Sunday, December 30, 2018


In 2017 US President Trump, after a historical speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia aligned with Islamic Reformers. He cast terrorism as a fight of good against evil. The new alliance involves trade and technology in exchange for reformation and fighting radicals. In 2018 the CIA, the Muslim Brotherhood and Western liberals hit back against the reformer Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman accusing him of the murder of a opposition figure Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. 

UPDATE: The Washington Post has caused itself a major scandal since it has come to light they and their martyred “reformer” Jamal Khashoggi were publishing anti-Saudi propaganda for Qatar. They tried to bury this in a pre-Christmas Saturday news dump, but that can’t stop the damage this will do to their reputation. “Text messages between Khashoggi and an executive at Qatar Foundation International show that the executive, Maggie Mitchell Salem, at times shaped the columns he submitted to The Washington Post, proposing topics, drafting material and prodding him to take a harder line against the Saudi government,” the Post wrote December 21.

The Post says they were unaware of this, although Khashoggi’s Qatar connections were well known. They will have to answer for what is either incompetence in connecting these dots or simply not caring as Khashoggi’s attacks on President Trump and the Saudis fit right in with their narrative. The Qatar Foundation denies they were paying him to produce the anti-Saudi material.

But during Security Studies Group research for our report on the information operation after his death, we heard from reliable sources familiar with the investigation that documents showing wire transfers from Qatar were found in his apartment in Turkey. They were immediately put out of reach by Turkish security services, so they did not show the collusion between Khashoggi, Qatar, and Turkey prior to his death. We have published a new, unredacted set of findings about the case. It is damning to Qatar, Turkey, and the Washington Post. Khashoggi may have been operating in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by doing this on behalf of Qatar. (More)

Dec. 11, 2018


Nov. 20, 2018 Why Did CIA Turn Against Saudi Crown Prince MBS? 

Congress and CIA smearing Saudi Crown Prince MBS with the murder of fake journalist Jamal Khashoggi is actually cover for the support of powerful factions in Saudi palace intrigue and indicative of an internal power struggle. CIA officials are signaling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must be replaced, because he is "a cancer". Professor Asad Abu Khalil says there are other political reasons: support of powerful rival factions such as Mohammed bin Nayef, Turki bin Faisal and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud.
MBS has proven to be too adventurous, too troublesome. And sometimes he seems to act on his own. And that really worries the United States. Not so much out of concern about the people of Yemen, or about about the plight of journalists who may be killed by this prince. But it’s more about the stability of the region due to his action over there. (Source).

Oct. 20, 2018


Late last night the Saudis presented their findings. According to their investigation a skirmish ensued at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul resulting in the death of Khashoggi. A number of people not in the immediate cirkel of MbS were involved.

The most revealing here is not that the Saudis murder and dispose of their opponents. With enemies like the Muslim Brotherhood who hate modernity and working to submerge the entire world in their brand of Islamism albeit under the cover of  Western values as democracy and freedom of expression, this amounts to justified self-defense.

The shocker is that Western Liberals, their allies in the Middle East and in the Western media are willing to sacrifice Middle East peace and the modernization of Saudi Arabia, for an opportunity to bash Trump. Because we would be giving them far too much credit to assume they understand the full implication of their moral high horse position. Stealth Jeff puts it this way, granting them at last some intellectual depth.

More probably most of them are just pissed that one in their elite cirkel of intellectuals employed by WaPo was bumped off, with the rest of them just glad of the chance to throw a monkey wrench into Trump Foreign Policy plans. Which is not going to succeed, despite their worst efforts:

The most conspicuous give-away?

So what have we got from Turkey? An 8 minute struggle, strangulation, fingers and limbs cut off, a do the Turks know all that. More to the point, how CAN they possibly know all that? The Apple Watch claims turned out to be a tech fantasy. And now, no evidence! 

A set of alternative facts:

In the meantrime in the enemy camp:

Oct. 18, 2018


Rush Limbaugh also worked out the Khashoggi coup attempt! There is much more behind the disapppearance of the Saudi critic than meets the eye: nothing less than the reformation of Islam and peace in the Middle East are at stake. In other words, if Islam will join the modern world. The Khashoggi affair makes clear that Western liberals don't want a moderate Islam. They are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood in order to prevent the modernization of Saudi Arabia. This affair gives away what they have been covering up for years! If it looks like liberals are in league with Muslim radicals, it's because they are!  Have been for years! But President Trump while still "pacing" public opinion, is not going to allow this brazen coup to succeed! His entire Middle East foreign policy is based on his cooperation with MBS in Saudi Arabia. Don't buy the narrative, folks! It doesn't make sense.

Oct. 16, 2018


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman and the reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Of course no one should encourage any Government to kill their citizens in Embassies, it is quite another thing for the media and the liberal globalist elites to morally attack the reformist Prince on behalf of an operative of the Muslim Brotherhood, a faction opposed to any and every Western influence in Islamic lands.

