[Editor’s note: The apparently murdered journalist Khashoggi has been painted by the Western MSM in a very positive light, much mention of his opposition to the Saudi regime, a whitewashing of a man with a shady past and some very unsavoury ‘friends’.
He had a long track record, over 30 years, of supporting and propagandising on behalf of some of the worst, most murderous and criminal groups to have benighted the Middle East. In the 1980s he was to be found in the mountains of Afghanistan with the ‘freedom fighters’ who were battling the Soviet Union, in reality, Takfiri mercenaries recruited and financed by the Saudis. More recently he has been a supporter of ISIS and the writer of much vile black propaganda targeted at Syria and Iraq.
My take on his murder (and he surely was murdered, otherwise the Saudis would have produced evidence to the contrary) is that it is part of the ongoing power struggle within the kingdom that has seen many members of the extended and large ruling clan either executed or imprisoned. This factional infighting is due to the advanced age and infirmity of the King; several factions oppose the choice of Prince Bin Salman to lead the House of Saud and they have found themselves brutally and ruthlessly countered by the young prince.
Khashoggi was a supporter of one of the factions opposed to Bin Salman and his job as a journalist with international recognition made him dangerous – he could drum up all kinds of international opprobrium against the Prince’s rule. Murder is never to be condoned, but in this case, the victim was hardly the lily white innocent victim he has been painted as.
One final point to note – Erdogan’s Turkey is an extremely toxic environment for any journalist. In fact, VT’s Istanbul correspondent was deported just 2 weeks ago. Ian]
The Khashoggi Saga among the Lunatics
Jamal Khashoggi has disappeared. He disappeared on 2 October, reportedly last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, ostensibly to file papers for his upcoming marriage to a Turkish national. Ostensibly, he left his fiancee outside with directions to call immediately call Erdogan if he did not return in a timely fashion. Recep, another chief sponsor of terrorism, has gone bonkers while too, too many have turned blind eyes to the fact that Erdoganstan has become the largest journalists’ prison in the world.
No explanation was given as to why Khashoggi did not bring his fiancee to the US* — to where he previously fled — instead of taking his chances with the Saudis (from whom he previously fled) — but the photo of her…waiting, is quite touching. And prior to this fleeing thing, he was a consultant to the former head of Saudi intelligence and advisor to Muhammed bin Salman. He also wrote for Saudi media. While still a member of the Saudi inner elite, he tweeted his support of ISIS’ beheading of kidnapped Syrian Arab Army soldiers. He praised this act of heinous barbarity as “effective military tactic.”
Khashoggi’s history of as a hands-on journalist goes back decades. Here we see his hands on an RPG, standing with other armed “volunteers” in Afghanistan.
It is interesting to note — especially since no one else has — that it is the Middle East Eye which broke the story, which has added the Hollywood bathos to the apparently boring gone missing report (bringing in the 15 member Saudi wetworks team to Torture. Cut into tiny pieces. Smuggle out. Because obviously, Khashoggi could not possibly have been killed by anyone in the consulate, nor have his body surreptitiously removed.).
MEE is the bastard offspring of al Jazeera and The Guardian. The latter has pimped anti-Syria war propaganda since the beginning of the foreign-imposed crisis, and the former (owned by the Qatar monarchy) is illegally in the SAR and has been involved in kidnappings, femicide, and other atrocities. Though both al Saud and al Thani tyrants have funded terror against Syria, and despite Qatar being almost 50% US military bases, Trump seriously dissed it last year when he went to bow before the camel-lovers. MEE is being cited by NATO MSM and being pasted by reputed independent media, as it attempts to level the playing field of Washington’s pet terror sponsor.
US politicians really had no idea that the Saudis dumped death row inmates into Syria, in lieu of execution? Only now, since the disappearance of Khashoggi do they suspect the mere possibility of terrorism? How did Sen. Rand Paul only just realize that al Saud has been — ‘also’ — bombing Yemen, though President Obama stated back in May 2015, that the Saudis asked his permission, first? Paul is actually calling for a congressional investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
Back in October 2015, ‘royal’ Majed Abdulaziz al Saud was arrested in Beverly Glen, California, for rape and sexual abuse at a party he was hosting. Despite one of his bloody and brutalized victims being helped over a wall by a neighbor who became the “outcry witness,” the prosecutor said there was no evidence, and this Saudi was almost immediately released.
The same US Americans who ignored that trifle, are now nearly hysterical over the gone missing Khashoggi.
Once again, ‘left’ and ‘right’ are converging to lose joint control over their bowels because a Saudi terrorist disappeared and a Turkish terrorist is breathing fire and the terrorist gas station Qatar is jockeying for a comeback, for preferred sponsor of terror status.
Strange how the fake liberals and the fake conservatives were also aligned in complete support of the Saudi sponsored terrorists who committed a massacre in Douma and lied that Syria had committed a ‘gas attack.’
Remember these baboons?
They are members of the Saudi run faction of al Qaeda that call themselves Jaysh al-Ezza. On 18 January, Berkeley Law University of California was thrilled to release the report, Chemical Strikes on Al-Lataminah. Offering only a sign on a building (which seemed to be a parking garage for White Helmets’ mopeds) Berkeley report had the temerity to claim these savages had opened a hospital, and that it had been “gassed.”
Is the worm collective actually turning?
If so, then the entire gang needs to come out and condemn the atrocities perpetrated by the Saudis against the Syrian Arab Republic, Berkeley needs to issue a retraction for its rancid ‘report,’ and all of NATO politicians and all factions of MSM and self-described independent media need to immediately apologize for supporting Saudi sponsored terror in the SAR. Western countries that funded and armed these ”moderates” need to immediately begin making reparations to the Syrian people — including removing the draconian sanctions they have imposed.
This corrupt and/or willfully ignorant gang will have to also acknowledge Erdogan’s active, criminal role in the horrors inflicted on Syria since 2011. Most of the more than 300,000 foreign terrorists who invaded the SAR did so through the Turkish border, yet not one ever stepped on any of the almost 200,000 land mines that were supposed to be cleared several years ago.
That strikes the author as bordering on magical thinking. More likely, all in prominent positions will continue fixating on this latest news obsession.
And those not wielding any power? Well, they seem to show the awful success of Operation Mockingbird.
* Neither the Saudi fiefdom nor the Turkish almost caliphate are on the travel ban list, so there is no reason that Jamal Khashoggi and his Turkish fiancee could not have completed their documents at the Saudi consulate in the US to get married (WaPo could have thrown them a wedding party and gotten massive ink from it.). That the former friend of bin Laden, the former consultant to the head of Saudi intelligence, the former advisor to MBS instead chose to go to Istanbul and enter the Saudi consulate, instead, stinks of an op, another dirty scam. Khashoggi played a key role in this saga. Should he eventually be found dead, well, this would not be the first time that an operative was worth more, dead than alive.
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Where was the outrage when McQaeda McCain paid homage to Saudi sponsors of terror, before again illegally entering Syria?
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SyriaNews would share the video of 2017’s Annual Erdogan’s Thugs Beating Up US Citizens in DC, but the google gang tossed it into the Orwellian memory hole.