UPDATE/ Yup he is dead, but still, most news outlets reported complete fabrications!
The hot topic these days for the propaganda-mafia against the Saudis is JAMAL KHASHOGGI. Saudi Arabia has been known to be targeted by such groups for a long time now and every time those allegations and efforts to defame the Kingdom happen, in one way or the other, they fail miserably. After all, baseless accusations don’t work for long, do they?
Before going any further, let’s have a look back at what happened and how it was presented before the media. Somethings are just too bizarre to be overlooked and yet the mainstream media chooses to dismiss them. Example, the tweet below[mks_icon icon=”fa-arrow-down” color=”#000000″ type=”fa”]
— Majed Al Zahrani 马杰 (@Zegrinder) October 10, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi is a renowned Saudi journalist, who rose to eminence following his many criticisms against the Saudi government. What started it all was Jamal’s visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week on October 02. He has not been seen ever since, reportedly. The disappearance has sparked a huge debate over the media, both conventional and on multiple social media platforms, ever since. The Turkish authorities have leveled the blame on Saudi Arabia, claiming that it was Saudi agents who allegedly killed the famous journalist. Any proofs? No!
Hello protestors. Can I suggest you go to the Turkish embassy & protest there against disappearance of Khashoggi, against Turkey’s kidnapping of 6 journalists in Europe, over 100,000 arrests in Turkey and thousands of other journalists there? https://t.co/K4VkjEyj0j
— Ghanem Nuseibeh (@gnuseibeh) October 10, 2018
The Turkish media has also gone berserk over the missing journalist, leveling all sorts of allegations over the Kingdom for the disappearance. If this is not a baseless accusation, lacking substance, we don’t know what is. Leave aside the media; their job is to find a topic and weave assumptions, the role played by the Turkish authorities can only be described as shameful. They have even stooped so low as to dox the Saudi team of investigators who arrived at the scene. Their faces and names have been exposed on social media and many shills have begun a systematic process of spreading this information on social media.
— Majed Al Zahrani 马杰 (@Zegrinder) October 10, 2018
The Saudi consulate has clearly stated that Khashoggi left the consulate the same day in a safe and sound condition. To their benefit, there are several videos circulating over the internet, especially the social media platforms, wherein he can be seen walking out of the consulate. The Turkish claims of him being killed by so-called agents have been laid to rest with these viral videos.
لا يوجد مرتبة في القطاع العام اسمها مدير يا بهايم
— MMT (@m_altayer) October 10, 2018
In the above Tweet by official Turkish Sources, they laughably state that one of the alleged Saudi security personnel has a military rank identified as ” HeadMaster”. Check the tweet and use the translate option provided. Apparently, they don’t know how ranks are used in militaries around the world, sheesh.
Looks like the Turkish authorities are not very good at keeping their CCTV videos to themselves, are they? Or maybe facing backlash from within? Very much likely. In this day and age, everyone knows how to use social media to expose the propaganda and baseless lies.
It seems that Saudies found the time machine. The balack van leaves the consulate at 15:08 but arrives the counslar's house at 15:07 :)) The distance between the two is aproximately 2 km which does not matter anyway. This is how pro-goverment media reports in Turkey https://t.co/YPiXYYr14D
— Emre Uslu (@EmreUslu) October 10, 2018
A little more about the journalist
Jamal has been known for his stories especially the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden’s rise. He was appointed Royal family’s adviser as well as for some top officials. He was later reported to be in a self-imposed exile, following his falling out of favor with the Kingdom’s government, which in itself is a mystery.
Moving on, he kept on writing critical articles for different journals and magazines against the Saudi government. Also, he repeatedly said he feared that he might be arrested. Why? He never said.
Before visiting the consulate on October 02, Jamal had earlier visited the office in the consulate for some paperwork for his ex-wife’s divorce. He was told to return again, with an appointment at 13:30 on October 02 to pick up the final documents. We all know these consulate paperwork matters take time, don’t we?
The family of Khasoggi denied categorically that he had any fiancee. In the Islamic faith, you can marry 4 women, thus Khashogji was in no need to obtain a divorce doc. to marry this dubious woman. Beware of fabricated information! The case is still pending investigation.
— Dr. M Al-Abdullatif (@DrMAlAbdullatif) October 9, 2018
And then started the propaganda. Her Turkish fiancé Hatice Cengiz reported to have waited for him for 10 hours but to no avail as he never returned. It is worth mentioning that he had talked with his friends about his first visit to the consulate, saying that he was greeted ‘warmly’.
Pro-Turkish government papers have claimed that there was a 15-member team tied to the mission, which landed in and out of Turkey the same day the event took place. The airport officials have confirmed that the alleged hit squad did not possess any illegal or suspicious item, which pretty much sums it up. Well, there’s more. More of a film scene than a fact.
He died last year in a car accident yet he was among the alleged death squad. LOL https://t.co/oL0N4z9MOC
— Mashhour | مشهور (@MashhourII) October 10, 2018
Some papers have been saying that Jamal was cut up with a bone saw in a Pulp Fiction-like killing. The journalists are going a little too far in the reporting of the event, aren’t they? The question arises: if the papers know this much, where’s the evidence? This case should have been done and dusted by now, shouldn’t it? Besides, the Saudi government has already said that it wants to see the investigation results claiming that it is ‘pretty much keen to know what happened’.
Some local papers are of the view that the killing hasn’t taken place, rather the top journalist was abducted. Abducted from where, taken to what destination, it remains the million-dollar question.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a fair investigation into the case. While Ankara has asked Riyadh to provide evidence of Jamal leaving the consulate albeit not providing the evidence showing that the journalist was killed inside.
— Arab News (@arabnews) October 8, 2018
Looks like the ball is in Ankara’s court and there is still no official word on the official results of the ongoing investigations. The security teams are examining around 150 CCTV cameras while the search at the Saudi consulate and the Saudi residences linked to the consulate are also under investigation.
He is expected to be alive.
— Saudi Discovery (@DiscoverySaudi) October 7, 2018
The Saudi Side of the Story
It is never good to know just one side of the story, is it? Despite Turkish authorities claims that the Saudi agents flew in and out of the country on the day of his disappearance and that a top-secret mission was carried out at the consulate in Istanbul, the Kingdom has openly asked Turkey to carry out the investigations including building search while denying the involvement in the disappearance.
OPINION: "Qatari and Brotherhood-affiliated media are exploiting #JamalKhashoggi’s name and politically abusing him not out of concern for him or for journalism, but to serve the political aims of Doha." Al Arabiya's Editor-in-Chief @malmhuain writes:https://t.co/Z9FNiPqBm0
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) October 10, 2018
Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s brother Prince Khaled bin Salman has termed the allegations ‘completely false and baseless’, while the Crown Prince maintained that they have nothing to hide.
A question arises; are the Turkish security forces and intelligence agencies so unaware that a high-profile mission gets completed within hours, rather minutes, and there is not even a body to be found? And the country openly brags about the effectiveness of its armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and intelligence groups. There seems to be something cooking.
— avi scharf (@avischarf) October 10, 2018
Guess we will have to wait until there is some official word on the alleged missing case.
Special thanks go to Majed Aleisa and “MEGuardians” for collecting some of the best evidence that refutes some of the major fake news being spread on the internet as we speak.