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CIA Finds Saudi Crown Prince MbS “Approved” Khashoggi Murder

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

On Friday afternoon, over two years after the Oct.2018 brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has finally released its official report to the public on his killing, which is based mostly on the prior CIA investigation.

As was fully expected, it goes straight to the top: “We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” the four-page, only very slightly redacted report reads.

“We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We base this assessment on the Crown Prince’s control of decision making in the Kingdom since 2017, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Muhammad bin Salman’s protective detail in the operation, and the Crown Prince’s support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi.”

CIA Finds Saudi Crown Prince MbS "Approved" Khashoggi Murder
A scene from ‘The Dissident’. 

Further the US intelligence report points to the entirety of the security detail that carried out the assassination as closely associated with the Royal Court. But more notably at least seven were among MbS “elite” personal security detail, putting them in direct communication with the crown prince and de facto ruler of the kingdom.

The intel report details:

The team also included seven members of Muhammad bin Salman’s elite personal protective detail, known as the Rapid Intervention Force (RIF). The RIF-a subset of the Saudi Royal Guard-exists to defend the Crown Prince, answers only to him, and had directly participated in earlier dissident suppression operations in the Kingdom and abroad at the Crown Prince’s direction. We judge that members of the RIF would not have participated in the operation against Khashoggi without Muhammad bin Salman’s approval.”

One damning line in the above underscores the members of the RIF team answer “only to him” and to no other security official in the kingdom or intelligence apparatus.

Further the mostly CIA authored report cites as evidence their knowledge of previously planned operations targeting Khashoggi for violence.

“Although Saudi officials had pre-planned an unspecified operation against Khashoggi we do not know how far in advance Saudi officials decided to harm him. – We have high confidence that the following individuals participated,” the just released ODNI report reads.

The assessment then goes on to list Saudi officials and members of the hit team involved, while on Friday the US administration announced new sanctions on at least two of these individuals. State Department spokesman Ned Price announced upon the release of the previously classified report that multiple “options” are being weighed to punish Saudi Arabia, including the suspension of arms sales – something which has been an increasingly popular move among the American public.

“I expect that we will be in a position before long to speak to steps to promote accountability going forward for this horrific crime,” Price told reporters.

Full report below:

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So it appears that the the US is dumping MBS, and all this theatre is at the same time as the Israeli talks with MBS about a mutual ‘defence’ treaty.

The US playbook is rather dated now :)

Hasbara Hunter

The True Romance between ISraHell & Wahhabistan was already revealed in the 2002 Iraqi Intel Report…Turkey has got some Chopping Up-Khashoggi-Snuff-Tapes…Everyone got Machamad ben Shlomo by the Balls for that matter…MBS is a Dead man walkin’….


Peter Jennings

Does the suadi regime come under ICC jurisdiction?

I suppose dictators have a pass.

Pave Way IV

They come under the jurisdiction of .223 ballistic ammo – the only court that matters.

Supreme Blyat

I have a tiny winey susppicion that MBS didn’t fully honor the 300 billion contracts signed with Trump.

Pave Way IV

I am absolutely… shocked! [yawn…]

I hearby order CENTCOM traitors to kill those f’king head-chopping Wahhabi freaks once and for all to protect the U.S. and regain your privilege of U.S. citizenship. Failure to follow my orders will result in the usual stripping of rank, revocation of citizenship and a permanent ban from ever stepping foot on U.S. soil again. Just to be humane, we’ll ship your family, furniture and other shit to Tel Aviv at taxpayer expense. Thanks for your service!

Fog of War

The depraved insanity of ZioAmerica reaches new heights of absurdity. Black thug slashes Asian man’s face and hundreds show up to protest ” White Supremacy ” .

– Hundreds of activists rally against ‘white supremacy’ after a black man stabbed an Asian man in NYC –



WHO CARES ABOUT THE CIA/ME rip off all of the me arms exporter and co kiddie bus bomber, that’s a traitor and rotted to the core degenerate overhyped piece of sht,tool of the deep states, no once with a half a brain give a rats arse about any hellary allie nor bushpig for the matter, in the end somneone had to do it,infact less killings came about since its demise in the whole me region,don’t thank nocando trump,than the ones whom termoinated this vile piece of sht (period) Some one had to do it,my god it seems every time their deepstate got upset,fools sympathised? Zero hedge=fake heros to zeros,nuff said!


5 JANUARY 2021 Sheikh Rohani stirs up trouble in the Middle East Joe Biden….. He could support the creation of an Iranian regional empire in the Levant and a Turkish regional empire in the Caucasus, both at the expense of Russia. Thierry Meyssan examines the changes that have taken place in Iran. https://www.voltairenet.org/article211896.html

Hasbara Hunter

There is always the danger of Masonic ZioNazi “CONTROLLED OPPOSITION”….Everywhere…



was that photo from some heavy metal rock concert or…


Hasbara Hunter

It seems all AngloZioNazi Elites went to the same Heavy Metal Concert…

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/807a2fd2fb0a27e841ff5284538d2ad52101d42dc48a74ec01b7d8720378e141.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89067481db23de6be5f35e671f468234c2f35ff762cb420c5effc864fbe96499.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff22b8b8569b5168c85bc05812af8d865ecb9a25a1deed6105560bba1cdf845e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3515a6f71844d6597a0d18db9fe324e59f26463ad2132ff0bdc6a0653763db1b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1846a38fea1808b106171b7abfd31df058d88308b620107ccecc9961566cbd4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74bdc2d3726fc5bb9d300898fb2b899c0456a672676bb758cf4085b20f44275c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d7bdae8e8f0cc79f1a7fa9a73fcf6a13138d99df8f222473220a4f115446a1d1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3f15f32c6c1919f75ef1df05701b41d07c6f88a8d66fe5a5f3ece36ce06df77b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f77aab58be54b08e4bee81fd9cb7d0a6b804d84296b16d75243d6de80163f7c1.jpg


Only Bush the Idiot, doesn’t know how to do it! Even though he was practicing for years….

Hasbara Hunter

He got better


The “Hidden Hand” is another funny one https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/daf1b3be17d107ad41ea6104c2e7ee2d628e22cb40a980d4892203af8e01cc30.jpg


Naaahh it can’t be Bush ….I don’t fall for that photo doctoring…or maybe they even super glued his fingers in right position…because he simply couldn’t do it properly by himself…

Hasbara Hunter

Masonic Hand Signs…number 6 Sign of the Horns….


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