Jamal Khashoggi: ‘They Cut Him Up While He Was Still Alive’
Source: Zero Hedge
Jamal Khashoggi: Where The Road to Damascus & The Path to 9/11 Converge
by George Washington • Wed, 10/17/2018
By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser.
Road to Damascus Conversion: Derived from the Biblical story of Paul, the term “Damascus road conversion” is commonly used to refer to an abrupt about-face on a serious issue of religion, politics or philosophy. In this type of change, a single, dramatic event causes a person to become aligned with something he or she previously was against or support a position that he or she previously opposed. https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-damascus-road-conversion.htm#didyouknowout
As a 9/11 widow who has spent the last 17 years fighting for accountability with regard to the 9/11 attacks that killed my husband and 3,000 others, I find the recent uproar over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and alleged murder interesting and out of character for many of those decrying his disappearance and demanding an investigation and accountability.
Frankly, 9/11 Family members keep a running list of all those in Washington who have proved by their past actions to be against U.S. victims of terrorism and in support of nations like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a nation with a long history of supporting global Wahhabist terrorism. As victims of terrorism, we are ever vigilant and watchful about all those named on our lists. We follow these folks actions, their speeches, their legislation, because we know that they are never looking out for our best interests as U.S. victims of terrorism. As a group, our institutional memory is broad and long. And we never forget.
That’s why we all happened to notice the uncharacteristic behavior of so many of those on our lists with the advent of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. And it made us wonder why so many people, who had previously always blindly supported the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, were now so vociferously jumping Saudi ship.
What had caused this Road to Damascus conversion?
Take for example those who fought against the release of The 28 Pages of the Joint Inquiry of Congress(JICI) that detailed the Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks for fear that The 28 Pages public release might harm the Saudi’s reputation and its very special relationship with the United States. A relationship, in large part, based on oil, weapons, money, and shared intelligence operations—things that have little to do with keeping American citizens safe. https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=27164
Regarding The 28 Pages, CIA Director, John Brennan once said, “releasing a classified section of the congressional investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States would be a mistake. A reason to keep them under wraps is they contain “unvetted information” that some could use to unfairly implicate Saudi Arabia in the terror attacks.” https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/278313-cia-director-28-pages-contains-inaccurate-information
Yet, now when faced with the comparatively less significant disappearance and murder of only one man, Khashoggi (not the thousands on 9/11, the hundreds from Khobar and the Embassy bombings or the 17 U.S. sailors from the Cole), based on far less substantiated and convincing evidence from newspapers (rather than a several hundred page bi-partisan, bi-cameral Congressional Investigation’s Final Report), John Brennan is suddenly moved to hold the Saudis accountable.
On Khashoggi’s disappearance, Brennan had this to say: “It appears increasingly likely that Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was detained and killed at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. There is still much that we don’t know, but if such an audacious act was carried out, it almost certainly would have required the approval of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi was a particular irritant to the crown prince. Khashoggi was widely known and respected inside and outside the kingdom for his literary talent, political acumen and principled opposition to Mohammed’s increasing authoritarianism and arrogance. The news reports and Turkish government accounts of Khashoggi’s disappearance from the Saudi Consulate, and the contemporaneous arrival of two planeloads of Saudis, have the hallmarks of a professional capture operation or, more ominously, an assassination. As someone who worked closely with the Saudis for many years, and who lived and worked as a U.S. official for five years in Saudi Arabia, I am certain that if such an operation occurred inside a Saudi diplomatic mission against a high-profile journalist working for a U.S. newspaper, it would have needed the direct authorization of Saudi Arabia’s top leadership — the crown prince. I am confident that U.S. intelligence agencies have the capability to determine, with a high degree of certainty, what happened to Khashoggi. If he is found to be dead at the hands of the Saudi government, his demise cannot go unanswered — by the Trump administration, by Congress or by the world community. Ideally, King Salman would take immediate action against those responsible, but if he doesn’t have the will or the ability, the United States would have to act. That would include immediate sanctions on all Saudis involved; a freeze on U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia; suspension of all routine intelligence cooperation with Saudi security services; and a U.S.-sponsored U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the murder. The message would be clear: The United States will never turn a blind eye to such inhuman behavior, even when carried out by friends, because this is a nation that remains faithful to its values.”
Really, Mr. Brennan? Never turn a blind eye? You turned two blind eyes to the Saudis for nearly 20 years as you defended them and kept the truth of their misdeeds shrouded in secrecy from the 9/11 families, the Embassy Bombing families, the Khobar Tower families, and the USS Cole families. Cover up is complicity and you have been complicit for 20 years! And now you are worried about inhumane behavior? Now, you are interested in the United States taking immediate action and imposing sanctions?
