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How Israel helped murder Jamal Khashoggi

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09.11.2018

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi by the despotic Saudi regime has sent waves of revulsion around the world’s media.

Much of this condemnation is hypocritical. The same mainstream media that regularly propagandises for the Saudi regime now wants us to take its limited criticisms of one particular Saudi prince seriously.

The sad reality is that Khashoggi is the tip of the iceberg – true Saudi dissents are locked up, murdered, tortured, or forced to flee into exile abroad.

Much was made by corporate media in the west about the young Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s supposed “reforms” in the kingdom of horrors. Women were finally granted permission to drive!

But the reality is that the Saudi regime still enforces the male “guardianship” system, which requires women to have the permission of a close male relative to travel, seek employment, marry or enrol in higher education.

Read: Khashoggi’s sons appeal for the return of their father’s body

And many brave women who were active in the campaign for women’s right to drive in the kingdom have now been jailed in a recent crackdown.

In so blatantly ordering the murder of Khashoggi, bin Salman does seem to have gone too far for even some of his biggest supporters in the West.

People like President Trump and like former vice president Joe Biden. In one recent speech, Biden called the way the Saudis murdered Khashoggi “embarrassing” – what a telling comment.

In other words, he was effectively saying, carry on murdering students, protestors and critics, but do it quietly so we can keep........

© Middle East Monitor