Can Saudi Arabia Get Away with Murder?
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Inside Story with Peter Dobbie / Al Jazeera English
October 22, 2018
Turkey's President Erdogan is promising to reveal the 'naked truth' about what happened in Istanbul. That will be the first official release of the details relating to Jamal Khashoggi's death. Unofficially, Turkish sources have repeatedly leaked gruesome accounts of how the journalist was killed and dismembered three weeks ago. He was missing for two weeks before Saudi leaders eventually admitted his killing, they say by mistake, in their consulate in Istanbul. Their story shifted since then to what's being described as a 'rogue operation' is the latest explanation. What isn't changing is the kingdom's insistence that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order the operation to kill. As the international outcry builds, critics are skeptical that the heir-apparent didn't know anything about it. Will pressure on the Saudis work?
Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Ali Al-Ahmed, Director of the Gulf Affairs Institute and former Saudi political prisoner; and Mustafa Akyol from CATO Instiitute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity on Al Jazeera's "Inside Story" with Peter Dobbie.