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12/05/2018 7:06 am  #1

Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in killing

Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi’s killing

Senators emerged from an unusual closed-door briefing with the CIA director on Tuesday and accused the Saudi crown prince of complicity in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

In some of their strongest statements to date, lawmakers said evidence presented by the U.S. spy agency overwhelmingly pointed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the assassination.

“There’s not a smoking gun — there’s a smoking saw,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), referring to the bone saw that investigators believe was used to dismember Khashoggi after he was killed Oct. 2 by a team of Saudi agents inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul.

Armed with classified details provided by President Trump’s handpicked CIA director, Gina Haspel, senators shredded the arguments put forward by senior administration officials who had earlier insisted that the evidence of Mohammed’s alleged role was inconclusive.

The gulf that has emerged between Republican lawmakers and the president over how to respond to the journalist’s killing appeared to widen after Tuesday’s briefing, with Graham, one of Trump’s closest Senate allies, announcing that he was no longer willing to work with the crown prince, whom the White House regards as one of its most important allies in the Middle East.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

12/05/2018 2:29 pm  #2

Re: Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in killing

Having lived and worked in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the 1980’s and 1990’s, I believe it is fair to say that NOTHING (and I mean NOTHING) happens with regard to political or economic matters regarding the kingdom without the full knowledge of the royal family . . . Especially the king and the crown prince.


12/05/2018 4:22 pm  #3

Re: Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in killing

With friends like this, who needs enemies ! 

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

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