The Saudi journalist vanished Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Within days, leaks from Turkish officials suggested Khashoggi had been murdered by Saudi agents flown in to take out the writer. In the space of a week, Khashoggi’s disappearance has stirred the sort of collective ire against Saudi Arabia that years of Saudi-led bombing in Yemen could not. Saudi Arabia was the first country Trump visited as president. Trump has also decisively aligned U.S. policy with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which both reviled the 2011 pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East.
Source: Washington Post October 12, 2018 05:03 UTC