The Biden Admin and other country's leaders are really putting the screws to the new King because he ordered the job done.
True, but he wasn’t.There ought to be consequences for ordering the murder of a US citizen. Hopefully they get after Putin, too.
I just wonder if that word "elite" is the right one here. Sure all politicians are political. So maybe all wars are political in that sense. But I believe that WW2 for instance was for a noble purpose - entirely justified and made a difference in the future. The wars since then - not so much. Was Vietnam worth the effort in the end? Communist government took over immediately. Was the situation better after we left than when we started? Iraqi wars - did we have the second one because Hussain tried to have Bush #1 assassinated or because he was a threat to the world with his WMD's? Did the wars there improve the outlook for the region, put democracy in place, make the world safer? Should we have gone there in the first place? Afghanistan? How many years now? What was accomplished? USA is much to quick to get involved in these wars.All wars are political at base. The heads of states in every modern nation and most developing nations (we're no longer supposed to say '3rd world' nations) are all politicians, even the UK's royal (pita) family.
When was the last time you heard of a war or conflict started solely by a nation's military and/or without support of it's governing elite?
Hasn't happened in my lifetime.
There's video of him going into the consulate in Istanbul, followed by several Saudis affiliated with the Saudi government. No video of him leaving, but the Saudis leave with suitcases and plastic bags. One of the Saudis left wearing the clothes that Kashoggi wore in. There are recorded phone calls of the Saudis talking about cutting up a body. There is audio of Kashoggi pleading for his life and being tortured.Never understood why the U.S. should do anything about someone who is allegedly murdered in Turkey, whose body has not been found. Hadn't heard of any evidence of this crime, just opinions and allegations. He may be on a beach drinking margaritas somewhere. Why do we care and why does this get so much media attention.