The left is still spun up about the murder of “American journalist” Jamal Khashoggi. But the truth is that every left-winger who is pretending to care about this incident is lying through their teeth.
If you are blissfully unaware, Jamal Khashoggi was apparently murdered after he entered a Saudi embassy in the country of Turkey. It is rumored that someone high up in Saudi King Salman’s government ordered Khashoggi’s assassination. Maybe even the King himself. Trump has essentially refused to put any sanctions in place against the Saudis for this murder and the left has lost its tiny, hive mind over this.
Liberals claim that Khashoggi was an “American journalist” and that the reason Trump is not looking to sanction the Saudi government is because he “hates the media.”
But the fact is, Jamal Khashoggi was not really an American journalist. Yes, he occasionally wrote a few op-eds here and there for American media outlets, but he was not a full-time journalist, nor was he in the full-time employ of any American news service. He has less than a dozen at the Washington Post, for instance.
Instead of being a mere “journalist,” Khashoggi really was a hardcore, Muslim activist who worked for the evil Muslim Brotherhood. He was a hardline Wahhabist, he was anti-Israel, and was a friend of terror leader Osama bin Laden.
He was also not an American citizen.
On top of all that, he was killed by a foreign government in a foreign country.
So, what does the left want Trump to do about this? Apparently they want him to treat the Saudis as an enemy.
The left is also all upset over the death of a journalist.
Do these liberals think that we believe them that they care about journalists?
Because they obviously don’t. After all, have you heard of them getting all upset over the more than 100 journalists killed in Mexico since the year 2000?
But, nope, they are worried about one journalist, not the 100 killed in Mexico. Clearly dead journalists do not bother the left.
So, what is the left’s real problem?
The left’s only real goal is to find a way to attack Trump. And Khashoggi is their weapon.
Trump really has no choice but to just keep going on with the Saudi relationship. The U.S. can’t really do anything about what happens in either Turkey OR Saudi Arabia. Both are allies, granted. But, neither are the sort of ally that we can do much to control. And our work with these two nations is far more important than the life of one radical Muslim. It may be a sad commentary, but it is true.
The left keeps claiming they care about Khashoggi’s life. But the proof that they don’t lies in the deaths of the journalists in Mexico that the left does not care about.
Again, it is a weapon against Trump that they want.
They don’t care a whit about Jamal Khashoggi.
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