The Killing in the Consulate

Author: Jonathan Rugman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471184765

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 6073

‘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.

Murder in Istanbul

Author: Owen Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783341665

Category: Saudi Arabia

Page: 238

View: 6889

A Life for a Life & an Eye for an Eye - Ordains the Lord!: Murderer & Butcher Mohammad Bin Salman Must Be Brought to Justice!

Author: Sam M. Christian

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781796618174

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 1807

Let the Fool & Lunatic Speak While the Rational & Wise Listen!In a recent conference in Davos, the Saudi Government high profile representatives of by Ministers, businessmen and high-ranking investment personalities exerted maximum efforts concentrated on a damage control mission. The kingdom sent to the conference one of its strongest delegations ever to the Swiss mountain resort and packed its top executives' agenda with meetings with international business peers.The Saudi government hoped to make Davos gathering a platform whereby they would have a chance for them to try to put behind them months of intense criticism over the murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Khashoggi's killing by a team of Saudi operatives provoked widespread revulsion and tarnished the image of the Crown Prince, previously admired in the West for pushing deep changes including tax reform, infrastructure projects and allowing women to drive which was, perhaps, one of his tricks to beautify his image which did not last long.To the dismay of the conscientious people of the world, the damage control efforts seemed to have worked a little bit and found opportunist minds who cared about investments that started to give in to the Saudi efforts, forgetting their duties to human beings and to ethical standards which they have blemished by their caving to the Saudi wish of putting the killing of an innocent man of free thought behind. I was mostly disgusted by the hosting Swiss President Ueli Maurer whose statements reflected an unethical, irrational, inhuman, ignorant, opportunist and unrealistic stand by saying in in order to build strong relations with Riyadh. He announced to a swiss Agency, "We have long since dealt with the Khashoggi case. We have agreed to continue the financial dialogue and normalize relations again,"It is unfortunate that a country like Switzerland which we have long considered a country of ideals, democracy and freedom bows to the Saudi money and sells its morality for a Saudi Riyal. This President deserves to have his tongue dealt with by someone like Mohammad bin Salman and the way his operatives and security men dealt with the late Journalist Khashoggi.While the ugly Swiss President challenges his country's long-standing ideals and democratic standards, there are many others who took an outstanding moral and humanitarian stand towards Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince. Earlier, however, a number of the most prominent and outstanding international investors stayed away from the Crown Prince's annual Future Investment Initiative conference held in October 2018, which was overshadowed by the Saudi Journalist's death. Afterwards, at a summit of the G20 big economies in Buenos Aires, leaders appeared to ignore the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on stage during the "family photo," even if many went on to have closed-door bilateral meetings with him afterwards.Certainly no one holds the Saudi people responsible for the killing of Journalist Khashoggi and I fully agree with the announcement of Chairman of the Saudi Capital Market Authority, a Saudi official, saying "Speaking not just as a government employee but as a Saudi citizen, everyone in Saudi has been absolutely horrified by what happened. Yet, a country of 30 million people should not be held hostage by an event, no matter how heinous it was, particularly at this point in time when we have been working very hard to set a new course for the country." One should really admire Bill Browder, a critic of Vladimir Putin, who successfully pushed through some of the harshest U.S. sanctions against Russia for the killing of his lawyer, known as the Magnitsky Act, said the same sanctions should be applied to Saudi Arabia."Until Mohammed bin Salman bears responsibility for this crime, there cannot be business as usual with Saudi Arabia," Honest Browder told Reuters.

The Saudi Foreign Minister - Culprit and Murderer of Journalist Khashoggi

Author: Sam Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781731593702


Page: 104

View: 9779

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.

Diplomatic Savagery

Author: Ferhat Ünlü,Abdurrahman Simsek,Nazif Karaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945959394


Page: 318

View: 6400

n Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder that took place inside of the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.What transpired between Khashoggi and officials in those seven and a half minutes before his untimely death?How was the murder planned and who carried it out?How was Khashoggi's body dismembered and destroyed?What did the execution team discuss before and during the killing?Who is the 'mysterious' person of interest the Saudi Intelligence Chief investigated?What did the Secret Service officials speak about at MIT headquarters?Where is Jamal Khashoggi's body?What are the identities and characteristics of the 15 + 3 involved in the Saudi journalist's assassination?And most importantly: Who ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and why?Diplomatic Savagery has the exclusive voice recordings and key documents which may lead to the answers to these very important questions regarding the gruesome murder that made headlines and shocked the world. It is not just the anatomy of an assassination, but it is one of the world's most exhilarating examples of prime investigative reporting by the three Turkish Daily Sabah journalists that first broke the story.

Mohammad Bin Salman's Corruption Purge Kills Journalist Khashoggi

Author: Sam M Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781729477366


Page: 126

View: 3845

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.

Pakistan and a World in Disorder

Author: Javid Husain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137599626

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

View: 2603

This book delineates the role that Pakistan should play in the largely anarchic world of the twenty-first century in order to best serve the country’s long-term national interests. Its main aim is to lay down the parameters within which Pakistan’s grand strategy should be formulated, taking into account the evolving global and regional security environment and Pakistan’s historical experience. Provided here is an in-depth analysis and critical evaluation of the past record of Pakistan’s foreign policy within this context, bringing out its successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses. Based on these analyses, a comprehensive approach is recommended for safeguarding Pakistan’s national security and promoting its prosperity utilizing a strategy that is a marked departure from the military-dominated, uni-dimensional policies the country has followed thus far. Besides providing guidelines to Pakistan’s policy makers and intelligentsia, this book will be of interest to academics, foreign observers, and general readers in understanding the constraints and parameters within which Pakistan – a de facto nuclear-weapon state of 190 million people at the cross-roads of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Persian Gulf – must operate to safeguard its national interests in the turbulent times ahead.


Author: Ben Hubbard

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1984823841

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 5855

A gripping, behind-the-scenes portrait of the rise of Saudi Arabia’s secretive and mercurial new ruler “Revelatory . . . a vivid portrait of how MBS has altered the kingdom during his half-decade of rule.”—The Washington Post MBS is the untold story of how a mysterious young prince emerged from Saudi Arabia’s sprawling royal family to overhaul the economy and society of the richest country in the Middle East—and gather as much power as possible into his own hands. Since his father, King Salman, ascended to the throne in 2015, Mohammed bin Salman has leveraged his influence to restructure the kingdom’s economy, loosen its strict Islamic social codes, and confront its enemies around the region, especially Iran. That vision won him fans at home and on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, in Hollywood, and at the White House, where President Trump embraced the prince as a key player in his own vision for the Middle East. But over time, the sheen of the visionary young reformer has become tarnished, leaving many struggling to determine whether MBS is in fact a rising dictator whose inexperience and rash decisions are destabilizing the world’s most volatile region. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, MBS reveals the machinations behind the kingdom’s catastrophic military intervention in Yemen, the bizarre detention of princes and businessmen in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton, and the shifting Saudi relationships with Israel and the United States. And finally, it sheds new light on the greatest scandal of the young autocrat’s rise: the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul, a crime that shook Saudi Arabia’s relationship with Washington and left the world wondering whether MBS could get away with murder. MBS is a riveting, eye-opening account of how the young prince has wielded vast powers to reshape his kingdom and the world around him.