Saudi journalist Khashoggi decapitated after fingers cut off (updated)

US Still in Denial


Sputnik/Moscow: Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks on the alleged murder of a Saudi journalist inside the Saudi diplomatic facility in Turkey.

Commenting on the case, Pompeo noted that Washington takes the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi “seriously,” also stressing that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had made clear that Saudi officials were cooperating in the investigation into the missing journalist.

According to the official, the US must be mindful in order to preserve good ties with Saudi Arabia as it considers any measures once the facts on the case are determined.

“If a country engages in activity that is unlawful, it’s unacceptable. No one is going to defend activity of that nature. They need to simply say what happened,” he added.

Saudi journalist Khashoggi decapitated after fingers cut off

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was decapitated on Oct. 2 inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul after torture during which his fingers were cut off, according to media reports citing an audio recording of the brutal execution.

Daily Yeni Şafak reported Oct. 17 that Saudi Arabia Consul Mohammad Utaybi’s voice could be heard in one of the recordings of Khashoggi’s “interrogation.”

After Utaybi told the interrogators to “do it somewhere else outside or I will be in trouble,” he was told to “shut up if you want to live when you are back in Arabia.”

Utaybi returned to Saudi Arabia on Oct. 16 before Turkish police searched his residence in Istanbul.

Body dissected in seven minutes

Qatar-based Al Jazeera reported the dissection of Khashoggi’s body inside the consulate took seven minutes. It was conducted by Saudi forensics expert Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, who was reportedly heard in the recordings while advising the interrogators to “listen to music” while he dissected the body.

According to Turkish police, al-Tubaigy was one of the 15 Saudis who had arrived in Istanbul on two planes and entered the consulate while Khashoggi was inside. The group, which left Turkey on the same day, also included Saudi intelligence officers and Royal Guards.

The New York Times confirmed the identities of nine people in the group on Oct. 16, adding that at least four of them were previously part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage on foreign trips.

A team of Turkish police spent more than nine hours in the consulate on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 and the Associated Press reported that they found “certain evidence” about the killing of the prominent Saudi dissident.

Some materials at the Saudi consulate have been painted over, Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 16.

Turkish officials would not comment on the disposal method for the body, pending investigation and a planned search of the consul’s residence.

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  1. David Odell – Why do you keep exposing your ignorance concerning real Christians?? There is no such thing as Judeo-Christianity!! They are complete opposites just as Islam is a complete opposite!! You are very gullible and, in reality, know nothing!

    • Don’t worry about it. Rothschild created this new Religion to fool the Christians and bring them into the hate circle against Muslims. It is time for Western Christians to visit Fakeland in Palestine to find out what do they think of the King of Jews. Never forge Abraham was not Jew and yet he was turned into Jews as a matter of convenience.

  2. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was long one of Saudi Arabia’s most vocal defenders in Congress, now said tuesday that MBS, has “got to go” …. what happens ?? maybe he was cocked….

  3. Judeo Christianity and Islam all openly advocate for the death penalty and use it quite frequently.
    All 3 also openly advocate territorial expansion by way of Doctrine of Discovery and all 3 also subscribe to the concept of dominion, using “God’s laws” as a rightful justification of territorial acquisition, subjugation of women and land, and slavery.
    All 3 are staunch allies and have worked together the entire time. This is a clear example of that. Watch the reactions and statements.

  4. Why am I thinking this sad affair is somehow linked to 9/11? As evidence of Israeli role in planning and conducting the destruction of the towers, and the separate act of war on the Pentagon spreads in the psyche of Americans, the backup plan to blame the Saudi government seems ripe. Slow walking the 28 page smoking gun from the 9/11 Commission was the first step. All efforts to deflect blame from Israel and place it squarely on the Saudi patsies is now in full motion? What is in store for the oil kingdom after the regime change called for by Lindsey Graham? Will old King Saud call Putin and seek the Godfathers protection? Will Turkey try to recover its territory lost in WWI? Stay tuned, we will; be right back after these messages from our sponsors.

  5. What’s with the ME and it’s fixation with the head? Head choppers … the whole lot are bloody head choppers. Why send 15 grown men including the Royal “head pathologist. Such special attention makes me ask; what did poor Khashoggi do to MBS that made him so freaking mad? Was he caught sneaking into MBS’s harem … did he call MBS a dirty name? Finally. Will Saudi Arabia Consul Mohammad Utaybi ever be seen again? Tune in next week, and don’t touch that dial.

  6. How was this recording made?
    Who made this recording?
    Why is obvious; it’s time for Greater Israel to dump the Saudis.

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