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As he boarded a flight to Montana for a political rally, Trump was asked by a journalist whether he believed Khashoggi was dead.

“It certainly looks that way to me,” he said. “It’s very sad.”

He added that Saudi Arabia could face a “very severe” U.S. response depending on the results of probes that include a self-run investigation by the kingdom into the disappearance of Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and Washington Post contributing columnist, was last seen in public entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

 

Trump said the White House expected to have a Saudi account of the Khashoggi case “very soon.”

“And I think we’ll be making a statement, a very strong statement. But, we’re waiting for the results of about three different investigations, and we should be able to get to the bottom fairly soon,” said Trump, apparently referring to inquiries by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/turkish-investigators-expand-search-for-missing-journalist-to-forest-farm-outside-istanbul/2018/10/18/55328548-d243-11e8-a4db-184311d27129_story.html?utm_term=.97bc35b7051c

 

That was October 18th ..... I guess "fairly soon" could mean a few more weeks.

 

I just really dontr want this to just go by the wayside. Trump and Graham talk big stick for sound bites but then dont do ****.

 

US selectively employing its brand of "diplomacy" based on who did the criminal act is so ****ing hypocritical and weak looking.

 

 

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It wasn’t immediately clear whether the move was initiated by Washington or Riyadh, both of which are anticipating a tougher congressional stance on the war. Several of the individuals, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that had not been made public, said the move was prompted at least in part by the Saudi military's increased aerial refueling capability.

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But the officials are also frustrated that they are blamed for atrocities in a conflict in which they believe they have a minor supporting role and often little ability to shape. U.S. tanker activity represents only about a fifth of overall refueling activity for the coalition’s campaign over Yemen, according to the Defense Department.

 

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Oh...**** you Donald.  Somehow I knew this was Turkey's end game.

 

Trump administration's reported effort to 'barter' a US resident to convince Turkey to ramp down Khashoggi probe stuns foreign-policy veterans

 

https://amp.businessinsider.com/trump-fethullah-gulen-turkey-khashoggi-experts-stunned-2018-11

 

Trump administration's reported effort to 'barter' a US resident to convince Turkey to ramp down Khashoggi probe stuns foreign-policy veterans

Sonam Sheth  John Haltiwanger 

Nov 15, 2018, 3:14 PM

   

President Donald Trump.

Christian Hartmann/Reuters

National-security and foreign-policy veterans were floored by a bombshell report that the US weighed extraditing one of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's biggest enemies to get Turkey to ease up on its investigation into the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkey is furious at the Saudi government for carrying out Khashoggi's murder at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.

The White House reportedly floated the idea of booting out Fethullah Gulen, an exiled Turkish cleric and legal US resident, in exchange for Ankara backing off the Khashoggi inquiry.

"This is the Trump administration seeking to barter away a US resident who has lived here legally for years," Ned Price, a former senior director of the National Security Council, told INSIDER.

"If the White House seriously considered it, it shows to what lengths the [Jared] Kushner camp was willing to go to protect [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] in Riyadh," said another foreign-policy expert.

 

Yeah assholes, let's send a critic of dictatorship to his certain death to prevent that dictatorship from criticizing another dictatorship that murdered a different American resident for criticizing dictatorship. Such a beacon of democracy... F U, you gawdamm traitors!

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49 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

Yeah assholes, let's send a critic of dictatorship to his certain death to prevent that dictatorship from criticizing another dictatorship that murdered a different American resident for criticizing dictatorship. Such a beacon of democracy... F U, you gawdamm traitors!

It's okay, they're not citizens.  Or billionaires.

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