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Saudis offer pathetic explanation of Khashoggi death to preserve ties to US and clear crown prince

October 20, 2018  •  Fox News

Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Now it's official.

Saudi Arabia claims that Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S., was accidentally strangled Oct. 2 in a fight with 15 Saudis employed by the nation's security services and military inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

The Saudi government said it has arrested the entire team and three others. It blames two of the Saudi crown prince's key aides – the deputy director of Saudi intelligence and his top communications adviser – for Khashoggi's death. And the kingdom appointed that same crown prince to head a committee to review the incident and restructure the nation's intelligence agency.

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No Safe Haven
The Saudi regime appears to have butchered a prominent dissident.

October 9, 2018  •  City Journal

Late last week, the Washington Post ran blank space where a column by dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote for its Global Opinions section, should have appeared. The wordless column was a powerful expression of concern about Khashoggi's fate. A leading critic of the Saudi kingdom's leadership, Khashoggi had not been seen since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, last Tuesday to secure documentation for his forthcoming marriage. According to his fiancée, who accompanied him and waited outside, he entered the building at 1:30 pm and failed to emerge when the office closed at 5 pm. By the time the Post published the blank column, there was still hope that he was being held inside the consulate and would be released.

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Surprise - Ukrainians Are Bullish on Trump

September 25, 2018  •  The Wall Street Journal

Kiev, Ukraine — President Trump's kowtowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki alarmed the world in July. Few countries had more reason for concern than Ukraine, which has defended itself in a low-intensity war with Russia for nearly four years. Yet despite the U.S. president's baffling fondness for Mr. Putin, Ukrainians say Mr. Trump's policies are surprisingly supportive of Kiev and hostile toward Moscow. In some ways they believe Mr. Trump has been much better than his predecessor.

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The anonymous op-ed in the NY Times merited publication

September 6, 2018  •  Fox News

I worked at The New York Times for most of my career. I know the paper. The editorial section, which is separate from the news section, would not have published an anonymous op-ed without the consent of the publisher and a consensus among editorial page editors that the views expressed about President Trump needed to be heard.

But was that the right call?

The extraordinary column was published Wednesday, a day after initial excerpts emerged from Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."

Some say the essay was the pathetic "me too" effort by The New York Times to match the scoops in Woodward's book published in The Washington Post.

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Faithful Servant
Michael A. Sheehan (1955–2018) was a soldier and a patriot.

August 2, 2018  •  City Journal

With intelligence and ferocity, Michael Sheehan waged titanic, sometimes losing, battles against America's enemies near and far. As a 1977 West Point graduate and young officer in the U.S. Army's Special Forces, he fought drug dealers, insurgents, and terrorists in Central America. While on active duty, and later in a variety of senior civilian posts, he battled al-Qaida, first in Sudan and Afghanistan, and, after 9/11, in New York. While he never lost focus on America's resilient enemies abroad, what angered him most, friends know, was bureaucratic rigidity and passivity, government waste and distraction, and above all, conventional thinking. For the past seven years, he had fought painful, disabling multiple myeloma, a war he lost on July 30 at age 63.

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