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'Pundits Are Outraged' (and vid)

"Pundits are outraged over the disappearance or likely execution of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But where was the outrage over the last three years as the Saudis obliterated Yemen? (with the contribution of arms from Canada)


CrossTalk: Re: Khashoggi (and vid)

"After repeated denials, the Saudis are now expected to change their story on the fate of Jamal Khashoggi. Was he the victim  of abduction and torture that went too far? Donald Trump has expressed concern, but little more. Could Riyadh get away with murder?  

CrossTalking with Sharmine Narwani, Mohammad Marandi, and Ali Al -Ahmed."


Saudi Arabia Pays Washington $100 M As Pompeo Lands in Riyadh

"The timing of this is no coincidence,' an American official involved in Syria policy told the NYT..."


'King, sorry, you gotta pay!' - Donald Trump - 


Jeremy Corbyn Calls For Saudi Arms Sales Suspension Amid Jamal Khashoggi Disappearance

Hello Canada, here's how it's done!


Mainstream Outrage Over Khashoggi Overshadows Yemen War...(and vid)

"Anya Parampil shares comments from President Trump, who says a 'rogue' actor could be responsible for the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Anya asks former UK MP George Galloway what it tells us about the press that its reported more on Khashoggi's disappearance than Yemenis suffering from cholera and famine thanks to Saudi policies."



the only reason why we’ve heard about this alleged murder is because the western government allows it. 

Heres what I’m starting to suspect. Syria victory and Iranian isolation was a huge loss for the west and particularly Saudia Arabia Israel 

when I was in China recently, the state media was hammering on Israel non stop every fucking day! CCTV7, the Chinese military channel was even describing in detail how the Israel military used that Russian plane to avoid the s-200 defence system among other Israel crimes. The Chinese are painting the Israel government the criminals that they really are. 

Here in the west, as we both know, Israel walks. But I believe that China Russia India Turkey Pakistan Iran and probably other countries are so powerful and united in the region that the West is scared shitless and wants out ASAP!

Makes perfect sense to throw Saudia Arabia under the bus to cover their ass!

This also is directly related to the recent US spies tampering with the recent Brazil election and Venezuela assassination. The west probably wants to cut off China Russia India from making inroads into South America, the final frontier for US imperialism. 


Glad to hear the Zios are getting the coverage they deserve on Chinese media. Here it's a wasteland as you can probably tell by all the Guardian, WaPo and NYT posts. No wonder they think the way they do.  Don't know how 'powerful and united' those regional countries are but I'll hope you're right and continue as best I can to monitor facts on the ground. I think Saudi is doing a great job throwing themselves under the bus. Here's hoping they take some of their international 'friends' under there with them...



Pompeo Warned Saudis They Have 72 Hours to Finish Probe Into Khashoggi Case or Risk Blowback - Report (and vid)

"The US secretary of state told reporters on Wednesday that he didn't want to get into specifics. 'I don't want to talk about any of the facts. They didn't want to either."


Suspected Member of Khashoggi 'Hit-Team' Dies in Mysterious 'Traffic Accident'

"A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia according to Turkish media, prompting suspicions of a cover-up..."

No shit?

voice of the damned

That quote from the article is fragmented, possibly leading one to conclude that it was Khashoggi who died in the accident. The full sentence...

A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up.



Thanks, corrected.

'I Have Lost 42 Sons'

"I have lost 42 sons' - headmaster Abdul Wahab Abdallah now has empty seats in place of treasured students killed in airstrike by SAUDI led coalition. #Yemen."


Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, says that the Trump administration has "clamped down" on intelligence regarding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He told the Washington Post that an intelligence briefing scheduled for Tuesday had been canceled and for the time being, there would be no more intelligence shared with the Senate.


voice of the damned wrote:

That quote from the article is fragmented, possibly leading one to conclude that it was Khashoggi who died in the accident. The full sentence...

A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up.


A number of automobiles in Riyadh have suddently developed brake problems.


josh wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

That quote from the article is fragmented, possibly leading one to conclude that it was Khashoggi who died in the accident. The full sentence...

A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up.


A number of automobiles in Riyadh have suddently developed brake problems.

A lot of cars falling out open windows soon.


And the rape, torture and murder of Bulgarian journalist Victoria Marinova got a few FB hits. 


