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Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi 9/11 Bombshell?

Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi 9/11 Bombshell?

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation:


The macabre case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises the question: did Saudi rulers fear him revealing highly damaging information on their secret dealings? In particular, possible involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks on New York in 2001.

Even more intriguing are US media reports now emerging that American intelligence had snooped on and were aware of Saudi officials making plans to capture Khashoggi prior to his apparent disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. If the Americans knew the journalist’s life was in danger, why didn’t they tip him off to avoid his doom?

Jamal Khashoggi (59) had gone rogue, from the Saudi elite’s point of view. Formerly a senior editor in Saudi state media and an advisor to the royal court, he was imminently connected and versed in House of Saud affairs. As one commentator cryptically put it: “He knew where all the bodies were buried.”

For the past year, Khashoggi went into self-imposed exile, taking up residence in the US, where he began writing opinion columns for the Washington Post.

Khashoggi’s articles appeared to be taking on increasingly critical tone against the heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The 33-year-old Crown Prince, or MbS as he’s known, is de facto ruler of the oil-rich kingdom, in place of his aging father, King Salman.

While Western media and several leaders, such as Presidents Trump and Macron, have been indulging MbS as “a reformer”, Khashoggi was spoiling this Saudi public relations effort by criticizing the war in Yemen, the blockade on Qatar and the crackdown on Saudi critics back home.

However, what may have caused the Saudi royals more concern was what Khashoggi knew about darker, dirtier matters. And not just the Saudis, but American deep state actors as as well.

He was formerly a media aide to Prince Turki al Faisal, who is an eminence gris figure in Saudi intelligence, with its systematic relations to American and British counterparts. Prince Turki’s father, Faisal, was formerly the king of Saudi Arabia until his assassination in 1975 by a family rival. Faisal was a half-brother of the present king, Salman, and therefore Prince Turki is a cousin of the Crown Prince – albeit at 73 more than twice his age.

For nearly 23 years, from 1977 to 2001, Prince Turki was the director of the Mukhabarat, the Saudi state intelligence apparatus. He was instrumental in Saudi, American and British organization of the mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to combat Soviet forces. Those militants in Afghanistan later evolved into the al Qaeda terror network, which has served as a cat’s paw in various US proxy wars across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, including Russia’s backyard in the Caucasus.

Ten days before the 9/11 terror attacks on New York City, in which some 3,000 Americans died, Prince Turki retired from his post as head of Saudi intelligence. It was an abrupt departure, well before his tenure was due to expire.

There has previously been speculation in US media that this senior Saudi figure knew in advance that something major was going down on 9/11. At least 15 of the 19 Arabs who allegedly hijacked three commercial airplanes that day were Saudi nationals.

Prince Turki has subsequently been named in a 2002 lawsuit mounted by families of 9/11 victims. There is little suggestion he was wittingly involved in organizing the terror plot. Later public comments indicated that Prince Turki was horrified by the atrocity. But the question is: did he know of the impending incident, and did he alert US intelligence, which then did not take appropriate action to prevent it?

Jamal Khashoggi had long served as a trusted media advisor to Prince Turki, before the latter resigned from public office in 2007. Following 9/11, Turki was the Saudi ambassador to both the US and Britain.

A tentative idea here is that Khashoggi, in his close dealings with Prince Turki over the years, may have gleaned highly sensitive inside information on what actually happened on 9/11. Were the Arab hijackers mere patsies used by the American CIA to facilitate an event which has since been used by American military planners to launch a global “war on terror” as a cover for illegal wars overseas? There is a huge body of evidence that the 9/11 attacks were indeed a “false flag” event orchestrated by the US deep state as a pretext for its imperialist rampages.

The apparent abduction and murder last week of Jamal Khashoggi seems such an astoundingly desperate move by the Saudi rulers. More evidence is emerging from Turkish sources that the journalist was indeed lured to the consulate in Istanbul where he was killed by a 15-member hit squad. Reports are saying that the alleged assassination was ordered at the highest level of the Saudi royal court, which implicates Crown Prince MbS.

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Why would the Saudi rulers order such a heinous act, which would inevitably lead to acute political problems, as we are seeing in the fallout from governments and media coverage around the world?

Over the past year, the House of Saud had been appealing to Khashoggi to return to Riyadh and resume his services as a media advisor to the royal court. He declined, fearing that something more sinister was afoot. When Khashoggi turned up in Istanbul to collect a divorce document from the Saudi consulate on September 28, it appears that the House of Saud decided to nab him. He was told to return to the consulate on October 2. On that same day, the 15-member group arrived from Riyadh on two private Gulfstream jets for the mission to kill him.

