Friday, November 23, 2018
TKC QUESTION: SHOULD KANSAS CITY CARE ABOUT KHASHOGGI?!?!
It's the holidays and I want to be a good person.
I want to believe that we're all connected and standing up for human rights, social justice, liberty and freedom in one part of the world will impact the entire planet.
Then again, and only when I'm in a mad rush for an afternoon bloggy update, I also scream at limping hobos if they walk too slowly in traffic.
The inherent contradictions of American life are becoming more apparent in a recent hot mess over the death of some newsie in a faraway land.
Reality check: Nobody is allowed to mention this on TV but the reality is that a lot of innocent people in the 3rd world have to die in order to secure cheap and plentiful gas. Think about that whilst getting nice and cozy this holiday season. And the thank God the ghost of Osama never had access to Predator drones.
All of this only deserves mention because of some important local journalism that offered a perspective on the topic that other newsies have heretofore overlooked -- Word to local talker Pete Mundo . . . Most of the time, we try to ignore most of the world outside of midtown.
However . . . Here's the word from a Kansas politico now in the big time and talking international issues with local newsies who are mostly out of their depth.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has noted that the U.S. has imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials suspected of involvement in the killing.
"We've sanctioned 17 people — some of them very senior in the Saudi government," Pompeo said Wednesday in a radio interview with KCMO in Kansas City, Missouri. "We are going to make sure that America always stands for human rights."
More of the news we want to share on the topic:
Fox News: Trump contradicts CIA assessment on Khashoggi killing
Indie UK: To unlock the diplomatic mysteries behind the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, take a look at Syria
CNBC: The Khashoggi fallout: A timeline of events
And so . . .
Yes, this stuff might be very well be important but then again there have been about 120 dead bodies dropped by criminals on Kansas City streets and about half of those cases are unsolved . . . So forgive us if journalism isn't the top concern on the mind of Kansas City locals.
Still, we ask some of our smarter readers who follow international politics more closely and thoughtfully . . . Is this something that should concern Kansas City???
You decide . . .