The whitewash of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by an American President is a disgrace to our nation and its core values.  Only a scumbag like Trump would do such a thing...   Thanks to Jared Kushner, the junior arrogant scumbird in training by father-in-law Donald Trump, things have stalled.   Jared is coaching Crown Prince and Murderer Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi’s engaged and playing the Trump stall and diversion game.   Kushner’s security clearance should be revoked as he is briefed on confidential matters the Saudis use. 

(CNN)  Frida Ghitis - 02/10/2019  

The Trump administration's clumsy efforts to protect Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, after the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi highlight yet another instance of the bizarre nature of the people in the President's orbit.

Trump on Friday refused to meet a deadline set by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to identify Khashoggi's killer as part of the Global Magnitsky Act, which allows the US to sanction foreign governments for human rights abuses. 

Trump's refusal comes just one day after The New York Times, citing former and current intelligence officials, reported that bin Salman told a top aide in September 2017 he would use "a bullet" on Khashoggi if he did not return to the kingdom and stop criticizing the Saudi government.

In October 2018, Khashoggi was assassinated by Saudi agents at a Saudi consulate in Turkey before his body was dismembered, according to Saudi prosecutors. Saudi Arabia has acknowledged the killing was premeditated and carried out by members of bin Salman's inner circle but insists the Crown Prince had no role.

But Trump was supportive of the Crown Prince’s leadership and reiterated the importance of ( His) economic ties between the two countries.  “He’s seen as a person who can keep things under check,” Trump said of Mohammed Bin Salman, adding, "I mean that in a positive way."   

“He truly loves his country,” said Trump.  Yes, the Prince does love his country.  He loves his country just like Donald does, the money and the power at the top of the list, since keeping things under check means controlling the checking account and the money.  

POINT:  The prince runs the State Security Forces and has 100% control over who lives and dies.  Saudi Arabia is a valuable ally ( Really?)  and also a source of bad karma.  Washington has watched and de facto endorsed the kingdom as it ramped up its bloody war in Yemen, blockaded Qatar, quarreled with Turkey, and essentially kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon.   

POINT:  All these moves have, in large measure, failed proving the roach in the oven was not added for flavor.  The roach is the money available for the Trump by the Saudi’s and the close relationship of Jared Kushner, (AKA mini-Scumbag).

POINT:  The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government’s denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official and a source familiar with the matter.   

POINT:  The president called Saudi Arabia a “ Spectacular ally”... thats like Calling Hitler the overpopulation savior of the Jews and other ethnic groups not designated as NAZI’S to make a pure world. Pardon me thats the talk of an ignorant pr*ck.

POINT:  Excuse me, what a dumbass frickin choice of words from the President of the United States.  Saudi Arabia is a spectacular ally?  They are 17th Century murderers...  He really is a third grade tweeting frickin moron. They kill dissenters and then chop them up?  And the method used was barbaric and not really post-able. 

POINT:  An exclusive CNN report sheds new light on Riyadh’s possible motivation in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  A former court insider, Khashoggi had come to believe that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a dangerous, power-hungry leader. “He is like a beast ‘pac man,’” Khashoggi wrote to Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi activist living in exile. “The more victims he eats, the more he wants.”

POINT:  Researchers at the University of Toronto believe the Saudi government was spying on conversations between the activists, which contained much more than insults. “Khashoggi and Abdulaziz conceived plans to form an electronic army to engage young Saudis back home and debunk state propaganda on social media, leveraging Khashoggi’s establishment profile and the 27-year-old Abdulaziz's 340,000-strong Twitter following,” CNN reports.

POINT: The “anxious and aggressive” deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has been attempting to thwart perceived threats to his own power from within the large royal family ever since his father King Salman’s accession to the throne in 2015. “What’s haunting about this tale of family rivalry is that it helped breed the paranoia that led to Khashoggi’s death.”

MBS’s “suspicion of perceived enemies and desire for absolute control” inspired “a secret program for kidnapping dissidents” who would be detained at “interrogation sites.

POINT:  Finally Saudi Arabia has admitted Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.Khashoggi - a Saudi writer, United States resident and Washington Post columnist - had entered the building on October 2 to obtain documentation certifying he had divorced his ex-wife so he could remarry. 
After weeks of repeated denials that it had anything to do with his disappearance, the kingdom eventually acknowledged that its officials were behind the gruesome murder. The whereabouts of his body are still unknown.

12/12 - Pompeo: Khashoggi investigation ongoing

 - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said investigations into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi were still ongoing but that the United States would hold those found responsible accountable for his death.  Pompeo’s comments to Fox News in an interview come hours before CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to brief US House of Representative leaders behind closed doors on Khashoggi’s death at Saudi consulate Turkey in October.  His statements were accepted as pure TRUMP bullshit.

12/11 - T-RUMP says standing by MBS despite pleas from Senate. 
- US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from US senators for Trump to condemn the kingdom’s de facto ruler.  
Trump refused to comment on whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the murder, but he provided perhaps his most explicit show of support for the prince since Khashoggi’s death more than two months ago.

"He's the leader of Saudi Arabia. They’ve been a very good ally," Trump said in an interview with Reuters news agency in the Oval Office.  Asked by Reuters if standing by the kingdom meant standing by the prince, known as MbS, Trump responded: "Well, at this moment, it certainly does."

12/10 Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law 
Saudi Arabia's refusal to extradite suspects in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is very disappointing and the world should seek justice for his case under international law, the director of communications at the Turkish presidency told Reuters news agency.

Since Turkey has seen little evidence that Saudi prosecutors will shed light on the October 2 killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, "it will be in the best interest of the international community to seek justice for the late Saudi journalist under international law," Fahrettin Altun said.

12/9  Report: ‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi's last words
"I can't breathe." These were Khashoggi's final words, according to a CNN report, which cited a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder.

The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were made to give briefings on the progress.
CNN said Turkish officials believe those calls were made to top officials in Riyadh.  The transcript of the gruesome recording includes descriptions of Khashoggi struggling against his murderers, CNN said, and references sounds of the dissident journalist's body "being dismembered by a saw".  The original transcript was prepared by Turkish intelligence services, and CNN said its source read a translation version and was briefed on the probe into the journalist's death.

Last month, the head of investigations at the Turkish Sabah newspaper told Al Jazeera that Khashoggi’s last words were
" I'm suffocating ... Take this bag off my head, I’m claustrophobic”,  according to an audio recording from inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

If Trump is a traitor the electric chair, gas chamber, firing squad would be too good for him, smother him with a plastic garbage bag,  a technique used by our “ spectacular ally”.   Dealing with traitors, dictators and scumbags is no place for an American  President or this is just a dream I’m living in,  and none of this is real.  If it is real our country needs to take action, swiftly, deliberately, and without any concerns about his GOP friends, his Evangelicals,  his base idiots, the Nazi’s or anyone else.



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