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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Trump on Khashoggi case

Guardian, Trump 'stands with' Saudi Arabia and defends crown prince over Khashoggi
"In the extraordinary statement issued on Tuesday – which begins with the words “The world is a very dangerous place!” – Trump quotes Saudi officials as describing Khashoggi as an “enemy of the state”."

Also see Peter Bergen, CNN, With the Khashoggi story worsening, the US may finally have an adult in the room "It's hard to think of someone more qualified than Abizaid for the role. Abizaid, aged 67, speaks fluent Arabic and once ran Central Command (CENTCOM), which is responsible for US military actions in the Middle East. This gives him great expertise and experience in the region as well as the gravitas to speak for President Trump. "
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