“The Money Is Too Good to Pass Up”: Wall Street Isn’t Letting Khashoggi’s Killing Get in the Way of Saudi Business
You would think doing business with Saudi Arabia has always been a dicey proposition for many of America’s biggest and best-known corporations, what with, among other human rights violations, the Saudis’ penchant for impromptu incarcerations, random killings, and the second-class treatment afforded most women in the oil-rich nation. But it really wasn’t. Most American corporations did business with Saudi Arabia despite it all.
That calculus finally became much more challenging in the wake of the brutal murder, in October 2018, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by agents of the Saudi government. (A CIA report directly linking