Turkey tells U.S. it has audio of Khashoggi’s torture, murder inside Saudi consulate
The Washington Post is reporting that “U.S. and Turkish officials” are now confirming that Turkey has told the United States there is video and audio evidence of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s fate inside the Saudi consulate. It is apparently gruesome.
“You can hear his voice and the voices of men speaking Arabic,” this person said. “You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered.”
That both U.S. and Turkish sources would reveal the existence of recordings from inside the Saudi Arabian consulate may suggest anger, frustration or desperation on the part of the Turkish government to prod the U.S. into action; the claim immediately reveals that the nation had an ability to capture such audio and video, presumably a high-level state secret. It also clarifies how the Turkish government was able to so quickly pin blame on Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi’s murder.
The US has no problem with beheading women who are critics of the Saudi prince, so why would they complain about killing a journalist? (sarcasm)