One sometimes wonders if one has woken up in a psychedelic 'Alice in Wonderland'-type world, where a mad queen shouts "Off with the head!" at anyone daring to criticise her.
You are excused if you are feeling a little schophrenic over our Western leaders' utterings of late. It is a sign of a good mental health in the bizarro world that we currently inhabit.
Just two weeks after the Paris shooting, where 40 Western heads of states gathered to 'march for freedom of speech' and formed a 'coalition of the willing' to fight the 'Islamic State', the ruler of Saudi Arabia (the REAL Islamic State!), King Abdullah Al Saud, died at the age of 90. Considering that he effectively has ruled this Arabian country for 20 years since his half-brother had a stroke, and given the things I will outline shortly, one would think that the Western media would be overjoyed at his passing, and see it as another opportunity to 'democratize the Middle East'. I mean, they seem to really enjoy watching Arabian leaders being lynched, e.g. Colonel Gaddafi's death at the hands of Western-sponsored goons was greeted by Hillary Clinton with the upbeat words: "We came, we saw, he died!"
But no, Western media lamented the death of this "great leader and reformist". The British queen was "saddened" by his death
, the flag at Whitehall in Britain was lowered to half-mast, and as I write leaders from across the Empire of Chaos - including Obama, Cameron, Hollande, the prince of Wales, and the crown prince of Denmark - are flocking to Saudi Arabia to pay their last respects. John Kerry tweeted that Abdullah was "a man of wisdom and vision". Joan Smith in an excellent opinion piece
in the Independent
wrote in response to the drivel coming from head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde:
So what the hell was the IMF boss, Christine Lagarde, thinking about when she described Abdullah as a "strong advocate of women"? She did add "in a very discreet way".
Yes, you can say that again!
CNN wrote in their piece on his death:
Most Saudis will remember him fondly.
One can rightfully ask, on what basis did they make such a statement?