Khashoggi

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, finally acknowledged his responsibility for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi after almost a year of denial.

“It happened under my watch,” the crown prince, commonly referred to by his initials MBS, said to PBS Frontline journalist Martin Smith. “I get all the responsibility because it happened under my watch.”

On October 2, 2018, Khashoggi was seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey’s Istanbul. Once inside, he was brutally killed and dismembered by Saudi state agents.

His remains has never been located or recovered.

Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), the de-facto ruler of the oil-rich kingdom, was viewed by the West as a reformer and progressive prince.

However, the murder of Khashoggi has significantly tarnished his image as the incident brought a worldwide condemnation.

Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan, has ordered his officials to investigate the murder; demanding that all those involved must be tried in Turkey.

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And an assassination attempt in Saudi Arabia of the King and MBS was reported…
Interesting timing? It failed.

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@jeffglobal, strange it failed. Plus strange all.

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Ah the wahhabists who are being purged don’t like it…
For Kashogi, he was Muslim Brotherhood…
No surprise ErDOG makes a big case of it…
MBS is obviously into pest control and reforms the cockroaches don’t like.
Chop-chop square must be overbooked in the coming months

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Micheal de Burca

“It happened under my watch” .Now look what my henchmen ,sorry these criminals, have gone and done behind my back to poor Mr Khassoggi . I must write myself a memo “stop being so naïve, MBS “.

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@Micheal, he means that he accepts political responsibility.

But I share Your doubts. But … maybe… he did not know.

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he means the political responsibility. no more IMHO.

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Exact.

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At Marg bar jomhuri Eslami, mon mami, please make a new account. Or or better renew the old. I have mail about your answer – while it is not shown here.

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Alicia Keez

Doesn’t matter whether it was political responsibility or personal that fact was that he denied it for a year and now admits when everyone knew already. So why deny the obvious. When a major issue happens within a corporation or company the CEO as a representative is deemed responsible because of his failure to make sure company policy was adhered to. When you are the CEO of the country, so to speak, then you must accept responsibility and fall on your sword. That’s the way it is and has always been in modern times

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The embassy being KSA territory, the trial can’t happen in Turkey.
I wouldn’t be too surprised if it ends with death penalties : dead men tell no tales…

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And frankly, who cares what Erdogan says?