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This is disgraceful and unconscionable. Shame on @MIT and all US universities who enable the absolute monarchy of #Saudi Arabia. Ruinuous war in #Yemen, murder of a journalist, torture of women’s rights activists, jails full of dissidents not bad enough? h/t @david_batty
“American universities' ties with #Saudi Arabia-always controversial-are coming under more scrutiny. A look at the multimillion-dollar connections between SA & leading American universities-and the questions being raised about what the Saudis are getting.” insidehighered.com/news/2018/11/0…
Last Friday I spoke at @MIT @medialab - not knowing that Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman had visited campus and the lab during his US visit in March. In my talk I condemned MBS & regime for Yemen war,Khashoggi murder, torture of feminists & beheading of Indonesian domestic worker
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It is not lost on me that whenever I post about women raped, abused, tortured, threatened with jail for journalism, be they in the US, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Switzerland, Egypt, Philippines, I am told:
- the women are lying
- the women want attention
- the women are ugly
- I am ugly
All fucking day, the same thing just from different locations. All demanding the women & by extension I “prove” that the boy king of Saudi Arabia tortured feminists,the ruler of Dubai abducted & imprisoned his princess daughter, the thug president of Philippines bullies a journo
Sometimes it’s obvious they’re trolls, other times they are shamefully real people NOT being paid to regurgitate misogynist shit, but ALL times they are dipping into a deep well of patriarchy that demands women “prove” the very patriarchy that patriarchy insists doesn’t exist.
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“I woke up to two men having a discussion. When I went to see what was happening, they told me: the #Libyan cannot afford to keep you, and the #French wants to buy you.” Rojin, 38-year-old, a #Yazidi survivors of ISIS captivity.
“The French took me to the house of a #Saudi Emir. The Saudi Emir had two assistants, the #French was one & the other was a #Syrian man. He left me there for two weeks and then came one night to tell me that the Syrian assistant bought me, I started to cry.” a #Yazidi woman
“I was bought by a #German who used to sell weapons & lived with him in #Raqqa. His wife had recently died & he hd 2 children. His German/#Turkish friends used to visit him, including one that held an 11-yr-old #Yazidi girl for servitude" a Yazidi woman survivor of ISIS captivity
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“I’ve been mistreated & oppressed all of my life...Women are treated like subhumans. My father...can’t continue to do what he’s been doing to us all” Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum,daughter of #Dubai ruler.Imagine how much worse for ordinary women theguardian.com/world/2018/dec…
Latifa is 2nd of Sheikh’s daughters to try to flee life of caged luxury &then vanish after reports of recapture.Her older sister,Shamsa,was seized on streets of Cambridge after fleeing family’s Surrey estate in 2000,in apparent abduction never fully investigated by British police
Latifa‘s bid to escape & her repatriation w/assistance of foreign govt reminds me of #Saudi Dina Ali Lasloum who tried to escape forced marriage but was detained at Manila airport until uncles came, beat her up, dragged her onto plane home w/limbs bound google.com/amp/s/www.nyti…
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US National Security Adviser John Bolton won’t listen to #Khashoggi audio because “What do you think I’ll learn from it?...Unless you speak Arabic, what are you going to get from it?”

What. The. Actual. Fuck.

#KSA #MbS #Saudi
Hi John Bolton - I speak Arabic, and I’m happy to translate the #Khashoggi audio for you, pro-bono — just because of what a 7imar kabir you are!

#MbS #Saudi #KSA
Please, Mr. NSA John Bolton. Allow me to help you investigate the case of #Khashoggi’s alleged assassination by #MbS - accept my offer to translate for free.

It’s my citizen’s duty, as I have a sincere & abiding belief that you are اكبر كلب في العالم فعلا.

