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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: AngryCymraeg
I don't see it that way. Its just that it is what it is.
In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.” The friendship endured with Jamal Khashoggi following Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. Khashoggi credited Adel Batterjee, listed at one time as one of “the world’s foremost terrorist financiers” by the Treasury Department, with bringing him to Afghanistan to report on the fighting. The media calls Khashoggi a journalist, but his writings from 80s Afghanistan read as Jihadist propaganda with titles like, "Arab Mujahadeen in Afghanistan II: Exemplifies the Unity of Islamic Ummah". And when Osama bin Laden set up Al Qaeda, he called Khashoggi with the details. After Afghanistan, Jamal Khashoggi went to work as a media adviser for former Saudi intel boss, Prince Turki bin Faisal, alleged to have links to Al Qaeda. Those allegations came from, among others, Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged twentieth hijacker.
originally posted by: Archivalist
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: carewemust
Having killed that someone they broke international law , this is about more than just the killing of Khashoggi.
I wonder how often this happens somewhere in the world? She we determine that, and "punish" all nations who have murdered one of their own citizens?
""punish" all nations who have murdered one of their own citizens?"
originally posted by: CajunMetal
110 billion is a drop in the bucket compared to our overall budget etc.
Not only that, but it would take YEARS maybe decades for SA to just switch to a different arms supplier. It’s not like a military infrastructure based on US equipment is universally compatible/interchangeable w Russian or Chinese.
More importantly, to me anyways, is how cozy the Trump family is with someone who
allegedly masterminded such a murder, silencing decenting journalism, when he is currently and actively trying to restrict our own.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
originally posted by: soberbacchus
a reply to: shooterbrody
You are confused between money and troops.
If you want to hit Saudi Arabia where it hurts, you do it in dollars.
I am not confused.
I would prefer we get out of the middle east all together!
originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
The issue here is that Saudi Arabia has grossly violated human rights and this incident just showcases it. We have no business to sell weapons of mass destruction to people with so little regard for human life.