For the record, Mr Brennan—>3,000 innocent souls were brutally murdered in cold-blood on 9/11. Their massacre yielded literally tens of thousands of body parts that were recovered and returned to the victim’s family or unceremoniously incinerated at Ground Zero and/or hastily dumped in a garbage land-fill in Staten Island. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/9-11-victims-not-left-fresh-kills-dump-families-article-1.307359 That, John Brennan, is the definition of inhumanity.
Unfortunately, John Brennan is not the only DC insider who’s pulling a road to Damascus conversion in the face of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. As a 9/11 family member who fought with many other 9/11 family members to have the right to hold the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accountable in a court of law by getting legislation called JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act) enacted into law, I know far too many people in Washington https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/297482-saudis-hire-lobbyists-amid-fight-over-9-11 more than willing to choose their Saudi “friends” https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/304019-saudi-arabia-continues-expansion-of-k-street-force instead of helping U.S. victims of terrorism get our day in court for the mass murder of our loved ones. https://28pages.org/saudi-lobbying-scandal/
Chief among those Saudi supporters who threw us under the bus was our Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama and members of his Administration. http://passjasta.org/2016/09/statement-regarding-president-obamas-veto-anti-terrorism-bill-jasta/ Obama opposed JASTA from the start. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/04/saudi-arabia-911-bill-congress/478689/ And, when JASTA earned a near unanimous vote by Congress to become law, Obama heartlessly vetoed it. Thankfully, Obama’s veto of JASTA was soundly overridden by Congress who meted out the only veto-override of Barack Obama’s entire 8-year nearly perfect Presidency. https://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/obama-jasta-228548 And he deserved it. And just for the record, over those 8 years, the families and survivors wrote 5 letters to President Obama asking for a dialogue with him about JASTA, all delivered by members of Congress and all completely ignored by him. President Obama even fought against the release of the 28 pages—delaying their release for years—even though he admitted to never taking the time to read them!
When asked about the victims of terrorism legislation, JASTA, and the rights of the 9/11 Families to have a path to justice to hold all those who participated in the 9/11 attacks accountable in a court of law, Obama Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, said, “while the White House was sympathetic to the concerns of 9/11 families, they objected to the bill’s “principle of undermining sovereign immunity.” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/house-vote-9-11-jasta-bill
In short, to the Obama Administration (who was, at the time, very focused on their Iran Deal and ensuring Saudi silence for that deal), the rights of the 9/11 families to justice for the mass murder of our loved ones, had to yield to the more noble sounding concept of state sovereignty. Funny, we were all pretty certain that any modicum of state sovereignty pretty much flew out the window on 9/11 when our homeland—i.e. our sovereign—was attacked by 19 hijackers (15 of whom were Saudi) crashing planes into buildings. Not so, for Rhodes and Obama.
Interestingly though, most recently, Ben Rhodes has said this about Saudi accountability as it pertains to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance: we are presently suffering from, “A Fatal Abandonment of American Leadership with the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. And that it drives home the consequences of the Trump administration’s refusal to champion democratic values around the globe.” Rhodes goes on to say, “It’s not too late to heed Khashoggi’s warnings—to understand that while Saudi Arabia is a historic partner of the United States, our interests are not totally aligned with the Saudi leadership’s, and our values are most definitely not. We should cease all support for the war in Yemen, and lead an effort to address its humanitarian crisis. We should balance our principled opposition to the Iranian regime’s nefarious behavior with a return to the diplomatic agreement that prevents that regime from obtaining a nuclear weapon. We should resume an aggressive transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels. We should support countries like Canada that have been bullied by the Saudis when they spoke out on human-rights issues. We should cease military sales until the truth about Khashoggi’s disappearance comes out, and make clear that our support going forward is not without conditions. And we could once more stand up for universal rights, even if it means inviting the opposition of those who have a very different view of justice.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/jamal-khashoggi-and-us-saudi-relationship/572905/
I’d just like to add a few points regarding Ben’s discussion of the “Fatal Abandonment of American Leadership” currently underway: First, the Yemen war started under President Obama. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/09/yemen-saudi-arabia-obama-riyadh/501365/ Second, any humanitarian crisis created in Yemen was largely ignored under Obama. https://theweek.com/articles/625047/obamas-odious-war-yemen Third, military sales to the Saudis under Obama always flourished. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-security-idUSKCN11D2JQ And, fourth, regarding standing up for “universal rights” and “views of justice”—Obama should have chosen to stand up with the 9/11 families by supporting JASTA, rather than stabbing us in the back and vetoing JASTA. Full stop, Ben.
