I believe the Jamal Khashoggi crisis is directly tied to the Saudis missing a Sept. 30th deadline to buy Lockheed Martin's THAAD missile defense system. 15 billion bucks is a big contract to back out of especially if they intend to buy Russia's S-400 system instead and I have a number of events from the past year that show us our government and the press are not opposed to helping LM promote sales via terror campaigns.
Moon of Alabama article http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/10/khashoggi-burial-negotiations-commence-saudis-will-cough-up-billions-to-settle-the-case.html
Intercept pressure on Saudis to do the right thing (hmmm) https://theintercept.com/2018/10/11/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-twitter/
my website for previous articles on THAAD systems https://nomadiceveryman.blogspot.com/
Common Dreams parroting Washington Post https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/12/turkeys-claim-have-audio-and-video-khashoggis-murder-intensifies-demand-trump-speak
warmonger Thomas Friedman propaganda https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/opinion/jamal-khashoggi-missing-saudi-journalist.html
Jake Tapper helps out https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1049821427388600320