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  • Vanity: Remember CNN Covered up Saddam's Brutality

    10/22/2018 1:37:01 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 10 replies
    A FreeRepublic exclusive vanity post | 10/22/18 | pepsi_junkie
    As I read CNN trying to get Trump by playing up the apparent murder of a Saudi citizen by the Saudi government, I'm reminded that in 2003 CNN and the NY Times both admitted that they hid all sorts of atrocities being committed by Saddam Hussein in exchange for access. They admitted that Saddam and his sons told them in advance of planned assassinations that they didn't report. They admitted that they knew of instances of torture and brutality against not just Iraqi's but even against their own cameraman in one torture instance and they kept all that quiet too....
  • Bipartisan Chorus Calls for Punishing Saudis as Trump Accuses Them of ‘Deception’

    10/22/2018 5:43:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 21, 2018 | Mark Landler and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from both parties made clear on Sunday that they wanted to see Saudi Arabia punished for the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Trump shifted his tone again on the issue and joined the lawmakers in expressing doubt about the Saudi government’s account of the death. “Obviously, there’s been deception and there’s been lies,” Mr. Trump said in a telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post. “Their stories are all over the place.” The president’s response to the Saudi accounts has likewise changed from day to day. Speaking to The New York...
  • Trump: 'FAKE NEWS' that Pompeo heard tape of Saudi journalist's death

    10/19/2018 11:02:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/18 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump on Friday denied a report that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heard an audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was never given or shown a Transcript or Video of the Saudi Consulate event. FAKE NEWS!" Trump tweeted. The president's comments come one day after ABC News reported Pompeo listened to the recording and was given a transcript of it during meetings this week in Turkey scheduled in response to Khashoggi's disappearance. Trump administration officials have repeatedly denied the report, which was based on the account of...
  • Is Tulsi Gabbard The Latest 2020 Democrat Hopeful?

    10/21/2018 2:51:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2018 | Karen Townsend
    Is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard preparing for a run in the 2020 Democrat primary for president? The Hawaiian representative is the first Hindu to serve in Congress and an Iraqi war veteran. She’s also a Bernie Bro anti-war progressive who has even managed to get sideways with Hawaii’s teacher union. That takes some doing for a Democrat to lose the endorsement of a teacher’s union. She was one of just three representatives and the only Democrat who refused to condemn Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s genocidal chemical attack on his own people. After the attack, Gabbard traveled to Syria to meet...
  • Washington Post: Conservatives raising doubts about Khashoggi to protect Trump

    10/21/2018 2:42:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/20/2018 | By Sophie Tatum
    Some conservatives have been peddling smears against missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an effort to cushion President Donald Trump from blowback over his handling of the situation with Saudi Arabia, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Efforts to raise questions about Khashoggi have made their way to Capitol Hill, where a group of House Republicans have been circulating articles from conservative outlets that tie the missing journalist to the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden, the Post reported. Among those circulating such claims is Donald Trump Jr., who last week retweeted an unsubstantiated claim insinuating Khashoggi is a terrorist sympathizer....
  • Censorship: Twitter silences Kurdish journalism while claiming commitment to free speech

    10/20/2018 9:24:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    The Region ^ | 19/10/2018 19:48 (10-19-18) | Meghan Bodette
    The debate over free speech and content policy on Twitter– like on other social media sites— is often centered on issues relevant to political and cultural debates in the United States, where the company is headquartered. Yet this discussion of hypothetical censorship obscures the fact that company policies today are already used to silence important voices— journalists reporting from Kurdistan, who provide key information on political and military developments there at great personal risk.  While Twitter is a safer platform for Kurdish reporters and supporters of the Kurdish cause than sites like Facebook— which ban pages and accounts for posting photos of the...
  • Was Khashoggi Murdered or was it an HONOR KILLING?

    10/19/2018 8:52:25 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 37 replies
    19 Oct 18 | hapnHal
    Khashoggi was engaged at the time of his disappearance, having been married once before to a Saudi woman, with no children. The Washington Post columnist was last seen in public entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey to obtain documents to marry his fiancée Well how about this............. Khashoggi was not murdered this was an HONOR killing which is permissible under Sharia law. Khashoggi was trying to get divorce papers so he could marry his new fiancée. You don't do that if you are a Muslim.... End of story
  • Why Is Khashoggi Being Made The Defining Issue Of U.S. Foreign Policy?

    10/19/2018 4:13:16 PM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ben Weingarten
    Why has the media and much of the political establishment made the presumed murder of an Islamist Saudi dissident on Turkish soil a defining issue in American foreign policy? Jamal Khashoggi is not a U.S. citizen, despite his past residence in Virginia, nor is he a lover of liberty, despite his criticism of Saudi Arabia’s despotic regime. He previously served that regime as a mouthpiece for, and adviser to, the alleged al-Qaeda-tied Saudi intelligence leader Turki bin Faisal. Khashoggi mourned the death of Osama bin Laden, whom Khashoggi had been granted unusual levels of access for numerous interviews. Khashoggi was...
  • Iran providing Hezbollah with GPS-equipped weapons

    10/19/2018 9:13:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 10/19/18 20:43 | Elad Benari
    American and western intelligence sources believe Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, and that the deliveries now include Global Positioning System (GPS) components to make previously unguided rockets into precision guided-missiles, increasing the threat to Israel, Fox News reported on Friday. One of the Iranian flights arrived in Lebanon three days ago, officials told the news channel. Iran’s Fars Air Qeshm flight number QFZ-9950 departed Tehran International Airport on Tuesday at 9:33 a.m. local time, and flew to an unknown destination, according to flight data obtained by Fox News. Later in the day, the Boeing...
  • August 2018: The U.S. is wrong about the Muslim Brotherhood — and the Arab world is suffering for it

