by Axios | 12.5.18
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a resolution Wednesday to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The big picture: In addition to assessing with "a high level of confidence" that MBS was complicit in Khashoggi's killing, the bipartisan resolution condemns the crown prince's destabilizing behavior in the region, including his contributions to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the blockade of Qatar and his crackdown on political dissidents. It comes as the Senate weighs passing a resolution that would end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
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I support something being done but I don’t think this is going to do much of anything. We should bar him from doing business in the US as well as traveling to the US, maybe our allies that we have left will do the same thing. Condemnation does very little, majority of the American population condemns every move that President Trump makes and it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
You guys are pathetic, don’t want to build the wall, we’ll drain you all. You guys wasted our time!!
A complete waist of time. Great press. Chest beating. Guess what, nothing in Saudi Arabia will change. You have embarrassed their King and Prince. Stop thinking we don’t smell too. I am sure their are many skeletons in our closet, for what we thought was good for America. Let’s build up with jobs that were lost to foreign countries, these past 30 years.
HOWEVER, it doesn’t matter that we believe the truth. Unfortunately, it matters what the Manchurian believes, and what he believes is what will benefit him and his bank account. CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!!
What you should also be thinking is why isn’t Trump doing this. Does he have a vested interest in all this financially.
Yes i agree the senate should condemn Saudi. But they need to do more. Sanctions & cancel the arms deal. We can still work on security issues but we don't have to let Saudi murder people or the other attacks on humanity.
Trump is a coward.
Justice needs to be served to the rich as to the poor
It’s none of our d** business. It did not happen in the U.S. or to a U.S. citizen. Congress keeps doing anything and everything but our business like Healthcare, Immigration and spending.
We as a nation can not condone this murder nor can we ignore it. We must condemn it!
These people have deliberately interfered in the efforts of President Trump and Sec. of State Pompeo’s efforts to deal quietly and effectively with Saudi Arabia. Kosshiggi was not an American citizen nor a journalist. He was a Saudi spy who criticized the prince. I agree that what happened to him is horrible. However, this is typical of the cruelty of the Saudi and other Middle East regimes. Several of our former administrations have been intimately involved with the Saudis. Many, if not all of those condemning the prince were serving in Congress at that time. Where was their outrage then?
Just because this was a reporter we are suppose to care and be more outraged than of those Americans killed by illegal aliens on US soil? It was a tragic death but when you write opinions against a dictator then travel abroad you have to know you are putting your life in perils. Sanctions were leveraged by the administration for this death but this is an issue between Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Remember 9-11 (19 of the highjackers/terrorist were Saudi ) also human rights & a majority of the peple follow the strictest Muslim practices otherwise they’re part of the royal family’s regime, Yemen’s civilians “Children” starved to death, & the Khashogi murder! At least pretend to be concerned or Care! You would weaponize / sell to such a monarchists!!!
We are all judged by the company we keep...Did you see the "Prince" and Putin's good ole boy greetings?....Trump has aspired to be in the company of despots and autocrats....always. And Putin and the "Prince" are absolutely the worst of the worst.
Please support the resolution condemning the Saudi Prince.
A day late and a dollar short.
Principles before profit. Who wants to let these thugs get away with murder? Really???
Yes I do!
I find it rather interesting that Jared Kushner was advising MBS about the murder of Khasshogi. What's interesting is that Kushner obtained financing from Qatar to the tune of over a billion dollars to cover a balloon payment that would be due soon on his 666 property. The Saudis severed ties with Qatar claiming they were funding terrorism.. It would seem that Comrade Bone Spurs and his family aren't adverse to doing business with terrorists ie: Russia, Saudis, Qatar and God only knows who else. I guess it's easy to turn a blind eye when you're fueled by greed. THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION IS FULL OF LOWLIFES, STARTING AT THE TOP.
Do it, if for no other reason, because T***p doesn't want it.