Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dead at 90
American politicians and mainstream media are falling all over themselves praising the late Saudi King Abdullah.
King Abdullah was a man of wisdom & vision. US has lost a friend & Kingdom of #SaudiArabia, Middle East, and world has lost a revered leader
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) January 23, 2015
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 23, 2015
President Obama on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. pic.twitter.com/8wXmZp6EGU
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) January 23, 2015
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) January 23, 2015
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 22, 2015
“He was loved by his people and will be deeply missed.” Tony Blair on the death of King Abdullah. http://t.co/BT9f5DbZpN
— Tony Blair Institute (@InstituteGC) January 23, 2015
US politicians rush to issue tributes to a king that bans women from driving, whips bloggers for criticism, & leads the world in beheadings.
— Trevor Timm (@trevortimm) January 23, 2015
Former Sen. Bob Graham: “ISIS. … is a product of Saudi ideals, Saudi money and Saudi organizational support." http://t.co/I2ofJsGLlt
— Moe Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) January 23, 2015
King Abdullah was a merciless US-backed butcher and a systematic human rights abuser.
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) January 23, 2015
— The Intercept (@theintercept) January 23, 2015
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 arevirtually indistinguishable).