Saudi King: Israel and Iran don’t deserve to exist

Recently there have been credible rumors that Saudi Arabia is prepared to allow Israeli warplanes to cross its airspace on the way to bombing Iran. It’s even been said that Israel has been allowed to preposition equipment inside Saudi Arabia, which normally doesn’t allow even non-Israeli Jews to set foot on its holy sand. Israel and Saudi Arabia have denied this, of course, but what else would you expect?

Now compare this, by Georges Malbrunot in Le Figaro (translation by Google with my help, h/t to David Kenner in Foreign Policy):

The Saudi monarch, who met with Barack Obama in the White House Tuesday, did not mince words during the recent visit to Jeddah of Hervé Morin, [French] Minister of Defense. “There are two countries in the world that do not deserve to exist: Iran and Israel,” said King Abdullah on June 5.

I suppose Abdullah would like nothing better than to see Israel save his corrupt, medieval, racist, misogynist, antisemitic, homophobic, slaveholding, terrorism-financing child-molesting regime and then be destroyed itself in the ensuing conflict.

It is truly bizarre to see the worldwide opprobrium directed at democratic, free, liberal Israel when the real Satan among nations is treated as an exemplary world citizen (and its absolute monarch even receives a deep bow from the President of the United States).

The famous bow. Can you imagine Netanyahu getting this treatment?

The famous bow. Can you imagine Netanyahu getting this treatment?

Here’s my modest proposal:

Saudi Arabia, a nation created by violent conquest which flouts all the standards of civilized society, clearly does not deserve to exist. Let’s give the Hejaz (the area containing Mecca and Medina) back to the Hashemites from whom it was stolen, and establish a UN mandate over the rest, where the oil is. The King and his family of parasites should all get honest jobs.

Update [2 Jul 0828 PDT]: A Saudi spokesman has denied the report.  And put a bridge up for sale.

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3 Responses to “Saudi King: Israel and Iran don’t deserve to exist”

  1. Shalom Freedman says:

    I wonder what President Obama’s reply was to the Saudi king. Did he say to the king that the United States has a longstanding moral and political committment to defend the State of Israel?

  2. Vic Rosenthal says:

    Abdullah made the comment to the French MOD on June 5, not Obama. He met with Obama this Tuesday. I don’t know what he and Obama talked about!

    More translated from the Le Figaro article:

    This diatribe against the two designated enemies of Arabia has been confirmed by two French sources, diplomatic and military, in Paris. It is unclear what the reaction of the Minister of Defense was, who was surrounded by a handful of diplomats and high-ranking officers in the audience with the king, at the end of a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, one month before the sovereign will come to Paris.

  3. Robman says:

    Obama himself – rhetoric aside – barely recognizes a commitment to defend the United States, let alone Israel. He is about making the U.S. safe for the world, not the world safe for the U.S. In his worldview, WE are the problem. Anything that happens that is directed against us – Islamist terrorism, etc. – has it’s roots in past imperialistic policies of the whitey – oops! – the U.S. establishment. Nobody else is responsible for their actions, only we are, and the bad results of our policy choices amount to one variety or another of “blowback” (check out the works of Chalmers Johnson if you want an in-depth look at the ideological roots of Obama’s foreign policy).

    At another level, I’m sure Obama is most comfortable with people like King Abdullah – people who, like himself, have done nothing of objective value to deserve the power and perks they have. They are simply “entitled” to these based on what they are, not what they’ve done. Israel, which is one of the best examples of a people who succeed by doing, really rankles these entitlement types to no end.

    Again, Mr. Freedman, you have got to internalize something awful, I know, but you must do this in order to understand Obama and the phenomenon he represents. You talk above as if you expect Obama to behave as something like a rational leader, pursuing U.S. interests, more or less, as past presidents have. That isn’t what is happening. As I’ve said before, it is as if Ilan Pappe got to be PM of Israel, and he did this by promising by pay peoples’ mortgages. That is what we’re dealing with here.

    It stinks that we live in a world where so many in the organs of thought control (i.e., the media and universities) are for sale to medieval despots and child molesters for petrodollars, such that those in relevant positions are so eager to sell Israel down the river in particular – and their own societies by extension – because they believe in nothing except being comfortable; they conned themselves and the majority of Americans into supporting Obama. Even that wouldn’t have worked if the Saudis hadn’t manipulated the timing of the crash of ’08 through artificially high oil prices to ensure that Americans would be frightened into voting for Obama.

    None of that, not even the crash, should have worked – and for the first three weeks of September, it looked like it wouldn’t – but it did. In the end, I’m sorry Americans have become so selfish, ignorant, and gullible in the aggregate, so that they could be thus bamboozled into electing what I submit will be the worst president in U.S. history.

    We are waking up, though. Hope it’s not too late.

    Hang in there. Two years, seven months to go.