This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
President Trump has dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to address a thorny problem. The Saudi government under the influence of its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been implicated in the suspected, brutal murder of a Saudi-born legal permanent resident of this country by the name of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Crown Prince – who is universally known by his initials, MBS – has been working closely with the United States and against our common enemies, notably Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).
Khashoggi was a Muslim Brother and shared, along with his friend, Osama bin Laden, that organization’s goal of supplanting the current government of Saudi Arabia – as it once disastrously did that of Egypt.
The present Saudi government is clearly the lesser of two evils. Messrs. Trump and Pompeo should make clear our displeasure, without endangering it.
This is Frank Gaffney.