Margaret Kimberley: Jamal Khashoggi and US Hypocrisy

"The corporate media cry crocodile tears over the apparent murder of an elite CIA-connected 'dissident' while papering over US complicity in Saudi warcrimes in Yemen. The Saudis may kill 50 Yemeni children on a school bus and get only a few mild rebukes, but killing a prominent man is another story entirely. The disappearance and presumed murder of Jamal Khashoggi, puts the corrupt relationship between Saudi Arabia and the US in high relief. The two countries have been partners in crime over many years. Together they used jihadist proxies to make war in Afghanistan Libya and Syria that furthered US interests. 

Barack Obama, darling of the liberal imperialists, was only slightly less subservient to the kingdom than Trump is today. The Yemen attack began during his term in office. He continued the tradition of $100 billion defense deals with the feudal monarchy and made the relationship a top priority. Trump differs from Obama and other presidents only in his inability to be diplomatic. When first asked about a possible response to Khashoggi's disappearance he made it clear that he would do nothing to threaten war contractor profits. [Trudeau has made it similarly clear he won't either.]  

In defending the clown prince he named Boeing, Raytheon and Lockheed by name as he dismissed any talk of sanctions. The hypocrisy doesn't end with Trump and Kushner. It can be seen in the corporate media who cover for a war crime against Yemen. There are no heroes in this story."


The New Fall-Guy For the Khashoggi Murder

"For those late to the game, Maj Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, the new fall-guy for the Khashoggi murder - was the public face of the Saudi's Yemen bombing campaign. Detested in Sanaa. Now a liability to the monarchy?"


WSJ: US - Saudi Defense Ties on Track to Weather Controversy

"The big five US defense firms can rejoice: A brewing Saudi controversy isn't likely to hurt their biggest foreign market...The biggest signed deal is a $10 billion purchase agreed in 2014 of hundreds of armored vehicles by a Canadian subsidiary of General Dynamics, which is continuing to make shipments..."


The Narrative of Jamal Khashoggi's Death Has Been Negotiated. Justice Will Not Be Served

"...The Turks, the Americans and the Saudis themselves all needed a way out of this impasse. With too much to lose, the truth behind who ordered the death of Mr Khashoggi will be sacrificed..."


#ICYMI: Jamal Khashoggi: One Very Awkward 'Death'...

"Working out how to react to the disappearance and likely murder of Saudi journalist-in-exile Jamal Khashoggi is proving hard for a lot of governments around the world."


Democratic Rep Joaquin Castro Accuses Jared Kushner of Orchestrating Khashoggi Killing

"...Jared Kushner divulging intelligence from the PDB [an enemies list] to Saudi Crown Prince MBS was reported back in March 2018 by the Intercept. 'Saudi crown prince boasted that Jared Kushner was 'in his pocket' & had divulged names of Saudis disloyal to him - intel straight from the President's Daily Brief, which Jared read regularly before being stripped of his top secret security clearance."


The US Mainstream Media is Ignoring the Israel-Saudi Arabia De Facto Alliance

"Over the past week or so, Saudi Arabia has gotten more US mainstream media coverage than at any time in decades. But conspicuously missing has been any reporting on the kingdom's growing friendship with Israel - a de facto alliance that may help explain why Clown Prince Mohammedd bin Salman thought that he could get away with ordering the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An alliance of Saudi Arabia and Benjamin Netanyahu, urged on privately by the Trump administration, is deliberately moving toward starting a much wider 'New War in the Mideast'


AIPAC Strikes Back: Campaign Has Begun For MBS

"Even if we conclude that MBS is largely responsible for this horrific killing (and an ugly war in Yemen), the Saudis' value to the West stands in stark contrast to the menacing regime known as [Iran]..."


NDP Calls On Foreign Affairs Minister To Retract Comments on Saudi Arms Deal

"...When asked about arms exports to Saudi Arabia, 'even if there is a slaughter taking place' in Yemen, the Minister said, 'it is very important that Canada can be a trusted partner'...

A recent poll by Ipsos shows that more than 84 percent of Canadians oppose sales of arms to Saudi Arabia, amid evidence that Canadian weapons have been used against Saudi dissidents, as well as in the horrific war in Yemen, a war fuelled by arms sales to the Saudi coalition that has cost the lives of thousands of civilians."


"My question today: What will it take for this government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia?"


Canada Must Stop The Sales of Arms To Saudi Arabia


Worst. Cover story. Ever.

