As ‘Gruesome’ New Details of Khashoggi Murder Emerge, Trump Obediently Bows to Saudi Crown Prince

"The president is willingly and knowingly doing the counter messaging for the Saudi kingdom. He floated the 'rogue attackers' theory and [is] now vouching for their transparent denials and vows to investigate."

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As ‘Gruesome’ New Details of Khashoggi Murder Emerge, Trump Obediently Bows to Saudi Crown Prince

As “shocking and gruesome” new details surrounding Saudi Arabia’s alleged torture and assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi continued to trickle out on Tuesday—with anonymous Turkish officials telling the press that the prominent dissident was beaten, killed by lethal injection, and cut into pieces by the head autopsy doctor of the Saudi defense forces—U.S. President Donald Trump accepted wholesale Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s increasingly implausible claim that he had zero knowledge of what “took place” two weeks ago inside the kingdom’s Turkish consulate.

“These shocking and gruesome details would explain why U.S. intelligence sources told CNN and other American media outlets that they were ‘utterly shocked’ at what the content of the recordings presented to them by the Turkish authorities.”
—Jamal Elshayyal, Al Jazeera

“Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish consulate,” Trump wrote on Twitter after a short phone conversation with the heir to the Saudi throne. “He was with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the call, and told me that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter. Answers will be forthcoming shortly.”

Trump’s tweets came just after Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal reported that—contrary to reports the Saudis’ are preparing to float a claim that Khashoggi’s death was the result of a botched interrogation—the journalist was “beaten as soon as he entered the consulate” right in front of the Saudi consul general and was not interrogated.

Citing Turkish officials who reportedly have access to audio recordings, Jamal Elshayyal wrote that Khashoggi was tortured, killed by lethal injection, and dismembered by the Saudi military’s head autopsy doctor, who insisted “that music be played while he cut up the journalist’s body.”

“These shocking and gruesome details would explain why U.S. intelligence sources told CNN and other American media outlets that they were ‘utterly shocked’ at what the content of the recordings presented to them by the Turkish authorities,” Elshayyal observed.

Following Turkish investigators’ examination of the Saudi consulate on Monday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that officials are looking into the possible presence of “toxic materials” inside the Saudi consulate and whether those materials were “removed by painting them over.”

These latest revelations from anonymous Turkish officials as well as Turkey’s president come just hours after Pompeo finished an all-smiles meeting with the Saudi crown prince and King Salman, during which—according to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert—the U.S. secretary of state “thanked the King for Saudi Arabia’s strong partnership with the United States” and applauded the murderous regime for vowing to carry out “a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.”


The Saudi regime’s explanation of what took place in its Turkish consulate two weeks ago has changed dramatically over the past week as new evidence has continued to emerge and as the international community has pressed for a credible investigation.

“The president is willingly and knowingly doing the counter messaging for the Saudi kingdom. He floated the ‘rogue attackers’ theory and [is] now vouching for their transparent denials and vows to investigate.”
—Greg Miller, Washington Post

Initially, the Saudis maintained that Khashoggi left the Turkish consulate alive. Then, when this position become untenable, Trump obediently suggested after a phone call with King Salman that perhaps “rogue killers” flew to Turkey without the knowledge of the regime and murdered Khashoggi.

Meanwhile, CNN and other outlets are reporting that the Saudis are considering releasing a statement admitting that Khashoggi was killed but claiming the murder was the result of an interrogation gone wrong, and that the Saudi leadership had no knowledge of what was taking place.

Every step of the way—as numerous critics have pointed out—Trump has proven to be a willing megaphone for the Saudi regime’s rapidly changing narrative, mindlessly repeating it on Twitter and to reporters as it has changed on a day-to-day basis.

“The president is willingly and knowingly doing the counter messaging for the Saudi kingdom,” noted Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller in a tweet on Tuesday. “He floated the ‘rogue attackers’ theory and [is] now vouching for their transparent denials and vows to investigate.”

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  1. Trump Obediently Bows to Saudi Crown Prince , why ??? because the saudis have threatened to wipe out America’s economy and put to U.S on their knees if they sanction them, they say….

    ‘ If US sanctions are imposed on Saudi Arabia, we will be facing an economic disaster that would rock the entire world…… If the price of oil reaching $80 angered President Trump, no one should rule out the price jumping to $100, or $200, or even double that figure.
    An oil barrel may be priced in a different currency, Chinese yuan, perhaps, instead of the dollar. And oil is the most important commodity traded by the dollar today.
    All of this will throw the Middle East, the entire Muslim world, into the arms of Iran, which will become closer to Riyadh than Washington.’

