Donald Trump has given Saudi Arabia permission to murder at will
A dissident journalist is murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Such is the sophistication of the operation that his remains are yet to be found and a growing body of evidence points to the involvement of Mohammed Bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince
Then, after days of humming and hawing about who’s to blame, Donald Trump releases a statement putting himself four square behind the main suspect. In so doing he manages perhaps one of the clearest demonstrations yet of just how US foreign policy works while baiting his domestic opponents and throwing doubt on the work of his own intelligence agencies.