Saudi Arabia Targets Jamal Khashoggi and Assassinates and Dismembers him; Pat Robertson Meanwhile is Worried About the Multi-Billion Dollar Arms Deal

A Washington Post columnist disappears and was dismembered inside a Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey. As the shocking and gruesome details emerge Pat Robertson takes to the 700 Club to defend Trump and a multi-billion dollar arms deal saying people are killed all the time in the Middle East. This is another reminder as to how spiritually bankrupt many parts of evangelical Christianity is.  

“The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media so citizens can be informed about global events. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices. We suffer from poverty, mismanagement and poor education. Through the creation of an independent international forum, isolated from the influence of nationalist governments spreading hate through propaganda, ordinary people in the Arab world would be able to address the structural problems their societies face.”

Jamal Khashoggi October 17, 2018 in the Washington Post 

“You’ve got one journalist — who knows? Was it an interrogation? Was he assassinated? Were there rogue elements? Who did it?…You’ve got $100 billion worth of arms sales…we cannot alienate our biggest player in the Middle East.”

Pat Robertson October 15, 2018 

The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.

Proverbs 18:7 NLT

Virginia in winter. 

WWJD now stands for “Who Would Jesus Dismember?” There has been an international crisis going on between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States. Unless you live in a cave you probably know what I am talking about.  On October 2, 2018 Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabia Consulate where he disappeared. His fiancee waited outside the Saudi diplomatic post for him to emerge. If you didn’t know Khashoggi held a greencard and lived in Virginia. According to Middle East Eye and the New York Times Khashoggi was murdered. The graphic details in the Middle East Eye are especially troubling. It states that Khashaggi was killed and dismembered alive in seven minutes. He was also beheaded. Khashoggi’s fiancee wrote two columns in the New York Times and the Washington Post appealing for Trump to intervene and writing about his boldness. The issue is United States and Saudi Arabia relations especially a multi-billion dollar arms deal. Trump has been soft on the Saudi’s and appears to defend them. Tonight the Washington Post published an editorial honoring their late columnist as he published his final column which calls for a free press in the Arab world. 

 

Pat Robertson’s Comments on Jamal Khashoggi

So why am I writing about all this? I usually don’t get into geopolitical events here at this blog. While the other day on the 700 Club Pat Robertson stated that people get killed all the time, and that you don’t want to put a $100 billion arms deal with the Saudi’s at risk. That is Pat Robertson’s response to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. The group that brought my attention to this is People for the American Way, which is an atheist organization. Pat Robertson is especially concerned about the loss of $100 billion dollar arms deal. This is part of what he said on the 700 Club. “You’ve got one journalist — who knows? Was it an interrogation? Was he assassinated? Were there rogue elements? Who did it?…You’ve got $100 billion worth of arms sales…we cannot alienate our biggest player in the Middle East.” When one see the connection between Trump and evangelicals does this help explain why Trump has gone soft? Is it because he thinks the evangelical Christians support a strong Saudi Arabian-United States alliance at any and all costs – even murder? For me this is just one more reason why much of evangelicalism is broken and spiritually bankrupt. The fact that someone would be dismembered, decapitated and murdered and some evangelicals are concerned with the $100 billion dollar arms sale is beyond sick. It almost makes someone who boasts of grabbing pussy to be ethical and morally sound. But you know what also is troubling is the following. Pat Robertson’s will say something this sick and many Christians stay quiet. In their quietness what they are signaling is their agreement and approval. That is the lesson with loons like Pat Robertson. Those who needs to speak up often remain silent. After all the ones speaking up in many of these situations are the atheists, the secular and the regular people who are outside evangelicalism. 

 

4 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia Targets Jamal Khashoggi and Assassinates and Dismembers him; Pat Robertson Meanwhile is Worried About the Multi-Billion Dollar Arms Deal

  1. Wondering,

    It’s amazing that you can’t see the whole picture. It’s like you’ve got blinders on, and can’t multi-task.

