Assassins Without Borders

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by John Feffer Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that go back, in the modern era at least, to the policies of the Soviet Union, Chile,… Continue Reading  

ICC Prosecutor: Demolishing Khan al-Ahmar a War Crime

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by Edo Konrad Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda issued a stern warning to Israel officials on Wednesday, saying she will not “hesitate to take any appropriate action” should they demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and… Continue Reading  

Turkey Plays Khashoggi Crisis to Its Geopolitical Advantage

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by James M. Dorsey With Turkish investigators asserting that they have found further evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed when he visited the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Turkey appears to be leveraging the case to enhance its… Continue Reading  

The Full Story of Why MbS Might Have Wanted Jamal Khashoggi Dead

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by Said al-Arabi This was not a straightforward snatch and grab attempt. The officers sent to Istanbul to deal with Jamal Khashoggi were given clear instructions; return with Khashoggi alive or kill him there. That order did not come from any… Continue Reading  

Khashoggi-gate and U.S. Persian Gulf Strategy

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by Robert E. Hunter The October 2 kidnapping and probable execution of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul continues as the number one topic in the Western media. It is not just the grisly details emerging from Turkish… Continue Reading