Editor’s note:  VT broke the story initially, landing the murder of Khashoggi on Trump, who sent Kushner and Gina Haspel, using Bolton as intermediary, to order the killing.  MSB was only too happy to oblige.

Now it seems former CIA director Pompeo managed the coverup as well.

MidEast Eye: Pompeo handed Riyadh a plan to shield MBS from Khashoggi fallout, says source

US secretary of state gave Mohammed bin Salman a roadmap to insulate himself from the scandal, a senior Saudi source tells MEE

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Scripted statecraft. I’m in the camp that Khashoggi was part of the original Mujahideen/Al Qaeda/Wahhabist terrorist apparatus set up by Ziggy Brzezinski (circa 1979 or even before). He was a CIA asset who knew the details & players involved. Plenty of docs, forensic evidence & pictures. It’s a deliberate Gordian knot now & it all stinks. Trump’s fondness of SA/Israhell/Egypt alliance was Baccarat Crystal clear when the illuminated globe photo op pics appeared etc. Picture of his Khashoggi’s son meeting MBS w/ his eyes piercing into MBS’s Soul told me all I needed to see.

  2. You guys are going overboard trying to blame the Khashoggi killing on Trump. Nothing in this article is “proof”. And one of your other posts says Trump has Khashoggi’s head in a vault? Seriously?

    First of all, why would Trump care enough about Khashoggi to have him killed? I must have missed that. Care to repeat or point me in the right direction?

    Far more likely that it was MBS that ordered the hit because Khashoggi was critical of the Saudi government. And MBS thought he could get away with it. Simple as that. It was Turkey’s surveillance that overhead the killing, obtained recordings of it, and was able to use this to tarnish it’s regional rival Saudi Arabia’s reputation.

    Of course Trump wants to maintain a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia. Nothing out of the ordinary there. Saudi Arabia has been a strategic partner with the US since 1945. Nothing unusual about trying to preserve this long-term relationship against some short-term negative publicity.

    What is interesting is the amount of press this is getting. Journalists are killed all the time. Why is this different? And Saudi Arabia has been linked to 9/11, funds terrorist organizations, and is conducting genocide in Yemen so why does the death of one man all of a sudden cause such a stir? Is it just an effort to embarrass Trump? Is it an effort to oust MBS? Is it an effort to reign in Saudi Arabia’s conduct?

  3. One cannot dance across the rice paper with glue on the feet. Dragging is the only option.

    The man who starts many fires, must gather much wood. Forest management with a rake, is doomed.

    The “globe/glowing orb” is comfortable to the idea, that the entire thing can be used to end the Yemen war.
    ME TOO !!

    All hail the pied piper of numskullery !!