Muhammad bin Salmaan, Saudi Arabia’s Clown Prince looks out at his subjects like a hyena sniffing a herd of antelope.
If you believe that the Khashoggi murder is becoming more and more like another clinging, cloying Barry Manilow song that just won’t percolate out of your skull, leaving you, at best, with a feeling of dyspepsia or, at worst, doom……..fret not, for all is not lost, for that same dyspepsia has just settled into MBS’ own belly, especially after the CIA (which used to employ Khashoggi) just announced that MBS gave the order to kill the Muslim Brotherhood activist-cum-WP editorial writer. Sure, President Trump was quick to rise to the defense of the upstart prince with his description of the CIA’s report as “premature”, while promising to have a brand new (and redacted) report today.
Trump is heading for another mess of his own making. The clues in this case are very obvious, as we set out in our remarkably accurate report on the slaying. Even my reference to Khashoggi’s female partner as his “wife” was accurate despite the MSM’s constant reference to her as his “fiancee”. You see, Khashoggi already married Hatice Cengiz, but, was trying to bring her to the United States as his wife. He, as a Muslim, is allowed four wives except in the Christian West so he had to prove he was divorced, hence, his rather guileless foray into the freak show at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (As a note: the name Hatice is Turkish for “Khadeeja”)
If anyone is responsible for the death of Khashoggi, it’s Erdoghan. He knew about the hit team arriving at the Ataturk Airport with Salah Al-Tubaygi, an expert at carving up humans, when his security agents reported the curious nature of the group of fifteen. All had diplomatic passports and flew in on two chartered airplanes. All of them were known to Turk security as either leaders in the Saudi intelligence community or as members of the “Royal Guard”. Heck, one of them was a primary adviser to the noxious heir apparent. And, let’s be really bold —- let’s stick our neck’s out and suggest the following: that the Turks had the entire Saudi Consulate under a bugging system allowing them to eavesdrop on all activities inside. That’s not a big leap since the Turks have shared the taping of Khashoggi’s murder inside the building.
If the Turks knew that the group of 15 was up to no good (and that should have been a no-brainer) after Turk security routinely x-rayed the baggage carried by the Saudi Arabians and found that one satchel contained a saw designed for human dismemberment, a kind of saw used by coroners, anatomy class professors and the like. Gee, do ya think Al-Tubaygi was planning to use that saw? As Vladimir Putin once quipped, “when you see a rifle on the wall in a Chekhov play, you know it’s going to be used some time later.”
Erdoghan had to have known a team of 15 Saudi killers had arrived at the airport on chartered mini-planes. He also had to know that Jamaal Khashoggi was in Turkey because they are friends and fellow supporters of the MB. His surveillance team must have noticed the arrival of the 15 at the consulate with their oddball array of saws, syringes and vials of the vilest tranquilizers. Any security operative would have contacted a superior whether at the airport or at the consulate. Ergo, Erdoghan knew about the plot and allowed it to happen.
It is axiomatic that governments spy on diplomatic missions, be they embassies, consulates or legations. The U.S. is no different. The Saudi Embassy is riddled with bugs such that it could be said that there’s an American fly on the wall of each room there. So is the Saudi embassy in Washington D.C. where MBS’s brother, Prince Khaalid bin Salmaan, was the kingdom’s ambassador, bugged? Do you think that embassy is bugged in every room? Do you think the telephone lines are bugged? You bet your bippy they are. And when the FBI was listening in to a conversation between Khaashoggi and the Saudi ambassador; do you believe it was tape recorded. And how about the more nefarious conversation between MBS and his brother, before that, when Khaalid told MBS that Khaashoggi was planning to visit the embassy to retrieve his divorce documents, what do think MBS told him?:
“Brother, tell him he has to go to our consulate in Istanbul. That’s where he has to get his papers. I even believe his wife is there.”
The killing could not take place in the American capital because it would cause untold embarrassment to Jared Kushner and the prez. MBS was cultivating a very special relationship with Trump’s son-in-law and would never cause anything to happen which might estrange the two. No, it had to happen overseas in Europe – and Turkey was perfect.
Except for one thing: Erdoghan was anxious to expose the Saudis and their reckless heir apparent. The row over Qatar, Erdoghan’s favorite medieval fiefdom, was rankling the Turk neo-Ottoman Sultan-wanna-be. Efforts by Turkey to resolve the issues separating KSA, UAE and Egypt, were rebuffed rudely by MBS. No. Erdoghan had to have his day and the Saudis gave it to him with their typical incompetence, crudeness and hereditary negligence.
U.S. security agents had to have known that Khaashoggi was going to be whacked. They heard the conversations at the Saudi consulate. They must have known that the man was being set up. I would assume they informed the Turks about their suspicions. And I wonder if the Turks and the Americans did not decide that Khaashoggi was an adequate lamb of sacrifice in the project to unseat MBS once and for all.
He was the perfect sacrificial lamb. Plump and ready for the stake. He was a reporter/journalist suckered into a plot so malicious it would stick in every reporter’s craw forever. And the articles continue to bombard KSA with more senators and representatives in the American Congress rattling their sabers and calling for a halt to the sale of American weaponry to the useless Arabians. And now, the newspapers of the USA are reporting that members of the so-called “royal” family in Riyaadh have begun to move against MBS in an effort to stave off the mephitic future he will surely bring. It’s all a part of a plan with the main character, Jamaal Khaashoggi, as the “rising dead-god hero” and a cast of characters straight out of the Keystone Cops movies or Shakespeare himself.
No, my readers, the Turks and the Americans are just as complicit as the Saudis in this tragic horror show. While I deplore Khaashoggi’s sympathies with the Muslim Brotherhood, I do, nonetheless, profess some feelings of empathy for a man literally manipulated to his own bloody end at the hands of scoundrels – with the strings being pulled by scoundrels even more wretched than the murderers. If you have ever seen the movie “Wicker Man”, you know exactly what I am talking about.
Expect Trump to continue naysaying until the next election. He does not even have a clue as to how his own CIA finagled the demise of MBS. After all, his evil resides in his unconquerable ignorance.
Watch today for the new report. It’s going to say the same thing about MBS. It has to be that way to push toward the ultimate goal of unseating the upstart, reckless and bloodthirsty heir apparent.
NEWS AND COMMENTARY:
Chris sends us this RT article about Germany’s reaction to the murder of Khaashoggi:
John Esq. sends us an article from the Zionist Entity in which another Zionist argues against the Jewish historical claim to Palestine:
Chris sends us a video of a Syrian Army officer confronting a capture ISIS rodent at Jabal Al-Safaa. It’s in Arabic, but, still fun to watch the gestures: