Rush Limbaugh Debunks Khashoggi Apple Watch Narrative: “It’s Not Possible”
Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi knew he was taking a huge risk in entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week to try to obtain a document certifying he had divorced his ex-wife.
The Saudi critic and WaPo contributor Khashoggi was murdered inside the embassy.
He entered the Saudi embassy but never emerged.
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But Rush Limbaugh blew that entire narrative apart.
Rush explained to his audience how it would have been impossible for Khashoggi to record his own death on an Apple Watch inside Turkey.
I just… I knew it’s impossible. There’s no way that Jamal Khashoggi’s watch could have recorded anything that happened to him, and there’s no way it could have transmitted it or transferred it to his iPhone, which was in the possession of his fiancée in the car in the parking lot of the consulate. There’s just no way, especially since Apple has yet to activate LTE service on watches sold and operated in Turkey.
So unless Khashoggi had entered the password for the consulate Wi-Fi network on his watch, which I know he didn’t do, because most people don’t even know they have to do that. Most people who have a watch don’t even know their watch will work on Wi-Fi. Most people think they gotta have the phone right next to the watch and 99% of the time they’re right. But if your watch learns a Wi-Fi network like at your home that your phone logs into regularly, then the phone or the watch can access that Wi-Fi network independently of the phone if you’re not close together.
But only if you have entered that Wi-Fi network’s password into your watch Wi-Fi settings. And I know that this guy didn’t do that. I myself didn’t learn you had to do this until a couple of years after I got my first watch. I mean, that’s how obscure a setting that it is. Anyway, Snerdley says, “You just blew up, you blew up the reason all these intelligence people were giving for knowing how he died, you blew it up. Now they have to come up with something else.”
I said, “Well, I was totally unaware.” He said, “Well, you should be aware, ’cause they’re mad at you. Nobody’s supposed to… They say Khashoggi was recorded, the events that happened to record on a watch and everybody’s supposed to say, wow, that’s cool, and then you come along and say, no, it’s not possible.”