Tuesday Open Thread | Pompeo handed Riyadh a plan to shield MBS from Khashoggi fallout

The State Department, y’all. Deceptive mofo! The plan was to pin the Khashoggi murder on an innocent member of the ruling family in order to shield Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. We now see why Pompeo was laughing it up in Saudi Arabia after US resident Jamal Khashoggi had been butchered. Accessory after the fact! LOCK HIM UP! The evil is rampant in this administration.

Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince are shielding themselves from the Jamal Khashoggi murder scandal by using a roadmap drawn up by the US Secretary of State, a senior Saudi source has told Middle East Eye.

Mike Pompeo delivered the plan in person during a meeting with Saudi King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, last month in Riyadh, said the source, who is familiar with Pompeo’s talks with the Saudi leaders.

The plan includes an option to pin the Saudi journalist’s murder on an innocent member of the ruling al-Saud family in order to insulate those at the very top, the source told MEE.

That person has not yet been chosen, the source said, and Saudi leaders are reserving the use of that plan in case the pressure on bin Salman, also known as MBS, becomes too much.

“We would not be surprised if that happens,” the source told MEE.

According to the source, Pompeo outlined his plan on 16 October, when he jetted over to Riyadh to meet with King Salman and MBS as international scrutiny on the Khashoggi case intensified.

Pompeo’s trip to the Gulf kingdom came exactly two weeks after Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and critic of the crown prince, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

Just days before Pompeo touched down in Riyadh, MEE reported that Turkish officials had discovered that Khashoggi was killed and dismembered minutes after he entered the consulate to get papers he needed to remarry.

Pompeo sent to Riyadh to advise Saudi leaders
At the time of Pompeo’s trip to Riyadh, top US officials – including US President Donald Trump – had said very little about what happened to Khashoggi, who had been living in self-imposed exile in the US at the time of his disappearance.

Pompeo’s meeting with MBS in Riyadh raised eyebrows, as human rights groups worldwide were urging Washington to demand answers from its allies in Saudi Arabia.

The day after the high-profile meeting, Pompeo told journalists that the Saudis didn’t want to talk about the facts in Khashoggi’s case and neither did he.

“I don’t want to talk about any of the facts,” Pompeo said as he travelled to Turkey. “They didn’t want to either.”

The Saudi source told MEE that Pompeo went to Riyadh to advise the Saudis on how to handle the fallout in the Khashoggi case.

The US State Department did not respond to MEE’s repeated requests for comment on Monday regarding the nature of Pompeo’s visit to Riyadh.

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62 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Pompeo handed Riyadh a plan to shield MBS from Khashoggi fallout

  1. A few Democrats doing ALL that damn clowning. The stakes are too high for this fuckery.


  2. nedhamson says:

    No need to give credit to Pompeo – Both Hitler and Stalin would approve, since they regularly killed their own as well as opponents with impunity and counted on allies doing nothing because of greed, complicity or cowardice.

  3. I really believe he hates this country. Nothing he does is positive. He sided with Putin over his own intelligence agencies and he does it again with Saudi Arabia. How can Congress allow this? Trump is NOT about America’s interest. It’s about his interest. He must be impeached!


  4. Liza says:

    This is the nightmare we dreaded. Mitch McConnell is trying to make it happen.

    • rikyrah says:

      Wouldn’t you still have to do a special election?

      • Liza says:

        In Arizona, the special election is the next statewide election. McCain’s death was too late for the 2018 election so Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Jon Kyl as a placeholder.

        The special election will be in 2020 to serve out the remainder of McCain’s term which ends in 2022. Until 2020, Ducey can appoint the senator. Kyl is expected to resign in a couple of months.

        It’s hard to predict what Ducey will do especially if he wants this seat for himself, perhaps in 2022 to get a six year term. But he’s also likely to submit to the will of the GOP party leaders.

    • I hate these people. They are demons from hell

  5. Liza says:

    OMG, this is funny. Don’t come for Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter…

  6. Will y’all just listen to this ignorant moron ranting about the Ninth Circuit? Somebody make it stop!



    My brother texted me and said his m-spike is non observed. In remission! Thank you God for your Mercy and Grace. Ok, I’m crying happy tears. 🙌🏽

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Despite the black mold and exposed wires, these Brooklyn-based landlords got a $14M HUD contract
    “The inspection failure rate at HUD properties has increased 30% from 2016”


  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    What are the federal and California governments doing to help the tent dwelling Paradise fire evacuees find safer, more permanent living quarters, housing? Heavy rains are on the way there.

    Action needs to be taken now to help those who have lost their homes to fire, are elderly, are sick, and need better shelter.


  10. WHY! WHY! WHY! Always messing up food. STOP IT!


  11. rikyrah says:

    This was a really good segment, and very few, outside of Maddow, bring this to people’s attention.

    GOP gerrymandering: Democratic votes not matched by seats gained

    Rachel Maddow shows four states in which Democratic popular vote victories are not commensurate with representative legislative seats because Republican gerrymandering has tipped the playing field.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Federal judge: Trump ‘may not rewrite’ immigration laws through decree
    11/20/18 08:41 AM—Updated 11/20/18 08:54 AM

    By Steve Benen


    A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.
    U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which quickly sued after President Donald Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    “Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” Tigar, an Obama nominee, wrote in his restraining order.

    It’s the latest in a series of court failures for the Trump administration, especially on the issue of immigration. Judges have also rejected Trump’s executive order on “sanctuary cities” and his efforts to deny DACA protections to Dreamers, and in September, a federal court ordered the administration to end its “zero tolerance” policy that separated migrant parents and their children.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Keep It Local: Why Understanding State Legislatures is an Essential Democratic Skill


  14. rikyrah says:

    Folks telling on them…all the time.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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