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  • White House restricted access to Trump's calls with Putin and Saudi crown prince

    09/27/2019 5:47:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/27/19 | Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto and Kevin Liptak
    White House efforts to limit access to President Donald Trump's conversations with foreign leaders extended to phone calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to people familiar with the matter. Those calls -- both with leaders who maintain controversial relationships with Trump -- were among the presidential conversations that aides took remarkable steps to keep from becoming public. In the case of Trump's call with Prince Mohammed, officials who ordinarily would have been given access to a rough transcript of the conversation never saw one, according to one of the sources. Instead, a...
  • The Washington Post Can't Stop Publishing Iranian Propaganda About Yemen

    12/27/2018 3:21:55 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 27, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    While the Left was spinning conspiracy theories about conservatives and Russian trolls on social media, its own social feeds were filled with Iranian and Qatari propaganda showing a Pallywood production of "starving children" in Yemen caused by the Saudi campaign against Iran's Houthi Jihadis. The Iranian-Qatari propaganda has been so successful that even a number of Republicans voted for a Qatari Senate resolution targeting the Saudis and backing Qatar, and by extension, Iran. But the media has been the greatest vector for propaganda on behalf of the Iranian terror campaign in Yemen. Take the latest Washington Post report on the...
  • DJT would have designated the Muslim Bros a terrorist org right after his inauguration ..

    07/11/2019 11:51:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 12, 2019
    President Trump would have designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization right after his inauguration in 2017, but has faced strong opposition from the Swamp JULY 12, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM This latest push for the designation appears to be the result of Trump’s recent meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. “The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in May. Be sure to watch the video at the end where Muslim...
  • Mitt Romney criticizes Trump — again — for defending Saudi prince accused in journalist's death

    07/02/2019 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 07/01/2019 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney took issue with President Donald Trump defending his relationship with the Saudi Arabian leader who allegedly ordered the hit on a Washington Post columnist. Trump said he was "extremely angry and very unhappy" about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but claimed "nobody has directly pointed a finger" at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, despite U.S. intelligence and a United Nations report saying otherwise. Trump had breakfast with the crown prince in Osaka, Japan, over the weekend, but did not press him on his involvement in Khashoggi's murder. "The President’s praise for MBS,...
  • Trump Shrugs Off Killing of Khashoggi by Saudi Agents

    06/23/2019 8:14:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2019 | Michael D. Shear
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday shrugged off the brutal dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, just days after a United Nations report described how a team of Saudi assassins called Mr. Khashoggi a “sacrificial animal” before his murder. The U.N. report urged an F.B.I. investigation into the slaying. But in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump said the episode had already been thoroughly investigated. He said the Middle East is “a vicious, hostile place” and noted that Saudi Arabia is an important trading partner with the United States. “I only say they spend $400...
  • What do the Saudis REALLY want from us in the Trump/MbS era?

    06/06/2019 8:16:12 AM PDT · by G-Pol · 14 replies
    June 6, 2019 | Self
    I am troubled by this administration's almost obsessive embrace of Saudi Arabia. I am even more troubled by conservative media's failure to challenge that embrace. Most conservative media outlets state the following narrative regarding Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia is no longer our enemy. It has become our ally. Thanks to President Trump's hard resolve to fight radical Islamic terrorism, King Salman has appointed his son, MbS, to institute widespread reforms, prosecute pro-terrorist elements, and consolidate an 'Arab NATO' alliance that is intended to contain terrorism and its sponsors in Iran and Turkey. Those who oppose Saudi Arabia now are useful...
  • Alleged UAE spy under investigation for possible links to Jamal Khashoggi killing found dead ...

    04/29/2019 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/29/19 07:45 AM EDT | By Chris Mills Rodrigo
    FULL TITLE: Alleged UAE spy under investigation for possible links to Jamal Khashoggi killing found dead in Turkish jail =========================================================== An alleged spy for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) being investigated for possible links to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was found dead in his Turkish jail cell, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Turkish prosecutors on Monday said wardens had found the suspect, Zaki Y.M. Hassan, hanged inside his solitary cell in Istanbul’s Silivri prison, according to the newspaper, which added that prosecutors are calling for an investigation into the death. Turkish authorities were reportedly investigating Hassan and...
  • Top House Republican blasts Trump for ignoring Congress on Khashoggi report

    02/09/2019 12:08:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2019 | Dave Boyer
    The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee joined Democrats Saturday in criticizing President Trump’s failure to send a report to Congress on the murder of Saudi Arabian dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas said he is “deeply troubled” by the administration’s failure to meet the deadline on Friday for submitting a report on the slaying that is linked to the Saudi royal family. The White House said in a statement that Congress can’t force the president to act. “Consistent with the previous administration’s position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his...
  • Oh, Boy: WaPo Is Spending Big Money Dropping a Political Ad During The Super Bowl

    02/02/2019 3:33:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    For the first time ever, The Washington Post is airing a Super Bowl commercial during Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The 60 second spot will air during the fourth quarter, shortly before the two minute warning. According to the news outlet , the ad is narrated by actor Tom Hanks and the message focuses on the danger journalists face. The theme is, "Democracy Dies in Darkness." Hanks was chosen as the voice for the ad because of his role as former WaPo Executive Editor Ben Bradlee in "The Post," which focused on...
  • US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

