Khashoggi murder: Journalist planned ‘to release details of Saudi chemical weapons use’
JAMAL Khashoggi was about to disclose details of Saudi Arabia’s use of chemical weapons in Yemen, sources close to him said.
Last night a close friend of Mr Khashoggi revealed that he was about to obtain “documentary evidence” proving clams that Saudi Arabia had used chemical weapons in its proxy war in Yemen.
“I met him a week before his death. He was unhappy and he was worried,“ said the middle eastern academic, who did not wish to be named.
“When I asked him why he was worried, he didn’t really want to reply, but eventually he told me he was getting proof that Saudi Arabia had used chemical weapons. He said he hoped he be getting documentary evidence.
“All I can tell you is that the next thing I heard, he was missing.”
Recent unsubstantiated claims were made in Iran that Saudi Arabia has been supplying ingredients that can be used to produce the nerve agent Sarin in Yemen.
However, it is more likely that Mr Khashoggi was referring to phospherous.
Last month it was claimed that Saudi Arabia had been using US-supplied white phosphorous munitions against troops and even civilians in Yemen,
Though regulations state the chemical may be used to provide smokescreens, if used illegally it can it burn to the bone.
Chemical warfare expert Col Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said: “We have already seen in Syria that nothing is as effective as chemical, weapons in clearing urban areas of troops and civilians – Assad has used phosphorous for this very reason.
“If Khashoggi did, in fact, have proof that Saudi Arabia was deliberately misusing phosphorous for this purpose, it would be highly embarrassing for the regime and provides the nearest motive yet as to why Riyadh may have acted when they did against him.”
The revelation comes as amid claims from security sources Britain knew about the plot to kidnap the journalist and begged Saudi Arabia to stop plans.
Earlier I explained that US-supported terrorists used sarin, chlorine, and other banned toxins numerous times through years of war – Damascus most often wrongfully blamed.
Barrels containing banned chemicals were found marked “Made in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).” Protective masks were found. So were drugs used when inhaling chemicals.
Turkey was discovered shipping toxic sarin gas cross-border into Syria. Perhaps Jordan and Israel supplied CWs. Both countries support ISIS and other terrorist groups.
Pentagon contractors trained terrorists in CW use. A UN commission said US-supported terrorists had (and most certainly still have) deadly toxins in their possession.
Syrian forces earlier found munitions filled with toxic agents – produced by the US Federal Laboratories and NonLethal Technologies, as well as Britain’s Cherming Defense.
Western media suppress what’s vital to report, repeating the official narrative, blaming victims of aggression for US-dominated NATO’s high crimes, along with Israel’s, the Saudis, and terrorists they support.
Turkish authorities were reportedly dissatisfied with the Saudi chief prosecutor’s unwillingness to cooperate fully in supplying Ankara with information about Khashoggi, including the whereabouts of his allegedly dismembered body and name of a “local collaborator” who disposed of his remains.
Turkish investigators want permission to conduct another forensic search of the Istanbul consul-general’s residence.
Erdogan promised to reveal more information about the murder, including who ordered it.
It’s unclear precisely what he knows and how much he intends to make public.