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Steve Herman @W7VOA
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"I think Mr. Khashoggi is dead," @SenJohnKennedy tells reporters. "I don’t think the aliens abducted him. I don’t think he fell through a hole in the space-time continuum. I think he’s dead. And I think the Saudis killed him"
"Whether King Salman or Prince Mohammed knew about it or not is really irrelevant," adds @SenJohnKennedy. "They’re captains of the ship. What do we do about it? We need to condemn the conduct in the strongest possible terms and the president and Congress need to do it together."
"With the exception of Israel, I trust every country in the Middle East as much as I trust gas station sushi," continues @SenJohnKennedy. "We can’t deal with Iran. We tried. They’re a cancer in the Middle East. That means we have to maintain a relationship with Saudi Arabia."
"I don’t know if we ought to expel some diplomats or curtail arms sales or impose sanctions on individuals or do a U.N. resolution, but Congress and the president ought to do it together," @SenJohnKennedy tells reporters. "I think the president is trying to figure this out.”
New dispatch from @nytimes concurs with this earlier report from a Turkish newspaper detailing the killing of @JKhashoggi:
A senior Turkish official confirmed the details that were published in the pro-government daily newspaper @yenisafak, according to the @nytimes.…
US not giving cover to the Saudis on missing journalist @JKhashoggi, @POTUS tells reporters in the Oval Office.
US has asked for audio and video intelligence from #Turkey concerning @JKhashoggi if it exists, adds @POTUS.
Such material "probably does" exist, according to @POTUS.
“We will probably know (what happened to @JKhashoggi) by the end of the week," predicts @POTUS.
"I want to find out what happened. Where is the fault," says @POTUS.
It’s now online. The final @JKhashoggi column:…
A very interesting MBS vs. @JKhashoggi analytical thread that seems to offer as good an explanation as anything else out there in English:
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