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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:46 AM

Trump calls MBS his 'friend' -- 18 months to the day after Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Source: Washington Post

Trump calls MBS his ‘friend’ — 18 months to the day after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

By Fred Hiatt
Editorial page editor
April 5, 2020 at 6:09 p.m. EDT

No doubt President Trump was unaware of the significance of the date he chose to salute “my friend MBS.”

No doubt Trump had no idea that it was the year-and-a-half-anniversary of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

But, yes, Trump’s tweet came 18 months to the day after his “friend MBS” — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — had a hit squad murder Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. A hit squad that included forensic doctor Salah Mohammed Tubaigy, who brought his bone saw with him from Riyadh.

You probably remember the outlines of the story. A respected Saudi journalist living in Virginia and writing columns for The Post, Khashoggi had visited the consulate the previous week seeking paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz. He had been told, no problem, come back the following Tuesday — Oct. 2, 2018.

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And now, as though to mark a year and a half of Saudi nose-thumbing, Trump is prostrating himself again. The reason: As a pandemic imperils the American economy, the Saudis have threatened to devastate the U.S. oil industry further by flooding the market with cheap oil.

“Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I expect & hope that they will be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil & gas industry!” Trump tweeted on Thursday.

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:48 AM

1. I have always suspected trump knew

Before his killing MBS was after him , and was told this by CIA or others and did nothing to stop it. He approved it instead. That's trump's pattern.

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