Friday, October 12, 2018

What were the Saudis thinking, luring and killing Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul?

The brazen behavior of MBS the Saudi Crown Prince, announcing to the media world that he will not tolerate dissent, by killing a US resident Saudi journalist in Istanbul, has put his erstwhile ally Donald Trump on the spot like never before!

As if Trump had no other problems on his hand, and now has to face the midterm elections in three weeks, for this to come up at the crucial moment is at best  foolish timing by MBS to make matters difficult for POTUS. Donald Trump.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/oct/11/sir-richard-branson-suspends-saudi-business-talks-over-khashoggi-affair

Time will tell, but MBS must ruing his decision to have him removed from life, if he has any common sense, and values the world's public opinion as it is not merely showing that he will not tolerate any criticism of his rule, but now it will turn the spotlight on everything he does.

Just imagine the smurk on the faces of the Countries that are stacked against Saudi Arabia. I can't begin to think the smirk on the face of the Iranian President knowing there is now no defense of Saudi Arabia, whatever they do.

The stupid Saudi Agents who did this are now out in the open as Turkey has provided the details of the people who came in two jets from Riyadh to carry out the contract, and to MBS their names being out in the open is no fuss, and they are the ones who will now be in the spotlight.

All in all it is quite clear this will backfire spectacularly on MBS whose impetuous behavior, will be further highlighted and his detractors will have evidence to attack him with.

The arrogance at which he performed this believing that people want Saudi, and not the other way round is going to ricochet back once the world oil price hike is a thing of the past, and Saudi will have to find another way to suppress the growing dissent at home on the quality of life of the majority of those living in Saudi which is on the way down despite the enormous display of gluttony and waste by the ruling princes elite!

I guess someone had to pay the price of arrogance and it will be the turning point, when Saudi history is written that undid this master plan created to bring Saudi Arabia into the international fold from Pariah status, and now will destine it back to the pariah status, due to the pariah acts it seems to carry out.

This war in Yemen will now embolden the enemies of Saudi sensing the turning of the Publicity tide against them to take advantage of the window provided to show to the world how two faced they are and that there is no intention on the part of the monarchy to reform and partake as valuable citizens in collection of nations that make up the world and so they will just have to lie in bed with their erstwhile enemies Israel to find bed mates to conjoin with while the rest of the world will lay no stone unturned to investigate the behavior of the regime like it has never done before.

This awakening of the Frankenstein's monster in world media anger against this brutal killing, is going to consume the Kingdom, and hasten its demise, where the princes will have no place to hide, and not even the USA in a generation and they will sadly regret this turning point as the beginning of the end.

I write this with no malice, just stating facts on how a stupid act can be the catalyst in destroying a whole nation and its plan to change and curry favor with the rest of the world. 

The next stage will be the isolation of the whole Muslim world from Saudi Arabia, one which they ass benefactors have seen to have bought up until now, but not any more! 

This is a good example for students of history to study how power corrupts absolutely, and know what it really means, as it cannot be sustained forever. Only righteousness finally wins.

So much for their deity they believe in! he will not spare them.

9 comments:

  1. Finally even the UN got their act together to realize this kind of HR violation is intolerable and have called the their bluff. Now we just need to see who is going to jump first!

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45848603

    Its called a war of attrition to see who will succumb!

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  2. The cheek of the gutless, guileless, cretins who run Saudi Arabia, and the shame that the serfs who live in that country cannot overturn this mob who acts like a mafia:

    Read the link below to further confirm their idiocy!
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6274537/Saudi-Arabia-vows-retaliation-punished-missing-critic.html

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  3. Different Strokes for different folks - that is geopolitics in reality. So if we kill a journalist (and we have killed many in the previous regime) the world will be on us like a tonne of bricks, but when KSA does the same, there is just noise only and no action, because there are national interests that come before Human Rights, nevertheless, just as BMS is a killer ready to be hanged for his crime, so should MR to be hanged for the similar crime as dictated by him!

    All we can do now is through Social Media treat both equally as Pariah killers until fate intervenes in this life or the next, as you can NEVER GET AWAY WITH MURDER no pun intended.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/different-strokes/

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  4. Now the Saudis are prepared to admit they botched the killing, but not that MBS ordered his disembowelment! That is sad to do anything to protect tyrants who can live another day, ready to continue their dastardly activities, en flagrant e

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6277305/Turkish-officials-today-search-Saudi-consulate-Khashoggi.html

    Read the super link above to know what a bunch of idiots the Saudis are

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  5. Questions over crown prince
    By Frank Gardner, BBC News

    Encouraged by the state-controlled media, many Saudis have been rallying round their leadership. There is even a popular rumour that what happened in Istanbul is all a plot by Qatar and Turkey to discredit the blameless Saudi kingdom.

