I like the Onion but this is a little too much. I doubt the victim's family would appreciate the satire.
You haven’t been paying attention to news over last month? Google Canada Saudi Arabia. Our relationship is done. Only weapon sales were contracts agreed to during Harper administration.
People will still be shocked when Artificial Intelligence comes to the logical conclusion that we must be subjugated or wiped out in total. A quick afternoon read of The History of Man is a motherfucker.
Yes, I am aware of the the deteriorating relationship between the Trudeau government and Saudi Arabia.
What kind of a sign would that send to other governments, if our government didn't honour past contracts? That's never a way to do business. That's on Harper's government. If Trudeau signed a new contract, that would be on his government. But to do in business in bad faith like that is a bad sign to governments we actually want to do business with.
Money. I don't know why folks keep asking this again and again. Like the US is some moral beacon or something. At the end of the day, money is all that matters to the United States of America. That is always what has mattered to the USA. Trump is being honest when he says that if the west stops selling weapons to the Saudis, they will go to Russia or China for their weapons. And hence the West will continue to be allies with them.
It’s despicable but both sides of the media don’t cover it. The only place I’ve consistently heard coverage of the Yemen attrocities is on NPR.Money. I don't know why folks keep asking this again and again. Like the US is some moral beacon or something. At the end of the day, money is all that matters to the United States of America. That is always what has mattered to the USA. Trump is being honest when he says that if the west stops selling weapons to the Saudis, they will go to Russia or China for their weapons. And hence the West will continue to be allies with them.
Obama authorized the Saudi led massacre in Yemen because it means billions of dollars sales of American weapons that can be used to blow up innocent people to bits. What happened to this guy is terrible, but far worse has been done by the Saudis with American support and logistics. Literally hundreds of children are dying in Yemen right now. Does anyone care about them?
Only answer I can think of is plain Evil and a feeling they would get away with it with only minor rumors about a missing journalist.What the hell...
From all the surreal news that we've been witnessing those past few years I think this one takes the top spot.
Ok, let's suppose that this journalist had found something against MBS or any of his cronies, so incriminating as to be reason enough to get rid of him. I mean...sounds plausible, right? Because otherwise why would they kill a dissident no one really pays attention to, because he writes for an American newspaper that will never be read in SA?
Then comes the 2nd part of the story...if they wanted to kill him, why not just use a silenced gun in a bathroom or something and be done with it? Why go all the way with torture and gore?
I really don't have a clue that could tie the whole affair together. It makes no sense, doesn't matter how you look at it.
In the 70-80's when the FBI started to coin the term"serial killer" they used the recordings from victims of the Toolbox murderers when they were pleading and screaming as they were stabbed, tortured, raped and murdered to desensitize FBI trainees in the reality of death and murder. Recordings like these are supposedly so gruesome and horrifying they can give you PTSD and lasting psychological scars. One of the lead detectives during the investigation was so haunted by them it let to his suicide.
How often does he do this?!