You know, I'm actually opposed to gambling and never do it (for one thing, one of my loved ones has a gambling addiction). But I'm highly tempted to make a real wager on this, with actual money on the line. I think Amadan's prediction is dead on.
I doubt Iran will get out of this scott-free.
I was thinking Mexico or maybe Honduras would pay some penalty for it.
Shortly after Trump spoke, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. would punish certain Saudis who have been connected to the killing.
"We have identified some of the individuals responsible, including those in the intelligence services, the foreign ministry the royal court and other Saudi ministries whom we suspect to have been involved in Jamal Khashoggi's death," Pompeo said. "We are taking appropriate action, which includes revoking visas...and taking other measures."
Post by CassandraW on Oct 23, 2018 18:11:32 GMT -5
Angela Merkel's got a good start.
Would have been swell if the Trump admin hadn't been pussyfooting, pandering and weakly swallowing all the obviously risible nonsense explanations and outright lies coming out of the Saudis since it happened. Too late for that, of course.
Instead, Trump and Pompeo, now that the Saudis are being outed and condemned by the media and other governments, will allow the Saudis to put forward a couple of chumps (who may even, to be fair, have been among the 15, but surely won't be high up in the scheme. They'll get their visas revoked, and if they happen to conveniently be people the Sauds can spare, perhaps they'll barbarically dismember them. We'll celebrate by selling them arms. Huzzah!
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