Hypocrisy at its best … the law of the land!
With the timely passing of Saudi Arabia’s ruling monarch – King Abdullah ibn-Abdulaziz al-Saud – at the age of 90, Western leaders and politicians of all stripes have been falling all over each other to express their condolences. Following is a quick sample of some of the lavish praise being heaped on the dead king. One can be forgiven, if all they have to go by are these statements, for mistakenly believing that Abdullah’s Saudi Arabia is truly one of the world’s greatest contributors to the cause and promotion of human rights and in particular women’s rights, setting an example for all the world’s nations to aspire to:
President Barack Obama (USA) –
“At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his people and to greater engagement with the world.”
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey (USA) –
“His Majesty King Abdullah… contributed generously to humanitarian…
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