Post by markesq on Oct 18, 2018 12:24:27 GMT -5
I suppose this is the right section for this...
Other than caging children, if it pans out the way I think it will, this incident will be the most disgusting, disgraceful, immoral act of this president and his toadies yet.
How I think it will play out: Trump and his lackies will continue to ask for "time to investigate," all the while talking about what great friends we are with Saudi Arabia, and how important it is we sell weapons to them. In a few days, maybe a week or more, there will be convincing evidence that MBS either knew about this or ordered it. There will be no change of tune at the top, nor ramifications for MBS. We'll (continue) to hear things like, "Well, there's no boody so maybe he's in hiding," or "They said they didn't do it!"
But there's already strong evidence linking this murder to the highest echelons of power in SA, including MBS himself.
This is horrific. As someone on Twitter pointed out, a US resident was brutally murdered on NATO territory for criticizing a supposed ally.
Why do I think Trump et al will do nothing? Because for them it's money over decency. Every. Damn. Time.
(Even the Christians are tooting this painful horn: Pat Robertson says let’s not risk “$100 billion worth of arms sales”.)
Jamal Khashoggi in his own, and final, words, which include: "Arab governments have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate."
As a former journalist and as a prosecutor, I am terrified and ashamed about how this is playing out.