#KSA #Saudi
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#Khashoggi “VERY Likely Alive”!- According To Several High-Level Intel Sources Here: 1- On Sep 15, #MI6 Intercepted #Saudi plans to Kidnap him;2- MI6 Immediately Shared This with #CIA;3- #CIA Briefed It’s Operative #Khashoggi; 4- Jointly They Came Up with This Make/Believe Plan!
#Khashoggi #Breaking! - In addition to These Two Named (abs Links to) Sources, I’ve had 1 Fmr Police #HQ Director, And 1 Fmr Intel Source In #USA. I’ve been in #Turkey covering this case since it broke via Pinned Thread @sibeledmonds with 600+ Entries/Reports. Counting on U!!!
For 49 Days Despite Covering #Khashoggi Case On The Ground (#Turkey) 24X7,Having Multiple Inside Sources (See my Entries via Pinned Thread @sibeledmonds),Tons Of Research, I Refrained From Confirmative Speculations. Now Nearing Definitive Conclusion!I Really Need Your “Support”!!
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#Khashoggi #Breaking: Just Found Out #Khashoggi Was Not US Legal Resident (Never got Residency In USA.Remember, last week we also broke: Khashoggi, Only months before his consulate trip, got married to an Egyptian Woman, which raises serious questions re: Turkish Fiancé Story!!!
Just ask yourself in #Khashoggi Case: 1- Why #MSM knowingly kept lying & stating that he was a US resident? 2-Why #MSM despite knowledge (#WashingtonPost) hid his recent & well-known marriage? & promoted Fiancé Story? 3-Why #MSM Been blacking Out real reason 4 his trip to Turkey?
#Khashoggi: #MSM lied about his background (#OBL, #SaudiIbtel, #CIA, #MuslimBrotherhood), His US residency status (He was NOT), His #Soros NGO Business, His Recent Marriage To an Egyptian Woman, His Alleged Fiancé, the real reason he went to #Turkey & his new businesses there...
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On the 3rd Wednesday of November in 2011,near Tahrir, #Egyptian riot police beat me,broke my left arm & right hand,sexually assaulted me & their supervising officer threatened me with gang rape.Reading awful news, today, about #Saudi feminists’ torture & sexual assault is gutting
I was detained for 6hrs by Interior ministry & 6 by Military Intelligence during which I was blindfolded and interrogated and denied medical attention. My arms were in casts for 3 months after. Reading Trump today so casually siding w/ a tyrant who killed a journalist is gutting
I keep trying to imagine what would have happened had Trump been in office when #Egyptian police and the military detained me. I
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#Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman,suspected to have ordered murder of journalist #JamalKashoggi, launched unprecedented crackdown vs women’s rights activists in May. Those activists have been tortured & one has tried suicide 3 times google.com/amp/s/www.wash… h/t @SherifaZuhur
Some of the activists (none of whom have been formally charged or given access to lawyers) have been subjected to psychological or physical abuse while in custody, including electric shocks, sexual harassment, sleep deprivation and beatings. #Saudi
“In one reported instance, one of the activists was made to hang from the ceiling, and according to another testimony, one of the detained women was reportedly subjected to sexual harassment, by interrogators wearing face masks.” amnesty.org/en/latest/news… #Saudi
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1.#Trump was involved with #SaudiArabia early on, since at least the 1990´s,
In 1991 #Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased #Trump’s yacht, #Trump Princess

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

buzzfeednews.com/article/andrew…
2.#Trump was forced to either surrender it to creditors or sell it because he was roughly $900 million in debt

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

nytimes.com/1991/12/31/bus…
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#Khashoggi Revival Attempt: The Canadian FM did not define “It” or “It’s Content.” Whether this was a diplomatic phone conversation intercepted,or,some video-audio of Torture-murder. Because so far all claims of Video of murder-Torture been based on lies; All False 2 be Debunked
#Khashoggi- After Reporting On This Case on the Ground (in #Turkey) for 38 days & nights straight, interviewing & checking with Many sources, I can assure you there are NO videos of any Torture-Murder. Not only that: NO Body, NO Blood or DNA Trace, NO Witnesses. Nothing other ...
... Nothing Other Than “Unnamed Sources,”Debunked iWatch Recording Claims,Debunked Torture Video Claims,Debunked Transporting Body Parts via #Saudi Diplomatic Cars Claims...Complete Disinfo Operation.Including Why #Khashoggi was in #Turkey. Follow the Pinned Thread @sibeledmonds
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Thread 👇triggered many questions:

1-How can Syrian leadership resume relations with #Saudi after its support of the Opp?

2-What about #Iran and will Tehran feel betrayed?

3-What about #Russia and how might this potential shift impact Turkish/Russian relations?

