BREAKING: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved capture/kill operation against journalist Jamal #Khashoggi, per US Intelligence assessment. THREAD 1/ Image
2/ Assessment highlights:

-MBS' "control of decisionmaking"
-involvement of MBS' key advisor & protective detail in #Khashoggi operation
-MBS' support for violent operations to silence dissidents abroad
-his absolute control of KSA security & intel Image
3/ Aides to #MBS were likely afraid failure to complete tasks might result in being fired or *arrested.* Would not have undertaken a sensitive action without MBS consent. Would not have questioned his orders. Image
4/ Saudi team included officials led by #MBS close advisor Saud al-Qahtani who stated he didn't make decisions w/out MBS' approval.

...and 7 members of MBS' personal security detail answering only to him... that would not have participated in an operation w/out his approval. Image
5/ MBS viewed Jamal #Khashoggi as a threat and "broadly" supported violence to silence him, if necessary.

Saudis pre-planned an operation against Jamal. US says they don't know how far in advance they decided to harm him. Image
6/ Here are the individuals assessed as having participated in, ordered or been complicit in death of Jamal #Khashoggi on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. ImageImage
7/ Here's the full @ODNIgov report on #MBS' approval of the capture/kill operation against Jamal #Khashoggi.

URL: odni.gov/files/ODNI/doc… ImageImageImageImage

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