Death of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 10:50 AM

Anyone following this story? After a CIA briefing, seems like Graham and other senators are saying there’s no way Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order (or at least knew it was happening) the death of the American journalist in turkey. 

Will the Saudi’s finally be held accountable for something? Or will we continue on once again like nothing happened? 


like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 10:55 AM
posted by SportsAndLady

Anyone following this story? After a CIA briefing, seems like Graham and other senators are saying there’s no way Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order (or at least knew it was happening) the death of the American journalist in turkey. 

Will the Saudi’s finally be held accountable for something? Or will we continue on once again like nothing happened? 

Probably not unfortunately.  The saudis can go fuck themselves.  It is also ridiculous that the briefing was limited to a small group of Senators.  

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 11:03 AM

I think I might be the only one that doesnt care about this?  Its terrible that the guy got taken out but for the US media to stand on this guys grave to make a political point is stupid.  1,000 US citizens get murdered in Chicago a year and dont hear about that.  This guy was not a citizen.  Not sure why he gets all this attention.  Our government takes out people all over the world.  We shouldnt throw stones in our glass house.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 11:13 AM

Apparently a foreigner was killed by foreigners in a foreign country.  I am not sure exactly what we should do so as to limit harm to America’s interests.

 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 11:21 AM

As Trump has said, nothing will be done about it.  If anyone questions how Saudi Arabia feels about the US, just look at the roster of the 9/11 hijackers.  15 of the 19 came from the kingdom.  Saudi Arabia is not our friend and is not a country we should support or do business with.  That may cost us some in our economy, but I believe we could work without them in the long run if we chose.  Instead of selling them military equipment, we need to ensure our plan to take on the Saudis is always up to date and trained for.  This prince is a snake masqurading as a reformer.  

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 11:51 AM

Oh I think the prince knew exactly what was going to happen to that journalist. Whether he gave the actual command to have the guy killed can be disputed. But in my mind, he didn't use his position to put a stop to it regardless and as such is as guilty as Charles Manson. 
I also think that the US needs to start dismantling its relations with SA. How far it should take it and how quickly? I don't know. People who follow foreign policy much more closely than I do would have better judgement than me.

fish82 Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 2:07 PM

He worked in America, but he wasn't an "American Journalist," FWIW. He was a Saudi citizen. 

Still waiting for someone to tell me why I'm supposed to give a shit that Prince Whatshisfuck killed one of his own citizens in Turkey.

For better or worse, we're in bed with the kingdom, and there isn't a reasonable or feasible way to extricate ourselves. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 4:21 PM
posted by fish82

For better or worse, we're in bed with the kingdom, and there isn't a reasonable or feasible way to extricate ourselves. 

Why do you say this?  I don' think it is true.  I believe we can extricate ourselves from business with Saudi Arabia.  Continuing only funds a state that is backward as can be and with many citizens who hate the US to a point where they are willing to die over it.  A horrible country to consider and ally.  

fish82 Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 5:26 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Why do you say this?  I don' think it is true.  I believe we can extricate ourselves from business with Saudi Arabia.  Continuing only funds a state that is backward as can be and with many citizens who hate the US to a point where they are willing to die over it.  A horrible country to consider and ally.  

They're hardly our worst ally. Unclench the pearls for christsakes.

geeblock Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 5:34 PM
posted by Spock

I think I might be the only one that doesnt care about this?  Its terrible that the guy got taken out but for the US media to stand on this guys grave to make a political point is stupid.  1,000 US citizens get murdered in Chicago a year and dont hear about that.  This guy was not a citizen.  Not sure why he gets all this attention.  Our government takes out people all over the world.  We shouldnt throw stones in our glass house.

Reps for the use of “What about Chicago?”  Very creative. This is usually only reserved for when unarmed blacks are killed by police. Bravo 

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 5:50 PM
posted by geeblock

Reps for the use of “What about Chicago?”  Very creative. This is usually only reserved for when unarmed blacks are killed by police. Bravo 

GTFOH........sure its the knee jerk reaction comparison about 99% of the time but damn it works well.  For anyone to ignore or downplay the massive uncivil environment that the leftist government of that city has created is an idiot or an idealogue

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 6:49 PM

LOL....so for Spock and QO, the difference between "don't care" and "outrage" is somewhere between 1 and 4 dead bodies....

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 6:57 PM

I can update the thread title to remove American. I swear I remember reading he was American. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 7:05 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

I can update the thread title to remove American. I swear I remember reading he was American. 

Resident, but not citizen.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018 7:13 PM
posted by justincredible

Resident, but not citizen.

Ahh okay. Thanks that’s what I read. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 6, 2018 10:15 AM
posted by gut

LOL....so for Spock and QO, the difference between "don't care" and "outrage" is somewhere between 1 and 4 dead bodies....

 

The assassination of Seth Rich, for cover up purposes, has me a tad outraged.

Spock Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 6, 2018 10:23 AM
posted by gut

LOL....so for Spock and QO, the difference between "don't care" and "outrage" is somewhere between 1 and 4 dead bodies....

the amount doesnt matter, its people that want to stand on a persons grave to make a political point.....its disgusting and the left does it 100% of the time and nobody calls them out on it.  

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 6, 2018 10:32 AM
posted by Spock

I think I might be the only one that doesnt care about this?  Its terrible that the guy got taken out but for the US media to stand on this guys grave to make a political point is stupid.  1,000 US citizens get murdered in Chicago a year and dont hear about that.  This guy was not a citizen.  Not sure why he gets all this attention.  Our government takes out people all over the world.  We shouldnt throw stones in our glass house.

You're always talking about "our government takes people out all over the world" or "our government meddles in elections all the time",.  I'm not denying those things may happen.  I have no idea.  But I am very curious as to where you get your insight.  Are you former CIA or something.  Otherwise, just saying something doesn't make it so. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Dec 6, 2018 11:51 AM
posted by Spock

the amount doesnt matter, its people that want to stand on a persons grave to make a political point.....its disgusting and the left does it 100% of the time and nobody calls them out on it.  

 

posted by QuakerOats

 

The assassination of Seth Rich, for cover up purposes, has me a tad outraged.


LOL!

 

 

superman Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 6, 2018 11:57 AM
posted by Heretic

 

posted by QuakerOats

 

The assassination of Seth Rich, for cover up purposes, has me a tad outraged.


LOL!

 

 

 


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