The Killing in the Consulate

Author: Jonathan Rugman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471184765

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 9975


‘Compulsory reading…fast-paced and brilliantly written’ Jeremy Bowen After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was filmed going in to the Saudi consulate in Turkey, he was never seen alive again. What happened next turned into a major international scandal, now finally pieced together by Channel 4's BAFTA award-winning Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman. Described by Donald Trump as the 'worst cover-up ever', this is the first comprehensive account of one of the most notorious and outrageous murder plots of our time. In The Killing in the Consulate, Rugman pieces together in minute-by-minute detail the events after Khashoggi entered the Saudi diplomatic building on 2 October 2018, expecting to receive the documentation that would enable him to marry Hatice Gengiz, patiently waiting for him outside. Little did they realise, he was entering a trap, as a 15-man Saudi hit squad had just flown in to the country and was waiting for him. Within minutes he had been viciously murdered and his body was quickly disposed of. The Saudis thought they would be able to get away with it all, and concocted a far-fetched story to cover it up. But what they didn't realise was that Turkey's President Erdogan's security and intelligence agencies had bugged the consulate, and captured the horrific events on tape. Based on confidential sources, dramatic new evidence and in-depth research across several countries, Rugman reveals the context behind the murder and attempted cover-up. He shows how a power struggle between Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, had such fatal results. The prince had seemed to promise a new and more open era for his country, while also investing vast sums in arms deals with the West. Inevitably other nations, including President Trump and the USA, were drawn into the affair, which created the biggest crisis in US-Saudi relations since 9/11. Skilfully, Rugman draws together all the strands to tell a gripping story of one man's tragedy that had global consequences.

Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Would Not Murder Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Author: Sam Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781729465127

Category:

Page: 126

View: 4798


The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the bounds of his country's consulate in Istanbul has created an unprecedented incident for a citizen to be killed at the place where he ought to be seeking protection, not killing and dismemberment as alleged. It is also beyond imagination that as we speak now around midnight of 29th October, 2017, neither of the governments concerned directly with the murder case has come out to satisfy the world as to where the body is. Is that not extraordinary when the participating criminals are known and Jamal Khashoggi has not returned to annul the whole case? The incident created scrambled stories at the beginning and was between the tide of accusation and denial until finally admitted by the Saudi public prosecutor that Khashoggi was killed and his death was premeditated at the consulate superseding a previous claim that his death was due to an altercation and chokehold which should not ever take place at a consulate where a citizen needs some service from his country's representative body in a foreign country.The Saudi prosecutors seemed to have based his announcement on Turkish evidence that the slaying was planned, contradicting a Saudi assertion just days before that rogue officials from the kingdom killed him by mistake in a brawl inside their Istanbul consulate. That earlier assertion, in turn, backtracked from an initial statement that Saudi authorities knew nothing about what happened to Journalist Khashoggi who vanished after entering the consulate on October 2nd. The shifting explanations indicate Saudi Arabia was scrambling for a way out of the crisis that came to envelope a respectable country that had always won the respect of all nations. I certainly do not envy King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for the embarrassment they were put in by the conduct of conspirators and rogues who created this situation for the Kingdom, partly because of deepening skepticism in Turkey and elsewhere that this shameless crime could have been carried out without the knowledge of Prince Mohammed, the Kingdom's future King. While many were pointing fingers at the top of the Government of Saudi Arabia and MBS, in particular, the wisdom of the Crown prince, however, did not leave a chance for predators to fish in murky waters and quickly said that such a horrible incident which cannot be justified should not give room to others to "manipulate" the crisis and drive a wedge between Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which are regional diplomatic and business partners. The Crown Prince wisely said that "We will prove to the world that the two governments (Saudi and Turkish) are cooperating to punish any criminal, any culprit and at the end justice will prevail " Following the incident, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the first meeting of a committee aiming to restructure the kingdom's intelligence services after the killing of Khashoggi. He will steer things well Unfortunately, Khashoggi's death immediately had its negative effects on the Kingdom by derailing MBS'S campaign to project a modern image of the traditionally ultraconservative country and by putting in the spotlight the brutal lengths to which some conspirators adopted to murder Journalist Jamal Khashoggi whose body has been missing until the writing of this book. The incident overshadowed the clean image that MBR wanted the Kingdom to be always in. IF MBS did not do it, who did it and why?

