I don’t get the brouhaha over Saudi Housekeeping activities. Saudi Intelligence killed a intelligence officer acting under cover as a journalist. Sucks to be him. It’s not the way the United States does things, but so what? This has nothing to do with the US. What gives us the high ground to complain?
There are many examples throughout history of sovereign expressions of displeasure. The Inquisition of the Catholic Church killed thousands. King Edward I, of England, had William Wallace hanged, disemboweled, and drawn and quartered. The only thing that has changed over the years is the level of sophistication.
Chilling dossier that PROVES Khashoggi wasn’t Saudis’ only victim: Journalist’s ‘horrific murder’ follows the disappearance of THREE exiled royal princes as the House of Saud hunts down its dissidents overseas
- Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after walking into Saudi consulate
- Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said fresh paint found in the building
- Dossier now shows Khashoggi’s disappearance followed three other incidents
PUBLISHED: 17:08 EDT, 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 05:30 EDT, 18 October 2018
At 1.14pm on October 2, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and off the face of this Earth. He vanished as if he had never existed. But the fallout from his disappearance grows by the day.
It is now widely believed that Mr Khashoggi was killed in the building by members of a 15-strong Saudi regime hit squad that had flown into the city earlier the same day.
On Monday, police and prosecutors inspected the consulate building in Istanbul for more than eight hours.
Now Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said they found fresh paint in the building where Mr Khashoggi vanished.
Palestinians regularly fire rockets indiscriminately into Israel. The reaction, yawn.
ISIS is currently holding 700 hostages and promising to execute them. Red Sox won last night. How ’bout them Red Sox!
Over a dozen Mexican journalists have been killed this year. Where is the outcry among libs?
In 2018 four Russian journalists have died under suspicious circumstances. Crickets.
There is a reason each nation is free to promulgate their own laws and system of justice. I believe the US system is an example to all. It is not the only system. Nations are free to pursue their own destiny. In the Khashoggi case, I’m not even sure the Turks have a bitch coming. Whatever took place happened within the Saudi Arabian Consulate, sovereign Saudi territory. It’s not nice to piss off the King.
Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest? (sometimes expressed as troublesome or meddlesome priest)
is an utterance attributed to Henry II of England, which led to the death of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170. While it was not expressed as an order, it caused four knights to travel from Normandy to Canterbury, where they killed Becket.
The phrase is now used to express the idea that a ruler’s wish can be interpreted as a command by his or her subordinates.
Be careful what you wish for!