Sunday Talks: Senator Graham Discusses Jamal Khashoggi Death…

Senator Lindsey Graham discusses the death of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi and the response from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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132 Responses to Sunday Talks: Senator Graham Discusses Jamal Khashoggi Death…

  1. emet says:

    Meanwhile on CNN:
    Khoshoggi family announces President Trump will not be allowed to attend funeral

    Liked by 8 people

  2. zimbalistjunior says:

    gorka responds to the craziness nicely here–but sheesh, couldnt he have come out with this a week ago and stomp this at its inception?

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/10/20/why-the-media-couldnt-care-less-about-khashoggi/

    Liked by 10 people

  3. Scott Lyddon says:

    Lindsay Graham reverts to V1.0

    Liked by 14 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      Lindsay Graham has not shed the McStain shared title of World Wide Arms Dealer. Any contrivance to inflame international relations and creates the potential to use and sell more military armaments. Not un like an ombudsman portfolio.

      Liked by 3 people

    • rumpole2 says:

      Yeah.
      I did warn that the Lindsay Graham 2.0 upgrade was only a BETA version. Apparently it has bugs and is not stable.

      Oh well.

      Liked by 18 people

      • Elizabeth Carter says:

        rumpole2, I know it made my skin crawl when Graham suddenly changed sides. Bugs or swamp rats?
        When are we going to find out who killed JFK or Seth Rich, who shot the people in Las Vegas, what happened at Benghazi or on 911.
        Graham needs to help clean up our country before he gets involved in running the world. President Trump has this.
        MAGA

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        • Julian says:

          Hang on Han was very good supporting the Bush Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

          Why would Graham be so supportive of a Bush era Judge if he wasn’t on Trump’s MAGA Team?

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        • Julian says:

          *Hang on Graham was very good supporting the Bush Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

          Why would Graham be so supportive of a Bush era Judge if he wasn’t on Trump’s MAGA Team?

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        • topavalley says:

          I agree wholeheartedly with your list.
          Add Extortion 17.

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        • MelH says:

          Eliz. Carter, at last ! You have sooooo applied what they used to teach in the Universities; CRITICAL THINKING! Bless you. Your post made my day, month, year! Thanks. In the long gone days, i taught at the University of San Francisco where critical thinking was the be all and end all of educating young minds, no matter their major or focus.

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      • mimbler says:

        Didn’t take much time to prove you correct,

        Liked by 4 people

        • rumpole2 says:

          Lindsay Graham’s greatest hits…. gonna be a very short video

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          • paulyho39 says:

            Though I’d have to say I’ve thought Lindsay Graham was a “weasel” for a long time, I do think we have to take whatever support we can get…for whatever important issue…and be grateful for it. He may not be “with us” on every point…but I was grateful for the Kavenaugh support he gave..it was pivotal!

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    • Yup. This grandstanding is unseemly at best. Lindsay is Senator for South Carolina, correct? He sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee- and he did a good job there.

      Who is HE to to decide who to do business with ANY where overseas? “I wont go back to SA unless they fire MBS? Really- you think that matters, Lindsey?.

      Not defending MBS or SA, here- just wondering- whats the point of all this moral outrage?
      Is he giving cover to the GOP and Trump by setting himself up as the One Honest Man Who Knows How the ME works? I hope thats what this faux outrage is all about, but really- he’s overplaying it, IMHO.

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    • huecowacko says:

      For dear Lindsey, we will see many reversions from one version to the other.

      Liked by 2 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Yep…..this is the OTHER side of Lindsey….UGH!

      Liked by 5 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      Did I listen to a different interview? Graham was very supportive of Trump, very complimentary, said he likes how Trump is reacting and likes Trump’s strength after 8 years of weak Obama.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      That smokescreen to get his buddy Kavanaugh on the court tricked a lot of people but Graham will always be GOPe Uniparty deep state garbage. Just like those other SC props Trey Gowdy and Nikki Haley.

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  4. Sorry… do not care. Did this country break off relations with the Saudis after 3000 people were slaughtered by a majority of Saudis after 9/11? So some want us to do that very thing after a Saudi is murdered? He was no more American Than I. I am Swedish with a Green card. Kashoggi a Saudi with a Green card.

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    • YvonneMarie says:

      Are you with in the Muslim Brotherhood too?
      Just because someone has a green that means he is a good guy???
      Please!!!!!

