Pentagon Asks National Defense University To ‘Honor’ Dead Saudi King In Essay

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Defense, attendees at the National Defense University have been asked to do a written tribute to the “life and leadership” of the “Saudi Arabian monarch.”

Headed by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, the essay contest will focus on both Abdullah and the region as a whole.

“This is an important opportunity to honor the memory of the king, while also fostering scholarly research on the Arab-Muslim world, and I can think of no better home for such an initiative than NDU,” Dempsey said.

Dempsey went one step further in his idolization of the ex-ruler by calling him a man of “remarkable character and courage.”

“In my job to train and advise his military forces, and in our relationship since, I found the king to be a man of remarkable character and courage,” Dempsey said.

Since Abdullah’s passing, members of the U.S. establishment have given endless praise to the former dictator, seemingly ignoring his barbaric rule and world-renowned brutality.

As noted by the Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain, prominent U.S. leaders such as John McCain, Joe Biden and John Kerry wasted no time in highlighting Abdullah’s alleged accomplishments following his death.

In a statement last night Senator John McCain eulogized Abdullah as ‘a vocal advocate for peace, speaking out against violence in the Middle East.’ John Kerry described the late monarch as ‘a brave partner in fighting violent extremism’ and ‘a proponent of peace.’

Not to be outdone, Vice President Joe Biden released a statement mourning Abdullah and announced that he would be personally leading a presidential delegation to offer condolences on his passing.

The president also expressed grief over the loss of Abdullah, pointing to his so-called “search for peace.”

The British government and the Royal Family paid their respects to the dictator by ordering all flags over state buildings and palaces to be flown at half mast, a move which produced a backlash among some public figures in Britain.

In reality, King Abdullah’s leadership produced atrocities nearly identical to that of alleged enemies the Islamic State.

Western leaders made no mention of the country’s “record level” beheadings in 2014 for crimes such as adultery, apostasy and “sorcery.”

Source: Mikael Thalen

Saudi King Abdullah

Majority Report gives their take on some of the things King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia did and how the media has talked about this wonderful man after his death.

According to The Middle East Eye:

“…the late king has been recently condemned for a raft of human rights abuses including a spike in state implemented beheadings.

“At least 15 people have been executed in the kingdom in 2015 – including a woman publicly beheaded in Mecca who was convicted of murder. The recent flogging of jailed liberal blogger Raif Badawi has caused international uproar and Saudi Arabia remains the only country where women are barred from driving.”

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