On Oct. 2, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. A Turkish official claimed they have evidence that Khashoggi was assassinated inside.
Khashoggi, who in recent years resided in the United States and worked as a columnist for the Washington Post, is one of the Western world’s most prominent critics of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS,) a man known to have little tolerance for dissent but often hailed as a modernist by Western media.
According to an anonymous Turkish official, a Saudi assassin squad flew into Istanbul on private jets and waited for Khashoggi inside the consulate. The squad included a physician who specialises in autopsies. They also took a bone saw.
The disappearance sparked an international diplomatic incident.
On the other hand Trump said he believes the king of Saudi Arabia because he denied any involvement. Obviously nobody is surprised about Trump’s position, they had business together. He did the same defending Putin and not the FBI, or Kavanaugh.
Political cartoonists from all over the world have responded to Khashoggi’s disappearance and alleged murder. Some below:
There are no words for such horror, but it’s a reality we can’t pretend it’s not happening.