News and Analysis (11/1/18)

Disturbing leaks emerge in the Khashoggi murder including allegations that the reporter was strangled and dismembered, …

and his body dissolved in acid on the consulate grounds, …

… and that in the wake of the murder the Saudis publicly extolled him as a “friend [who dedicated] a great portion of his life to serve his country” while privately telling Jared Kushner and John Bolton that he was a “dangerous Islamist”:

“Israeli public broadcaster KAN reports that information from spy agency Mossad helped lead to the arrest…. Iran was quick to dismiss the claims as fiction” with a foreign ministry spokesman attributing the allegations to “the enemy’s plots and conspiracies” against emerging European-Iranian cooperation:

“Through this campaign, we hope to send a united message from the Jewish and Muslim communities that there is no place for this type of hate and violence in America”:

“Making love can feel like praying; to me, they’re both ways of purifying, exploring and growing the body and mind”:
“The renewed push for a political solution in Yemen comes amid growing criticism of U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s Yemen air campaign and American arms sales to the Saudis, in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi Consulate in Turkey”:

“Khashoggi’s death shows disconnect between religion and religious-based leadership”:

“Our issue is not a piece of cloth or our headcovers, we take issue with you coercing us, with you deciding our destiny. … We want to scream a just culture off the top of our lungs: ‘the right to choose! No to coercion'”:

Jason Rezaian who spent 544 days imprisoned by the Iranians says, “Altering bad behavior through prolonged commercial relations — even with old adversaries — has proved a much more effective strategy for the United States than sanctioning governments into submission”:

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