" Khashoggi was dead and "all the indicators" pointed to Saudi Arabia.
"They need to account, Saudi Arabia does, for what happened in the consulate," Graham said.

The comments from the top Republican voices highlight a growing tension between Congress, which is calling for action on Khashoggi, and the White House, where President Donald Trump has indicated he's aware of Saudi responsibility but signaled that he's unwilling to take punitive steps, particularly ending arms sales to the kingdom because of the US jobs they generate.

On Thursday, Trump said "what happened is a terrible thing, assuming that happened. I mean, maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised, but somehow I doubt it. We'll be taking it very seriously." He added that "we're looking at it. We'll be having a report out soon."
Originally Posted by Detoxing:
:-)

Dude is just making a joke.
I stand by my statement.
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patteeu 07:54 PM 10-11-2018
I agree with President Trump. It's ugly, but it's not worth trashing our relationship over.
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vailpass 07:56 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Bowser:
*don't ban Doug from his own thread...don't ban Doug from his own thread....*
:-)
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vailpass 07:57 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by patteeu:
I agree with President Trump. It's ugly, but it's not worth trashing our relationship over.
Yep. Had he been a US citizen, then sure.
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mlyonsd 08:07 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Bowser:
*don't ban Doug from his own thread...don't ban Doug from his own thread....*
You show great restraint. Although it appears he ran away from his own sidewalk doody.
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Cosmos 08:32 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by patteeu:
I agree with President Trump. It's ugly, but it's not worth trashing our relationship over.
So, carry on....no harm, no foul.

Let’s condone murder., because Trump, because $$$, because Jared, because save face.

Got it.
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GloucesterChief 08:34 PM 10-11-2018
It isn't the worst thing the Saudi's have done, but it isn't good. The Turks have more in it then we do though.
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vailpass 08:37 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
So, carry on....no harm, no foul.

Let’s condone murder., because Trump, because $$$, because Jared, because save face.

Got it.
So you think the US should police the world and you’re in favor of us interfering with foreign governments?
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srvy 09:03 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
So, carry on....no harm, no foul.

Let’s condone murder., because Trump, because $$$, because Jared, because save face.

Got it.
Seems to work for Hilldog when she takes a dislike for someone.
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Cosmos 09:03 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by vailpass:
So you think the US should police the world and you’re in favor of us interfering with foreign governments?
Are you familiar with the Magnitsky Act?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/power...=.c44eb9784bb7

“The Global Magnitsky Act, passed in 2016, allows the United States to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for human rights abuses worldwide. It is based on a 2012 law focused solely on Russia and named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in prison after uncovering a massive tax-fraud scheme. It is the same law that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya sought to lobby against in a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as well as Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.”
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patteeu 09:05 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
So, carry on....no harm, no foul.

Let’s condone murder., because Trump, because $$$, because Jared, because save face.

Got it.
It's not condoning it. It's evaluating the options and choosing the better path for the country.
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vailpass 09:22 PM 10-11-2018
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
Are you familiar with the Magnitsky Act?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/power...=.c44eb9784bb7

“The Global Magnitsky Act, passed in 2016, allows the United States to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for human rights abuses worldwide. It is based on a 2012 law focused solely on Russia and named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in prison after uncovering a massive tax-fraud scheme. It is the same law that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya sought to lobby against in a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as well as Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.”
This situation doesn’t warrant use of the act imo. Human rights abuses on a much larger scale occur every day without our intervention. If the Senate persists in calling for it the President must, of course, give it that amount of consideration the law requires.
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