Western Politicians and
Media Rush To Issue Tributes To King That
Led The World In Beheadings:
The Saudis under King Abdullah have beheaded
more people than ISIS, treated women drivers
and atheists as terrorists, and flogged
people who speak out.
January 23, 2015 "ICH"
- - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dead at
politicians and mainstream media are
falling all over themselves praising the
late Saudi King Abdullah.
Other Western leaders are
singing from the same hymn sheet.
But the truth is
After all, the Saudis
under King Abdullah have
beheaded more people than ISIS, treated
women drivers and
atheists as terrorists, and
flogged people who speak out.
And given that
unconditional Western support for Saudi
one of the main causes for terrorism,
Western hypocrisy is very costly, indeed.
Saudi Arabia: The
Monster Is Dead, May The New Monster Die
By Moon Of Alabama
The day judge Nisman is invited by the
opposition to appear in Congress, he is
found dead in his apartment.
The obituaries of
mainstream U.S. media and "western"
politicians on the Saudi King Abdullah
A master politician, he
gained a reputation as a reformer
without changing his country’s power
structure and maintained good relations
with the United States while striking an
independent course in foreign policy.
The Post closed its
comment section on the obit to not be called
out for its bootlicking. How much did the
Saudis pay for this coverage? For a
realistic view on the now dead monster read
the Guardian obit:
Monarch whose reign saw the spread of
division, corruption and strife, and was
saved only by ‘black gold’. The deceased
left dozens of wives, tens of kids and
ten-thousands of terrorists behind him.
The new king Salman, a
fervent Wahabbi who
has Alzheimer and is unlikely to rule
for long, immediately launched an
internal coup to further empower his
branch of the tribal family:
Salman moved swiftly to
undo the work of his half-brother. He
decided not to change his crown prince
Megren, who was picked by King Abdullah
for him, but he may choose to deal with
him later. However, he swiftly appointed
another leading figure from the Sudairi
clan. Mohammed Bin Nayef, the interior
minister is to be his deputy crown
prince. It is no secret that Abdullah
wanted his son Meteb for that position,
but now he is out.
Salman, himself a Sudairi, attempted to
secure the second generation by giving
his 35- year old son Mohammed the
powerful fiefdom of the defense
ministry. The second post Mohammed got
was arguably more important. He is now
general secretary of the Royal Court.
All these changes were announced before
Abdullah was even buried.
There will likely be some
resistance and strife within the Saudi
ruling family about these changes. The
smooth transfer of power today may turn out
to be the start of rather chaotic
No country deserves the
troubles of a revolution more than Saudi
Arabia does. Its combination of extreme
archaic interpretation of religion and tons
of oil money has proven to be dangerous for
mankind. An uproar in Arabia could, in the
short term, lead to even more repressive and
backward religious regime. But such would at
least stop the ass-licking and support
"western" politicians offer to it.
See also -
UK decision to lower
flags after death of Saudi king stirs
debate: The government's
decision on Friday to lower British flags
following the death of Saudi Arabia's King
Abdullah has stirred controversy, with
critics pointing to the kingdom's poor human