If they were just marginally competent liars, we’d all be screwed

You would think that this would be hard to do, but the Saudi Arabian Royal Family are actually worse liars than the Trump regime.

What am I talking about?

The murder of Jamal Kashoggi, of course.

Let’s review: Jamal Kashoggi was a journalist born in Saudi Arabian who eventually moved to the United States.[1] A former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel, Kashoggi eventually went into exile because he had written articles critical of the Saudi regime. While in exile, Kashoggi fell in love with and planned to marry Hatice Cengiz, a 36-year-old PhD candidate at a university in Istanbul, whom he had met at a conference.

On October 2, 2018, Kashoggi went into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in order to take care of paperwork that would allow him to marry Cengiz. He never came out.

What was the Saudi regime’s response?

  • We don’t know nuttin about it.
  • We think he came out of the building, it just wasn’t caught on camera.
  • Okay, he never came out of the building.
  • He was killed in a “fistfight” resulting from a dispute inside the embassy.

Now it turns out that not only was he dismembered by a 15 member assassination team linked to the Crown Prince, but there is an audio tape of his death that the Turkish government recorded[2] that they gave to the Trump administration. At least according to the Boston Globe and the “failing” New York Times.

Holy shit!

If any of these people were even marginally competent liars, we’d all be screwed. As it happens, they’re the most incompetent bunch of liars since Tricky Dick announced that he’s not a crook.


[1] Three of Kashoggi’s children are American citizens.

[2] Presumably obtained through surveillance by Turkish intelligence agencies.

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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