BREAKING: Saudis Getting Ready to Admit that Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed

The country is preparing a report that the journalist died in a botched interrogation.

Reuters is reporting that Saudi Arabia is working on a report that admits that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in an interrogation gone wrong.

There's not much detail yet, but two sources have made known the existence of the report:

One source cautioned that the report was still being prepared and could change, CNN said. The other source said the report would likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and that those involved will be held responsible, the cable news outlet said.

No one has seen Khashoggi since he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and much speculation has floated around about what happened to the Washington Post columnist. The disappearance has inflamed tensions between Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

It will be interesting to see what's in the report when it comes out. Stay tuned.

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Dave_A
Dave_A

Before he worked for the Post, he was well connected with Saudi intelligence & Al Queda.

More or less he's as much a journalist as the fictional James Bond was an export broker.

MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

The only thing of interest that may or may not be in that report is if they say why he was killed, and if they actually killed him. Other reports say he was a Muslim Brotherhood member, and if that is true, and he was working against Saudi Arabia, that tells me all I need to know. I'm just not that concerned about this "reporter", but I am concerned that someone may be trying to undermine Saudi Arabi's alliance with Israel. The first one who comes to mind is the dictator, named Erdogan. So, if you want to buy into this, go ahead.

Evan0311
Evan0311

What I don't understand is why people care. This is what the Saudis do. They're savages, and they behave like savages. This journalist wasn't American, he was a savage and killed by his own savage people - a nation that beheads people for "witchcraft". And as unpleasant as it may be, we need the Saudis for geopolitical reasons that are far more pressing than the murder of a single reporter for no good reason. This isn't an incident worth discussing, this is just the media being overly self-important and disrupting geopolitics because of it. I don't care about some dead turk - he was a Saudi subject, not an American. They kill an American journalist, then let the bombs start to fly, but until then we have no reason to care.

aprilmoon
aprilmoon

I honestly do not think the Trump administration is prepared to deal with this. Adequately or inadequately. If you are going for pragmatic transactional politics, sure, it isn't our problem, other than guy was a legal here. And is not subject to same outrage as if it were a citizen. On the other hand, if you can't even defend your own transactional policies, who the heck is going to trust you about anything?