But stopped short of pushing hard against the Middle Eastern kingdom…
Maybe he is critically aware of the last time the US went after the leadership of a Middle Eastern country ….
The toppling of Saddam Hussein led the America and its Allied into a conflict/war that still is going on….
The Iraq-Iran conflict was a buffer for the region before President Bush stepped and destabilized the power relations in the region….
Mattis is NOT gonna suggest that his boss work hard to hurt Saudi Arabia….
The Saudi’s know this and will take actions to defuse the media attention it has receive due to disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi,….
This whole thing will go away with time….
America needs a strong neighbor in the region….
THAT overrides everything…
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Saturday condemned the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that his slaying threatened to undermine stability in the Mideast.
Mattis renewed President Trump‘s vow to uncover the full details of the events that led to Khashoggi’s killing, adding that the U.S. would take unspecified additional measures against those found to be responsible, Reuters reported.
“With our collective interests in peace and unwavering respect for human rights in mind, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in a diplomatic facility must concern us all greatly,” Mattis said during a conference in Bahrain, according to the news outlet….
Trump is facing pressure from lawmakers and Turkey to punish the kingdom for Khashoggi’s slaying. His administration has revoked visas for officials identified by the Saudis as connected to the journalist’s death, and has said it is weighing sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act designed to punish human-rights violators….