Well done to Ruth Davidson for standing up to the Government. The Scottish Conservative leader said that the edict from Westminster to lower flags to half mast for the death of the Saudi King Abdullah’s death was wrong because of his record on human rights. I would have gone further and pointed out all the examples of the regime supporting terrorists and the grovelling turds that continue to support them.
It’s no secret that the Saudis are up to their necks in trouble over human rights with recent beheadings and the sentence of one thousand lashes to a blogger – but their sponsorship of terrorist groups is hardly a clandestine fact either. Eleven of the nineteen hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi Arabians but we wouldn’t attack them with “Shock and Awe” – no instead we went after more easy targets and ones weren’t friends with.
The Saudi royal family are bezzies with Bush senior and junior and they also have close ties with our own monarchy here in the UK so for Ruth Davidson to speak out was a brave move . To lower the flag is bad enough but the outpouring of kind words about the man by world leaders is an embarrassment. From Cameron and Obama to Israel’s Prime Minister – yes Israel of all countries who have been on the receiving end of some of the funded terrorists and their actions.
While we can acknowledge the passing of a human being, let’s not dress it up as a sad day – if anything the replacing of a 90-year-old with a 79-year-old committed to continuing the ridiculous policies and anti-rights actions it’s tragic in some ways. For the leaders to all stand up and pretend that they didn’t have an issue with the man and his actions is wrong. As Davidson points out to lower a flag for such a man creates a precedent for us to do it for all leaders regardless of their actions.
If Putin died tomorrow I would be seriously pissed off if anyone in the UK lowered a flag to that racist, homophobic and dictatorial twat. Just because someone dies doesn’t make them a good person. Obama hedged his bets by saying that he “was always candid and had the courage of his convictions” – the truth was he was a nasty piece of work and so is the rest of the family.
But then who needs to be nice when you are that rich?