It’s important to highlight that, to date, not one person has been held accountable or fully prosecuted by the U.S. government for the mass murder of 3,000 people on 9/11, the injuries of thousands and the responders, many of whom are sick and dying. That’s why JASTA was so important to the 9/11 Families and all Americans. And that’s why we had hoped that a former Constitutional Law professor, scholar, and lawyer like President Barack Obama would have supported our efforts as U.S. victims of terrorism.
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Source: State of the Nation
Khashoggi Assassination Plot Exposed
October 17, 2018 by State of the Nation
The gruesome details of the Khashoggi assassination conspiracy speak volumes.
Such a horrific killing with all the grisly details are rarely reported by the mainstream media (MSM) except by purposeful design. See: ‘They Cut Him Up While He Was Still Alive’: Grisly Details Of Saudi Journalists’ Killing Emerge
There are several co-conspirators involved in this [ALLEGED] shocking murder of a journalist who worked for The Washington Post—an institutional pillar of the CIA’s Mockingbird Media.
Each co-conspirator’s relationship to each other is crucial in understanding the plot.
What is even more critical to correctly understand this op are the actions taken and words spoken by each VIP during and after the alleged murder in the Saudi Arabian consulate. (We really don’t know if Jamal Khashoggi was really killed, nor may we ever know with certainty even if the Saudis admit to it.)
Those who had the most to gain from Khashoggi’s death include the following parties:
• Khashoggi was a self-avowed champion of the Palestinian cause. He strongly reiterated his deep commitment recently; hence, he would be considered an arch-enemy of Israel.
• Khashoggi was writing exposés on KSA and especially about the naked tyranny of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS); hence, he became a feared opponent of the regime in Riyadh.
• Khashoggi was a deep intel insider with direct ties to the CIA (a known contractor), the MOSSAD, MI6 and the Saudi GID (General Intelligence Directorate). As such, he was privy to all the state secrets and was increasingly perceived as a loose cannon by the International Intelligence Community. His articles published in the WashPo were becoming more revealing by the month.
• Khashoggi was closely associated with “Prince Turki who was the director of the Mukhabarat, the Saudi state intelligence apparatus“. It’s quite likely that whatever Prince Turki knew about the false flag terrorist attacks of 9/11 where it concerned the direct involvement of Saudi Arabia, so did Khashoggi. TPTB could simply no longer trust him with that highly radioactive 9/11 information.
Ten days before the 9/11 terror attacks on New York City, in which some 3,000 Americans died, Prince Turki retired from his post as head of Saudi intelligence. It was an abrupt departure, well before his tenure was due to expire.
• Khashoggi was becoming more and more unpredictable after the summary arrest and lengthy detentions of so many Saudi Arabian princes, generals and other VIPs by the Crown Prince. He was known as the one progressive journalist and covert intelligence operative who could be counted on to plead their case in the court of public opinion, which he did with great stealth and strategy.
• Khashoggi experienced the extreme rightward shift into Wahhabism that was being advocated by MBS under the propaganda cloak of liberalizing Saudi Arabia’s barbaric image. He knew well that MBS said one thing, but then acted in the opposite manner. The savage war on Yemen, the oppressive siege of Qatar, the unparalleled arrest of the Saudi heavyweights, the uptick in beheadings and the crackdown on all protest movements, especially female protesters, moved Khashoggi to criticize the Crown Prince from a very high MSM platform that has never been done before by a longtime KSA insider.
• Khashoggi was no friend of Israel and saw that the MBS slyly maneuvered the KSA into an intimately close partnership with the apartheid state of Israel (and against the Palestinians). He was all too aware that deals had been made at the highest levels in Riyadh and Tel Aviv to permit the advancement of the Great Israel project to the great disadvantage of Muslims throughout the Levant and beyond. This profound betrayal alone by MBS pushed Khashoggi over the edge and caused him to cross fault lines never crossed before by a high-ranking Saudi whistleblower.
KEY POINT: There are carefully hidden reasons why Saudi Arabia suddenly made common cause with Israel against Iran that have nothing to do with their nuclear program. As follows:
(1) The House Of Saud: It’s Jewish Origin And Installation By The British Crown
(2) Is The ‘Saudi’ Royal Family Jewish?
(3) The Jewish roots of the Saudi Royal Family
As for “Who done it?”
Just like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, when enough power-players among the power elite pass the verdict on any given individual, that person is neutralized post-haste. Does it really make any difference how or where or when? These are all incidental facts that often have no relation to the real perps or why they did it.
