Khashoggi’s Saudi Criticism Made Him a Marked Man

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Khashoggi's Saudi Criticism Made Him a Marked Man

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Khashoggi was a Saudi insider/turned critic, especially about crown prince Mohammad bin Salman's (MBS) policies.

In 2017, he called his geopolitical agenda "impulsive," saying the "Trump effect (made him) feel empowered to this impulsive behavior in foreign policy. It is dangerous. It is dangerous for Saudi Arabia, for the region."

By the "Trump effect" he meant the strong bond between him and DLT, confident of his support no matter how outrageous his actions.

Last November he said "(t)he impulsivity of MBS has been a consistent theme — from the war in Yemen to the wave of arrests of constructive critics, royals and senior officials accused of corruption."

"The severity of Saudi Arabia's action against Lebanon mirrors the blockade of Qatar in June (2017) — abrupt,
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