"After more than 2 weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia now says Jamal Khashoggi, was killed in a fist-fight in its Istanbul consulate. A 60-year old man tried to take on over 2 dozen guys...Worst. Cover story. Ever. It needs a UN investigation."


CNN: Tulsi Gabbard - 'We need to End This Saudi-US Alliance Period' (and vid)


Even Faux News is Appalled at the Hypocrisy

Tucker Carlson on Jamal Khashoggi's Murder (and vid)

"It's not surprising but what is confusing is the mindless posturing by our own ruling class. They are telling us that his murder is more important than the countless children the Saudis have bombed and starved in Yemen???"

This is precisely the position of the Trudeau regime as enunciated by Freeland in the response to Laverdiere MP's demand to halt Canadian arms sales to Saudi. @ #271


NDPP wrote:

Worst. Cover story. Ever.

"After more than 2 weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia now says Jamal Khashoggi, was killed in a fist-fight in its Istanbul consulate. A 60-year old man tried to take on over 2 dozen guys...Worst. Cover story. Ever. It needs a UN investigation."

You're at a disadvantage in a fist fight when your fingers have been cut off.


Just like the Saudis to bring a bone-saw to a fist-fight.


Some of the Celebs Who Helped MBS's PR Push Last Year


Has It Ever Been This Clear?

"Mike got the memo along with Jonathan Freedland, The NYT, WaPo and all the rest: 'Diss the Saudis now guys, remember the Yemen war; get upset about it.' Has it ever been this clear they are just mouthpieces? Willing to voice any opinions the right people tell them to."


Memo from whom?


Good question. You read them. Why not ask them why the sudden u-turn on the Saudi party-line?


Be Skeptical Whenever the Political/Media Class Converges on a Single Narrative

"...This is one of those rare stories that has drawn the focus of both mainstream and alternative media, the latter because it's seen as an opportunity to criticize the west's extremely immoral involvement in the depraved activities in a murderous theocracy, and because it's an opportunity to attack the hypocrisy of the establishment in decrying the murder of a single man while ignoring Saudi Arabia's far more unconscionable behavior like its war crimes in Yemen and facilitating of bloodshed in Syria. Killing one man is very, very far from the top of the list of the most horrific things Saudi Arabia has done; criticizing them for that is like criticizing Henry Kissinger for not tipping well at restaurants. 

I haven't joined in the fray of commenting about this story because I do not trust it. Whenever you see the politicians and media all converge in agreement across political lines upon a single narrative with a great deal of focus and  promotion, it's time to turn up the dial on your skepticism, especially when that narrative involves foreign policy..."



NDPP wrote:

Good question. You read them. Why not ask them why the sudden u-turn on the Saudi party-line?

Maybe because it, tangentially, hit their profession.  It was personal.  

voice of the damned

The alt-left has trouble keeping its story straight.

In Post 227, Off Guardian says that the mainstream media is suddenly giving coverage to the Yemen War, but for the wrong reasons. Okay, maybe that's true.

But then in post 280, Caitlin Johnstone accuses the mainstream media of "decrying the murder of a single man while ignoring Saudi Arabia’s far more unconscionable behavior like its war crimes in Yemen".

So which is it? Is the mainstream media now ignoring the war in Yemen, or are they reporting it for the wrong reasons? 

voice of the damned

And since Off-Guardian spends so much time monitoring the Guardian, I have to wonder if they had previously noticed stuff like this...

HEADLINE: The war in Yemen is disastrous. America is only making things worse





'The Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World

"Yemen, the country is also suffering from the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with 10,000 new suspected cases each week, a crisis made worse due to sanitation facilities being destroyed by [Saudi] airstrikes."


'Images of Brand New Saudi-Bound Canadian-Made LAVs'

"And there it is. Canada's contribution to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Weapons of war."

'My question today: What will it take for this government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia?' MP Laverdiere @ #271


Obviously torturing and killing someone who had been an insider and broke ranks to some extent is not "worse" than the mass killing and abuse of Yemenis, or the Saudis' role in many atrocities abroad - in Arabo-Muslim countries even more than in Europe or North America, but it is telling about the deep perversity of the régime. It makes me think of the Nazis killing Rommel or rather forcing him to commit suicide.

And then there is this: Khashoggi and a cat.


'An Explosive Turn of Events'

"If this turns out to be true, an explosive turn of events: Turkish newspaper Yani Safak publishes story alleging WaPo columnist Khashoggi actually spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Salman on a mobile phone inside the Embassy, before being killed."

