The Nazis had Horst Wessel, who was killed by a pimp while shacking up with a prostitute, as their martyr. Then Wessel was joined by Ernst vom Rath, whose gay affair with a Jewish teen ended in a shooting that helped the Nazis launch Kristallnacht. And the Islamist lobby has Jamal Khashoggi, an old friend of Osama bin Laden, who churned out columns targeting his former bosses in Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post, on behalf of Qatar’s Islamist regime.
Why Khashoggi’s death should concern anyone except his Qatari bosses and Turkish hosts, who may have played a role in it, is one of those self-evident questions that no one asks.
Or is supposed to ask.
Jamal Khashoggi was not an American. He wasn’t living in this country when he was killed. His propaganda appeared in the Washington Post, but so did an op-ed by various Islamic terrorist leaders.
Would their deaths also require American intervention?
But the Horst Khashoggi Lied (song) never goes away. The drumbeat keeps getting amplified along with false claims that Khashoggi was a journalist, a human rights activist, and was a wonderful human being who was killed by a brutal regime for no reason at all. It’s uncertain whether the Nazis spent more time lying about Horst Wessel or the Washington Post and its media echo chamber spent more time lying about Jamal Khashoggi.
During the Trump administration, the media had to make do with touting The Dissident, an agitprop doc fueled by Turkish intelligence.
Articles about The Dissident boast of how Fogel received “unprecedented access” to material from the Turkish government and its intelligence apparatus.
“I was building a relationship with the Turkish government who at the end of the day saw the power they could have in this story if they allowed me to tell it, rather than it coming out through Turkish media,” Bryan Fogel admitted.
It’s not foreign disinformation when the media does it.
Now that the Democrats are back in power, they’re rebooting the Jamal Khashoggi Lied with the aim of doing actual damage, by boosting Islamist forces, dismantling the alliance between Israel and Sunni Arabs, and putting the Turkey-Iran-Qatar axis back in the driver’s seat of the region.
As Caroline Glick notes in The Khashoggi Passion Play, “Khashoggi, a terror supporting Qatari agent against a modernizing, pro-American, anti-jihadist and pro-Israel Saudi Crown Prince was an important political warfare asset for Obama’s clique. His job was to discredit MBS and legitimize the terror-supporting Qataris while making pro-jihadist progressives feel good about themselves.”
And so the Jamal Khashoggi Lied goes on.