Sunday, October 21, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Sent His 15 Man Special Security Force Hit Squad to Istanbul to Kill CIA Operative Jamal Khashoggi.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (M.B.S.) Sent His 15 Man Special Security Force Hit Squad to Istanbul to Kill CIA Operative Jamal Khashoggi. All of the 15 man hit squad are reportedly are members of the crown prince’s Special Security Force. A Saudi mission that resulted in the apparent death of journalist and CIA Operative Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul was organized by a high-ranking officer with the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service, three sources familiar with the case told CNN. Prince Mohammed bin Salman's harsh rhetoric extends to likening Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler. Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi landed a column in The Washington Post where he wrote critically about M.B.S.’s internal power grab; his reckless military intervention in neighboring Yemen, where he has created a humanitarian emergency; and the prince’s bizarre plot to kidnap Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri. “People are scared in Saudi Arabia. It has become a bit of a police state.”
Jamal Khashoggi the journalist who mysteriously vanished in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was the nephew of billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi who sold his yacht Nabila to Donald Trump. When Adnan Khashoggi ran into financial trouble in the mid-1980's he took a loan of $50 million and put Nabila as collateral. He defaulted on the loan in 1987 and a Swiss holding company took possession of the yacht. It was placed with yacht specialist Burgess for a quick sale at an asking price of $50 million. Learning that Nabila is for sale, Trump made a bid. Burgess had already two other offers, but Trump's bid was more appealing. A Burgess agent flew to New York and made Trump a proposal for $32 million in 1988. The sale was settled at $30 million. Trump used the yacht mostly for business after spending $8.6 million to retrofit it. But not for long. In 1991, Trump sold the ship to Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal for $20 million (taking a $18.6 million loss). The Prince renamed the yacht Kingdom 5KR, the name under she still sails today. 
Jamal Khashoggi, 59, is thought to have been tortured, murdered and dismembered by a 15-strong team of Saudi agents at the Istanbul consulate. His uncle, Adnan Khashoggi was one of the richest men in the world with net worth of $4 billion in the early 1980s. Adnan Khashoggi's downfall accelerated when he was implicated in the Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal in which American officials secretly facilitated arms sales to Iran. In the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s, Adnan Khashoggi was named as one of the key middlemen between Oliver North in the White House and Iran, Adnan Khashoggi was a CIA operative. “There are skeletons hidden behind skeletons in the Khashoggi closet,” Theodore Karasik, a Dubai-based defense analyst specializing in Persian Gulf affairs, said in an interview. “No history of the region can be written without hearing them rattle.” According to various accounts, Adnan Khashoggi's Rolodex by the late 1960s contained CIA operatives, Swiss bankers, gun runners and Washington insiders such as Nixon confidant Charles “Bebe” Rebozo. Adnan Khashoggi was a CIA operative, most likely Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman thought that Jamal Khashoggi (nephew of notorious CIA operative Adnan Khashoggi), who wrote unfavorable articles about Prince Salman was also a CIA operative and had him killed.
Apparently Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MBS) harsh rhetoric extends to likening Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler and once a Saudi family is linked to the CIA it always will be CIA, too bad for Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman's brutal repression and ongoing slaughter will continue. “What drives the pea brained MBS is a ruthless effort toward total control domestically and regionally; he is Putin of the Desert.” Taking out Jamal also sends a powerful signal to any dissident that there is no place safe.”

Saudi Arabia’s image has never fully recovered from 9/11. The attacks were carried out mostly by Saudi citizens. A declassified 2016 congressional report—which the Saudis went to great lengths to suppress—alleged that the terrorists may have had support from individuals connected to the Saudi government. Meanwhile, preachers who spread a radical theology sanctioning the killing of Shiite Muslims, Christians and Jews remain in senior position of influence, and the puritanical Wahhabi ideol­ogy that has fueled extremism across the Muslim world continues to be a major Saudi export.
