It is rumoured that the hit squad cut off his fingers and took them to the Crown Prince in Riyadh to prove that he would write no more...
Apart from the full horror of it all, if they were going to kill him , a contract hit in the US would have been less obtrusive. Mossad tends to take out enemies in other countries , not by stupidly luring them into an Israeli consulate.
Interesting to see if this episode will follow a similar retaliation to that of the attempt on Skripal. Will Prince Charles shun his "friend" , the Crown Prince?
"Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr Trump said: "They had a very bad original concept, it was carried out poorly and the cover up was the worst in the history of cover-ups."
"Where it should have stopped is at the deal standpoint, when they thought about it," he continued. "Because whoever thought of that idea, I think is in big trouble. And they should be in big trouble." "
So he's not so much condemning the murder as criticising the execution, if you'll excuse the pun.
By the end of the week, expect Trump to issue sanctions on Saudi Arabia. Top of the list will be a ban on the export of American oil and sand to Saudi.
I've only just saw him on TV delivering this line, if you haven't seen it and think the written description is 'bad', folded arms with a grinning smarty pants ham actor delivery... it certainly sums up insincerity in a nutshell!
Where Trump is concerned it always will. It seems we are turning a blind eye to it as well given Hunt's limp-wristed statement. Germany has already limit or stop arms sale to the Saudis. Sometimes principles are important.