Friday, October 12, 2018

Saudi Delegates Arrive in Ankara: US Spies Make Claims/Western Firms Withdraw

Interesting that western business and 'influential persons' like Obama (influential is not my choice of words) seek to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia. Or so they claim.
In advance of this possibility?
Again with the hearsay!  
From "one person" and a "second person". No substance. No names.

As Washington Post claims the Turks have told US officials they have audio and video to support claims of murder.  

The Turkish government has told U.S. officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.
 one person with knowledge of the recording who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity
A second person briefed on the recording said....
Washington Post always being very spooky. 

Persons of influence and wealth back away.. allegedly?

“What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government,” Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin, said in a statement suspending several ongoing projects with Saudi entities.
Over the last few days, several large western firms and prominent figures announced they were pulling out of joint ventures and appearances with the Saudi leadership over the disappearance. Among them were The New York Times, Uber, and The Economist, along with Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, former energy secretary under President Barack Obama, is suspending his involvement advising Saudi Arabia on a $500 billion smart city project.
The loss of any 'smart city' is no loss at all- Those cities are abominations. Affronts to all that live.  The best way to think about smart is pain. Oh that smarts!
Torontonians may want to rethink that development along the lakeshore?

Saudi delegation arrives
A delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, on Friday for the investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
On Thursday, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said Turkey had accepted a Saudi proposal to form a joint working group to investigate the case of Khashoggi.



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