Questions need answers in Jamal Khashoggi case. Global inaction is reprehensible.
“I didn’t do it,”
This is the statement of most murderers who are sitting in prison cells serving life sentences. “I didn’t do it.”
Several Lawyers told FPMag that they tell their clients to enter a plea of not guilty because that forces the prosecutor to prove their case beyond a doubt. The defence attorney must only make shambles of the prosecution case to the extent of a reasonable doubt.
The lawyers FPMag asked did not want to go on the record, one explaining with a question, “Why would I want to share to the public my tactics for getting an acquittal for an alleged murderer.”
MbS is Creating Doubt where the Burden of Proof must go beyond a reasonable doubt.
The other suggestion from all of four lawyers was about punishment where the accused has a reasonable and exculpatory explanation why the crime happened. A jury can decide in the case of a weak self defence argument or an alleged reasonable belief that the accused could have and should have felt in sufficient danger to use lethal force as a response to the danger.
This defence aims both at sentencing and or to acquittal. It’s all about “creating doubt” one lawyer said. A more lenient sentence is possible if the jury feels that the accused may indeed have felt threatened but the jury disagrees or the evidence in the aftermath suggests that the expectation of a threat was unwarranted.
MbS: “I didn’t do it”.
Did you order the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?
“Absolutely not”, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS).
“This was a heinous crime. But I take full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia, especially since it was committed by individuals working for the Saudi government.”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) says that, “When a crime is committed against a Saudi citizen by officials, working for the Saudi government, as a leader I must take responsibility. This was a mistake. And I must take all actions to avoid such a thing in the future.”
MbS told Norah O’Donnell of CBS 60 Minutes at the end of September that “Some think that I should know what three million people working for the Saudi government do daily? It’s impossible that the three million would send their daily reports to the leader or the second highest person in the Saudi government.”
Simon Baldock, a law enforcement security expert who tracks war criminals told FPMag that this type of evasive response is likely out of a page of talking points for his key supporters [because he heard that recently].”
“Coming from MbS it reflects a narcissistic arrogance,” Mr. Baldock continued, “that does not indicate any kind of remorse and in fact coupled with the evidence and what else the man said, is inculpatory. It adds to the belief of his guilt. His statements may mean that he said something like, ‘You know what you must do,’ to the kill team leader.”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) has been categorically alleged to be the murderer of Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi by CIA sources in the Middle East, known for a significant period of time to FPMag in a trusted relationship of confidentiality.
Other sources seem to have clammed up. Investing that question, returned a suggestion that there is “much at play with the matter.”
On 2 October 2018, a beautiful love story came to a crashing, heartbreaking end.
Murdering an American journalist is not the only aspect of this heinous crime. His children and his partner, Hatice Cengiz with whom he intended marriage are broken hearted and have been denied true justice.
Donald Trump and his son in law, according to reliable sources, was fully aware that MbS was about to lure Jamal Khashoggi to the Istanbul Saudi Arabia Consulate building and that intentions were questioning, assassination or ambiguous on the two.
Information authorized for release by the highest Turkish authority, Mr. Recep Erdogan, President of Turkey suggests a very gruesome, ghoulish murder was committed by very disturbed men.
Shortly after 2 October, an organized twitterstorm of threats and protest was launched on behalf of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) a year ago. This followed the brilliant work of Turkish security and intelligence agents and the occasional leaks of that information. Comprised mostly of invectives not worth repeating, the strategy of MbS was obfuscation. Today the strategy is to create doubt according to lawyers watching the antics of MbS.
Mr. Khashoggi was asked on 28 September to come to KSA Istanbul consulate on 2 October. Once inside his safety was the responsibility of the Consul General acting as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Where is Jamal? Photo Credit” Jamal Khashoggi in screen capture from BBC TV Photo Credit: BBC (Art: Rosa Yamamoto – Feminine-Perspective.com )
Mr. Khashoggi’s fiancee had been with Mr. Khashoggi on Tuesday at 1:14 p.m. when he entered the KSA consular office in Istanbul pictured (below). She waited 11 hours before beginning a massive quest for justice.
Hatice Cengiz case is heart wrenching. Her quest for Justice for Jamal is unrelenting. She exclaims in a Guardian headline, “Silence still surrounds the murder of my fiance, Jamal Khashoggi. Who will speak up?”
“Exactly one year ago, I stood outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, waiting for my fiance, Jamal Khashoggi, to come out with the marriage documents we needed to begin our life together. I was optimistic, even excited. Yet I never saw Jamal again.
“I did not expect to have my life transformed. I did not expect to have to alert the authorities to Jamal’s disappearance, or to find myself at the centre of a story that would shake the world. I did not expect, on a day that seemed unremarkable, to have my dreams shattered. By necessity I was put on a path, compelled to begin a campaign for justice for the man who was not only stolen from me but also taken away from those who read his work, and who admired him for his courage and his unrelenting commitment to the truth.” Continue reading…
Where is Jamal? Mr. Khashoggi was asked on 28 September to come to KSA Istanbul Consulate 2 October 2018 and once inside his safety was the responsibility of the Consul General acting as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Photo Credit Behar Abbasi, Feminine Perspective Magazine
These Questions must have Answers
- From the time Saudi Arabia became responsible for the personal safety of invited consulate attendee, Jamal Khashoggi, on 2 October, 13:14 hrs local time in Istanbul (4330 Beşiktaş), and explaining the audio recordings of events nearby the Consul General’s office from 13:20 to 14:30 hrs. localtime what exactly happened to Jamal Khashoggi?
- Jamal Khashoggi is an American resident and journalist. He lives in the USA. He writes a regular column for the Washington Post. Did Mohammad bin Salman ( MbS) tell Donald Trump or did Trump know by other channels that the Crown Prince would launch an aggression against the American journalist?
- Donald Trump relies on Mohammad bin Salman‘s Saudi Arabia for many billions USD in arms sales for the American economy and financial support for the Republican Party’s current election campaign. The two men are close. That may be why Trump whitewashed the slaughter of dozens of children on 9 August 2018 with his bomb, his guidance, his targeting, and an American-made Saudi airplane with a US-trained Saudi pilot taking instructions from an American controller. Will Trump also whitewash the disappearance and murder of Jamal Khashoggi? (Ed. note: Every time Trump opens his mouth on this matter he looks like a conspirator.)
- Will the global community now finally join Civil Society and press the ICC to hold Mohammad bin Salman accountable for the busload of children he and his American friends massacred on 9 August? The two cases are unrelated but the continued impunity of this murderer is alarming at best and suggestive of extensive and prolific corruption at its worst.
- For years The RINJ Foundation a Canada-based Civil Society NGO has warned the globe in every way possible that human rights in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region of its influence have taken a dive. In fact, Saudi Arabia led by MbS, as a sole leader, is responsible for many thousands of civilian deaths and a litany of war crimes and human rights violations. Will the UN Secretary General backed by a majority of General Assembly members urge for a halt to the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and an investigation into the alleged malfeasance?