Because the Saudis can’t deny they killed (possible intelligence asset) Jamal Khashoggi, they will instead make up a story and hope you buy it.
It was an interrogation that went wrong and, you know, they’re sorry about that.
From the NY Post:
Saudi Arabia is prepared to admit that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during an interrogation that went wrong, according to reports on Monday.
The kingdom is readying a report that will say Khashoggi’s death happened during an interrogation before being removed from Turkey, CNN reported.
The report will conclude that the operation was carried out “without clearance” and that those involved will be held responsible, the network said, but cautioned that it could still change.
Trump will probably adopt this BS story. He’s not going to let the torture and murder of a journalist get in the way of selling billions of dollars in death merchandise.
Notice this assassination was accomplished without “clearance,” that is to say without a thumbs down by Mohammed Bin Salman.
The New York Times reports:
One person familiar with the Saudi plans said on Monday that the Saudi government was preparing to describe a scenario that would protect the prince from any blame.
Instead of MbS taking blame for ordering the journalist’s murder, an underling will step up and fall on his sword.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the plans. But he said the royal court would soon put out a narrative that an official within the kingdom’s intelligence services—who happened to be a friend of Prince Mohammed—had carried out the killing.
Following this charade, it will be back to business as usual—buying weapons and committing genocide in Yemen with the help of the United States.
Nothing to see here. Move along.