Trump Gives MBS A Thanksgiving Pardon

Ken AshfordCrime, Middle East, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Trump said “we may never know” the facts around the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while emphasizing that Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman have both “vigorously” denied any knowledge about the planning for his death

The CIA pins this directly on Mohammad bin Salman.  As do most other world intelligence agencies.  Trump ignores his own intelligence people.

First of all, as an “official statement”, this is terrible.  Exclamation points?  Campaign slogans?  WTF???

Trump is declaring his decision on how to (not) respond to Khashoggi killing while openly conceding he doesn’t have all the facts yet.

Trump also is repeating his false claim about a $450 B Saudi purchase order. It is not true. It is merely a letter of intent.  He also throws in the slander — untrue — that Khashoggi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.