With Senator Lindsey Graham coming out against Trump foreign policy and attacking MBS personally, calling him a "wrecking ball" and "toxic", it is the question if he and many of his colleagues -- amongst other Lil' Marco Rubio -- are just terrible uninformed, or if they are on the side of one of the worst reactionary factions at work in the Islamic world. For proper understanding, Khashoggi and his brethern are vying for a regime in the vain of Morsi in Egypt. The people of Egypt only managed to save their nation in the nick of time.

Many in the Western world are misled by the Muslim Brotherhood's taqqiyah; these snakes with formed tongues know exactly how to trigger Western liberal sensitivities with talk of "democracy" and the will of the people. Even now their minions at work stoking hatred against the West.

John R. Bradley in the Spectator explains "What the media aren’t saying about Jamal Khashoggi":
As someone who spent three decades working closely with intelligence services in the Arab world and the West, the Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi knew he was taking a huge risk in entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week to try to obtain a document certifying he had divorced his ex-wife. A one-time regime insider turned critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — the de facto head of the Saudi kingdom which tolerates no criticism whatsoever — Khashoggi had been living in Washington for the previous year in self-imposed exile amid a crackdown on independent voices in his homeland. He had become the darling of western commentators on the Middle East. With almost two million Twitter followers, he was the most famous political pundit in the Arab world and a regular guest on the major TV news networks in Britain and the United States. Would the Saudis dare to cause him harm? It turns out that the answer to that question was ‘You betcha.’(More)


Oct. 15, 2018


Oct. 15, 2018 President Donald Trump Ad Hoc Press Briefing on Missing Journalist Khashoggi.

President Trump means to come to the bottom of this outrageous plot. He's despatching Secretary of State Pompeo at once (article). [Update: Pompeo has already left for Riyadh. Sec. Menuchin is still planning on participating in the Saudi investment tech event next week.] Khashoggi is up to his eyeballs in sinister politics. According to Walid Phares, Khashoggi is no politically neutral WaPo columnist. His tweets suggest he's swamped in Middle East politics. Add to that the reporting of the CIA backed WaPo and longtime Democrat media annex propagandist Michael Isikoff and this story gets more smelly by the hour.

Germany's leading right-of-center daily Die Welt this morning reveals that Jamal Khashoggi was not a journalist, but a high-level operative for the Saudi intelligence service, an intimate of Osama bin Laden, and the nephew of the shadiest of all Arab arms dealers, the infamous Adnan Khashoggi. Die Welt is quoting from an interview with political scientist Asiem El Difraoui, who met Jamal Khashoggi several times. He met him in the intrigues rich circle of former Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud.
John Bradley reported last week in the Spectator that Khashoggi, who allegedly met a grisly end in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization that among other things wants to replace the Saudi monarchy with a modern Islamist totalitarian state. So much for the whining in the Establishment media about freedom of the press and protection of the rights of journalists. The presumed-dead Khashoggi was a top-level spook who swore fealty to some of the Arab world's nastiest elements, and who played a high-stakes game in Saudi spookdom. 
We don't know why he disappeared, but we know what we don't know. Among other things, we know that Khashoggi was bitterly opposed to the new Saudi government's rapprochement with the state of Israel. As a Muslim Brotherhood member, he backed Palestinian intransigence. Die Welt interviewed the German-Egyptian political scientist Asiem El Difraoui, co-founder of the Berlin think tank Candid Foundation, who met Khashoggi for the first time during the American occupation of Iraq. Here is a translation of the nub of the interview (more).

More on the alleged audio evidence (article). 

Oct. 13, 2018


Oct. 12, 2018 Thomas Wictor: Make Them Pay. 

UPDATE: When you see the Western mainstream media and a number of the usual globalist lackeys in a posthaste push for sanctions on the basis of an outrageous story while the details are still murky, with the Middle East as a backdrop, a closeted leader of the Muslim Brotherhood as main protagonist and a reformist Crown Prince as the target, you just know something doesn't smell right. Enter, the mysterious disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The basis of their claims is not just razor thin; the sources are so suspect that it raises immediate alarm! 

This cloak and dagger story is pushed with the backdrop of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey vying for power in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia destroyed Erdogan's plan on ruling the Middle East as the leader of Muslim Brotherhood. Iran and Turkey are presently allies and they both agree that their first enemy is the reformist Government of Saudi Arabia. They will never forgive the Saudis for not rolling over for the Muslim Brotherhood when they captured Egypt in the Obama/Clinton inspired Arab Spring and instead helped topple Morsi’s Islamist rule. That makes the Saudis enemy number one.

Five regions were under Muslim Brotherhood control at the time: Sudan, Gaza, Egypt, Qatar and Turkey. Their headquarters was moved from Qatar to Istanbul. Erdogan is at present the de facto leader. Khashoggi has disappeared in his country. (CNN) Instead of the outrageous plot to murder Khashoggi and hacking him to pieces in order to facilitate his disappearance, the man may well be languishing in a Turkish dungeon. 