    The former Commanding Officer of the USS Cole that was blown up in Yemen spoke today.

    His key word was STRATEGIC, and he went on to explain.

    But you are still stuck on pussy grabbing? By the way, can you tell me WHO he grabbed? And, what did the woman who he claimes that he grabbed have to say? Did she say that he grabbed her crotch?

    For someone who sides with the atheists, I’m surprised that you have a problem with men grabbing pussy, including a president. Do you remember that 90’s tune about OPP, ya you know me? Screwing other people’s wives is perfectly normal, but BRAGGING without actually doing it, that’s immoral?

    Argggggghh. Strategically, it may NOT be a good idea to back out of an arms sale, DUE TO, well, I’ll let you research the DUE TO’s to figure it out.

    Ed Chapman

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  2. Well, we KNOW what’s important to Pat Robertson.
    (Or should that be “To GOD speaking through Pat Robertson”?)

    As the news hit the media, local morning drive-time talk radio said “Nothing will come of this”, i.e. all will be swept under the rug, then commented a bit how Trump seems to have a soft spot (if not fanboy adoration) of dictators and strongmen (examples Putin, Xi, the guy in the Phillipines, and the Saudi Crown Prince/Power Behind the Oil Throne). For that matter, there’s some study of Millenials where their favorite political system is “Strong Leader”.

    To me, this is explainable (for Trump, Pat R, and other Court Evangelicals) by a mind game called “Tough Guy”, where a weak or small man hangs out with REAL “tough guys” so he can say (even if only to himself) “ME TOUGH! SEE? SEE? SEE?” The usual application is to hangers-on hanging around gangsters and criminals. The most extreme example that comes to mind offhand is short, wet-noodle drama-queen MoG John Piper, who in one sermon or interview had to bring up participating in a Football Game where “we broke a guy’s neck!”

    (My source for this is unusual; remember that Seventies pop psychology Transactional Analysis? Its most famous mass-market book I’m OK, You’re OK had a companion a companion volume Games People Play which originated the term “mind games”; “Tough Guy” was one of the mind games described.)

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    • And the “Tough Guy” dynamic explains part of Court Evangelicals (like Jeffress the Flatterer) bending the knee and burning the incense to their Image of the Trump. They see Trump as a “Tough Guy” and wanna-be Tough Guys too. (Like the majority of Stolen Valor fake Navy SEALs are preachers.)

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      • What did Obama do when a “journalist” was beheaded ON VIDEO?

        So, you agree with Hillary that we are just a basket of deplorables, huh?

        We know that what you say is a CNN Fake News and MSNBC Fake news analysis that we are all racists, blah blah blah. Well, we are sick of being pushed around by your logic.

        We know that burning incense is nonsense. We know that Trump is not God. So why do you continue to go down that road?

        I’ve NEVER ever in my life had the mindset of the liberals, and I don’t care who was president. When I was a child, I didn’t know politics. But let me tell you, even then I didn’t have the mindset of a liberal.

        My parents were NOT religious by any means. But when I was old enough to understand, that President Carter did nothing but a failed attempt with the USS Nimitz (My old ship, by the way) to free the hostages in Iran, I knew that he was just not right. The oil embargo under Carter, just not right. He was WEAK. Then in High School, Ronald Reagan came to office and BOOM, hostages released.

        And I’ve been on the Republican side ever since.

        I can’t stand liberal thinking, and the WEAK mindset of liberals that is AFRAID to call a REAL spade, a spade. Instead the liberals call Trump every name in the book, and all that does is make me PROUD that I voted for Trump.

        What would the unemployment rate be like under Hillary? If Hillary was president, what would Hillary do to Saudi Arabia for murdering a “journalist”?

        What did Obama do when a “journalist” was beheaded ON VIDEO, except to call ISIS the JV team?

        When China murders journalists, did we break diplomatic ties? Why didn’t we?

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