Saudis Admit Khashoggi's Murder - Offer Weak Cover Up

"The Saudis still need to come up with a better narrative. The current one is not sufficient. The most important question that should have been answered by now is: Where is the dismembered body? Mbs [Mohammad been Saw-man] is damaged goods. He will never again be seen as the 'reformer'. Western politicians and companies will try to avoid any association with him..."

Will Canada continue to cash his bloody cheques for union-made, Yemen-bound LAVs? Seems like 'money talks and bullshit walks' will remain the operative principle despite 85% of Canadians polled denouncing Ottawa's dirty Saw-dy arms deal.


TRNN: As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi's Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in Yemen? (and vid)

"Hours after the segment was recorded, the Saudi government confirmed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But there is ongoing silence over the US-backed [Canadian-supplied] Saudi war on Yemen. We speak to Dr Martha Mundy of the LSE, author of a new report that accuses Saudi Arabia of a deliberate campaign 'to destroy food production and distribution' in Yemen.'

Sounds like they've been taking lessons from their Israeli allies' Gaza strategy. Another gang of ghouls supported by Canada. 


Jamal Khashoggi Case: All the latest Updates

"Turkish authorities believe Saudi team may have smuggled the body of Washington Post columnist out of the country...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada could cancel a multi-billion dollar defence contract with Saudi Arabia, following the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an interview broadcast Sunday. Asked about a key deal with Riyadh for the sale of light armored vehicles worth CAD$15 billion, Trudeau said 'in this contract, there are clauses that must be followed in relation to the use of what is sold to them. If they do not follow these clauses, we will definitely cancel the contract..."

Tell Trudeau to definitely cancel the contract!


Trump Accuses Saudis of 'Lies' Over Khashoggi Killing

"US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khasahoggi in his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure was building Sunday on the administration to strike a tougher line..."

And all the Canadian politicians noticed.


From the Community: Should Canada Follow Germany's Lead and Freeze Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia? Readers Debate:

"Finally, a country with courage who will take action about Saudi Arabia. We must follow the example of Germany and stop pandering to evil doers." - Z.

"If our leaders haven't the strength of character to suspend our contract with the Saudis and also support those whose jobs the action will put at risk, then why are they our leaders? If Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland will not walk the talk, then let us find someone who will." - I.

Could Outcry Over Missing Saudi Journalist Change Tide of War in Yemen? (and vid)

"...One Yemeni Canadian says the allegations against Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman should come as no surprise. 'It's not new for people who have been following Yemen closely, because this is what we've been dealing with for the last three-and-a-half years,' said Shireen Al Adeimi, who still has family in Yemen. WARNING: Story contains GRAPHIC images."

Saudi Arms Freeze Now!  MbS To the Hague!


Khashoggi Drama - A Deal is No Longer Possible - Erdogan Demands That MbS Goes

"Khashoggi was a personal friend of Erdogan. He was a columnist at the Washington Post, the CIA's most favored news outlet. Mbs is an enemy of both. They will pile on  and air the Saudi's dirty linen until MbS is gone. Lobbyists for the Saudis are canceling their contracts. More such reports will come. Years of lobbying and tens of millions of dollars to push pro-Saudi propaganda have now gone to waste. The affair is damaging to Trump..."

Meanwhile in Israel...

Why We Should Go Easy On The Saudi Crown Prince:

"For 50 years we've prayed for a key Arab leader who agrees to sign a significant pact with Israel. Such a leader has finally arrived...[paywall]

Why The Khashoggi Murder is a Disaster For Israel

"The grisly hit-job on Khashoggi has implications far beyond its exposure of the Saudi Crown Prince as brutal and reckless. In Jerusalem and DC, they're mourning their whole strategic concept for the Mideast - not least, for countering Iran..."

Every dark cloud has a silvery lining.


Saudi Air Raid 'Kills Four Including Child' in Yemen

"The Khashoggi murder and its aftermath have not stopped the US/UK (and Canada) backed Saudi/UAE killing machine in Yemen."


Keeping The Public Busy...


Chrystia Freeland Baffles With Bullshit

"Asked what it will take for Canada to cancel a massive combat vehicle sale to Saudi Arabia, Chrystia Freeland told reporters this afternoon: 'That is a very important question and that is a very serious issue."

Maybe lots and lots of fucking mail is 'a very serious issue.'


