Obama, Other Western Politicians And Media Praise Saudi King Abdullah … That Led The World In Beheadings, Whipped Bloggers For Criticism & Banned Women From Driving:

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Obama Issues Statement On The Death Of Saudi King Abdullah, Praises “Vision”, US-Saudi Relationship (ZeroHedge, Jan 22, 2015):

Just released by the White House:

Statement by the President on the Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

King Abdullah’s life spanned from before the birth of modern Saudi Arabia through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations.  He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region.  At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his people and to greater engagement with the world.

As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah’s perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship.  As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions.  One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.  The closeness and strength of the partnership between our two countries is part of King Abdullah’s legacy.

May God grant him peace.

And while Obama was impressed by Abdullah’s vision to the “education of his people” he had no comment on the one US “ally” which has beheaded a record number of people in recent years making even ISIS blush by comarpison, as reported in US Ally, Saudi Arabia Beheads 87 In 2014, Up Over 10% From 2013 and also Record Beheadings And The Mass Arrest Of Christians.

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Don’t miss:

Western Politicians and Media Rush To Issue Tributes To King That Led The World In Beheadings, Whipped Bloggers For Criticism & Banned Women From Driving (Washington’s Blog, Jan 23, 2015):

American 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 verydifferent

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. (Indeed, the Saudi government and ISIS are virtually indistinguishable).

And given that unconditional Western support for Saudi Arabia is one of the main causes for terrorism, Western hypocrisy is very costly, indeed.  And see this, this, this and this.

Yet …
Spot The Difference: ISIS Or Saudi Arabia:

One is a terrorist organization, the other is America’s most revered, oil-exporting ally…

ISIS vs Saudi Arabia

Commentary from a reader:

“Kind of like spotting the difference between Republicans and Democrats.”


 

1 thought on “Obama, Other Western Politicians And Media Praise Saudi King Abdullah … That Led The World In Beheadings, Whipped Bloggers For Criticism & Banned Women From Driving:

  1. The sheer extent of the double standards of western politics and politicians is surely an awesome spectacle.

    Just a little knowledge of the barbaric behaviour of these powerful ruling families towards their subjects is enough to make one cower and shy away with shame and disgust.

    Yet our ‘leaders’ (what an oxymoron that is) show levels of hypocrisy far and above anything previously encountered with their sugary brown nosing relationships.

    Like you say, you can’t make this up.

    As Carlin said….nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Sad.

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