    01/20/2019 1:34:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Yahoo "news" ^ | January 19, 2019 | AFP
    A key US senator on Saturday said the Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder and must be "dealt with", as he threatened new sanctions. Republican Lindsey Graham, an influential ally of President Donald Trump, has previously said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the grisly killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi in October. "I have concluded that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States cannot move forward until MBS has been dealt with," Graham said, using the initials for the crown prince. Graham also threatened new sanctions against those suspected of involvement...
  • Bombshell: New Info Says Jamal Khashoggi Was A Foreign Influence Agent

    12/27/2018 11:28:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/27/2018 | Jim Hanson
    Jamal Khashoggi’s op-eds published in the very influential Washington Post certainly qualify as attempts to change U.S. policy against Saudi Arabia and in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Washington Post has caused itself a major scandal since it has come to light they and their martyred “reformer” Jamal Khashoggi were publishing anti-Saudi propaganda for Qatar. They tried to bury this in a pre-Christmas Saturday news dump, but that can’t stop the damage this will do to their reputation.“Text messages between Khashoggi and an executive at Qatar Foundation International show that the executive, Maggie Mitchell Salem, at times shaped the...
  • Khashoggi: Qatari Asset in Life; Qatari Asset in Death

    12/27/2018 5:28:20 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    SSG ^ | December 23, 2018 | David Reaboi
    When Donald Trump announced that his first trip abroad as president would take him to Saudi Arabia and to Israel, it was a signal that the new administration had returned America’s traditional alliances in the Middle East to their privileged status. For the prior eight years, the Obama White House had, in contrast, prioritized relations with these countries’ regional adversary in Iran and embraced the Islamic Republic’s regional allies, Turkey and Qatar, as key interlocutors and partners. The Obama administration also supported Islamist movements in the Middle East, principally the Muslim Brotherhood, that threated to topple regimes and instigate more...
  • What is next for the Washington Post after being deceived by Qatar?

    12/26/2018 6:33:24 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 26 replies
    Alarabiya ^ | December 25, 2018 | Staff writer
    After the revelations from The Washington Post which cast doubt on the authenticity and credibility of pieces they published under late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s name, analysts are questioning what’s next for the newspaper and how they will handle the fall-out from their coverage.
  • Our Saudi Problem Didn’t Begin with Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

    10/24/2018 7:27:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Khashoggi’s murder is only a symptom of a much bigger problem. The biggest mistake the Trump administration made in the Jamal Khashoggi case occurred while Khashoggi was still alive: letting Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, think he could get away with something so heinous — and so heinously stupid. But the bell was rung, as it were, and there is no way to unring it. The Saudis surely made everything worse by lying about it. But the aftermath is such a complicated mess because it illuminates decisions made long before Prince Mohammed’s goons brought a bone saw to...
  • Senate set to vote on competing Saudi Arabia measures; McConnell urges restraint

    12/12/2018 9:27:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    With the chamber set to take up two competing measures denouncing Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday morning urged his colleagues to show restraint and embrace a more modest bill that would condemn Riyadh for the killing of a U.S. journalist but wouldn’t formally cut off all backing for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Speaking on the Senate floor, Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told fellow senators they should vote against a bipartisan bill that would end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Instead, he said lawmakers should...
  • Khashoggi's final words: I can't breathe [per CNN source]

    12/09/2018 7:33:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 04:33 | Ben Ariel
    “I can’t breathe” were the final words uttered by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, a source briefed on the investigation into his killing told CNN on Sunday. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to murder the journalist. During the course of the gruesome scene, the source describes Khashoggi struggling against a group...
  • ‘We don’t want him here’: Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit

    12/02/2018 11:55:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-2-2018 | Anthony Faiola, Anne Gearan
    The legions of protesters demonstrating at a leaders summit here have unfurled a sea of standard-issue signs, ranging from “No to Imperialism” to “Yankees Go Home.” But a newer rallying cry also appeared on a smattering of homemade posters. “Mohammed bin Salman, Assassin!” For Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Group of 20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires has amounted to a key test: his first appearance at a major international event since the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi who was a frequent critic of the kingdom’s de facto leader.
  • Street by Saudi US embassy could be renamed 'Jamal Khashoggi Way'

    12/01/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Local officials in a Washington neighborhood have voted to rename a street outside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in honor of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. If approved by the city council, the advisory commission’s measure means a stretch of road going past the expansive embassy building in the upscale Foggy Bottom neighborhood would be ceremonially renamed “Jamal Khashoggi Way.” Khashoggi, a US resident, was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. […] According to CNN, the idea to change the street’s name started about a month ago following an online petition. …
  • Senate defies Trump and votes to punish Saudis for Khashoggi slaying

    11/28/2018 9:47:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    LATimes ^ | Nov. 28,l 2018 | AP
    Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 63 to 37 to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but to the Trump administration, which has been clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing.
  • IS TRUMP NOW THE SHERIFF OF SAUDI ARABIA? Responsible for resolving Khashoggi murder?

    11/27/2018 3:31:54 AM PST · by Moseley · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 27, 2018 | Jonathon A Moseley
    President Donald Trump is failing as the sheriff of Saudi Arabia, we are instructed to believe. We are scolded that Trump must prosecute a murder of a Saudi citizen, Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, inside Turkey. Who knew that the U.S. president must prosecute crimes in foreign countries? Yet Trump apparently cannot give orders to his own attorney general or the U.S. Department of Justice. The left is outraged, in full hysteria mode, that Trump wanted to tell DOJ to prosecute Hillary Clinton. Our president is the chief law enforcement officer of Saudi Arabia, we are told, but certainly not of the...