Mohammad Bin Salman's Corruption Purge Kills Journalist Khashoggi

Author: Sam M Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781729477366

Category:

Page: 126

View: 9081


WHO KILLED JOURNALIST JAMAL KHASHOGGI? IF MOHAMMAD BIN SALMAN DID NOT, WHO DID? WHY WOULD MBS NOT MURDER KHASHOGGI? LET US FIND OUT The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the bounds of his country's consulate in Istanbul has created an unprecedented incident for a citizen to be killed at the place where he ought to be seeking protection, not killing and dismemberment as alleged. It is also beyond imagination that as we speak now around midnight of 29th October, 2017, neither of the governments concerned directly with the murder case has come out to satisfy the world as to where the body is. Is that not extraordinary when the participating criminals are known and Jamal Khashoggi has not returned to annul the whole case? The incident created scrambled stories at the beginning and was between the tide of accusation and denial until finally admitted by the Saudi public prosecutor that Khashoggi was killed and his death was premeditated at the consulate superseding a previous claim that his death was due to an altercation and chokehold which should not ever take place at a consulate where a citizen needs some service from his country's representative body in a foreign country.The Saudi prosecutors seemed to have based his announcement on Turkish evidence that the slaying was planned, contradicting a Saudi assertion just days before that rogue officials from the kingdom killed him by mistake in a brawl inside their Istanbul consulate. That earlier assertion, in turn, backtracked from an initial statement that Saudi authorities knew nothing about what happened to Journalist Khashoggi who vanished after entering the consulate on October 2nd. The shifting explanations indicate Saudi Arabia was scrambling for a way out of the crisis that came to envelope a respectable country that had always won the respect of all nations. I certainly do not envy King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for the embarrassment they were put in by the conduct of conspirators and rogues who created this situation for the Kingdom, partly because of deepening skepticism in Turkey and elsewhere that this shameless crime could have been carried out without the knowledge of Prince Mohammed, the Kingdom's future King. While many were pointing fingers at the top of the Government of Saudi Arabia and MBS, in particular, the wisdom of the Crown prince, however, did not leave a chance for predators to fish in murky waters and quickly said that such a horrible incident which cannot be justified should not give room to others to "manipulate" the crisis and drive a wedge between Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which are regional diplomatic and business partners. The Crown Prince wisely said that "We will prove to the world that the two governments (Saudi and Turkish) are cooperating to punish any criminal, any culprit and at the end justice will prevail " Following the incident, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the first meeting of a committee aiming to restructure the kingdom's intelligence services after the killing of Khashoggi. He will steer things well Unfortunately, Khashoggi's death immediately had its negative effects on the Kingdom by derailing MBS'S campaign to project a modern image of the traditionally ultraconservative country and by putting in the spotlight the brutal lengths to which some conspirators adopted to murder Journalist Jamal Khashoggi whose body has been missing until the writing of this book. The incident overshadowed the clean image that MBR wanted the Kingdom to be always in.

Mohammad Bin Salman Promises Life to the Saudis, Not Murder As Alleged

Author: Sam Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781731061997

Category:

Page: 140

View: 8123


The murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the bounds of his country's Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd, 2018 has created an unprecedented incident for a citizen to be killed while trying to get some paper work done, to consummate his marriage, at the place where he ought to be seeking protection, not killing and dismemberment as alleged by the Turkish authorities who could be right because as at the time of writing this particular page, 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 3rd, 2018, there has been no trace for the body to be recovered for a decent burial of a human being. What a shame It is also beyond imagination that as we speak now, neither of the governments concerned directly with the murder case has come out to satisfy the world as to where the body is. Is keeping the matter secret not extraordinary when 18 of the participating criminals are known and Jamal Khashoggi has not returned to annul the whole case? have these mercenaries not yet been investigated to tell where the body is? there are many other questions that could be asked about particular individuals and governments that might be concerned but we will find out who has interest in this murder. Everybody might be telling lies except his bereaved fianc .The incident created scrambled stories at the beginning and was between the tide of accusation and denial until finally admitted by the Saudi public prosecutor that Khashoggi was killed and his death was premeditated at the Consulate superseding a previous claim that his death was due to an altercation and chokehold which should not ever take place at a consulate where a citizen needs some service from his country's representative body in a foreign country.The Saudi prosecutor seemed to have based final announcement on Turkish evidence that the slaying was premeditated and planned, contradicting a Saudi assertion just days before that rogue officials from the kingdom killed him by mistake in a brawl inside their Istanbul consulate. That earliest assertion, in turn, backtracked from an initial statement by the Saudi authorities that they had known nothing about what happened to Journalist Khashoggi who vanished after entering the consulate on October 2nd. The shifting explanations indicate Saudi Arabia was scrambling for a way out of the crisis that came to envelope their respectable country that had always won the respect and friendship of all nations. I certainly do not envy King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for the embarrassment they were put in by the conduct of conspirators, mercenaries and rogues who created this situation for the Kingdom, partly because of deepening skepticism in Turkey and elsewhere that this shameless crime could not have been carried out without the knowledge of Prince Mohammed, the Kingdom's Future King. However, I must make it clear to all have the least of doubt that Crown Prince MBS may have had any involvement in the murder to rest assured that the crown prince need not, dare not and would not murder a citizen he is presumed to protect.

