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How do you think the world should respond to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident journalist for the Washington Post?
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(18) Deborah, October 22, 2018 7:56 AM

Cut Ties With Saudi Arabia

We should cut ties with Saudi Arabia. Funding despots always leads to complicity in murder.

(17) Anonymous, October 21, 2018 11:08 PM

Same as the final word on Amalek

As with Amalek, as written in Ki Seitsei, Deuteronomy 26:15: Lo tishkach. Do not forget. Relentlessly seek and punish all who were responsible for the assassination of Khashogg. Reject forever their way. Most of all, do not forget. Remain vigilant to prevent anyone -- especially an independent journalist exercising fundamental rights of self-expression -- from facing a similar fate.

(16) Bonnie Nickle, October 21, 2018 6:31 PM

Complete investigation

He and his family deserve justice Ultimately it must be answered
"Why"? I wonder about how crimes of war are committed by Arabs on Arabs, but let Israel protect their country and they are condemned. I don't pretend to know the answers, I just wonder and seek the truth. Let's not forget Mr. Sotloff either.

(15) Steven Schwartz, October 21, 2018 5:19 PM

Truth

One response should be to widely publish the list of all the journalists murdered in the last five years by location and government.

The list will show the true facts of the attempted suppression of Free Speech and TRUTH. The list should be added to school curricula everywhere.

Shirleen, October 22, 2018 6:31 AM

The Journalist.

I believe as civilized human beings we should condemn this evil murder that the Saudi Arabian Government committed and 100 percent boycott them to show them we will not accept their evilness!

(14) Anonymous, October 21, 2018 2:57 PM

Boycott all goods from Saudi Arabia!

Boycott All Goods From Saudi Arabia!

(13) KASEY, October 21, 2018 2:41 PM

its media driven

All you have to do is look who's in the White House and ask yourselves about the media coverage of anyone slaughtered during obamas tenure, was it wall to wall coverage? Non stop? The media here (USA) hate Trump and will do ANYTHING to hurt him and try to destroy his presidency.. This is not about Trump but how twisted and slanted the media is and has been for a very very long time; its just with Trump they can't contain the hatred for conservative values and middle America.
Kasey

Gershom, October 21, 2018 3:04 PM

We need to validate the news media.

I won't say that - Fox News - is squeaky - squeaky clean. However - they are pretty darn close - to keeping the news honest.
They rarely - jump on the conspiracy theorists band wagon(s).
As they try to sort out the news - and get the closest to the truth fact(s) - before they spread it across their news shows.

But as you say - and I intimated in my post.
Those who watch the left wing major news media outlets - domestic and foreign - other than Fox News. They've been proven time and time again - to run after false news - or produce it.
As a result - there is a very great possibility - of spreading fake manufactured news - by hired professionals - who specialize - in doing that. They - have an agenda - and may be carefully setting up - a false stage before the world.
How the murder was done - by who(m) - etc., etc..

They do that - to feed the conspiracy theories - and cloud the issue - muddy the waters.
Often - trying to bury the truth - of who and how it was done.
Especially if - they are producing the fake news - for those who perpetrated the killing.

So - we also need to validate - what news - the news media is spreading.
Is it gospel - or - a manipulated version of it?

(12) Jerald Gould, October 21, 2018 2:38 PM

In Khasoggi's case sadly justice will not prevail !

A constant chess game for power & money! How soon we forget that14 Saudi terrorists blew up the Twin Towers in New York in 2011 & over 3000 innocent people were murdered Because Sudia Arabia opposes Iran a chief threat to world safety & a 110 Billion Dollar Arms contract Trump negotiated from the Saudi Government, resolving the murder of Khashoggi will regrettably be put on the back burner . What say you ?

(11) Joel Goldberg, October 21, 2018 2:24 PM

Same as ither political murders

We should treat his murder the same way we treat the political murders that Vladimir Putin has perpetrated against journalists and opposition. We should treat this murder the same way that turkey is treated for a political murders in presentations and limiting freedom. We should also treat this murder the same way that we treat I ran for political suppression, murders and support of terrorism across the world. In other words nothing should be done or we should hold these others accountable maybe President Obama could give Iran another $150 billion, or he could tell Vladimir Putin/Medvedev again that after the election he will have more leeway to make deals/concessions. Trump is an idiot but political dealings are made all the time by all countries and both sides are guilty and at fault for awful horrible things !

(10) David, October 21, 2018 2:24 PM

Hit squad ?