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    • George1 says:

      Nor do any of the media outlets care that our previous president, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, was directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of innocent lives lost when he took out Gadafy and tried to take out Assad and Egypt.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Maquis says:

        Zer0’s murder of Ghaddafy will continue to result in the murders of many tens of thousands and more as the Muslim invasion of Europe enabled by casting wide the gates of Tripoli continues unabated. One could, and rightly so, argue that was the very consequence Zer0 and Hellry sought in that treacherous crime against Western Civilization.

        Trashoggi is no one to me. He is but a convenient tool for the “American” Media, as ever he was. He and Bin Laden can share a Cell in Hell for Eternity as far as I care, and most of “our” Media should join them, and likely will.

        Zer0 and Hellry will likely become Satan’s Trustees, as they have been in this World.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      And we should never have give Khashoggi a green card.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Kashoggi has a very nasty background. Let’s also put it this way…..there are factions within the Kingdom who do not want to “modernize” and end the 7th Century ways……
      just sayin”…….

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      • cali says:

        @BigMamaTEA: Kashoggi is/was a CIA asset ergo Bezos’ paper had all the more reason to concoct a story. The lines have been drawn:

        Saudi Arabia + president Trump + UAE + Syria + Egypt + Russia
        versus
        Iran, Turkey, Qatar, deep state axis et al.

        Saudi Arabia has been undergoing major changes and all of them are positive such as women being able to drive or no longer must cover their faces via veils.

        The Hussein et al axis is that of consolidating the muslim brotherhood to dominate the middle east.

        Lastly: Kashoggi’s family ties are rooted with Turkey. His family is unaware of a Turkish bride. It’s a bogus claim. He was seen leaving the embassy 20 mins = alive!

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  5. I don’t know how to share photos and links on here. But there are some very informative conversations on Twitter about Khashoggi. His own Twitter feed and some of gis writings in Middle Eastern outlets. He was no fan of Israel.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      And he was no fan of the US either. He was a Muslim Brotherhood operative ally of the Obama deep state.

      Liked by 9 people

    • nor'easter says:

      independentalien:

      Copy and paste URLs to post a link. (recommend double- enter to post a link on its own line(s))

      For Twitter, click on the “down” arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the tweet; then click “copy link to tweet”; then paste to post tweet.

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  6. FL_GUY says:

    Did all these media-rats and pols make such a big issue out of so-called journalist Pearle getting his head cut off on film?

    Did all of these media-rats and pols make a big issue about our Lybian ambassador being tortured to death and his body desecrated or some of our people dying trying to save him while being denied military assistance that was ready to roll?

    The answer is NO! These are the same creeps that don’t care about innocent Americans murdered by illegal aliens who should not have been in the USA in the first place.

    Personally, I could care less about this former foreign intelligence agent, terrorist enabling and probably participating individual dying, no matter what the circumstances and who was responsible. OMG, it’s like getting upset about Pol Pot or Che dying. The world is a better place because he is no longer in it. JMHO

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Hear,Here.Really am tired of reading about this guy.Just a side note,have you noticed not a peep out of Israel.And as muzzy,he has to be buried in one day,I think.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      TY. I keep thinking along similar lines and am constantly astonished that this is a news story, that it continues to be a news story, and that we are supposed to care. It is nice to know I am not alone!

      I’m sorry, I hate to sound cold-hearted but honestly people are killed every day. He was killed, apparently, by his own countrymen in some kind of internal dispute. Okay. He wrote a piece or two for the WaPo. Okay. I can see it being mentioned on the news once or twice, but this howling obsession over it doesn’t make sense to me. Shrug.

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      • Elizabeth Carter says:

        Sylvia, They are just trying to make President Trump look bad. They are not succeeding.

        Liked by 5 people

      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Sylvia……you’ve been around long enough to know there is more to this story!

        And who trust the Turkey-wanna-be-Caliphate for their info anyway. Turkey is undergoing an Islam-overthrough right now, when they’ve been secular for decades!

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  7. Steve in Greensboro says:

    Why is Lindsay Graham talking when as he himself admits “we don’t have all the information yet”?

    Liked by 9 people

    • Bing says:

      What Lindsay should say is “this is real greaseball sh-t. Khashoggi is gone and there ain’t anything we could do about it.”

      Liked by 2 people

    • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

      C’mon Lindsey. How many US troops do you want to send over there to punish the guilty Arabs? No matter HOW LONG it takes. Is McCain’s ghost whispering in your ear?

      When many people tried to convict Justice Kavanaugh without any evidence Lindsey Graham was very upset with that scenario. Remember the “Presumption of Innocence”.
      Now Lindsey wants to convict the entire country of Saudi Arabia along with MBS when I don’t think he’s seen ANY evidence. Much less a body.
      He sounds a little bit like Kirsten Gillibrand right now.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Lindsey has never met a tee-vee camera he didn’t like.

