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Abdullah Ocallan & Jamal Khashoggi : differences & similarities

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Abdullah Ocallan & Jamal Khashoggi : differences & similarities

In a nutshell, what happened to Jamal khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and what happened to the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocallan when Turkish authority kidnapped him from the Greek embassy in Nairobi is almost the same, except the former failed and the later succeeded. Saudi authorities represented by the General Public Prosecutor were very clear about it. An attempt to kidnap Khashoggi failed ( to use the Saudi public prosecutor's words : to bring him by force if he refuses to come back home) and resulted in his tragic unintended death. It got more complicated when the would-be kidnappers failed resulting in Khashoggi's death and then tried to hide their own crime by getting rid of the corpse . Abdullah Ocallan is a freedom fighter and a political leader loved and admired by millions off Kurds , while Khashoggi is a journalist among thousands of Saudi Journalists. Yet, certain media outlets, for political or financial gain, and certain political parties revenging old accounts, amplified the Khashoggi case and ignored the Ocallan case. Saudi Arabia didn't invent covert operations. All national intelligence agencies practice it. Saudi Arabia, in its 100 years of existence never harmed a dissident and there are many of them in Europe and the Middle East bashing Saudi Arabia day and night in their satellite channels and social media. It seems to me personally, reading the Saudi Public Prosecutor's statement, that Saudi Intelligence Agency acted on its own in this failed and unfortunate event. The perpetrators of this horrific crime are being tried and for Saudi Arabia this is a criminal case that will take its course in the Saudi judicial system.

Hamad S Alomar

 

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