Friends and Monsters

Leaving South Korea after a wonderful meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un. Stood on the soil of North Korea, an important statement for all, and a great honor!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2019

»It next will be right
To describe each particular batch [of Snarks]:
※ those that have feathers, and bite,
※ And those that have whiskers, and scratch.«

Lewis Carroll, "The Hunting of the Snark"

— Snark Sesquicentennial (@Snark150) June 8, 2019

Such friends, as the Beaver and Butcher became,
 Have seldom if ever been known;
In winter or summer, ’twas always the same—
 You could never meet either alone.


— Snark Sesquicentennial (@Snark150) June 30, 2019

And when quarrels arose—as one frequently finds
 Quarrels will, spite of every endeavour—
The song of the Jubjub recurred to their minds,
 And cemented their friendship for ever!


— Snark Sesquicentennial (@Snark150) July 1, 2019

— Speculawyer 🇳🇴-American (@speculawyer) July 1, 2019

He who fights with monsters might take care
lest he thereby become a monster.
And if you gaze for long into an abyss,
the abyss gazes also into you.

(Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 4-146)

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 29, 2019

Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn,
dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird.
Und wenn du lange in den Abgrund blickst,
blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.

(Friedrich Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Böse, 4-146)

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 29, 2019

G20 2019 in Osaka

I think that this #G20OsakaSummit has to deal with very severe pollution issues.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019


Dear @Twitter, you suspended @ForeverLogical. But the account @realDonaldTrump with its steady flow of toxic and insulting tweets still is on-line. That Mr. Trump even admires Kim Jong Un and protects MBS! @Twitter, you've got a nasty ethical problem.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

I like that Dr. Angela Merkel keeps a big distance to the person who is responsible for the brutal killing of the @WashingtonPost Journalist #Khashoggi. Mr. Donald Trump, however, is close to Mr. Mohammad bin Salman (#MBS).

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

Pollution obviously is on the agenda of this G20 summit. Positioning is important.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

There we go:

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

And so on. It's quite sickening.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 28, 2019

Whom Can I Believe?

….Death to America. I terminated deal, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed strong sanctions. They are a much weakened nation today than at the beginning of my Presidency, when they were causing major problems throughout the Middle East. Now they are Bust!….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2019

….proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2019


Very smart thread this time. But who tells the truth? Trump? Iran's regime? MBS? In this alternative facts era, how can we know?

I live in a country where, in a peaceful landscape, US soldiers are stationed who pilot these drones:

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 22, 2019

2019-03-14, Deutsche Welle:
"Drones and diplomacy: US Ramstein air base stirs controversy in Germany …"

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 22, 2019

North Korea has developed nuclear weapons.
Trump respects Kim Jong Un and saluts to his Generals.

Iran hasn't nuclear weapons yet.
Trump doesn't respect Iran's regime.

What is going on here?

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 22, 2019

Trump keeps good relations with Saudi Arabia. They are a much strengthened nation today. Now Khashoggi is bust! He worked for the enemy of the people (@washingtonpost), but now he cannot comment anymore on Trump's handling of the Iran issue.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 22, 2019

Mohammed Bin Salman: Iran Is the Culprit

Also Mohammed bin Salman asserts that Iran is behind the attack. Surprise?

Since the butchering of #Khashoggi ( ) #MBS has a credibility issue. Do Trump (, Pompeo and the @GOP need MBS' help for 2020?


— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) June 16, 2019

I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories, but there are several "state actors" who might want to deliberately tip an already belligerent Donald Trump and John Bolton towards war with Iran. Not least Benjamin Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Salman.

— Tom Scott #FBPE (@Tom___Scott) June 15, 2019

Kushner’s Clearance and MBS

Jared Kushner has private Whatsapp chats with the Saudi crown prince.
Jared advised the prince on how to weather backlash after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
Jared did all of this while on an interim, downgraded, or suspiciously obtained security clearance.

— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 17, 2019

Writing this book, I see…daily… how Trump and Kushner have cost lives around the world. Kushner gave MbS classified intel that led to MbS arresting an American and having him tortured via electrocution repeatedly (he's still held—look it up). It can't help but have an effect.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) March 16, 2019

Saudi Kidnap-and-Murder Squad Struck 12 times in 2 Years

News from Donald Trumps’s and Jared Kushner’s business friends:

Think there's no serious reporting anymore?

Article below exposes a Saudi government kidnap-and-murder squad that struck 12 times in 2 years, including murdering @washingtonpost columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Super sophisticated, very costly reporting:

— David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) March 17, 2019


Bone Saws & Bail Outs: A Timeline

Let's quickly review the Jared Kushner graft timeline, lest we forget about the perils of #BoyPlunder:

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

1/ April 2017

Charles Kushner, father of Jared Kushner, asks Qatar for a loan to bail out the troubled property at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The Qataris turn him down.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

2/ June 2017

Saudi Arabia organizes a blockade of Qatar, a country where the US has a major military base. Kushner leads the extreme minority view in the West Wing to support the blockade. To the consternation of the State Department, Donald Trump praises the move.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

3/ June 2017

After his criticism of Donald Trump gets him banned from Saudi media, Jamal Khashoggi leaves the Kingdom for the Beltway.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

4/ September 2017

Khashoggi begins writing for the Washington Post.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

5/ October 2017

Jared Kushner pays unannounced visit to Riyadh, where he stays up until the wee hours talking “strategy” with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), his new BFF. He ("allegedly") gives MbS an “enemies list” culled from the classified President Daily Brief.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

6/ October 2017

Upon his return, Kushner’s company receives a $57 million loan from a subsidiary of SoftFund, the Saudi investment concern, to bail out its troubled property at One Journal Square in Jersey City. (666 Fifth isn't the only underwater Kushner asset).

[h/t @dcpoll]

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

7/ November 2017

MbS orchestrates a purge of the disloyal, imprisoning members of the royal family & seizing their considerable assets. The most prominent is Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the 45th richest man in the world and a Trump foil.

Did Kush's gifted PDB intel help?

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

8/ August 2018

A Qatari-funded investment company grants the bailout loan to the Kushners…the big one, for 666 Fifth Avenue.

This does not mean the Kushners don't still owe massive coin on these properties. It just buys them a little time.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

Larger piece here:

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019



From comments:

Words from a JSOC interrogator on the premeditated assassination of #Khashoggi #JusticeForJamal

— The Red-eyed Jedi (@Red_eyedjedi) March 5, 2019


5 Months Since Khashoggi Was Murdered

Today marks five months since Jamal #Khashoggi was brutally killed by Saudi Arabia’s regime, simply because he dared to express himself in the @washingtonpost.

His body is still missing.

Take some time to read and share his work:

— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) March 2, 2019


Jared Kushner met with MBS this week.

— SMBinNC (@SMBinNC) March 3, 2019



— Erik Halvorsen (@erikhalvorsen18) March 2, 2019


Since then we've learned this.

— 'Stache (@Stache58858443) March 2, 2019


Saudi Crown Prince did this. He has also been detaining and torturing an American doctor since 2017……..

— Mark Wessler (@ohdogone) March 2, 2019


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