Did it really take 15 people to eliminate 1 journalist ? A single gunshot on any street would have silenced him. There must be more to this story than the public is being told. The " powers that be " - any of them ! - always know things they don't want the public to know. Mr. Khashoggi still should not have been murdered.
" Thou shalt not murder " is not a suggestion.

Michael Abramowitz, October 21, 2018 5:04 PM

"thou shal not murder is one of the ten "dibrot".

The aforementioned correspondent is correct. It seems to me that the saudis did not like Kashoggi for his criticisms of their regime and that he was murdered is no real surprise given their attitudes.

(9) Anonymous, October 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Condemnation and Isolation

The Saudi's are the world's bankers of terrorism -- something clearly recognized since 9/11. It's time they were thrown out of the UN and the USA withdrew all financial and military support. Since the US is now a net exporter of oil, we as a country can manage without them.

(8) Carol Lee, October 21, 2018 1:57 PM

With Outrage

It's barbaric and unacceptable.

(7) Nathan Rapoport, October 21, 2018 12:49 PM

This was not a rogue outfit, this was a 15 person hit squad sent to murder and cut-up a human. The leadership in SA ordered this.

(6) Shoshanna USA, October 21, 2018 12:22 PM

Boycott Saudi for their Human Rights Sins.

Washington Post pro-democracy reporter was a US resident. He dared to think that he could write truthfully and honestly for his fellow Saudi countryman held in uneducated media ignorace. On Shabbat, I prayed for the soul of Mr. Khashoggi. When Mr. Khashoggi's own government lured him into their embassy under false pretenses, landed a goon squad in Turkey, and waited to murder him - their actions are beyond words. Any one who chooses to believe the accident story is just plain sick. How do you accidentally dismember someone and dispose of the body? The USA should impose sanctions, boycotts, and American law - in the spirit of protecting the First Amendment. The Saudis as you can see, do not have a first amendment.

(5) Anonymous, October 21, 2018 12:22 PM

Other governments will be emboldened

Other governments will be emboldened. It will then be
very difficult to put the toothpaste back in the tube.

(4) Gershom, October 21, 2018 11:48 AM

Given the current political climate ...

Yes - the apparent horrible suspicions of Khshoggi's death - as we know them now - may in fact - become validated.

However - given the current political climate - for overreacting - and making presumption of guilt. And using an old cliche' - "Don't confuse me with the facts. I've already got my mind made up".

President Trump - is right to exercise caution - and not jump to conclusions - on Khashoggi's apparent killing - in the Saudi Consulate - in Turkey.

Why?

Because - there are two - not too morally trustworthy countries involved.
As well as - the very great possibility - of fake manufactured news - by hired professionals - who specialize - in doing that. They - have an agenda - and may be carefully setting up - a false stage before the world.

Trump - is apparently trying to make sure that - like in any good investigation - forensic - and otherwise. That the facts - the smoking gun - actually point to the correct person - or persons - and are actually validated first.
Before - he leads America into judgement - and gets egg - all over Americas face.
Giving the liberal left - one more thing - to denigrate him - and accuse him of.

We - need to pray - and ask G-D - to expose the truth - beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Anonymous, October 21, 2018 12:46 PM

There will never be "without a shadow of a doubt" proof. When you are dealing with a death squad, they know, clearly how to ensure there is no evidence. This isn't CSI where people are sloppy, this was 15 murderers that brought along a bone cutter. Surely there needs to be sanctions put on the Saudis. Trump's comment that they shouldn't break the arms deal is tantamount to suggesting that if this were 1943, and there was an arms deal in place with the Nazis, that it too shouldn't be broken because it is worth a lot of money. Sorry, but there is enough proof, a body went in, no body came out, 15 Saudi's flew in, one a specialist in bone cutting. This is not a rush to judgement, it is the right thing to do.

Shoshanna, October 21, 2018 12:57 PM

Agreed

What is the American world to do now? Outrage, mourning, and Year's only go so far. Eventually, they serve no purpose. What can we tangibly do? Ideas?

(3) Linda schiffer, October 21, 2018 11:12 AM

In Horror

The world has been responding...The operative word is Horrified. Even our Congress has responded to this abhorrent deed with a call for sanctions and canceling of arms sales. The only one who is holding back is Trump...alone in his opinion to "investigate" Further.

(2) Anonymous, October 21, 2018 10:47 AM

hi there

I suspect most of the world could care less ,for the most part its trump showing he has power

(1) Tony, October 21, 2018 10:11 AM

Murder is forbidden

Those responsible must be tried. Ironically, if this was committed in the Saudi Embassy, then the death penalty applies.

 

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