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    Congressman Joaquin Castro accuses Kushner of orchestrating killing of Khashoggi

    Early speculations based on domestic/foreign media reports and even MSM reports can be foggy, inaccurate. Best to wait till investigations are completed & findings validated by MSM:

    Joaquin Castro accuses Kushner of orchestrating killing of Khashoggi

    By Owen Daugherty - 10/19/18

    Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on Friday accused senior White House adviser Jared Kushner of orchestrating the killing of Saudi-born Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

    Castro, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN he did not have substantial evidence to support his claim, but repeatedly cited media reports on the subject.
    Video: Here's the video of Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro stating without evidence that Kushner may have given the Saudis a hit list that had Khashoggi's name on it and thus the Saudis had him killed. Incredibly irresponsible.
    — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 19, 2018
    Castro cited unspecified reporting “that Jared Kushner may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia and that the prince may have acted on that.”


    Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkish media raises Mossad suspicions

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has lived in exile in the United Staes for the past year fearing retribution for his critical views on Saudi policies, entered the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday to secure documentation for his forthcoming marriage. He has not been heard of since.


    Since then, Turkish officials have offered conflicting accounts of his disappearance, with Ankara saying there was no evidence that he had left the diplomatic mission although Riyadh saying he exited the premises the same day.

    Now rumors started to swirl as Saudi Arabia fails to convince the public over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. In the connection with the journalist’s possible murder, Israeli intelligence Mossad’s name started to be mentioned.

    Why Are Some pro-Israel Voices Speaking Out Against Jamal Khashoggi?

    Notably, the mainstream pro-Israel groups, like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League, were not joining in the attacks, and Israeli officials were silent as well

    JTA and Ron Kampeas
    Oct 22, 2018

    White House Adviser Jared Kushner (L), Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (C), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, AP/Alexei Druzhinin, Reuters/Thomas Coex

    Two weeks after he disappeared, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Washington Post columnist, is getting his reputation run through a wringer, and some pro-Israel voices are joining the pile-on.
    Even as gruesome allegations emerge that he was tortured, murdered and dismembered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, some Israel supporters have joined other figures on the right in describing Khashoggi as a terrorist sympathizer and fierce opponent of Israel. Their goal appears to be to counter a portrait of Khashoggi as a Saudi reformer and free speech activist, and perhaps derail pressure building on the White House to punish Saudi Arabia for his disappearance and presumed murder.

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    In related news:

    Secret Service reviewing incident of agent blocking reporter from questioning Kushner

    (CNN)The US Secret Service said it is reviewing an incident in which an agent blocked a CBS News reporter on Tuesday from questioning Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and a senior White House advisor, about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    In video posted to Twitter by the journalist, Errol Barnett, a US Secret Service agent physically prevented him from questioning Kushner. When Barnett explained that he was a member of the press, the agent replied, "I don't give a damn who you are. There's a time and a place."
    In a statement provided to CNN, a spokesperson for the US Secret Service said the agency was "aware of the video" posted by Barnett.

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    He can talk!

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    Think first time hearring his voice after 2 years of "unpaid" service as senior White House advisor. He must be a doer instead of talker.

    In related news:

    Netanyahu shows support for Saudi officials over White House phone call
    Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have diplomatic relations but share intelligence about their mutual enemies, especially Iran.

    By JTA
    November 3, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called senior Trump administration officials to express support for Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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    Trudeau acknowledges Canada has listened to Khashoggi tapes

    Trudeau is the first Western leader to confirm that his country's intelligence services have heard the recordings of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.

    Nov. 12, 2018
    By Saphora Smith
    LONDON — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his country's intelligence services have listened to Turkish recordings of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    "Are you saying that Canadian agents have heard these recordings?" asked one reporter at a press conference in Paris. "Yes," replied Trudeau, adding that he has not himself heard the tapes.
    "Canada's intelligence agencies have been working very closely on this issue with Turkish intelligence," he said. "Canada has been fully briefed on what Turkey had to share."

    Khashoggi murder: Turkey hands recordings of journalist's killing to Saudi Arabia, Britain and US
    Police reportedly ending search for journalist's body but investigation goes on
    2 days ago

    Snowden: Israeli Firm's Spyware Was Used to Track Khashoggi

    Former U.S. intel staffer claims one of the dissident's contacts was bugged with NSO's Pegasus spyware, blasts Israeli tech industry ■ In response, NSO denies selling its products
    Nov 07, 2018
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 24, 2018.,AP

    Edward Snowden said on Tuesday that software from the Israeli firm NSO Group Technologies was used to help track the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
    Snowden, a former U.S. intelligence contract worker, gained international prominence after leaking American intelligence files in 2013 to the media. He spoke on Tuesday at a conference in Tel Aviv via a live video link.

