On COI #128, Kyle and Will break down reports indicating that four of the Saudis behind the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States. The training, which took place between 2014 and 2019, was authorized by the State Department.
The Biden administration has confirmed that it will not end the American military occupation of Syria, with State Department officials saying the troops will remain in the country to “defeat” the Islamic State. While the group is now more of a low-level insurgency than a multi-national caliphate, it continues to offer a perpetual justification to keep US troops in Syria, where they are embedded with Kurdish proxy forces.
Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer convicted for the murder of George Floyd, has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison. Kyle and Will break down the sentencing, the potential for appeal and the public reaction to Chauvin’s punishment.