Everyone knows by now, unless you live in Saudi Arabia, that Washington Post writer and Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi was kidnapped, interrogated, and tortured, dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey in the presence of the Saudi consulate himself. The horrible fate of Mr. Khashoggi was undertaken ‘mafia style’, taken directly from the Corleone family’s bloody playbook.
The killing of Mr. Khashoggi, reported was on the order of the highest level of the Saudi family. Which probably means MBS himself who, after taking power from his ailing father, is running the Royal Saudi family as the hard-headed Sonny of the Corleone family,
Wednesday marks the last of three days of voting in Egypt, in a presidential election seen as little more than a referendum on the rule of President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi.At three polling stations across Cairo, a trickle of mostly elderly voters on Monday and Tuesday walked past heavy security, including armed soldiers and police, to get to the ballot box. At one polling station in the Giza neighbourhood of Haram, a young soldier guarded the entrance from behind a pile of sandbags, the barrel of his gun pointed at the path of incoming voters. CNN
Naomi Wadler, 11, an elementary school student from Alexandria, Va., spoke during the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence last Saturday in Washington, D.C.
There is an Arab proverb that says “You eat alone, you die alone”, one which also applies here in America, albeit with a slight change; “You march alone, you die alone.”
Denis G. Campbell has provided Americas, Middle East and Business Commentary to global television (BBC, itv, Al Jazeera, CNN) radio and numerous print magazines and newspapers for the last 14-years. He is co-host of weekly The Three Muckrakers podcast on iTunes and Google Play’s Podcast Nation. An American/British journalist and author, he is based in Wales. As Editor of UK Progressive Magazine, he is a frequent political, business and Middle East analyst and contributor.