The United States and other Western states do not want to irrevocably disturb their relations with Saudi Arabia despite evidence that the Saudi rulers murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Walt Peretto, a writer and researcher based in Washington, DC.
“The Turkish foreign minister has expressed his disdain for Donald Trump's laissez-faire stance regarding Saudi Arabia's handling of reports that a dissident Saudi journalist is missing and presumed murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. While Germany, Denmark, and Sweden have halted arms sales to the Saudis -- France, the UK, Spain, Italy, and the United States will continue to supply the Saudis and their murderous campaign in Yemen,” Peretto said in an interview with Press TV on Friday.
The Turkish foreign minister’s comments came after Trump stated that the murder of Khashoggi would not affect Washington’s ties with Riyadh despite the fact that the murder had been ordered at highest levels of the Saudi government.
Trump on Tuesday glossed over the CIA's reported conclusion that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had authorized the killing.
Peretto said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “has blamed higher-ups in the Saudi government for the murder of the journalist, but falls short of blaming King Salman. Western bloc nations in general do not want to irrevocably disturb their relations with the Kingdom despite evidence that they murdered one of their own journalists. Relations between the Western bloc nations, which includes Saudi Arabia, is much stronger than any reprimand for killing a journalist.”
“Trump has strong ties to the Saudis going back decades including a 'financial' relationship. In the large scheme of things, a murder of a journalist is a very minor offense compared to foreign entities colluding with higher ups in the US government to murder 3,000 people on 9/11. Independent investigation and analysis has concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that US and Israeli intelligence, so called neo-cons in the Bush administration, current and former Israeli prime ministers, and representatives of several industries including the mainstream media were complicit in these heinous crimes,” he stated.
“As bad as the murder of the journalist is, it is nothing compared the crimes against humanity perpetrated every day by members of the Western bloc nations who are under the financial and psychological control of the international bankers and military industrialists who work obsessively for a one world system of complete domination and control led by a relatively small number of organized psychopaths,” he noted.
“Empathic Humanity has a choice, and it has freewill, it can continue to spin its wheels until it sinks into the ground of the impeding New World Order -- or it can deal directly with organized psychopathy, expose these dark elements of human behavior, and figure out a way to save what is good about the human race and begin to build a rational society from that point on,” he concluded.