As gory details emerge about the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hand of the Saudis in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, political and financial matters complicate any response America may be contemplating. At present, confirmation of the murder is all but a given.
There are obviously details we don’t know and most likely never will concerning this story. One thing that seems clear is that Khashoggi was not the simply “dissident journalist” the mainstream media is painting him to be.
We know a number of things about why Khashoggi came to be in the crosshairs of the Saudi political elite. Khashoggi was an outspoken critic of the regime. He was an adamant supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist political agenda for Saudi Arabia (which would mean an overthrow of the current government). He was virulently anti-Israel and fomented Palestinian intransigence.
Die Welt, a leading news outlet in Germany, reported that being a journalist was a cover for Khashoggi, who was actually a high-level operative for the Saudi intelligence service, an intimate of Osama bin Laden and the nephew of the notorious arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.
I, for one, will not shed a tear for podgy Khashoggi (although, judging by the gory details, he is a now a good deal less podgy). That he was a contributor to the Washington Post comes as no surprise. The liberal media takes great pride in offering its space to all who would destroy both the values of America and those of western civilisation in general. As of this writing, Khashoggi’s body may be missing, but the body of evidence against him is damning. The killing may have been an almighty cock-up, but no one can say he didn’t earn his demise.