Americans are rightfully outraged as they learn about how a Saudi national living as a legal resident in the USA while working as a journalist for the Washington Post, managed to disappear from sight after entering a Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey.
There is a business conference being hosted by Saudi Arabia that American companies are backing out of, as more becomes known about the alleged murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the 2nd of October 2018. It appears that there were Saudi operatives sent to its embassy in Istanbul by MBS/ the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to await the arrival of Mr. Khashoggi, and after his arrival, to murder and dismember him, and then to return to Riyadh. Purportedly, there’s a video showing him entering the embassy but there is none detailing his exit as his fiancee had been waiting for him outside. He had gone to the embassy/ consulate to obtain a document certifying he divorced his ex-wife.
US and Turkish officials have told The Washington Post that there are audio and video recordings proving Khashoggi was tortured and murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Can you believe that in a 10/11/18 FOX TV interview, that the republican President Donald Trump boldly described that the relations between the US and Saudi Arabia, as being excellent? His immediate reaction was to worry about an arms deal that the Sauds have promised but not yet purchased. This is a projection over a deal that has not been consummated/ closed.
Another important point is that there have been new reports about how the US intelligence community had picked up chatter involving officials from Saudi Arabia planning his abduction. It would be standard for the US president to have been notified. Thus, there is the question as to why Mr. Khashoggi and others with a need to know, had not been informed.
Here’s the rest of the story…
On October 11, 2018, Zachary Bazu of Axios penned the following report, “Companies back away from Saudi conference over missing journalist”
“A number of companies and individuals are backing away from doing business with Saudi Arabia until more answers are provided on the whereabouts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who unnamed Turkish officials believe was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. There is also speculation that Khashoggi’s disappearance is connected to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS).”
“The big picture: As Axios’ Dan Primack previewed on Monday, many of the world’s largest prospective financial deals involve Saudi Arabia and are predicated on trust in MBS as a reformer.”