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it was Khashoggi himself who had been ‘employed by the Saudi intelligence services to try to persuade bin Laden to make peace with the Saudi royal family.’ Khashoggi was ‘the only non-royal Saudi who had the beef on the royals’ intimate dealing with al Qaida in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks.’
Who really was Jamal Khashoggi?

al-Qaeda militants, many of which also had direct ties to MBS’ father, the incumbent King Salman. These intelligence agencies had concluded that in the 1990s, Salman controlled with an ‘iron fist’ the key financial operations of a range of charities (such as the Saudi High Commission, the Third World Relief Agency and the International Islamic Relief Organisation) which had been found systematically diverting hundreds of millions of dollars to al-Qaida militants. Several 9/11 hijackers had trained in camps funded by this cash.

By some accounts, Prince Turki al-Faisal’s relationship with bin Laden continued up to 9/11. According to the French daily Le Figaro, French intelligence sources claimed that two months before 9/11, bin Laden was flown to the American hospital in Dubai for kidney treatment under Prince Turki’s patronage, where the al-Qaida chief met CIA officials.