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Friday, December 14, 2018

After CIA Briefing, GOP Senators Accuse Saudi Crown Prince

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It’s getting more and more difficult for Trump to cover up Saudi Arabia’s role in the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.

After a classified briefing with the head of the CIA, even Republican senators were convinced that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind Khashoggi’s murder.

“It is zero chance — zero — that this happened without the crown prince,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters on Tuesday after the briefing, adding that one would have to be “willfully blind” not to see that.

A willfully blind Trump has tried to sow doubts about whether or not the Saudi prince was involved — even after the CIA concluded that he was, and even though Trump has access to the same information the CIA shared with senators.…

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Report: Tapes Implicate Saudi Crown Prince In Khashoggi Murder

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that a recording of the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Turkey shows strong evidence that the assassins were in direct contact with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman:

Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed last month at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, a member of the kill team instructed a superior over the phone to “tell your boss,” believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, that the operatives had carried out their mission, according to three people familiar with a recording of Mr.



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Quoting Trump, Nigerian Army Justifies Massacre

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

As soon as President Donald Trump said the words on Thursday, national security experts and many former military officers were immeidately denouncing them.

But it didn’t matter. The damage was already done.

Speaking — and mostly lying — about immigration in a White House speech on Thursday, Trump said that the military servicemembers being sent to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a non-threatening caravan of Central American migrants (who are still hundreds if not more miles from our country) should treat any travelers trying to throw rocks as if they have rifles.

In other words, he was saying — unlawfully — that the troops should shoot at the migrants.…

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