    But privately, others are now questioning whether the 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the man once hailed as a visionary saviour of Saudi Arabia, has gone too far.

    He has pitched his country into a costly and seemingly unwinnable war in Yemen. He is embroiled in a damaging dispute with neighbouring Qatar. He has quarrelled with Canada over human rights, and he has locked up dozens for peaceful protest while alienating many in royal and business circles.

    More conservative Saudis may well be hankering for quieter times.

    Is this the end of Saudi prince's honeymoon?

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  6. Has it really been less than 18 months since Air Force One touched down in Riyadh to a red carpet welcome?

    When President Trump chose Saudi Arabia for his first overseas presidential visit in May last year most Saudis were delighted. They hadn't much cared for his predecessor, Barack Obama. He was never that interested in the Middle East, they reckoned, and his legacy nuclear deal with Iran was a bad one in their eyes.

    But Donald Trump was a man they could do business with. He lifted the Obama-era curbs on weapons sales for the war in Yemen, he refrained from lecturing them on human rights and he seemed happy for his son-in-law Jared Kushner to forge an exceptionally close working relationship with Saudi Arabia's all powerful Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

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    A return visit by MBS as he is known, to the White House, the Pentagon and Hollywood ensued. MBS was similarly welcomed in London, despite anti-war protests that his prosecution of the conflict in Yemen was fuelling a humanitarian tragedy there.

    Image copyrightANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI KINGDOM COUNCIL / HANDOUT
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    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance has brought criticism of the Saudi Crown Prince (L)
    At home in Saudi Arabia, Western diplomats hailed MBS's modernising reforms as the long overdue breath of fresh air the country needed. He lifted the ban on women driving, reintroduced public entertainment and curbed the power of the unpopular religious police.

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    At the same time he announced staggeringly ambitious plans to wean the country off its dependence on oil income by building a $500 billion futuristic city in the desert. Saudi Arabia under MBS was going places and this time last year the world beat a path to his door, flocking to attend his inaugural Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh.

    Image copyrightFRANK GARDNER
    Image caption
    Happier times. A cameraman takes a break during the inaugural presidential visit by Donald Trump
    A lot has changed. The warning signs that MBS may not be quite the liberal reformer the West had hoped for came when he arbitrarily locked up dozens of princes and business figures last year in a luxury hotel, accusing them of corruption. He briefly detained Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, allegedly forcing him to resign. He also ordered the arrest of anyone who dared to question his reform agenda, even with just a simple tweet.

    But it was the deeply suspicious disappearance inside the Saudi consulate on 2 October of his most prominent critic, Jamal Khashoggi, that has caused even his close ally Donald Trump to talk of "severe punishment" if Saudi government guilt is proven. We can retaliate in kind, came the Saudi response on Sunday, reminding the world of their decisive role in the oil market.


    Media captionPresident Trump said he had discussed the disappearance of the journalist with the Saudi king
    Encouraged by the state-controlled media, many Saudis have rallied round their leadership. There is even a popular rumour that what happened in Istanbul is all a plot by Qatar and Turkey to discredit the blameless Saudi kingdom. But privately, others are now questioning whether the 33-year old prince, the man once hailed as a visionary saviour of Saudi Arabia, has gone too far.

    He has pitched his country into a costly and seemingly unwinnable war in Yemen. He is embroiled in a damaging dispute with neighbouring Qatar, he has quarrelled with Canada over human rights and he has locked up dozens for peaceful protest while alienating many in royal and business circles. More conservative Saudis may well be hankering for quieter times.

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  7. The Sword of Allah is upon MBS, it is now time to repent and ask forgiveness from the whole world for sins committed, this may save him from a fate worse than what he inflicted on an innocent man.

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  8. The jokes move from the sublime to the ridiculous in trying to hide complicity at the top.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/saudis-jamal-khashoggi-killed-accidentally_us_5bc5a97de4b0d38b587112ef

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  9. If he is the world's most notorious butcher at age just 33, then may God help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from the Killer of Saudi Arabia (KISA)

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6281303/Turkish-investigators-say-looking-toxic-materials-Khashoggi-murder-probe.html

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