The government of Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to retaliate with "greater action" if the Trump administration punishes the country for the apparently preplanned murder of a dissident earlier this month inside its Turkish Embassy.
Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote columns in the Washington Post critical of the Saudi government, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2 and disappeared. Trump has said the U.S. would be “very upset and angry” if the Saudi government was behind it and, in an interview with "60 Minutes," he clarified that there would be "severe punishment."
"The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by waving economic sanctions, using political pressure, or repeating false accusations," the country said in a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency.
This whole event is surreal for two reasons:
1. Saudi Arabia has been ruled by a family of ruthless thugs for over 85 years. A few years ago, they executed a Shia cleric and his supporters. Also, these Arabs literally behead people in public for the horrible crime of possessing an alcoholic beverage. Where the fuck was the global media outrage over this barbaric regime for the past century?
2. Why did the dumb Saudis murder the guy in such an obvious manner? They basically dropped a piano where a shiv would have been sufficient. Just how inbred are they that they can't even pull off a simple, low-key assassination of an unarmed man?
Anyway, it's cute that the Saudi family is threatening the whole world. The global opinion on Muslims is already in the gutter thanks to the 24/7 evil of Muslims. Surely, this menacing attack on the pocket books of every single economy on Earth from the heart of Islam is going to help their cause.
It wouldn't be surprising to see the wicked Saud family crash and burn before they make it to a 100 years.