Hard To Ignore

“Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk.” David Thoreau

The Khashoggi murder gives not just the Saudi’s a bad name, we get a black eye also. Until the King steps in, preferably removing the Crown Prince from his position. Obviously, we have no power to cause this, but we are not alone in pressuring the Saudi’s.

The Saudi government, as bad as they are, wants good relations with its neighbors. It is not interested in being a piranha nation, but it made a serious mistake in killing a Washington Post writer. Khashoggi Is not an American citizen, he is a Saudi citizen, but you can’t just kill a Washington Post writer with impunity.

At about the same time, a Bulgarian TV reporter was raped and killed, but few could identify the name Viktoria Marinova, because she wasn’t a Washington Post reporter. She was the third journalist killed in Europe this year, but we don’t know about them because they didn’t write for WaPo.

Nevertheless, the Khashoggi murder was a state sanctioned murder in a foreign country, using an Embassy. Russia was thoroughly sanctioned for their attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain, and this actual murder cannot be overlooked.

I know that the president says this is guilty until proven innocent, but it is also contemporaneous, and with strong circumstantial evidence.

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