"America First! The world is a very dangerous place!" Thus, President Donald Trump opened a particularly bizarre statement stating that…
The world is a very dangerous place!”
Thus, President Donald Trump opened a particularly bizarre statement stating that – although the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman might have had Jamal Khashoggi brutally murdered in Istanbul – the United States will stand by his allies.
The statement was met with almost universal disgust, but it reveals a dark truth in US foreign policy: It remains human fears from Saudi Arabia, for seven decades, US presidents have decided they must.
While Trump’s statement was anything but normal, the United States, which ignores Saudi Arabia’s human rights, cruelty, absolutely the norm in this relationship.
On August 9, Saudi Arabia released a US-made bomb on a school bus in Yemen, killing 40 children, and the United States and Europe continued with arms sales to, for example, the empire.
“[I] It may well be the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event-maybe he did and maybe he did not!” Trump’s statement read.
“[W] I can never know all the facts about the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi,” it continued.
Both of these statements play coy with a mountain of evidence that the Saudi kingdoms, and not horrendous agents in their inner circle, yet completely beyond their control, ordered the killing and dissolution of a resident of the United States. Having said that, they are both likely to be true.
No American inspector ever went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where 2 October was killed. It was two weeks before any external inspector walked into the consulate.
Learn more: Here’s all we know about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The fact is that almost everything the public knows about Khashoggi’s death has leaked from the sources of Turkish media to anonymous Turkish intelligence. Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cleared his press, military and spy services to the point where none of them are independent.
Each individual juicy leak from Turkish intelligence can be read as a concerted attempt to drive a wedge between the US and Saudi Arabia, according to Tony Badran, a researcher at the Foundation for Democratic Defense, who spoke with Business Insider. (You can read more about the subject here).
For more than a month, a steady drop of leaks has given more petty details about killing, keeping history in the news and keeping pressure on leaders day after day.
But if Turkey is so sure that Crown Prince Mohammed had killed Khashoggi in Istanbul, why did not they move towards him?
Erdogan said the killing came from Saudi high level, but he has not made any formal charges in a murder that took place in his country.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, said about Turkey’s unofficial charges: “They are leaks that have not been officially announced, and I have noticed that they are based on an assessment, not a decisive evidence.”
No European leader has also become Crown Prince Mohammed. Germany banned some of the men charged by Saudi Arabia, generally as accomplices or sinisters; and lower arms sales to the UK. The United States did pretty much the same with sanctions and scaled back its military support for the war in Yemen.
But for all the delusions of Trumps indelicate statement, what is the option to finally come across Khashoggi’s death?
What does “America First” look like in Saudi politics? Essentially, it will hold an American-friendly regime in place in Riyadh.
The United States has no alternative but Crown Prince Mohammed, Badran, researcher, told Business Insider.
If Trump called Crown Prince Mohammed to go down, essentially regime change in Saudi Arabia, it might end up fierce for the United States.
“The potential for destabilization is there,” Badran said of trying to release Crown Prince Mohammed. “The whole human being’s attitude to this flippy, breathless, is just absurd. You can not imagine how the dynamics are going. You can not play it.”
For years, Al Qaeda has argued that “the Saudi government is just a tool for the Americans, and if you destabilize the relationship, Saudi relations will fall and [Al Qaeda] will inherit the place,” said Badran.
The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are all guilty of their faith to visit the Saudi city of Mecca in their lifetimes.
If Saudi Arabia, the governor of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina came under the power of an open anti-American regime, it could lead to inescapable damage to the United States.
The Skull Trump Provides The rise of his continued support from Saudi Arabia does not make a strong fall. He lists Saudi’s job creation in very exaggerated terms.
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Trump says Russia and China would put in arms sales if the US withdraws but Russia and China do not Do not make patriot missiles or bombs that fit on US-made F-15 fighter jets.
The idea that Saudi Arabia is unwilling to provide humanitarian aid to the same people as they blocked in Yemen among one of the worst cholera and famine outbreaks in modern history is doubtful.
Much of the United States press has fumed in scandal over Trump’s handling of a mans death, often characterized as a Washington Post journalist.
Khashoggi, who died at 59, spent 57 years in Saudi Arabia and worked as an operative for the kingdom during his pre-reform. He worked near Osama Bin Laden in the 1990s before tearing down after September 11, 2001. After that, he worked closely with Saudi intelligence as operative.
At Washington Post, he advocated a change in Saudi government when Crown Prince Mohammed took power and began his various reforms and projects.
In his last column of the post, Khashoggi said the Arab world most needed a free press.
“A state war story dominates the public psyche, and while many do not believe in it, a large majority of the population becomes victims of this false story,” wrote Khashoggi. “Unfortunately, this situation is unlikely to change.”
Ironically, Khashoggi killed the vast majority of the US media into an outlet for foreign intelligence and state stories aimed at damaging the American-Saudi alliance, which may not be in the US public.