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Source: Voltaire Net
Jamal Khashoggi and the failed plot against MBS
VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 15 OCTOBER 2018
On 2 October 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.
According to the US press, a trap would have been laid out for him, when he was lured into the consulate to hand over to him his new identity documents following his recent marriage. About a dozen Saudi Secret Service Agents entered the consulate to question him. They tortured him, killed him and cut him apart, limb by limb, before sending his remains to the Saudi King.
From that time, Turkey and the United States have been requesting clarifications from Saudi Arabia which is denying the accusations that the US is levelling against it.
Jamal Khashoggi was the nephew Adnan Khashoggi (1935-2017). The latter was an arms-trafficker that played a fundamental role in the Iran-Contras case and was considered the richest man in the world at the beginning of the eighties. Jamal himself was the protégé of the former leader of the Saudi Secret Services, Prince Turki ben Faical, who went on to be the King’s Ambassador in London.
Later on Jamal went on to serve Prince Al-Waleed ben Talal, who was submitted to a long period of torture at the Ritz-Carlton during the palatial coup in November 2017.
In recent years, Jamal Jamal Khashoggi has taken up the defence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Israel. This is why he had been hired by Washington Post.
According to our sources, several members of the Saudi Royal Family whose assets were partially or totally confiscated in November 2017 during the Palace Coup, were preparing a plot against the Crown Prince Mohamed ben Salman (known as “MBS”) and Jamal Khashoggi was caught up in this conspiracy.
Turkey had managed to step up a system to bug the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey’s conduct in this instance constitutes a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Although it cannot publish them, Ankara has recordings that contain information, extracted under torture, relating to the plot against MBS.
WHOAH, THIS IS REALLY BAD:
October 17-18, 2018
CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which they will admit that Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing earlier this month, was killed in an “interrogation gone wrong.”
MY COMMENT: If you can’t do it right, DONT DO IT AT ALL. The CIA would have NEVER screwed up like that, his brain might have been permanently scrambled but at least his heart would still be beating. AMATEURS!!!
That said, Saudi Arabia sucks a camel’s behind BIG TIME. According to Ben Fulford, Saud just got all their assets seized, including about 6.5 trillion USD (if the story had been 6.6 it would be a hoax) but 6.5 is not a magic number, and on top of that Saudi Arabia had many many many tons of gold seized. That’s a steep price to pay for not getting interrogation procedures straight so you don’t kill the guy!!! I guess they did not learn from the pros!
Iran is gonna LOVE THIS. And rumor has it, Saudi Arabia is so pissed with the U.S. they want an alliance with Iran. I know how that would work out: PLEASE SUPPORT ME DEAREST IRAN WE WERE RECENTLY WISHING DEATH TO, PLEASEWER’EGONNASTARRRRVE!!!!!! So much for the Israeli staging zone. That really worked out for Iran. My how the world turns.
Anyway, tshtf in Saud over this, and approximately 50 million Pakis are going home because the money is gone and no one can pay them. If this washes out well enough, the Sauds are going to have to learn to work now and GOD FORBID they all run off to Europe! WHAT AN OUCH!!!!
That is the end of my bed time story, oh, one last thing: I HATE THE SAUDS. Not sad AT ALL.
Update on Jamal Khashoggi
October 17-18, 2018
He was not primarily a reporter for the Washington Post. Though he did that as his front, his primary job was spying on Saudi Arabia for Turkey and to undermine Saudi Arabia from within. This is why Turkey took such a great interest in his death and wanted to be allowed into the embassy to do their own investigation. I have not heard anything of the 3-5 trillion USD and tons of gold taken from Saud over this, but have heard of a 100 million payout over it. Many people are saying Trump sided with the terrorists in Saud over the killing of Khashoggi, but as it turns out, he really screwed Saud over and got an “understandable” death sentence and at a political level, “understandable” matters. He screwed Saudi Arabia over and paid for it. Very cool that he worked for WaPo, it just shows what types they hire and we have all seen it, with how they try to undermine the United States as well.
As anyone who has hit this site much knows, I am no fan of Saudi Arabia, but their killing of him was actually justified and if I am not to be biased, I have to say it. This is why Trump is not going hard after the Saudis over this. That said, It was really nasty, they cut him to pieces alive, starting with his fingers and progressing to the larger appendages and even organs, they literally parted him out alive. 15 actual doctors who knew anatomy and how to not have the first cut kill dis-assembled him quickly, totally alive, over about a 7 minute time frame.
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