Answers ==>
2-On #Saudi : No question that Riyadh/Damascus rapprochement is difficult to foresee. Note that this shift is being led #UAE and not Saudi. Riyadh is expected to follow and yes, reluctantly. Damascus is just as easy about this given Saudi’s early support of the Opp. BUT ==>
3-When discussing Riyadh/Damascus, it’s critical to think about Qatari/Saudi schism. If forced to choose, who should Damascus side with? Answer: #Saudi . Why? #Qatar is ardent supporter of the Moslem Brotherhood (enemy of both Damascus & Riyadh). Doha is also still supporting Opp
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SIGNIFICANT:

#SYRIA #UAE #SAUDI ARE ON CUSP OF FORMING A NEW REGIONAL ALLIANCE TO DEFEAT THE IDEOLOGY AND EXPANSION OF THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD LONG CHAMPIONED AND SUPPORTED BY #QATAR #TURKEY

EXPECT REOPENING OF UAE EMBASSY IN DAMASCUS TO KICK START THE NEW REGIONAL SHIFT
2-This important shift comes on the back of intense and comprehensive meetings that took place recently in Abu Dhabi. The common objective of the parties is to stabilize #Syria and ensure the return of the secular state that existed prior to 2011.
3-There is no doubt that this new shift will create a challenge for Damascus when it comes to its relations with its long ally #Iran. At the same time, this shift will also be a perfect opportunity for Damascus to prove its independence when it comes to Foreign Policy
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1/ You might agree or not with this author analysis' on Iran's stance on #Khashoggi but it is true that those called #Iran reformists in the West, Khatami and then Rouhani, sought better relations with #SaudiArabia, just to be rebuffed. mondediplo.com/outsidein/why-…
2/ This really calls into question #Iran reformists' project of engagement with the West because as long as the West is wedded to the #Saudi monarchy, this monarchy will make everything in its power to marginalize #Iran for fear it might replace it as a regional power.
3/ Unlike #Russia who has been torn between East & West because of its geography, #Iran has always looked West, because of its elite, revolutionary or not. Maybe now it is time to look firmly East and never look back again.
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“Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said” apnews.com/094178ff98c34d…
How did the #Saudi embassy know the sisters had applied for aayuum?
Whoever told the #Saudi embassy that Rotana and Tala has applied for asylum jeopardized their lives. There is a reason - a danger they are escaping - that someone applies for asylum. When you tell the embassy of their country of origin, you further endanger them.
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This is Khashoggi Case False Narrative. #Khashoggi Relocated to #Turkey. He & his shady Turkish-Pakistani Partner (Arab Spring Operatives with Soros Fubding)With big $$$$$ Set Up NGO-Businesses Here. He bought a lavish flat in #Istanbul. Opened 3 hefty bank accounts. U Selling BS
How Do I Know All This You BS-Seller? I’ve been in #Turkey Reporting on #Khashoggi Case Since Day 1 via Pinned Thread @sibeledmonds (Check It Out). I have Top sources in #Turkey & within #US #Intel Community (Former & Present). And I contacted #Saudi Embassy in DC. You Selling BS
Do You Want A Documented Proof? “Who Financed & Organized the Lavish Conference #Khashoggi Attended (Flying 1st Class from #Istanbul To #London) Just a few days prior to being supposedly sliced-dicedI’m Inviting Everyone 2 Checkout this #DeepState Funded Conference 4 #Terrorists
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The bodies of 2 sisters from #Saudi Arabia were found in Hudson river, bound together by duct tape at their waists & ankles. Rotana Farea, 22, & Tala Farea, 16 “had recently requested asylum in the United States.” nytimes.com/2018/10/29/nyr… h/t @rerutled
👆🏽reminded me of #Saudi woman Dina Lasloom,who tried to escape forced marriage by going to #Australia for asylum but was detained at Manila airport until uncles came,beat her,tied mouth,arms,legs w/duct tape & dragged her onto plane home google.com/amp/s/www.nyti… #GenderApartheid
Death of 2 #Saudi sisters is highly suspicious. I hope coroner’s report is issued soon. I lived in Saudi Arabia as a teenager & for past 16yrs have been writing about #genderaprtheid in Saudi Arabia. Treatment of women is outrageous. And too often ignored or diminished.
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1. #Saudi has a bad track record of announcing formal mechanisms to look into deaths of civilians at the hands of its own officers which have then utterly failed to credibly investigate those deaths. See #Yemen. See #Khashoggi.

