VT: There is a similar report, and Biden has seen it, that says Saudi Arabia, aided by Israel, is responsible for 9/11. It seems, we have learned, that an FBI agent had gotten angry about the coverup.
We are told that the Khashoggi murder began with a meeting between MBS and Jared Kushner. The discussion involved silencing billionaire Trump critic Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post, the newspaper that employed Jamal Khashoggi.
This is the real feud, not between MBS and Bezos but between the very real “world’s richest man” and Donald Trump, who wanted to show Jeff Bezos how he could use the power of the presidency to openly butcher one of Bezos’ major assets, a Washington Post bureau chief, do it openly, and laugh about it.
Murdering Khashoggi was only a first step. He had published a long string of critical articles about the Saudi government’s abuses, from endless fraud to it ruthless punishment of internal critics, which eventunally morphed into MSB sending ‘hunter-killer squads out to kidnap and murder opponents in exile. Khashoggi’s paper, the WaPo, however, bashed Trump daily.
Khashoggi was simply collateral damage.
They then had the National Enquirer go after Bezos.
Trump also asked Netanyahu to have the Mossad hack Bezos social media, resulting in “dick pics) which, of course, the Enquirer, which is controlled by Trump,
This is the truth, the real truth that Biden is ignoring, that Congress ignored, full complicity in murder and not the only one by far. Trump’s list is huge and 500,000 plus dead Americans are only a part of it.
Daily Beast: One of the worst things you can say about a relationship is “it’s complicated.” At best, it projects a sense of futility about anything changing. At worst, it’s a disregard for your own self-worth.
If your partner literally kills and dismembers someone in your protection—and now everyone knows it for a fact—it says a lot (of the wrong things) when your response is still to shrug and say “it’s complicated.”
Yet that is the latest response from the United States in its longstanding, toxic relationship with Saudi Arabia. This affair has involved decades of arms sales, a co-dependence on fossil fuels, and covering up for the cruelties of the Saudi royal family, all in the name of dubious shared regional objectives.
Under the past president, the relationship reached new depths: mutual orb touching, group sword dancing, and having each others’ numbers on speed dial. Trump was so proud of this alliance that he openly bragged about saving the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s ass from Congress.
That was after MBS killed Jamal Khashoggi, a well respected journalist and dissident living in the U.S., who was exposing the ugly truth behind the crown prince’s PR campaign about Saudi Arabia’s supposed progress as women and human rights activists were being imprisoned at home and critics hunted abroad.
In 2018, Khashoggi, looking to marry his Turkish fiancé, was lured to the Saudi embassy in Istanbul with the promise of the documents he needed to certify his marital status. There, agents reporting to MBS, killed him, sawed his body apart, and disappeared the remains in a calculated, brutal attack meant to send a message that no one should dare question the Kingdom and its rulers.
But Joe Biden heartily campaigned on holding Khashoggi’s killers accountable, stating that “there is very little social redeeming value in the present government in Saudi Arabia. They have to be held accountable.” He promised to “make them pay the price and make them the pariah that they are.” read more..