Fist-fight gone bad: Admission of Khashoggi’s death escalates anger, but Tucker has message for tv ‘head-nodders’

Following a vague claim Friday by Saudi Arabia that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after an alleged fist fight inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, both congressional Democrats and the media accused the Saudis of lying and began harping on the Trump administration to take action.

Speaking on Fox News that evening, host Tucker Carlson wondered why these same left-wingers had never shown any concern about the others who’ve been murdered by the Middle Eastern regime.

“The head nodders on TV are stunned by the gnaws and hardly believe a bloodthirsty medieval theocracy would do this. Really? The Saudis? The same people that cut off the hands of thieves and behead adulters in public parks?” he said.


He added that the Saudis have also been carrying out “one of the world’s cruelest wars” in Yemen, where their efforts to take out Houthi rebels has led to a humanitarian disaster.

His point was that the left’s apparent obsession with Khashoggi death or murder seems disingenuous and tied to something else like, say, President Donald Trump. What Democrats and their media allies have been tweeting since the Saudis’ announcement suggests he may be right.

“The claim that Khashoggi was killed while brawling with 15 men dispatched from Saudi Arabia is not at all credible,” Rep. Adam Schiff, known for false accusations, tweeted, summing up the press’s reaction to the Middle Eastern nation’s announcement.

“If he was fighting with those sent to capture or kill him, it was for his life,” he added. “The Kingdom must be held to account. If Administration doesn’t lead, Congress must.”

His belief is that the Saudi government is lying and that Khashoggi’s death had been a purposeful murder carried out on behalf of the nation’s leaders.

Schiff and his allies have also suggested that the refusal by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to take action– be it by condemning Saudi Arabia, enacting sanctions against it or perhaps even going to war with it — makes them complicit.

Texas congressman Joaquin Castro, a Democrat, even suggested that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, helped the Saudis plot Khashoggi’s alleged murder.

Citing unspecified reporting, Castro said Kushner “may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia and that the prince may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against is Mr. Khashoggi.”


Tucker addressed these allegations as well Friday, saying, “These are not serious people. They know nothing, they will say anything, they are buffoons. Spare us the lectures, please.”

“This is a stunt. International incident for domestic political goals,” he added.

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