Daeshi-Style: Khashoggi Butchered While Still Alive, Interrogation Theory Pseudo
An informed source claimed that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was butchered alive during an excruciating seven-minute execution inside the Riyadh consulate in Turkish city of Istanbul; a method which Daesh members used during the group’s terror campaign in Iraq and Syria.
A Turkish source who has listened in full to an audio recording of the journalist’s horrifying last moments told Middle East Eye (MEE) It took seven minutes for Khashoggi to die.
Khashoggi was dragged from the Consul General’s office at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and onto the table of his study next door, the Turkish source said, adding that horrendous screams were then heard by a witness downstairs. The screaming stopped when Khashoggi was injected with an as yet unknown substance.
“The consul himself was taken out of the room. There was no attempt to interrogate him. They had come to kill him,” the source told MEE.
US media had suggested that Riyadh is preparing to announce that Khashoggi was killed after his interrogation at the consulate “went wrong”. According to reports, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman approved an interrogation or rendition of Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia, but the intelligence official was tragically incompetent as he eagerly sought to prove himself. He then tried to cover up the botched handling of the situation.
Salah Mohammad al-Tubaigy, who has been identified as the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, began to cut Khashoggi’s body up on a table in the study while he was still alive, the source said, adding that the killing took seven minutes.
As he started to dismember the Khashoggi’s body, Tubaigy put on earphones and listened to music, advising other members of the squad to do the same.
“When I do this job, I listen to music. You should do [that] too,” Tubaigy was recorded as saying, the source told MEE.
A Turkish official had told The New York Times on the condition of anonymity that a team of Saudi agents killed the 59-year-old writer within two hours of his arrival at the consulate, and then dismembered his body with a bone saw they had brought for the purpose.
A three-minute version of the audio tape has been given to Turkish newspaper Sabah, but the daily has yet to release it.
Yeni Safak daily has also obtained information indicating that there are numerous voice recordings from inside the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi entered and never reemerged.
In one of the recordings, Saudi Arabia’s Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi, who left Turkey for Riyadh on Tuesday, can be heard saying that “if you want to live, be quiet!”
Sources indicated that Khashoggi was tortured before he was killed. His fingers were allegedly cut off before he was decapitated. The consul general can be heard stating that “do this outside. You’re going to get me in trouble”.
A Turkish official revealed Tuesday that Turkish Police have found evidence inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul which confirms that Khashoggi was killed in the building. The “high level official” spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity, but stated that police had found “certain evidence” that Khashoggi had died in the building.
The New York Times reported that four suspects identified by Ankara in Khashoggi’s disappearance are tied to the Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince. The newspaper reported that it confirmed at least nine of the 15 worked for the Saudi security services, military or other government ministries.
Khashoggi, known for his criticism of Saudi Arabia’s policies, went missing on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a marriage document. Ankara has accused Riyadh of murdering the Khashoggi and smuggling his body out of the consulate in pieces. Saudi Arabia has denied the charges as “baseless”, stressing that the journalist left the consulate shortly after he arrived, without providing any evidence.