Bonus Episode 1: The Extrajudicial Killing of Jamal Khashoggi


This photo from TheHill shows POTUS w/ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

On 10/2/18, Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Turkey, but he never walked out. In this episode, we explore the politics that led to his death and those constraining the US's response.

Khashoggi was a well-known critic of the Saudi regime, who wasn't shy about his opposition to the war in Yemen and the Saudi treatment of women. His suspicious death exposes not only the US's reliance on the Saudi royal family, but also the extent to which psychopathic politicians will go to justify or ignore murder.


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