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Turkish Media Publishes Gruesome Audio Recording of Khashoggi's Interrogation, Murder
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Saturday, 20 October 2018 08:24

Excerpt: "Turkish news media outlet Yeni Safak published Wednesday details from audio recordings, obtained by Turkish intelligence, from the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi."

According to the report, Khashoggi's dying screams could be heard before he was 'injected with an unknown drug' and later fell silent. (photo: Bülent Kiliç/Getty Images)
According to the report, Khashoggi's dying screams could be heard before he was 'injected with an unknown drug' and later fell silent. (photo: Bülent Kiliç/Getty Images)


Turkish Media Publishes Gruesome Audio Recording of Khashoggi's Interrogation, Murder

By teleSUR

20 October 18


In the recordings, Consul General Muhammad Otaibi, who fled to Riyadh Tuesday, wanted the execution to take place outside the consulate.

urkish news media outlet Yeni Safak published Wednesday details from audio recordings, obtained by Turkish intelligence, from the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

His killers were waiting when the journalist walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. They severed his fingers during an interrogation and later beheaded and dismembered his body according to the audio recordings.

In one of the recordings, the consul general Muhammad Otaibi, who fled to Riyadh Tuesday, said the execution should be done outside the consulate.

“Do this outside. You will put me in trouble,” he said in the now public recording.

A team of 15 Saudi agents, some with ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was waiting for Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate. When he arrived at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 2 he was immediately seized upon entering the office and was later beaten and tortured until his death.

“If you want to live when you come back to Arabia, shut up,” one of the agents said, according to the report.

A forensic expert who had been brought along for the dismembering and disposal of the journalist advised others to put on headphones and listen to music while he carried out the gruesome murder.

According to the report, Khashoggi's dying screams could be heard before he was “injected with an unknown drug” and later fell silent.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post scanned copies of the passports of the 15 men, who arrived in Turkey the same day as Khashoggi and have been linked to his murder. According to the report, Turkish officials provided them with copies of the documents.

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any connection to Khashoggi’s murder. It was reported Tuesday by CNN that the kingdom will admit to their role in the Khashoggi case following an investigation.

The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday and has since said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman repeatedly denied "knowledge" of the matter.

On Wednesday, Pompeo held separate meetings with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, each for about 40 minutes in Ankara, Turkey’s capital. No statements were given after the meeting.

On a flight later, Pompeo said Erdogan reported, “the Saudis had cooperated with the investigation that the Turks are engaged in and they are going to share information.”

The Turkish police searched the Saudi consulate but found that cleaners and painters had been brought in, giving rise to speculation that there is some form of cover-up.

The search of the residence came after the audio recording of Khashoggi’s interrogation was published by the Turkish newspaper. It is believed the search was supposed to be conducted Tuesday but was delayed due to the fact that consul general's family was on site. It was conducted Wednesday instead.

Khashoggi is a U.S. resident and columnist for the Washington Post who went into self-imposed exile last year after reportedly being warned by Saudi officials to stop criticizing the crown prince's policies.

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+37 # laborequalswealth 2018-10-20 09:57
The most brutal, autocratic regime in the world and the head honcho doesn't know about a planned assassination by his own people. My god. How insulting that MBS considers the rest of us that fucking stupid.

Saudi Arabia has played Americans for suckers for decades. OUR sons and daughters get slaughtered protecting the barbaric regime of a bunch of billionaire psychopaths. Meanwhile, these sack of shit make epic shopping trips to Herrod's and pursue genocide in Yemen - with OUR BOMBS.

True story: The son of a good friend joined the Navy at 18 (something he now regrets.) He was deployed to the middle east twice. He told me what his ship was doing there: PROTECTING SAUDI OIL PLATFORMS. When he read Smedley T. Butler's "War is a Racket", he said "a-men."

YOUR tax dollars and mine going to protect the obscene wealth of the most loathesome, violent, vicious regime on the face of the planet.

Aren't you proud to be an American?
 
 
+11 # candida 2018-10-20 14:06
Quoting laborequalswealth:
YOUR tax dollars and mine going to protect the obscene wealth of the most loathesome, violent, vicious regime on the face of the planet.