justsecurity.org/61178/saudi-pl…
2. Each victim of an unlawful Saudi coalition strike in #Yemen is as worthy of concern as a Washington Post columnist. A groom and his wedding party. A child locked in jail. Villagers digging a well. Crowds shopping at a market. All killed or wounded in coalition bombings.
3. For years, the #Saudi coalition—armed and assisted by the #US—has killed and wounded thousands of civilians in Yemen, leaving behind a trail of death, destruction, and broken lives.
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1) President Trump does politics.
I have to get to the truth.

Orange juice evening thread, #JamalKhashoggi
October 23, 2018.
2) This Khashoggi thing has become important for another reason.

I am here to get to the truth - I don't want a Deep State secretly running our lives.

That means: Not here to defend Trump - defend the government - defend the Jewish people or Israel - sell books.

No.
3) I am also not here to explain Trump - explain the government - explain the Jewish people or Israel - explain my motives.

If you don't want to read my stuff, that's fine.
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Glad #Saudi troll farms & their connection to Saudi regime have been studied. I’ve experienced plenty attacks for my writing on women’s issues in #Saudi & my opposition to #Yemen war: 1 of most coordinated came after #Jamalkhashoggi shared 1 of my articles nytimes.com/2018/10/20/us/…
In February, #JamalKhashoggi kindly shared the Arabic version of an oped I wrote for Washington Post about #MosqueMeToo which I started for Muslim women to talk about sexual harassment and assault in Sacred spaces, including Hajj in Makkah, #Saudi Arabia
Immediately after Jamal shared my column, i was inundated with one of the worst and most coordinated attacks by #Saudi regime trolls I have ever experienced. For days. It was a window into how much shit he and other Saudis who are critical got and continue to get.
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It seems awfully convenient that #MagnitskyAct guy (& probable #EdmondSafra murderer-hirer) @BillBrowder & many of his neocon playthings — like @LindseyGrahamSC — are trying to pin this on Crown Prince #MBS. I smell a shakedown. Bad thing for #HumanRights when only money matters.
… one thing that people don’t realize about #Magnitsky & the #MagnitskyAct is that there’s no more crucial hub of state-sanctioned money laundering than @TheJusticeDept’s @SDNYnews. That’s where Wall St. is (& all the #FININT collection that goes w/ it).
… it’s important to understand #Browder’s connections to the #London-based #HongKong #Shanghai Banking Company — #HSBC — a bank heavily dependent on Communist #China which functions as his private #laudromat. The #Khashoggi case takes the focus off them.
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BREAKING: #Saudi prosecutor confirms death of Jamal #Khashoggi.

Pre-planned scapegoat Deputy Chief of Intelligence General Assiri has been dismissed as well as MBS Adviser Saud Al Qahtani. Saudi investigators have detained 18 suspects in Khashoggi's murder.
@Joyce_Karam #Maddow
The Saudi Prosecutor claims a heated discussion between Jamal #Khashoggi & Saudi agents in Consul in Istanbul turned into quarrel and fist fighting which led to his death. Doesn't explain why the Saudi kill team brought a bone saw, though, does it?
#Maddow
A "fist fight" in which Jamal Khashoggi was accidentally decapitated & dismembered with a bone saw the Saudi agents just happened to bring along for a simple interrogation and/or rendition? Trump & Jared Kushner will totally go along with this BS.
#Maddow
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#Saudi actors who ordered #Khashoggi's death were aware he wanted his divorce paper, but hadn't anticipated his fiancee's call to Aktay which had some swift consequences. Turkish authorities searched one of the planes leaving with part of the murder team, but found nothing. /1
"Turkish intelligence agency MIT decided to review an audio-visual feed fr inside the consulate"... Grisly details ... suggest that Khashoggi was tortured then killed soon after entering the consulate" /2 cnn.com/2018/10/19/mid…
Had Hatice Cengiz not been there to call Aktay, the Turks wouldn't have suspected as soon as they did, that #Khashoggi had been killed. The info. about that clandestine AV feed was leaked over the week as the Saudis were swift to deny & slow to cooperate with the investigation./3
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