|Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman|
President Trump is very bad at picking people to work for him. But his worst mistake, along with that of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, may have been his move to get close to the sloppy, impulsive madman Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, who appears to have ordered the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Journalists have been killed before but never with footprints tracking back to a national leader who ordered the hit. Suspicions, yes. But never a direct link. And certainly not the killing of a columnist of a mainstream paper of the global Empire. Terrorists in backwoods do this but not a major leader. But MBS is reckless, crazed and sloppy.
In November of last year, I wrote in the EPJ Daily Alert:
At the time, Trump tweeted full support for the Saudi King and MBS after the insane purge:
I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2017
The MBS connection could become the real undoing of Trump. Mainstream media is not going to forget the killing of one of its own and that Trump and Kushner are close to MBS, it makes it way too convenient to tie the three of them together and deliver them on a silver platter to the masses.
Here's the latest from The Washington Post:
The Turkish government has told U.S. officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul this month, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.
The recordings show that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi in the consulate after he walked in Oct. 2 to obtain an official document before his upcoming wedding, then killed him and dismembered his body, the officials said.
The audio recording in particular provides some of the most persuasive and gruesome evidence that the Saudi team is responsible for Khashoggi’s death, the officials said...
“You can hear his voice and the voices of men speaking Arabic,” this person said. “You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered.”
Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of
A close friend of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi tells @Isikoff and me that Saudi Crown Prince MBS may have felt emboldened by Trump’s anti-media rhetoric. “Trump hates journalists and he would not react if we kill one journalist,” says Khaled Saffuri. https://t.co/Q207QgVXFC— Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman) October 12, 2018
And now this:
NEW: @realdonaldtrump has longstanding business ties with Saudis & the Saudi government, which include recent upticks in Saudi business at 3 of his hotels. We explain, in the context of Trump's reaction to the Jamal Kashoggi disappearance. https://t.co/P2olLf1bHY— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) October 11, 2018