Trudeau Holds Out Option of Cancelling Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia Over Journalist's Killing (and vid)

"Deliberately sidestepping direct questions from reporters about whether the federal government is now reviewing the Canadian sale of LAVs to the Saudi government, Freeland said she has not found the Saudi's explanation for Khashoggi's death convincing...'We have frozen export permits before -- we will not hesitate to do so again,' says PM."

But you ARE hesitating JT!

Needs More Mail!


Khashoggi's Body Parts Found in Garden of Saudi Consul General's Home - Sources (and vid)

"Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky News sources, who added that he had been 'cut up' and his face 'disfigured'. Speaking before the Turkish parliament on Tuesday, Erdogan said that 'the evidence we have so far collected indicate that Jamal Khashoggi was slain in a vicious, violent murder,' planned in advance by the Saudi government.

Further reports in Turkish media have claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman actually phoned Khashoggi and tried to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia. The journalist declined the prince's offer to fly to Riyadh, thinking he would be arrested and killed there, and was then murdered by the Saudi hit-team..."


'Expel the Saudi Ambassador and End Arms Sales To These Monsters'

"A well-placed Saudi source has told Middle East Eye that a Saudi death squad tried to lure dissident Omar Abdulazis in Canada to the consulate and kill him. Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland must expel the Saudi Ambassador and end arms sales to these monsters."

Did they have knowledge of this threat? Freeze the Arms Trade NOW!


'Difficult' Binds Canada To Saudi LAV Deal, Trudeau Says (and vid)

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's difficult to break Canada's deal to supply light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia because of the way the contract was negotiated by the previous Conservative government. 'The contract signed by the previous government by Stephen Harper, makes it very difficult to suspend or leave that contract,' Trudeau told Matt Galloway on CBC's Metro Morning on Tuesday. 'We are looking at a number of things, but it is a difficult contract.'

'I actually can't go into it, because part of the deal on this contract is not talking about this contract, and it's one of the binds that we are left in because of the way the contract was negotiated.' 

Even before Khashoggi's death, human rights advocates said Canada should not be supplying the Saudis with military vehicles that could assist in its ongoing military intervention in Yemen, where civilians have been brutally targeted. Trudeau said he understands this situation 'very well', calling it 'incredibly frustrating.'

'The government should stop hiding behind a contract and cancel the LAV deal, says law professor and former Bloc MP Daniel Turp. 'I'm very disappointed  in this lack of political will and hiding behind a contract we've never seen. There's something wrong. Canada could do something if it had the will to do it. It's time to stop this hypocrisy and annul the deal."


Trudeau is so full of bullshit it's coming out his ears...

The Secret Saudi Memo: Dissects How The Document Contradicts What Ottawa Has Said.

"Newly released secret documents show how the Foreign Affairs Minister quietly gave the green light to sell combat vehicles to Saudi Arabia - challenging the Liberal government's claims that their hands were tied on the $15 billion 'done deal' brokered by their Conservative predecessors..." (2016)

No More Excuses, No More Lies Justin Trudeau. No More Canadian Arms to Saudi Murderers!


Radio Free Winnipeg: Canada & Saudi Arabia (and audio)

"We talked with Anthony Fenton about the recent rift between Canada and Saudi Arabia the myopic and dismal media coverage and what an anti-war movement could do about the arms deal..."


How Will Caligula Fall?

"Saudi Arabia under an unstable ruler is a burden notably for the US but also for the rest of the world. It's time to remove him..." 


Erdogan's 'Got Goods' on Khashoggi Killing (and vid)

'Bring me the head of the dog.' George Galloway on Khashoggi killing.


'Ruthless. Ruthless. Ruthless' (and vid)

"And here is the video. Salah, (Jamal Khashoggi's son, banned from travel) had to shake hands with who is believed to be his dad's killer. Ruthless. Ruthless. Ruthless."


Ex-Ambassdor to Turkey, MK Bhadrakuma on Jamal Khashoggi &  Future of West Asia

MK Bhaddrakumar joins News Click to discuss the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the implications it will have for Saudi Arabia's relations with US, Turkey and the rest of the world."


'Canada Has The Power To Cancel Arms Exports To Saudi Monarchy'

"Whatever the contract itself says, Canada has the power under the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) AND under the so-called Canadian Magnitsky Law to cancel arms exports to the Saudi monarchy."


The Jimmy Dore Show

"Pompeo backed Yemen war for weapons sales profit."