Instead of treating this plot like the potential nuclear bomb that it is, the media and a number of globalist Trump haters are jumping the gun, calling for sanctions and canceling defense orders. It's a fairly obvious attempt at smearing both the Saudis, Mohammad Bin Salman, and President Trump likely in the hopes of getting the arms deal between the USA and the Saudis called off. If so, Trump sniffed this out and now they are going to wish they hadn't tried this. As Wictor says, make them pay for this Ottoman slap!

Screenshot of Wictor post on Gab.

As usual President Trump is probably three steps ahead. He's still "pacing" the situation (video) until he possesses all the data to spring this rabbit hole shut on the plotters. 

More by Thomas Wictor (on on the subject: 
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Read it in the Threadreader:

And here's a thread debunking the outrageous claim about Khashoggi's Apple watch that "recorded it all":

On May 21, 2017 US President Trump delivered a historical speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia challenging over 50 Islamic leaders, representing some 1,5 billion Muslims, to oppose terrorism in the name of Allah. He cast it as a fight of good against evil. The new alliance involves trade and technology for reformation and fighting radicals. 

May 2, 2018


It's stunning! The Left and the media do not like the Saudi-Egyptian led Islamic Reformation. Suddenly they "uncover" Saudi networks financing Salafist mosques and other radical Islamic activism in the West that have been active for decades while liberals denied their existence. Now that the Saudis are heading for more secularism, the media are going backwards! But there's more on the geopolitical front: it's curtains for Mahmoud Abbas. The writing was on the wall to those willing to see. The Palestinians have become an anachronism in the new vision of a peaceful and prosperous Middle East. They're on their own! Saudis are now waiving goodbye to Abbas over his justification of the Holocaust. We live in remarkable times!




May 21, 2017 President Trump addressing the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
In what way is the Trump deal different from the globalists' ideas? The globalists are dumping taxdollars, for example in the Palestinian hellhole, thinking that combating poverty will deter young Muslim men from choosing the path of terrorism. It won't of course, when the indoctrination and tribalist mentality continue. The deal that Trump offered Muslim nations on Sunday from the pulpit in Saudi Arabia, is different. President Ttump says, if you disavow terrorism, we will help you combatting it and will cooperate with you to make your country prosperous in the process. It's isn't a pay-off, it is a trade between equal traders. This is why President Trump could say, we are not here to dictate how you must live. The globalist idea is top down and is for this fact alone, not attractive. What's more, causality matters. Globalists are habitually reversing cause and effect. They think the cause will emerge once you mimic the effects! Much trouble is rooted in that fallacy.

Today President Trump gave his much anticipated speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit on cooperation against terrorism. Over 50 Arab leaders were in attendance, representing 1,5 billion Muslims (only Morocco and Sudan cancelled). The importance of the speech cannot be overestimated. Full transcript. The effort includes the establishment of the Global Center to Combat Extremist Ideology, which serves as a hub against cyber terrorism.  
President Trump is conceptualizing the fight against radical Islamic terrorism differently from what has been Western doctrine in the past 40 years. Islamic terrorism is not "the West's fault", blowback from Western colonial history. The fight against terrorism does not bread more terrorism. 
President Trump does not blame the Islamic ideology as such, but he does lay the responsibility firmly at the feet of Muslim nations when it comes to combating extremism. Ignoring the root of Jihad in Islam does not persuade Muslims of the attractions of Western culture.  
Muslims must change their attitude towards religiously inspired conquest themselves if they want their children and grandchildren to prosper. Casting terrorism as stealing the beauty, dreams and prosperity from generations of children is a powerful argument. 
This is to be the new standard for the relationship between the West and the Islamic world. The speech was conciliatory in tone, but did not mince words. The message that peace is a prerequisite for prosperity is clear. He called on the summit to support life, rather than death as the barbarians do. 
"Drive them out of your Holy Land, and drive them out of this Earth". The speech is a call to the Muslim world to unite against common enemies of humanity and strengthen the partnership. The onus is now clearly on Iran as the state sponsor of terrorism.

US, Saudis issue joint terrorist designation
On May 19, 2017 the United States and Saudi Arabia issued a first-of-its-kind joint terrorism designation on Friday in combating the financing of terrorism. The move freezes the assets of Hashem Safieddine, a leader of the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. The announcement was made on the cusp of President Trump's first overseas trip since taking office, a nine-day itinerary that will begin in Saudi Arabia and continue through Israel and Europe. It's symbolic of a broader effort to arrange an "Arab NATO" to counteract Iran, backed by American arms deals to the Saudis. 
"The Safieddine designation is also consistent with the U.S. government's ongoing effort to expose and apply pressure against the actions of Hezballah, which is supported by the foremost State Sponsor of Terrorism, Iran," the State Department emphasized. "Designations of terrorist individuals and groups expose and isolate organizations and individuals and result in denial of access to the U.S. financial system." The State Department also gave the leader of an ISIS-affiliate in the Sinai peninsula a terrorist label. (More)