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STEALTH JEFF @drawandstrike
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One thing that makes this #Khashoggi story difficult to assess when it comes to who's responsible is that there are different factions within Saudi Arabia constantly jockeying for power. It's not one monolithic thing.

Bin Salman heads only one faction.
Mohammad Bin Salman [MbS] not only has to deal with states in the region that want to thwart his plans for Saudi Arabia [SA} & the Middle East [ME] such as Iran, Turkey, Syria, Russia, Quatar...he also has people inside SA itself that don't like his reforms or agenda.
So when the narrative gets presented that "The only way Khashoggi could end up dead is on the direct orders of MbS" you might want to keep this in mind.

There are SEVERAL ways Khashoggi could end up meeting his demise at the hands of Saudis not working on the orders of MbS.
Powerful factions within SA, several of whom do not like the Crown Prince's reforms or the fact he was promoted to his current position ahead of others in the royal family, could have done this in the hopes of pinning it on MbS.
Too many false/fake news stories came out of Turkey in the past week to say anything further. This latest news comes just after it was reported Pompeo heard an audio of the killing that was quickly walked back in less than a day.

Why is the US Media making such a big deal of Khashoggi? Because they would love - and I mean this - LOVE to see Trump's alliance with Saudi Arabia & MbS come apart.

Payback for ruining Obama's 8 long years of hard work in the Iran Deal!
Obama spent 8 years setting up US foreign policy with plans for the Middle East living under the umbrella of an Iranian nuclear hegemony. His deal was just to DELAY what he viewed as being inevitable: everybody in the region living under Iranian nuclear dominance.
Would it SHOCK you to learn our media is chock-full of people who think Obama had the RIGHT IDEA and appeasing/working with Iran was EXACTLY THE WAY TO GO and they HATE....HATE that Trump spurned that to make an alliance with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council instead?
So it's no surprise US media is going to use anything it's handed to try to destroy the US/Saudi alliance, stop the arms deal, the nuclear power plants, all that stuff because hey, our alliance with Saudi Arabia is a disaster anyway, never should have been started, really!
Obama had the right idea, Trump somehow got elected, he did exactly the wrong thing making this alliance with Saudi Arabia, and now they're going to hammer him for it.

To these people Iran >>>>>>>Saudi Arabia.

So keep that in mind.
And here's Wictor's take on this:…
And here's an excellent point: you know how many Mexican journalists have been killed just South of our border in the last few years?

The cartels have killed hundreds of reporters just south of our border, criminal gangs that make most of their $ from drugs and human trafficking.

I've watched @brandondarby beat his head against a wall for years trying to get mainstream media to focus on this.
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