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Jamal Khashoggi killing

Trump and the Saudis: where is the American justice and morality?

  • I don’t understand where this world’s ideology is headed. But we need more than an apology for inhuman conduct
PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 November, 2018, 3:01pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 November, 2018, 3:01pm

I refer to reports that the CIA believes the Saudi crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey (“CIA: Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s assassination”, November 17). Nevertheless, the US president will clearly not take Saudi Arabia to task over this moral lapse in leadership (“Trump’s 636-word Saudi statement”; “Trump says he stands by Saudis, despite Khashoggi killing, because of oil”, November 21).

We no longer live in a world of moral conduct, righteousness and justice. Rather, money and power have corrupted everybody. The US president only wants to strike winning business solutions with Saudi Arabia, it’s “a simple equation”. And Saudi Arabia just wants to safeguard its privacy in all matters when it splurges its wealth overseas.

I don’t understand where this world’s ideology is headed. But we need more than an apology for inhuman conduct. We need better leadership in Saudi Arabia, and a new president in America who will reclaim its place in global leadership and morality in justice.

For Donald Trump, the bottom line on Saudi Arabia takes precedence over human rights

As global citizens we need to realise that the mental health of the world is deteriorating and that, if leadership does not go to people with sane minds, we will end up destroying the future of our children.

Rishi Teckchandani, Mid-Levels