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Thursday, October 18, 2018

How Khashoggi Murder Probe Is Unfolding

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

The government of Saudi Arabia, including King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, continues to deny allegations by Turkish government officials in connection with the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi—who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Turkish law enforcement officials are alleging that after Khashoggi entered the Consulate, he was tortured and murdered by members of a 15-person hit squad sent from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—and that his body was dismembered with a bone saw after the killing.

The Saudi royal family has vehemently denied any involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance, and President Donald Trump has taken them at their word.…

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Danziger: Murder Will Out

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Trump: Saudi Arabia Is Being Unfairly Accused Just Like Kavanaugh

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Speaking about the recent disappearance and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose body was reportedly cut into pieces after he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Turkey two weeks ago, Trump lashed out at those criticizing Saudi Arabia, comparing the outcry over Khashoggi’s murder to the response to the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

“Here we go again with you know you’re guilty until proven innocent. I don’t like that,” Trump said Tuesday in an interview with the Associated Press.

“We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as I’m concerned.…

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