    10/19/2018 3:41:17 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2018 | Jamal Khashoggi
    During the Obama presidency, the U.S. administration was wary of the Muslim Brotherhood, which had come to power in Egypt after the country’s first-ever free elections. Despite his declared support for democracy and change in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab Spring, then-President Barack Obama did not take a strong position and reject the coup against President-elect Mohamed Morsi. The coup, as we know, led to the military’s return to power in the largest Arab country — along with tyranny, repression, corruption and mismanagement. That is the conclusion that David D. Kirkpatrick arrives at in his excellent...
  • US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

    10/18/2018 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a victory for U.S. Ambassador David Friedman. He had long sought to end the Jerusalem consulate’s independent status but had faced resistance from within the State Department. Friedman’s push picked up steam in May after the Trump administration moved the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem...
  • Jordan jumps on Trump bandwagon leaving PLO way behind

    10/18/2018 9:46:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/18 | David Singer
    The Trump bandwagon is swinging into top gear--with Jordan in the box seat and the PLO left flailing way behind. Any lingering thought that the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) would have any role to play in President Trump’s soon to-be-released peace plan has vanished - after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that $165 million had been deducted from funding to the PLO because of its continuing “pay for slay” policy in breach of the Taylor Force Act. Jordan has now signalled its preparedness to replace the PLO by publicly supporting Trump in an article written in the Jordan Times...
  • Jamal Khashoggi Cheered Hamas' War on Israel

    10/19/2018 10:03:26 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | October 18, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you get your news from the media, then you will have heard that Jamal Khashoggi was a heroic reform who sought freedom for the region, and was brutally murdered to the strains of hip-hop music by a legion of Saudi assassins. And it was all recorded on his Apple Watch. If you're interested in the facts, instead of the fake news, you probably already know that Jamal Khashoggi was a Muslim Brotherhood leader and an old friend of Osama bin Laden. He's being mourned by the media that backed the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Left Uses Khashoggi as Latest Vehicle to Tarnish Trump

    10/18/2018 11:00:01 PM PDT · by onyx · 15 replies
    RUSH: Okay. Let me zero in on the situation involving the death of the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who’s now being referred to as a lovable, little teddy bear-type guy in the New York Times. There is… and I know I went through this the other day. But I am continuing to see it, and this is what makes me suspicious of this story, folks. You know, I read my tech blogs. I read everything. There are still people attempting via their reporting to suggest that there is a recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi from his...
  • Saudi Arabia Weighs Blaming Intelligence Official for Khashoggi Killing

    10/18/2018 12:28:38 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 18, 2018 | David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard
    ISTANBUL — The rulers of Saudi Arabia are considering blaming a top intelligence official close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, three people with knowledge of the Saudi plans said Thursday. The plan to assign blame to Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a high-ranking adviser to the crown prince, would be an extraordinary recognition of the magnitude of international backlash to hit the kingdom since the death of Mr. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident. A resident of Virginia and contributor to The Washington Post, Mr. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul 16...
  • Palestine, the occupation and the resistance for beginners [Khashoggi hates Jews]

    10/18/2018 11:56:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 7/20/2014 | Jamal Khashoggi, non-citizen of the USA, columnist for the Washington comPost
    ....Israel does not need the love of the Arabs nor does it need to convince them of its right to exist in their midst. It knows that its existence is outside the context of history and logic and that it came into being by force, it will live by force and it will die by force. Consequently, it will have to live with its finger on the trigger... ....this doctrine is still alive. It is exactly what the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is implementing so faithfully in Gaza today, in the footsteps of his predecessors. In brief, and...
  • Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case ‘dies in car accident’: Report

    10/18/2018 9:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    A Turkish newspaper reported on Oct. 18 that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a “suspicious car accident” in Riyadh. Mashal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant of the Saudi Royal Air Forces, was among the 15 suspects who arrived and left Turkey on Oct. 2 after going to Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate when Khashoggi visited there, according to daily Yeni Şafak. The newspaper said sources did not release any details about the traffic accident in Riyadh and Bostani’s role in the “murder” was not yet clear. Daily Hürriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi...
  • The Khashoggi Scandal: Context Matters; The goal is still to roll back Iranian influence

    10/18/2018 8:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2018 | Seth J. Frantzman
    The disappearance of Saudi journalist and former kingdom insider Jamal Khashoggi sent shockwaves across the Middle East and Washington. On October 10, President Donald Trump said that the US was “demanding” answers after the writer went missing while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday. American Senators and congressmen have urged the White House to support an investigation into the missing man’s whereabouts and Vice President Mike Pence has offered FBI support. U.S.–Saudi relations, which have warmed under Trump after being on the rocks during the...
  • MSNBC's Johnson: Trump Doesn't Care about Khashoggi Because He Was 'Brown'

    10/18/2018 3:12:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson accused President Trump of racism Wednesday night in his analysis of Trump's reaction to the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of agents of the Saudi government. For good measure, Johnson has suggested that Trump is an admirer of murderers. Appearing on Ari Melber's MSNBC show The Beat, Johnson imagined President Trump stating that, concerning Khashoggi: "I don't care, it was a brown journalist."
  • Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

    10/18/2018 10:54:31 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 22 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 17, 2018 | Scott Ritter
    Until recently the United States viewed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as a major threat to regional stability in the Middle East. Barack Obama made it a mission to roll back ISIS’s territorial and propagandistic gain, and Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “kick ISIS’s ass.” The United States expended considerable effort, both military and political, in a campaign to defeat the terror group in Iraq and, to a lesser extent, Syria. But there is also no doubt that the bulk of the effort came from Iran, not the United States. Without Iranian involvement, ISIS...