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2018/10/14/OPINION-US-sanctions-on-Riyadh-means-Washington-is-stabbing-itself.html

  2. “U.S. secretary of state “thanked the King for Saudi Arabia’s strong partnership with the United States” and applauded … ” with a wink wink.

  3. America 5th or 6th. The Vice President has explicitly stated on the record he is a christian first.
    Israel can gun down unarmed Palestinians and take land at will. Britain can run multi-million dollar election influencing internet campaigns involving assassinations and scandals and blackmail, . The Vatican can prey on our young people and widows without consequence, and now the 3rd leg of the triumvirate can openly murder anybody it wants, in any country it wants. The only thing new here, is the level of evidence and the willingness of Turkey to bring it out.
    This is not a misdirection, it is standard operating policy being outed. It is likely this team has done this before and may well be doing it again by the end of the week.

  4. I then wondered where one might go to find more reliable information? How about Meyssan? Here a short translation from his site:
    “ The repression of the plot to overthrow Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (known as “MBS”) has provoked the flight of several members of the royal family.
    While King Salman has personally assured US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to be completely ignorant of this affaire and the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, rumour assures us that his son, MBS, was presented with the severed head of Prince Al-Waleed’s trusted man.
    Prince Ahmed bin Abdelaziz, brother of King Salman, has now settled permanently in Europe. He might reside in Paris. As former Minister of the Interior, he is one of the “seven Soudairis”. He has the reputation of being reactionary, but not of being corrupt. He had already participated, in 2015, in the manoeuvres exercised to prevent the meteoric rise of MBS.
    He was joined by a son and a wife of former King Abdullah, Saad and Hessah. ”

    • Thierry Meyssan is definitely not a reliable source. There is nothing concrete to go on in this case, we shall just have to wait and see where things go and we may never know what really happened and why.

  5. This whole deal is such a red herring, loose ends pointing the wrong way, like 9/11.

    What are we missing with all this visible subterfuge in plain sight? Who gains?

  6. tRump has all the moral qualities of a back alley smack dealer. It’s enough to make you wanna puke, the way tRump and pompous Pompeo suck up to the Fraudis. The destruction of America’s credibility has accelerated even worse than when Obomber was in office. the rest of the world is watching and taking note on what this president says and does. Maybe tRump is taking notes, even making a list of names of those he would like to interrogate. How long before journalists and other public figures begin disappearing? Is Duff next? Or Justin Ramondo? How about Rense? Is he next? Should Woodward be concerned?
    It’s no secret tRump despises the First Amendment but then so do a lot of his followers.
    If I were a journalist, I’d stay away from invitations to visit any government entity. Make sure your life insurance is paid in full….better yet make sure it’s double indemnity.

  7. “More than anyone in the Trump administration, Mr. Kushner has cultivated Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman— whose family may have played a role in the disappearance of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi — elevating the prince into a key ally in the Arab world and the White House’s primary interlocutor to the kingdom.
    “Mr. Kushner championed Prince Mohammed, 33, when the prince was jockeying to be his father’s heir; had dinner with him in Washington and Riyadh, the Saudi capital; promoted a $110 billion weapons sale to his military; and once even hoped that the future king would put a Saudi stamp of approval on his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/us/politics/jamal-khashoggi-disappearance-kushner.html

  8. So, SA&Israel – the best partners and friends of USA are allowed to do what they want. Money do not smell, as we say. But it is more dangerous that these two dictatorships rule the WH. A tail rules the trash bin cat…..

  9. This whole Kashoggi thing feels like media misdirection. With this much attention spent on Kashoggi; what else is happening that is getting no attention. Perhaps Mr Trump overstepped himself with his criticism of the Fed and the Kashoggi thing will help pressure Mo bin Salman to pump more oil. The US economy thrives on cheaper prices at the pump.

    • I had similar thoughts Harry – that this whole Khashoggi think stinks and may well be a false narrative to misdirect our attention from something else.

    • Starting to read, my first thought was “Better not give any comment at all to this, until real facts are known.” I think that any opinion may here be used to discredit any one. We do not know from what quarter the wind blows here.

  10. Observe that smirk on lying lawyer’s face of Pompeo, “top” engineering student at Military Academy before he turned into a lying lawyer. Watch the lying media put a smiling face on the perverts living in Saudi Arabia living in the dark ages along with their friends in Israel who did 9/11/01 while the cowardly criminals in the U.S. have denied it all. It is time the world “just said NO” to these thugs from the dark ages and stop placing money above moral values. No more business with thugs until they end their old ways. https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it Vote all the lying lawyer dual citizens with Israel out of our Congress immediately.

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