Nothing from the CIA should be taken as gospel. In fact, it should be treated with utmost skepticism. For what it’s worth, the CIA now apparently believes Mohammad bin Salman was behind Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. From Tyler Durden at With Turkey’s graphic recording of Khashoggi’s final moments finally in the hands of US intelligence […]

via CIA Believes Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Killing, by Tyler Durden — STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Whether the Saudi Crown Prince himself was involved is beside the point; the point is that this country is a brutal dictatorship that has no qualms about getting rid of its opponents.  Nothing unusual about that; there are several others in the world, but there’s an obvious double standard involved on the part of Western Allies including NZ: why are allegations about the Kremlin enthusiastically trumpeted, while those involving the Saudi Arabian regime downplayed?  Do oil and and a customer for huge armaments sales explain the difference?