Official Saudi claims stretch credulity. They say Khashoggi left the consulate building unharmed by a backdoor, although they won’t provide CCTV images to prove that. The Turks say their own CCTV facilities monitoring the front and back of the Saudi consulate show that Khashoggi did not leave the premises. The Turks seem confident of their claim he was murdered inside the building, his remains dismembered and removed in diplomatic vehicles. The two private jets left the same day from Istanbul with the 15 Saudis onboard to return to Riyadh, via Cairo and Dubai.

To carry out such a reckless act, the Saudis must have been alarmed by Khashoggi’s critical commentaries appearing in the Washington Post. The columns appeared to be delivering more and more damaging insights into the regime under Crown Prince MbS.

The Washington Post this week is reporting that US intelligence sources knew from telecom intercepts that the Saudis were planning to abduct Khashoggi. That implicates the House of Saud in a dastardly premeditated act of murder.

But furthermore this same disclosure could also, unwittingly, implicate US intelligence. If the latter knew of a malicious intent towards Khashoggi, why didn’t US agents warn him about going to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul? Surely, he could have obtained the same personal documents from the Saudi embassy in Washington DC, a country where he was residing and would have been safer.

Jamal Khashoggi may have known too many dark secrets about US and Saudi intel collusion, primarily related to the 9/11 terror incidents. And with his increasing volubility as a critical journalist in a prominent American news outlet, it may have been time to silence him. The Saudis as hitmen, the American CIA as facilitators.

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Bob Valdez
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Bob Valdez

Oh, PLEEEASE! We already know who commited 9/11. Unfortunately, the ksa had nothing to do with it. If they did, the kingdom of saudi wahabbia would be a sheet of glass.

bsamsin
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bsamsin

‘nothing’ is overstating it, but it was a minor role in the false flag contrived by ((( those mid-east guys ))) and their neocon partners in control of DC

Platon
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Platon

Yeah, Zionists and you.

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

I dunno. I wonder whether the guy really is dead. I mean, if you want him dead just shoot him, right? Or poison him, not with novichok of course. Cutting up a fresh corpse means a lot of blood. Why on earth do it that way, unless you want a huge scandal. But maybe that’s the idea. A huge scandal, then the guy turns up like that Russian journalist. MbS is vindicated and the war in Yemen goes on. Which may be a cover for theft of its oil. Which may be necessary because Saudi doesn’t have anywhere near the… Read more »

Prometheus
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Prometheus

I think the Sauds are more interested in building a pipeline through Yemen so they can ship their oil through the Gulf of Aden instead of the Hormuz Straits in case Iran closes shipping access to it, as they have intimated if the the US carry out their heinous sanctions. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180903-saudi-arabia-prepares-to-extend-oil-pipeline-through-yemen-to-arabian-sea/

Platon
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Platon

The ways of the Khazar ‘Sons of the Desert’ are strange. Why did they not pay more attention to the GF waiting outside the Embassy? Because she has less importance to woman-hating cultures, (and America is one), than a dog.

A bone-saw was found in the luggage of one of the ‘tourists’ from SA who flew in for the day.
Perhaps he used it to clean his finger nails… afterwards.

Sally Snyder
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Sally Snyder

Here is an article that explains how Washington justifies ignoring obvious human rights violations by Saudi Arabia:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/09/how-washington-excuses-saudi-arabias.html

This shouldn’t be terribly surprising given that the United States defense industry is supplying arms to the Saudis and that Washington is clearly controlled by the American military-industrial complex.

Richard Steven Hack
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Richard Steven Hack

We should be a little careful here. We seem to be relying on the Turks’ narrative of the events. I wouldn’t trust the Turks any further than I would the Saudis. I also don’t see any evidence that if the Saudis did kill this guy that anything is going to change in the US relations with SA. Everyone is speculating like mad that Trump is going to “drop the hammer” on SA. He’s already said – twice now – that he’s not going to risk $100 billion in arms sales to SA over a dead journalist – who isn’t even… Read more »

Normski
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Normski

You’re absolutely correct and the thing is – money talks and the Saudi’s have a lot of it!.

Platon
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Platon

“May both your Balzac and your wallet be empty” – an old Arab curse.
It is the least you deserve for your perfectly depraved and amoral post.