      Liked by 2 people

    • nikkichico7 says:

      Because he’s a neocon bought and paid for harlot/putz … 😑

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Sadie Slays says:

    It’s weird how the media is using its precious time before a crucial election trying to convince America to care about a dead Saudi.

    Liked by 10 people

    • USTerminator says:

      “It’s weird how the media is using its precious time before a crucial election trying to convince America to care about a dead OBL friend and Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer Saudi.”
      Fix it for you

      Liked by 10 people

    • mugzey302 says:

      And now ISIS has kidnapped a refugee camp, including stupid Americans. Yet another C_A ploy, false flag, “squirrel!” distraction. Booker’s as* is on fire, the dummy in Ariz keeps shooting herself in the foot with her ignorant Democrat mouth. So what else is going on? I would love to see NY Gov Cuomo lose his job to a Republican ( probably a RINO), but that would be a start. Trying to get Gillibrand replaced with a Republican, too. No, I can’t spend a lot of time on Arab reporter who hates America and was killed in and by his own country. But I wonder about those who do get upset about it ~ why? Were you on his payroll?

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  9. Eric says:

    “Saudi Critic” AKA “Iranian Spy.”
    Will Obama give the eulogy in Arabic do you think? And will it mirror his remarks at the funerals of the San Bernardino shooters?

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  10. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    I don’t care one bit about this particular incident, but I don’t think it was wise for President Trump to develop a Middle East plan that relies so heavily on the Saudis.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Really,if you do a little in depth reading,you might understand what is going on.And the only reason you do not care is to say this,
      “I don’t think it was wise for President Trump to develop a Middle East plan that relies so heavily on the Saudis.”

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Right now…we are kindof stuck. It’s called the PetroDollar. It’s from back in the 70’s under the tutiledge of Kissinger/Nixon. Otherwise, the US would’ve shown it’s true financial bankruptcy then. Do some homework on the PetroDollar.

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  11. Bethany Beach says:

    Where was all the angst when Justice Scalia was assassinated? Even if events in Turkey occurred exactly the way it appears that they have, maybe the Prince has been studying American newspapers over the years and keenly observed the dismissive way they have covered the very fortunate and timely application of Arkancide – by some accounts now exceeding 40. Now it’s the task of the press to bottle righteous indignation and pass it around while the gullible are asked to take a swig.

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  12. MaineCoon says:

    What in the world did McShame lord over Graham that he could not be the person he is now when McShame was alive. Sadly, it’s hard to determine if he just blows whichever way the wind blows or if he has a true north. Time will tell.

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  13. stablesort says:

    Why should the administration respond? Saudis are being Saudis; stoning for adultery, dismemberment for theft, I’m sure there are others. This brouhaha seems intent on seeing the US kill itself in shame.

    The Saudis have been very helpful to us in the middle-east, particularly with Israel and keeping Iran at bay. Turkey has been less than stellar allies and seems to relish the opportunity to get our Senators’ noses out of joint. Graham is seizing the opportunity to provoke his own particular brand of idiocy to destroy the glue that holds our middle-east policy in place. His wisdom holds that Pelosi could replace Trump and any idiot in Arabia could replace MbS.

    Republicans attempting to snatch defeat from the jaws of an election victory.

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    • Maquis says:

      Yeah, I don’t trust Graham’s certitude that MBS “did” this.

      Even if I did buy this narrative, I’d merely advise MBS to be more circumspect when he takes out the trash.

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  14. I don’t give a rats ass about this NON-American Muslim Brotherhood dude….I still want to know what happened to so Many Murdered USA Citizens in Las Vegas 1 year ago!!!!!!! Period!!!!!

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  15. annieoakley says:

    I find it really difficult to care one bit about this guy. Let the Saudis and Turks work it out. The Journalists need to be able to find both Countries on a globe before asking any further questions.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Look at the timing on this one. They don’t care,
      other then to try to keep Trump and the Prince
      separated. Prevents the globalist goals. Same
      as keeping Trump and Putin separated.

      That’s goal #2. Goal number 1 is to keep the
      invasion down the page on the headlines.

      Seem familiar? Wasn’t the wall to wall coverage
      about Bowe Bergdahl at about the same time
      the MS 13 trains were chugging up through
      South America? The Bergdahl pardon and the
      Kashoggi murder coverage are two fers.