The Saudi Foreign Minister - Culprit and Murderer of Journalist Khashoggi

Author: Sam Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781731590619

Category:

Page: 104

View: 5480


Would you, my reader, not agree with me that an accessory to the murder is a murderer himself? In plain words, if you know about a crime in the making and you do not stop it or call crime stoppers to inform them about the crime you are an accessory to the murderer. In my opinion, the Saudi Foreign Minister, SFM, for short, is exactly one of those murderers in the case of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi Consulate in Istanbul falls under his auspices and the Consul General, Mohammad Al-Otaibi, reports to him through the Ambassador in Ankara in Turkey which is the line of reporting. My theory of the incident is that if the Consul finds himself bombarded by two plane-fulls of operatives, he surely must have reported it to his boss and his boss would follow the chain of reporting and so on. unless they were all involved in the murder of Khashoggi, this is the reasonable thing that should have happened. if this had happened, the logical thing for the MFA could have stopped the whole tragedy by a phone call to his counterpart in Turkey or to the Turkish Government itself alerting them that a tragedy was in the making. This did not happen and for the MFA to say that the operation went wrong would mean that he knew about it- A CULPRIT OR ACCESSORY TO MURDER- and was sure that a crime was taking place on the premises which he ought to be supervising through his representatives and delegates in the Consulate. I must say that as every member of the team, he has blood on his hands and so does the Consul, Al-Otaibi and other members of the team. Each of them is equally a murderer of Khashoggi and must be treated towards the same end of Khashoggi, i.e. beheading. While I was working in the Arabian Gulf countries and culminated my years of work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I used to hear by my own ears and see by my own eyes large numbers of the mistreated maids and laborers from the poor Asian countries flocking to their countries' embassies seeking refuge and repatriation to their countries as they could not take it any more in these Gulf countries as they were often humiliated, beaten, mistreated and denied payment for month and months. That is what an embassy of a country would be supposed to do to its citizens, a refuge place, not a butchery of human beings and citizens of the country as what happened for the late, Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.As you are going to be reading about this gruesome incident in the following pages, I must say that while the majority believe that the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman was behind the atrocious, unimaginable, brutal, inhuman, despicable grotesque incident that does not have a description in the books. this is because the circle around him was involved almost in its totality which would give the world a definitive opinion that MBS was the one who gave the orders on the pretext that the late Khashoggi may have been one of his critics, which for some makes his murder attributable to MBS. Perhaps, I am in a different aisle and stand in the opposite side of where the majority is and would say that, in my modest opinion, MBS was not involved, nor was he the one who ordered the killing and this is what we have to explore in this brief write-up.incidentally, I was recently reading about the Argentinian submarine which rested on the sea bed at 950 water depth a year or more ago and never came up with 44 persons on board. I said to myself that these guys must have started to eat the flesh of their colleagues when they started to lose hope of a swift recovery hoping that the survivors would eventually be rescued but this did not happen. there an exigent case that they may have started to eat their fellow colleagues' flesh when the y lost hope and reached a stage of insanity, which might have happened. there is a difference here between a premeditated murder of Journalist Khashoggi and these poor submarine sailors who could not make it up to the surface. The only similarity

Find the Phrase That Has These Letters For 100k!

Author: Sam Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781731503794

Category:

