Sunday, March 31, 2019

Can You Hear Me Now?

Apparently not content with getting away with international assassinations and dismemberment, the Saudi regime, led by the ruthless Crown Prince Mohammed "Bone Saw" bin Salman, has been hacking into the phones of their perceived enemies, too.

Ever since Bone Saw was implicated in the murder by bone saw of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, his government's security apparatus has been on the attack against the Washington Post, and specifically its multi-billionaire owner, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. According to Bezos's elite security consultant Gavin de Becker's months-long investigation, Saudi intelligence obtained private messages between Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez while Bezos was in the process of a divorce from his wife. The Trump-allied media outfit AMI then picked up the leaked e-mails and published them in their National Enquirer rag. The Saudis intended to embarrass Bezos and to pressure him to drop the Post's campaign to get to the bottom of Bone Saw's involvement in the Khashoggi murder:
“'Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’s phone, and gained private information,' De Becker wrote. 'As of today, it is unclear to what degree, if any, AMI was aware of the details.'

De Becker alleged Saudi Arabia has targeted the Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, following the death last year of one of its columnists, Jamal Khashoggi, in Turkey. Khashoggi, a Saudi national, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

'Some Americans will be surprised to learn that the Saudi government has been very intent on harming Jeff Bezos since last October, when the Post began its relentless coverage of Khashoggi’s murder,'De Becker wrote."
With the Saudis recently getting an initial green light to obtain sensitive nuclear technology from U.S. companies despite not yet agreeing to nuclear proliferation safeguards, while standing accused of torturing a U.S. citizen in their custody, this hacking of a private U.S. citizen's phone is more evidence that the behavior -- and leadership -- of the Saudi regime needs to change.

(photo: Bone Saw. Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPix)

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