Journalists Hid Key Source In Khashoggi Narrative | Jamal Khashoggi | Khashoggi murder | Mohammad Bin
A story broke last week that an Arabic journalist named Jamal Khashoggi who was working for the Washington Post had disappeared and was presumed dead. The official story is that Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on the afternoon of October 2.
Immediately (and suspiciously) media stories that appeared to be coordinated appeared, pointing the finger of blame for Khashoggi’s disappearance at Saudi Arabia, in general, and at the country’s Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, in particular. It was alleged by anonymous sources for several days that Khashoggi had been abducted and then killed at the express order of Bin Salman, for being a troublesome journalist who was causing problems for the Saudi royal family with the stories he was pursuing. Detailed stories relating how the abduction/killing supposedly happ... filled the news media.
A very public pressure campaign quickly formed, with multiple prominent companies either announcing a boycott of Saudi Arabia or being pressured to join such a boycott. There were loud calls for President Donald Trump to immediately—without waiting for the results of any investigation—cancel the historic arms deal made last year with the Saudi Kingdom. It is quite likely calls to cancel the nuclear power deal also made between President Trump and the Saudi royal family would soon have followed.