Dave3200
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Dave3200

I agree, especially since we don’t even know the guy is dead. In fact, I think he’s still alive – probably in SA custody somewhere. The fact that the cameras at the front door of the embassy didn’t see him leave doesn’t mean a thing. And, you’re correct, don’t trust the Turks on anything.

cstahnke
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cstahnke

The issue is too obscure and convoluted. The world of spooks is full of factions and plots within plots. Maybe they shipped K of the the KSA posing as one of the 15 man group who came and went. As someone said–why believe the Turks? They are as deep into the spook game as the Saudis and the USA. I would wait to see if there’s any consequences in the medium term before saying anything.

Platon
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Platon

Prince MoreBullShit, (Prince Edmund Blackadder would have called him prince Mini-Brain), is part of the Sorossian Talmudo-Satanist dimension of phenomena. Along with all the Clintons, all the Bushes, the Obamas, Bardack and Michael, the incipient Trump Dynasty, Porostinko of CIA Nulandistan, all the CIA covert creeps of the US Mass Media and Internet information and mind control. Superb article. Finian Cunningham, a warrior in the Armies of Light, goes from strength to strength. Thank you Duran. You guys are great. When I need a bitter laugh, I recall the utter rubbish Snopes, fount of awful rubbish, said about you. To… Read more »

Hoyeru
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Hoyeru

The Saker has a very good article on the subject. http://thesaker.is/the-khashoggi-extortion-fiasco/ The Americans allowed the Saudies t continue so they can then blackmail Saudi Arabia in an extortion scheme. Easy money.

Justin Taua
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Justin Taua

The more people persist with this false narrative about 911, the more it needs to be countered. It’s disapointing that Finian Cunningham, is part of this unrelenting chorus of scribes; continuing to perpetuate the biggest lie of the 21st Century. As a student of Mechanical Engineering, I subscribe to the academic, engineering and scientific view that the whole 911 Saga; was an inside job. The fact that officialdom and the mainstream continues to ignore the evidence; doesn’t lessen the case against why 911 is a monumental lie. But now, Mr Cunningham like others who prefer to accept the official lie… Read more »

john vieira
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“…the USA alone, will be in the dock….” for damn sure…they forgot to get a “plane” for Building 3…damn oversight???…or does the word “intelligence” really not befit the community that operates under that “handle”???

bsamsin
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bsamsin

absolutely! There are mountains of evidence that the official story is pure nonsense. Even a cursory investigation puts the lie to the false flag. Just a couple of examples:
** Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has done intensive investigation, and all the evidence shows that the official narrative is NOT backed by science.
** Christopher Bollyn has provided many video presentations, where he names names and connections, relative to the real perpetrators of the crime. Here is just one of those presentations:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVkCxsQWaDo

Tjoe
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Tjoe

Here is the reasons RT permanently banned me. They are missing context but ask yourself if permanently blacklisted for these comments is just. RT is censoring big time. Hi, You were blacklisted. We have some rules for posting comments on our web site (http://rt.com/comment-posting-rules/), you should read them before you post your comment. Some of your comments: After Joomerica helped him to kill 100000 Iranians using CW. I offered 50/1 odds that the Dotard in Chief would get anything accomplished….looks like I’m winning. Israel said to…read the Oded Yinon plan. Murder, steal land and get stupid US to pay for… Read more »

Tjoe
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Tjoe

comment 1….about Reagan papers exposing US and Israel giving CW components to Saddam and their cover up in ALL media.
comment 2…..comment on NK giving up nukes…they are believed to have 30.
comment 3….Oded Yinon is “a plan to attack 7 countries in 5 years” and the motivating event on 9.11.
comment 4….About Trump importing products from China.

ASK YOURSELF IF THESE ARE REASONS/POSTS TO BE PERMANENTLY BANNED AT RT.

Martha
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Martha

[When the dust settles and real justice over 911 comes to the fore; the USA alone, will be in the dock and not Saudi Arabia.]
I hope you meant to write the “neo-cons aka the IsRaEl firsters and AIPAC, and every other Yewish sayanim will be in the dock.”
You HAVE heard of the Oded Yinon Plan for Greater Israel, have you not? If not, I suggest you do a quick study.

Isabella
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Isabella

What strikes me as odd is that clearly Mr. Kashoggi was an intelligent and highly informed man. Thus, he knew his opponents well, including what they were capable of. By one report, he left his iPhone to which his Apple Mac watch was linked with his fiancee, outside the Embassy. He also left the names of two trusted allies she was to call if he did not return [if any of this is to be believed]. So — why did he go into the Embassy alone? Clearly he well knew the depths the Saudi’s will sink to. Clearly he had… Read more »

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