KING ABDULLAH’S BLOOD-STAINED LEGACY

saudi arabia's king abdullah, now dead, leaves behind stained human rights record

(SOURCE) AFP PHOTO/HASSAN AMMAR

While President Obama and other Washington heavies give posthumous praise to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his “moderate” voice of the Middle East, I have a different set of memories…

Under King Abdullah’s reign, unarmed protesters were shot to death.

He beheaded people as if he was creating a national sport. Practicing spiritual beliefs other than Islam can qualify for a date with the blade in Saudi Arabia.

He presided over a kangaroo court that led to mass jailings and death sentences..

He advocated military action against Iran in what could have easily led to a world war or large-scale regional conflict.

Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Qatar, bankrolled the terrorist nightmare you see in Syria and Iraq today, along with the deaths of many innocent people.

And I only covered the last five years of his rule!

The US relationship with King Abdullah—which was a oddly close one—underscores how the US is selective about which dictators to befriend…

May the King reconcile his past with his God…

song currently stuck in my head: “dr. follow’s dance” – gary bartz

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