something isn't right here, why would Saudis kill someone in their consulate? thats kinda dumb. they must know about the cctv system around the building, this seems totally unprofessional. there must be a hundred ways to kidnap or kill some one without pointing a finger directly at yourself. i wouldn't put the killing past them, but not like this, and why is the US and the msm talking about this? normally they shove any misdeeds of Saudi's under the carpet. this is very unusual imo, all around.
I'd guess Trump wants to get to the bottom of this killing about as much as he wants Bob Meuller to get to the bottom of his investigation. Remember that Trump is best buds with Erdogan and with the Saudi ruler. The only explanation for why they were so obvious about it is that they had permission and approval from Trump and they all want other journalists to know the potential consequences of exposing their corruption.
well well, it looks worse and worse for MBS, 2 of the 15 suspected are his direct body guards, another 2 are known to be special forces, these guys apparently arrived without luggage on the morning of the day and left with luggage later the same day, one plane stopped in Dubai and one in Egypt on the way back to Riyadh capital of Saudi Arabia. seems this team of people have direct connections to MBS in various ways, so really if they don't produce him alive it's clear what happened. how easy to show cctv of him leaving. not doing this is very suspicious.
Well, it's nice to know an Apple watch is actually good for something.
The war train is really starting to pick up steam in the ME, it almost seems inevitable at this point. I also, would be very surprised if they'd done the deed at the embassy but sometimes emotion and pride overcome logic and planning, even at levels as high as that.
..........Hmmm, so maybe this crack team of bodyguards and special forces removed him from the embassy - in the luggage - after playing 'chop-chop' with him in the embassy kitchens? Then they escorted the luggage/evidence to Saudi for cremation?
I think that they refer to such a team as 'CLEANERS'....
Turkish officials have shared contents of video and audio recordings that reportedly contain evidence supporting claims that a Washington Post contributor was murdered by the Saudi government with the Trump administration.
The Washington Post reported Thursday night that recordings of Saudi consulate officials in Turkey obtained by Turkish investigators and shared with their US counterparts detail how Jamal Khashoggi was tortured, killed, and dismembered by a Saudi Arabian security team at the country's consulate in Istanbul.
It is unclear whether the US has been given direct access to the recordings, the Post reported, but US officials confirmed that the Trump administration was made aware of their contents.
“You can hear his voice and the voices of men speaking Arabic,” one person with knowledge of the recordings told the Post. “You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered.”
“The voice recording from inside the embassy lays out what happened to Jamal after he entered,” the Post's source added, while a second official told the newspaper that Khashoggi could be heard on the recording undergoing beatings from his captors.
Khashoggi's disappearance has evolved into a full-fledged international diplomatic crisis for the Saudi government, led by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Salman cast himself as a progressive reformer, but the disappearance and possible murder of a critical voice against his government has thrown Salman's relationship with foreign leaders and organizations into question.
The New York Times, The Economist and a number of notable journalists announced Thursday that they would withdraw from an international media event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, later this month as a result of the Khashoggi's disappearance.
President Trump indicated Thursday that his administration was investigating Khashoggi's disappearance. "I have to find out what happened. I mean, I do have to find out. And we're probably getting closer than you might think. But I have to find out what happened," the president said in an interview on Fox News.
Earlier news noted that Trump was not willing to sour relations with the Saudis over the incident.
It is widely believed that Khashoggi was assassinated by Saudi operatives and his dismembered body was flown from Turkey to Saudi Arabia in two jets.