This is just a quick rip-n-read, but it yet again puts the lie to the reports we’ve received so far from the Saudis, rather than Khashoggi being killed by “choke hold during a fight” it appears that he was actually dismembered while still alive and the perpetrators simply dumped his body parts in the nearby garden of the Saudi General Counsel according to a report from Sky News.
Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to two Sky sources.
The sources have told Sky News the Saudi dissident had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured”.
One source also suggested the writer’s remains were discovered in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s Istanbul home – located around 500 metres away from the consulate.
It contradicts the explanation being made by Saudi officials that the body was rolled up in a carpet and handed to a local collaborator who was tasked with disposing of the evidence.
Turkish political analysts believe the Saudis would prefer to perpetuate reports that the body was not disfigured or cut up to avoid more uncomfortable questions and explanations about how the body came to be defiled.
The apparent discovery of Mr Khashoggi’s body parts – and Mr Erdogan’s version of events based on what he described as “new evidence and information” – both contradict Saudi Arabia’s explanation for his death.
It has said Mr Khashoggi died in a “fist fight” at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
This was not a boating accident, and it wasn’t an errant “fist fight” gone wrong. This was cold, calculated torture and murder implemented by high ranked associates of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman including his social media chief Saud al-Qahtani who ran the entire assassination remotely via Skype, and who had also led the plots to kidnap the Lebanese Prime Minister, and also held and tortured hundreds of rival members of the Saudi royal family imprisoned with the Riyadh Ritz Carlton — including Major General Ali al-Qahtan who was tortured to death within the Hotel — in order to extort $Billions from them and shove the cash into MBS’ pockets.
Update: Business insider says this just a rumor and Erdogan denies it. www.businessinsider.com/…
The Express UK, Dailymail, Hotair, NyPost and RT are all running with the SkyNews story, I’m not sure that helps.
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