Although the body may have been dissolved in acid to eliminate all traces, the true consequences of the murder Jamal Khashoggi have not yet been seen. A month after the death of the Saudi journalist, who disappeared after entering the consulate of Riad in Istanbul, the truth has not yet emerged. At the center of the suspects for commissioning the crime is Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of the Saud family. The clues at the moment converge on him. Saudi Arabia has admitted that the post Washinghton journalist was killed in the diplomatic office in Turkey, but this is not enough for the international community that wants the names of those responsible and, above all, the body of Khashoggi.
What happened last October 2 in Istanbul risks compromising Riad’s relations with many countries, but this is an almost insignificant aspect compared to what could be hidden behind this heinous crime.
Among the plots of this story, ambiguous figures are hidden. The poisons within the Saud family where, according to some, a fierce war is waged against Mbs (Mohammed bin Salman), would be the motive for the murder. The goal would have been to put it in a bad light to the eyes of the world to delegitimize it and deprive it of power. And at the court would be isolation of bin Salman in favor of Prince Ahmed bin AbdulAziz. A hypothesis, like so many at the time, which is based on family envies and rancor problems that are difficult to decipher for the outside world. Khashoggi, therefore, according to this theory would be the perfect profile to get Mbs into trouble.
But the stability of Saudi Arabia remains an important point in the international arena and, perhaps in the name of this, the truth will never come to light. In fact, the bonds of the prince with the America of Trump and with Israel are known. Business with both countries ranges from supply of armaments (in the first case) to technology and to cyber (in the second case).
Other sources, on the other hand, are betting on upcoming events in Riyadh. But at the moment, the only certainty is that the Saudi journalist disappeared without leaving a trace.
And while the news provides daily new alleged details about the murder, Khashoggi’s girlfriend, Hatice Cengiz, is addressed to Turkish President Erdogan. The researcher declares she is proud of being a Turkish citizen and asks the Sultan to clarify the journalist’s death. Precisely to the person who has been accused of arresting thousands of journalists in the aftermath of the failed coup in Turkey. Gleanings, of course. But in the waltz of this story, the discordant notes are many. Like the story that Hatice Cengiz makes of the day when her boyfriend disappeared inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. On the columns of the New York Times he writes: “He was cheerful the morning we were going to the Saudi consulate to get a document certifying his divorce. I decided not to go to my university that day, and we traveled together. He had no presentiment of what would happen. The consular officer, who had informed him that the documents were ready, told him he was at the Saudi consulate at 1:00 pm. On the way we made plans for the rest of the day. We were going to look for appliances for our new home and we had to meet our friends and family for dinner. When we arrived at the consulate, he entered immediately. He told me to tell the Turkish authorities if I did not hear from him soon. If I had known it would be the last time I saw Jamal, I would rather have entered the Saudi consulate as well. The rest is history: he never left that building. And with him, I lost myself there too “.
Jamal Khashoggi had no presentiment of what would happen. Despite this, he begs his girlfriend to inform the authorities if he has not returned. Probably, the journalist did not fear Mohammed bin Salman. Perhaps, to betray both could have been someone else.