...that is, Amerika, "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world." It has gotten only more violent since Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered those words and more loathsome and obscene since Trump took (as in stole) office.
 
 
0 # elkingo 2018-10-24 00:49
labor=$$$ --You said it all! You covered it! Bravo, Bravo! We are a fully fascist psychopath nation among the many. World needs a big MAKEOVER. Did you know that Smedley T. Butler was the Commandant of the Marine Corps. and held 2 Congressional Medals of Honor? He ought'a know. The book is only 30 pages or so and ought to be required reading in school.
 
 
+16 # indian weaving 2018-10-20 10:09
And forgot to mention the $100 million deposited in somebody's bank account here in the USA the same day ... just wondering about all this incriminating evidence, who got that $100 million - Trump? all a rather flagrant assassination I must say!
 
 
+12 # BetaTheta 2018-10-20 10:33
It would help to know how the Turks obtained these recordings. Bugs? Outside audio pickups? Bugging is probably ubiquitous in the world's embassies and consulates, just tacitly not admitted.
 
 
+15 # Elroys 2018-10-20 14:28
With trump, pompeo, bolton, kelly, sanders, and the others denying reality and the truth (shocking!) about this horrific murder, how can any American voting on Nov 6th in any way support the criminally corrupt goon occupying our White House? If you have a brain, a soul, ethics, morals, care about your children and the future, you simply must not vote for any republican member of Congress. Trump must be locked up along with his new buddy - the "prince", MBS.
Trump is among the criminally insane and will likely go down in history as the worst "president" in U.S. history. Begging you to not vote for any republican in 2018 or 2020. We will be done with this criminal cabal of thugs. Lesson learned and we move on to the real challenges facing us all - climate change and making the immediate transition to the low carbon clean energy economy and future. This is THE opportunity of our era - good well paying jobs, investment opps. and truly creating the flourishing future for all people. Our choice - death by trump or building the new future with zero dependence on Saudi Arabia, an insane and mass murdering "prince" or any thugs from anywhere, including donald trump. Yes indeed - America can be truly great and lead the world to a far brighter future than where we are currently heading.
 
 
+5 # janie1893 2018-10-20 14:29
Beta--it is a given that all embassies are bugged in every possible way. There is no privacy anywhere on earth today.
 
 
+11 # Jaax88 2018-10-20 16:54
In this sham of an investigation, there is no granting the benefit of the doubt nor innocent until proven guilty.There are the facts. The Crown Prince has a large element control of the Saudi dictatorship as well as being head of its security services. 19 Saudis arrive in Istanbul the day before Khashoggi goes into the Consulate. The Saudi knew he was coming in. Then the Saudi lying. Then the absurd story of a fight ending in his death. Then the Saudis hide the journalist's body. What is to doubt? Both Trump, a known congenital liar and Pompeo, a political opportunist and a Trump loyalist and sycophant can't be believed on their evaluation of the truth of what the Saudis say regarding Khashoggi's murder. There is no credibility regarding either gang of authoritarians.
 
 
+7 # dquandle 2018-10-20 20:30
What's not to believe? They say they accidentally tortured, murdered and dismembered him. I mean there you are at the embassy, when your bone saw slips. It happens.
 
 
+4 # DongiC 2018-10-22 16:59
Kashoggi made a terrible mistake and it cost him his life. He misjudged MSB who wants to be king and he entered a Saudi consulate in Turkey. He should have stayed in Washington, DC especially since he had criticized the Crown Prince in writing. This is what can happen when one confronts almost absolute power. Take heed, Sir Donald, this dictator bites.
 
 
+1 # draypoker 2018-10-25 03:32
My impression of Saudi Arabia - as a former teacher there - is that the vast amount of money gained from selling the oil - despite its being harmful to the world's ecology - has not affected the structures of society favourably. The ruler has gained huge powers, no longer restrained by traditional features. I don't think education is having much effect there. The current ruler has ordered the killing of a critic who belonged to the educated elite. We are seeing a similar situation to that of Russia where the traditional autocracy of the Tsars continued with Communism, and into the current unnameable regime. Kashoggi didn't appreciate how the structures of the regime and its ruthlessness would reach out to the edges. He thought he would be safe. None of us can think that now.