      Again, goal number 2 is using the
      media coverage of occurences like this or
      Bowe Bergdahl as the cover story. The
      primary goal is the invasion. Think like
      Soros on how they play this.

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  16. Mr. T. says:

    Senator Lindsey Graham needs to just shut the hell up. Like his now dead buddy, McCain, he thinks he’s calling the shots and running the country. He’s walking on shaky ground with the crap coming out of his mouth.

    We need the Saudis as allies. They are enemies of Iran and have been putting pressure on Qatar to know of their terrorist support nonsense.

    As for Khashoggi, he was a nothing burger. He was a fool to walk into that consulate, knowing full well that he has writing some very disparaging things about the Saudi leaders. His big mouth did nothing but paint a target on his back. He couldn’t have made it any easier for them to get him. He walked right into their hands. What a fool, and for that, we’re supposed to sever relations with the Saudi Kingdom and sanction them? I don’t think so.

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  17. QCM says:

    Help me understand. Why do we care about a Saudi journalist killed at the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. He had a US green card, but still, so what!?!

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  18. Oh no, he’s using the ‘everyone will do it’ argument…that is so used up and stupid.

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  19. Note that if you let the YouTube run, it rolls into Pence giving presser on the threat by China. Thats where we need to keep our eye on the ball, first, IMHO.

    Trump is doing a great job of that, and the fact the Left-Prog-Propaganda Press is studiously ignoring it is another indicator for how much influence has been bought by Red China.

    The Panda is pissed, The Dragon has been there all along, and hungry, and getting stressed.
    China’s economy is about to flip upside down, and we all know what happens when totalitarian states have great internal unrest, millions of angry-women-less young men without jobs, and a vast military standing around with nothing to do…

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  20. mikeyboo says:

    Saudi national/traitor to the the Saudi government/Muslim Brotherhood operative executed while in Saudi custody. How is this and American problem?

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  21. Monticello says:

    One less towel head. Period.

    Screw our media.

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  22. 1066 says:

    Evidence, please.

    You know, the stuff the Democrats don’t require to convict,

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  23. 1066 says:

    Evidence, please.

    You know, the stuff Democrats don’t require to convict,

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  24. Steve in Greensboro says:

    Kashoggi is a Muslim Brotherhood operative. The MB are our enemies. The MB are the enemies of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, along with all of the non-theocratic countries in the Middle East (including Egypt, Syria, Jordan).

    I have no idea what the KSA intelligence services did to Kashoggi, but it probably was brutal. But the KSA is in a life and death struggle with our enemies, the MB.

    Although we don’t know the facts, my guess is that the KSA intelligence service probably did what needed to be done. That might seem harsh, but that’s the way life is in these places.

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  25. mimbler says:

    A very telling fact is that Mexico kills more journalists than any other country in the world, and they are next door to us.

    They don’t want to mention this, though because that goes against their pro Mexico campaign.

    This shows it isn’t about a journalist being killed, but just a chance for the MSM to try to place a stick in the spokes of Trump’s foreign policy, and to float the ridiculous notion that his anti fake news campaign threatens journalists around the world.

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  26. pnj01 says:

    The Saudis ought to pass this off to a Special Prosecutor. Then, wait two plus years and see what he can find. Why not two years? Mueller has taken 26 months on a far sillier claim…and counting.

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  27. White Apple says:

    Democrats are trying to make the Kashoggie issue a Trump issue. Kashoggie was not an American citizen and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Kashoggies counterpart in the US would members of the “soft-coup” here in the US. Kashoggie was a traitor to Saudi Arabia just as someone as McCabe is a traitor to the US.

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  28. GB Bari says:

    In this interview, Lindsey repeatedly voices clear support for President Trump’s strong actions on multiple fronts.

    It is unfortunate that so many commenters herein did not appear to listen to or consider the rest of the interview after he talked about being done with MbS. Graham said he supports the arms deal to Saudi Arabia as long as it’s under different leadership. Maria took him into several other topics – FISAgate, China’s South China Sea island-building, the caravan march in Mexico, where Lindsey was very vocal in his support for the President’s actions and strength in all of these areas.

    Graham is quick on the trigger to blame MbS for the Khashoggi incident without substantive evidence (unless he has seen such evidence that has not yet been made public.)
    That attitude is unfortunate but it does not cancel my cautiously favorable view of him as of late with his consistently strong support of PDJT.

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  29. Daniel says:

    Every time I heard Graham talk about “our values” and whether or not they should be our allies, I have to say “ok, let’s apply that standard to our closest ally, the U.K.” If there are going to be such standards, then let’s apply them evenly and equally.

