This story is truly shocking.
The Saudi Arabian columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critical pieces about his country for the Washington Post, disappeared on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get permission to divorce his first wife so he could marry his fiancée.
He was apparently killed, almost certainly on the orders of, or with the knowledge of, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. There are reliable reports of 15 Saudis arriving in Turkey right before Khashoggi was killed and leaving soon thereafter; this is likely to have been an “assassination squad.” The mind reels.
On 15 October, CNN reported that Saudi Arabia was about to admit to the killing, but would claim that it was an “interrogation gone bad,” as opposed to a targeted…
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