Page: 150

View: 4798


While I was working in the Arabian Gulf countries and culminated my work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I used to hear by my own ears and see by my own eyes large numbers of the mistreated maids and laborers from the poor Asian countries flocking to their countries' embassies seeking refuge and repatriation to their countries as they could not take any more in these Gulf countries as far as humiliating treatment and pay were concerned. That is what an embassy of a country would be supposed to do to its citizens, a refuge place, not a butchery as what happened for Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.In this short write up about the murder case of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country's Consulate in Istanbul in Turkey which shocked the whole world the world, the reader will find a phrase, the words of which start with these letters: "T. S. T. C.H H.S. T. A. F.G. T. B.U.S.O.J.D. J.M. W."The reader is urged to read the write up and find exactly what the whole phrase is and win 100K. Answers should be mailed to the writer at the email found on page 91 of this book. Successful Entrants will qualify for the draw and get a chance to win. the reader realizes that the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the bounds of his country's Consulate and in the Consul's residence in Istanbul on October 2nd, 2018 has created an unprecedented incident for a citizen to be killed while trying to get some paper work done, to consummate his marriage, at the place where he ought to be seeking protection, safety and refuge, not killing and dismemberment as alleged by the Turkish authorities who could be right because as at the time of writing this particular page, 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 3rd, 2018, there has been no trace for the body to be recovered for a decent burial of a human being. What a shame It is also beyond imagination that as we speak now, neither of the governments concerned directly with the murder case has come out to satisfy the world as to where the body is. Is keeping the matter secret not extraordinary when 18 of the participating criminals are known and Jamal Khashoggi has not returned to annul the whole case? Have these mercenaries not yet been investigated to tell where the body is? There are many other questions that could be asked about particular individuals and governments that might be concerned but we will find out who has interest in this murder. Everybody might be telling lies except his bereaved fianc .The incident created scrambled stories at the beginning and was between the tide of accusation and denial until finally admitted by the Saudi public prosecutor that Khashoggi was killed and his death was premeditated at the Consulate superseding a previous claim that his death was due to an altercation and chokehold which should not ever take place at a consulate where a citizen needs some service from his country's representative body in a foreign country.The Saudi prosecutor seemed to have based final announcement on Turkish evidence that the slaying was premeditated and planned, contradicting a Saudi assertion just days before that rogue officials from the kingdom killed him by mistake in a brawl inside their Istanbul consulate. That earliest assertion, in turn, backtracked from an initial statement by the Saudi authorities that they had known nothing about what happened to Journalist Khashoggi who vanished after entering the consulate on October 2nd. The shifting explanations indicate Saudi Arabia was scrambling for a way out of the crisis that came to envelope their respectable country that had always won the respect and friendship of all nations. I certainly do not envy King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for the embarrassment they were put in by the conduct of conspirators, mercenaries and rogues who created this situation for the Kingdom, partly because of deepening skepticism in Turkey and elsewhere that this shameless CRIME OCCURRED

Middle East Conflicts from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes]

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853533

Category: History

Page: 1818

View: 8598


With more than 1,100 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of conflict in the Middle East, this definitive scholarly reference provides readers with a substantial foundation for understanding contemporary history in the most volatile region in the world. • Provides more than 1,100 A–Z entries on various military, political, and social topics connected with conflict in the Middle East • Features contributions from approximately 200 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Devotes a full volume to key documents relevant to conflict in the Middle East throughout history • Includes more than 100 illustrations depicting conflict in the Middle East, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea

The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus

Author: Jennifer L. Hesterman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466557613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

View: 4658


Postmodern global terrorist groups engage sovereign nations asymmetrically with prolonged, sustained campaigns driven by ideology. Increasingly, transnational criminal organizations operate with sophistication previously only found in multinational corporations. Unfortunately, both of these entities can now effectively hide and morph, keeping law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the dark and on the run. Perhaps more disturbing is the fact that al Qaeda, Hezbollah, FARC, drug cartels, and increasingly violent gangs—as well as domestic groups such as the Sovereign Citizens—are now joining forces. Despite differing ideologies, they are threatening us in new and provocative ways. The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug Cartels, Organized Crime, and Terror Groups frames this complex issue using current research and real-world examples of how these entities are sharing knowledge, training, tactics, and—in increasing frequency—joining forces. Providing policy makers, security strategists, law enforcement and intelligence agents, and students with new evidence of this growing threat, this volume: Examines current and future threats from international and domestic criminal and terror groups Identifies specific instances in which these groups are working together or in parallel to achieve their goals Discusses the "lifeblood" of modern organizations—the money trail Describes how nefarious groups leverage both traditional funding methods and e-commerce to raise, store, move, and launder money Explores the social networking phenomenon and reveals how it is the perfect clandestine platform for spying, communicating, recruiting, and spreading propaganda Investigates emergent tactics such as the use of human shields, and the targeting of first responders, schools, hospitals, and churches This text reveals the often disregarded, misunderstood, or downplayed nexus threat to the United States. Proving definitively that such liaisons exist despite differing ideologies, the book provides a thought-provoking new look at the complexity and phenomena of the terrorist-criminal nexus. This book was excerpted in the February/March 2013 issue of The Counter Terrorist.