Senators Convinced MBS Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Senators Convinced MBS Ordered Khashoggi's Murder

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

Only Trump, regime hardliners, and Saudi crown prince loyalists persist in denying his guilt.

The world community knows otherwise. Straightaway after the October 2 assassination, there was no doubt that Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) ordered it.

No one in the kingdom would dare circumvent his authority. The Saudis have been eliminating dissidents for decades – at home and abroad, Khashoggi one of countless others.

International furor over his murder is likely over internal opposition to MBS rule, along with US and UK intelligence uneasy about a figure they consider reckless and untrustworthy succeeding his father as king.

On Tuesday, CIA Gina Haspel briefed GOP and undemocratic Dem Senate leaders in closed-door session on Khashoggi's murder.

Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said her revelations left "z
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