    I keep asking myself why we should care about this particular murder. I keep coming up with “I don’t care.”

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  30. jeans2nd says:

    Lindsay Graham is pretty bold calling for the elimination of MBS as head of al Saud. What if this had been Princess Rainbow Sparkles making that demand?

    MBS is trying to rid his country of 1400 years of barbarism, with much pushback from Saudi upper levels. Why is Lindsay Graham not offering to help? Seems MBS could use all the help he could find.

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  31. Caius Lowell says:

    Why don’t you go give Huma another nice, big, globalist, Deep State, Muslim Brotherhood, DC Swamp, Iran appeasement hug, eh Lindsey?

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Once again, Abedin approached Graham, not the other way around. I’m sure this was purposefully done to cause people to be suspicious of Graham. If they were really colluding do you think they would they meet up at a public event right in the camera view?

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  32. PS82 says:

    Hmmm…

    Didn’t we just see Lindsey lead the charge against the #metoo assault on Kavanaugh? Yet here he is making a #metoo assault on MBS, where only an accusation is necessary to establish guilt. Hopefully this disabuses anyone tempted by Lindsey’s performance at the Kavanaugh hearings to think that maybe he has found a new life after McCain. Not a chance.

    And how convenient, all this. The only people who stand to benefit from this alleged atrocity are those who want MBS and his heavy-handed corruption cleansing tactics removed from the power pipeline…and who also want a bit of a distraction while their latest and greatest caravan invasion force approaches our southern border. Never mind MBS had nothing to gain by committing such flagrant and heinous act, much like how Assad had nothing to gain by nerve gassing children just as peace was about to break out in Syria.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I’m not a Graham fan, but what he said in this interview was actually very reasonable. And he was completely supportive of Trump and praised Trump for making good decisions and being a strong President. I don’t understand why anyone is complaining about that.

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  33. Paul B. says:

    As bad as the Koshoggi thing is, I don’t see our role in the matter, unless Trump is trying to work with Erdogan re. getting more of our people released from his jails and toning down his jihadist dreams. But aside from the Koshoggi issue, Graham was very strong, again. I think he’s going to be a great asset on the stump. I’m not clear on why so much negativity here toward him.

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  34. Fools Gold says:

    I tried hard to watch this whole interview but it’s sorta like taking a road trip and stopping off at a bathroom that’s too foul to go p. You decide to try holding your breath but get hell out fast and head on down the road to find another one….

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  35. LibertyVibe says:

    Graham is back on my “Naughty List”. That didn’t take long!

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  36. Pat Frederick says:

    Rest in Peace (or in pieces) whichever is the case.
    I am not hard hearted, but he was not an American citizen and and my give-a-damn is broken and I have misplaced my rat’s ass so I can’t give one…

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  37. covfefe999 says:

    Someone online says Khashoggi has 3 US citizen kids. Did he impregnate some American woman or something? Or did his former wife make a pregnancy tourism trip and squirt them out here? (Why can’t we change that law?????)

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    • covfefe999 says:

      The Guardian obituary for Khashoggi says he has “two sons and two daughters from his first marriage, to Rawia al-Tunisi.” I want to know where they were born.

      It also downplays his relationship with notorious arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, says Adnan was “a relative” rather than an uncle. Doesn’t mention his relationship to Dodi Fayed which would be interesting to the Guardian’s base audience. And it says his views were “moderately Islamist – of the Muslim Brotherhood school.” That’s moderate?? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/19/jamal-khashoggi-obituary

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      • covfefe999 says:

        There’s a Raiwa Altunisi who lives in McLean VA, same city where Jamal had resided. Were they even divorced? Who let them in, and why? Did Barry do this?. The Guardian obituary said Jamal’s pieces for WaPo were also published in Arabic. Did WaPo do this? So many questions. I think he was a spy. Like Stefan Halper. The journalism career was a cover.

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        • covfefe999 says:

          I think Jamal’s children’s names are: Salahuldean, Noha, Jamal (junior, I guess), and
          Razan. I’m afraid if I look further I’ll find out that they work for the FBI or defense contractors. 🙂

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  38. tonyE says:

    Lemme see…. a bad actor gets killed in a bad actor land by another bunch of so so actors.

    All of it far away.

    Who cares?

    Send those 10K central american migrants so Turkey.

    THAT, I care.

    Trump did say he was the President of the USA, not President of the World. I agree with him.

    Sell more F18s to the Saudis, kick the Turks off NATO. Make peace with the Russkies.

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