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    ‘Tell Your Boss’: Recording Is Seen to Link Saudi Crown Prince More Strongly to Khashoggi Killing
    Nov. 12, 2018

    WASHINGTON — Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated last month, a member of the kill team instructed a superior over the phone to “tell your boss,” believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, that the operatives had carried out their mission, according to three people familiar with a recording of Mr. Khashoggi’s killing collected by Turkish intelligence.

    The recording, shared last month with the C.I.A. director, Gina Haspel, is seen by intelligence officials as some of the strongest evidence linking Prince Mohammed to the killing of Mr. Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and Washington Post columnist whose death prompted an international outcry.

    While the prince was not mentioned by name, American intelligence officials believe “your boss” was a reference to Prince Mohammed. Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, one of 15 Saudis dispatched to Istanbul to confront Mr. Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate there, made the phone call and spoke in Arabic, the people said.

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    Even if this report is confirmed, does not mean MAGA or globalist GOP-Adelson camp is finished:

    11/20/2018 12:59 pm ET
    Trump Says U.S. To Stand By Saudi Arabia Even If MBS Ordered Khashoggi Murder

    By Hayley Miller

    The United States will continue to back Saudi Arabia even if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a bizarre statement filled with exclamation marks.

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    Source is MSM, so use caution :

    Jared Kushner advised Saudi prince on how to 'weather' Khashoggi slaying, report says

    William Cummings, USA TODAY Published Dec. 9, 2018

    Senators are considering multiple pieces of legislation to formally rebuke Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Momentum is building for a resolution that would call the Saudi crown prince "complicit" in the killing. (Dec. 6) AP

    (Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images)

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been a promoter of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman since the early days of the administration and recently offered the prince advice on how to handle the outrage over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, The New York Times reported Saturday.
    Kushner, 37, who serves as Trump's adviser on the Middle East, has kept up informal conversations with the prince, 33, since early 2017, the Times reported, citing unnamed sources. Three former senior officials told the paper that the politically inexperienced Kushner's private chats with Mohammed could have made him "susceptible to Saudi manipulation."
    Khashoggi was killed on Oct. 2 by Saudi agents at the country's consulate in Istanbul. Although the administration has played down reported evidence linking the slaying to the prince and cautioned lawmakers not to take action against Saudi Arabia in response to the killing, senators say U.S. intelligence reports clearly implicate the crown prince.

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    This is not MSM, so should not be be automatically assumed to be biblical truth:

    Saad Al-Faqih: Bin Salman wants to divide Yemen and honoured Khashoggi’s assassins

    August 27, 2019

    Saad Al-Faqih, a prominent Saudi dissident and head of the Muslim Reform Movement, revealed that the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has agreed to a coup led by the UAE-backed militias against Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the division of Yemen.
    In an exclusive interview with Al Khaleej Online, Al-Faqih said that Saudi Arabia had colluded with the UAE and its militias in Yemen by stopping logistical support for the legitimate forces in Aden and withdrawing the Giants Brigade.
    Al-Faqih stated: “Despite Saudi-Emirati complicity against the legitimate government, they do not agree on everything. The Saudi Kingdom wants to delay declaring a state in the south to allow for the forces of the Southern Transitional Council to survive.”
    He added: “The UAE wants to represent the change as the emergence of a new state in Yemen and a complete secession. Thus, both countries have agreed to divide Yemen.”


    Israel honored terrorists who bombed US/UK buildings and tried to frame arabs

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    This is a stunning development:

    Rep. Joaquin Castro seeks to become the next chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

    November 20, 2020

    After an exhausting election season rife with dizzying electoral math and threats to democracy, the House of Representatives is gearing up for yet another round of electoral tug of war over its vacant committee chairmanships, including an election next week for House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC). After hawkish, anti-Palestinian rights stalwart Rep. Eliot Engel lost his election to a rising star progressive, the House Democratic Caucus will likely vote a mainstream hawk into this consequential position on the basis of seniority and political patronage rather than consulting the public mandate—but a coalition of progressive community and movement-based groups are insisting instead on advancing an anti-militarism agenda to put the justice visions of those impacted by the violence of U.S. foreign policy at the center of the debate.

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    Castro should be expelled from the house

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    Rep. Joaquin Castro has spoken out for Palestinian rights as he seeks to become the next chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Castro should be expelled from the house
    You might be onto something.
    If the unthinkable happened, would be first time in decades that such key Senate position will be held by someone who doesn't completely support our closest ally that is also our insurance against curses.

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