Meshal Saad M Albostani stayed at the Wyndham Grand Hotel having been through border control at 1.45am on Tuesday October 2Salah Muhammad A Tubaigy was also said to have arrived at Atatürk Airport on 2 October at 3.38am by private jetMuhammed Saad H. Alzahrani (pictured) was another person named by Turkish newspaper Sabah in connection with Khashoggi's disappearance
Meshal Saad M Albostani (left), Salah Muhammad A Tubaigy (center), and Muhammed Saad H. Alzahrani (right), all flew in and out of Ataturk airport on the day Khashoggi disappeared. Muhammed Saad H. Alzahrani, who is one of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) close guards, was a part of the 15 man hit squad. Alzahrani touched down in Turkey at 4:29 p.m. local time (1329GMT) on a charter plane. He stayed at the Wyndham Grand Hotel and left the country on a private jet which belonged to Sky Prime Aviation company at 9:44 p.m. local time (1844GMT). Thaar Ghaleb T. Alharbi, who is also one of Salman’s guards, was also a part of the squad. Alharbi arrived at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport on a private jet which belonged to the Sky Prime Aviation company. He entered the country at 3:41 a.m. local time (0041GMT) and stayed at the Mövenpick Hotel. He left the country at 5:44 p.m. (1444GMT) on a private jet. Alzahrani and Alharbi can be seen in a picture standing close to Salman during a ceremony.
It is unclear whether the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman authorized an interrogation, abduction or killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Several officials CNN spoke with said the mission could not have happened without the direct knowledge of the 33-year-old crown prince, the kingdom's de facto ruler, who is known by his initials "MBS." A second source said the officer assembled and sent his own team to interrogate Khashoggi. They suspected Khashoggi of having ties to the kingdom's arch rival, Qatar, the source said and that Jamal Khashoggi was a CIA operative. A Turkish official told CNN on Tuesday that Khashoggi's body was cut into pieces after he was killed two weeks ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The claim, which was first made to the New York Times earlier in the investigation into Khashoggi's fate, comes after Turkish officials searched the consulate for nine hours on Monday night. Turkish authorities believe 15 Saudi men who arrived in Istanbul on October 2 were connected to the Khashoggi's disappearance. Turkish officials provided CNN with passport scans of seven men they suspect were part of the group. The passport scans were taken on the day of Khashoggi's disappearance. One of the passport scans appears to belong to Salah Muhammad al-Tubaiqi, listed as the head of forensic medicine at the Saudi Ministry of Interior. Another member of the group identified by Turkish official media and appearing in the alleged passport scans is Muhammad Saad al-Zahrani, who has appeared on Saudi state TV alongside Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a frequent companion of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, in surveillance footage from the day of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. HIT JOB? Jamal Khashoggi’s ‘death squad’ torturer ‘dies in suspicious car crash’ in Riyadh days after fleeing Turkey, according to reports. Meshal Saad M Albostani, a lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is said to have been killed in a road smash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is among a group of men wanted for questioning after Khashoggi went missing having entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Turkish pro-government news organisation Yeni Safak, which carried the report of the crash, claims there are now fears he "could have been silenced." It also reported that at the moment there was no further details about the fatal road crash - which has not been confirmed by the authorities. Seven of the 15 men suspected of belonging to the "hit squad" are reportedly part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s close personal security detail. All are reportedly are members of the crown prince’s Special Security Force. At least two of them accompanied the crown prince to France in April. They have been named by MEE as Major General Mahir Abdul Aziz Muhammad Mutrib and Colonel Badr Lafi Muhammad Al-Oteibi. Newly released CCTV pictured are said to show Mutrib outside the Consul the day Khashoggi disappeared. When King Salman took power in January of 2015 and quickly appointed Prince Mohammed as defense minister, it took the kingdom by surprise, especially given the importance of the position and the prince's age. He was little-known among the many grandchildren of Saudi Arabia's patriarch, a young man educated only in the kingdom who stuck close to his father, who previously served as the governor of Riyadh, the Saudi capital.



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