Day 632, Murder in Istanbul
A reporter named Khashoggi, mysteriously is gone.
We think the Saudis murdered him; he would not be their pawn.
The deed was done in Istanbul, the Saudi Embassy.
A camera caught him entering, the last of him we’d see.
We think the Crown Prince ordered it; a hit team was flown in.
They murdered him and sliced him up; his pieces were thrown in
To suitcases and carried out but were clues left behind?
For, we all know most mysteries eventually unwind.
Khashoggi had a cell phone and he set it to transmit.
We hear his torture, murder, Saudis still denying it.
But Trump reserves his judgement; MBS (1) spends lots of dough
On Trump hotels and properties, a fact that we all know.
The victim was a member of the press; that’s his first strike.
He also wrote for WaPo; (2) that’s a bunch Trump doesn’t like.
And, might his third strike be the money MBS will spend?
The press, the Post, and money: did they cause an unmourned end?
It’s baseball playoff season; so, it’s TV, hot dogs, beer.
There’s an election coming that Republicans all fear.
So…so what if The Kingdom (3) kills a Saudi journalist?
The Donald does not judge or mourn; he’s not a moralist.
(1) MBS: Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince and CEO of Saudi Arabia
(2) WaPo: The Washington Post, along with the New York Times, Trump’s two most hated newspapers.
(3) The Kingdom: a commonly used descriptor for Saudi Arabia.