Monday, October 22, 2018

Khashoggi killed .. Three Saudi novels for one event

Khashoggi killed .. Three Saudi novels for one event

Some writers or directors of film and series prefer to leave the end open to all possibilities. The reader or the viewer in his imagination weaves the end of his satisfaction but remains eager for many of the answers that have been left with the last page or the last scene.

The story of the Saudi journalist Gamal Khashoggi, who entered his consulate on Oct. 2, has taken the form of a dead body that has been torn apart in the Turkish version.
Since the day of disappearance, while Turkish sources have been quick to reveal what happened and the world media to obtain exclusive information, Saudi Arabia maintained a single story denying the man was killed and confirms his safe departure from the consulate building.

For more than two weeks, the Turkish version confirmed that a team of 15 Saudis had arrived in Istanbul aboard two private planes, who had tortured and killed Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate.

According to the CID, the room where Khashoggi was killed was pre-equipped to deal with him. Upon his arrival in the consul's room, Khashoggi was attacked by several persons. Saudi autopsy surgeon Salah al-Tabaiqi cut his body with a bone saw immediately after his liquidation.

Jamal Khashoggi as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul (Turkish Press)
Not only did the sources provide more precise details, she confirmed that the doctor did not take more than 15 minutes in the process of chopping Khashoggi's body, and that his assistants were wrapping parts of the body after cutting directly to the music.

Surprise and silence
And to the surprise of the world before this heinous and gruesome details, and claim to reveal the truth sought refuge in Riyadh silence, and long days stuck to the Saudi authorities denied the designated false disappearance Khashoggi reports, and reiterated that he left shortly after entering the consulate building, and when she told the media that the man was killed there Riyadh described the accusations as "unfounded".

But the Saudi denial could not have stood up to mounting global pressure to reveal what had happened to the Saudi journalist.

Before the 72-hour deadline granted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during their meeting last Tuesday in Riyadh to complete his "achievement" in Khashoggi's death, and stressing that the timetable for dealing with the situation was "limited" Denial.

But at dawn on Saturday, the Saudi Attorney-General announced the death of Khashoggi, and explained that discussions between the Saudi journalist and people he met while in the consulate led to quarrels and clapping of hands and then his death.

This information confirmed by a Saudi source explained that the discussions between Khashoggi and the suspects did not go as required and evolved into a quarrel resulted in the death of Khashoggi, stressing that investigations with the detainees continue, and that the Kingdom will bring all those involved to trials before the competent courts.

Saudi flag over the building of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed (Reuters)
Absence of evidence
Not only did Riyadh announce the announcement, but arrested 18 people in custody and ousted four senior officials and began restructuring the intelligence services, always stressing that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not aware of what had happened.

Faced with questioning the sincerity of this novel and the mind is reasonable, and claim evidence to support that Khashoggi was killed in a brawl came a new novel that the journalist was killed by asphyxiation, and this novel seemed more consistent with the revelations of Turkish sources on the issue, but they were not convincing in turn.

The latest story included details of a team of 15 Saudis sent to meet Khashoggi who threatened to anesthetize and kidnap him before they strangled him when he resisted, and then a member wore Khashoggi clothes to look like he had left the consulate.

Despite its lack of convincing evidence, Riyadh still adheres to this story to date, while acknowledging its foreign minister, Adel al-Jubair, that Khashoggi's death was a grave mistake.

But this story remains unreliable, especially with the absence of any evidence supported, pending the Turkish President's disclosure of information on Tuesday.

Source: Al Jazeera + Agencies

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