With absolutely no sense of irony or lampoonery the C.I.A has awarded Saudi Deputy PM Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud a medal for ‘intelligence work in the fight against terrorism’ . The Prince received the ‘George Tenet Medal’ from CIA Director Micheal Pompeo .
In what could be the satirical comedy sketch of the year the Prince stated :
‘We, God willing, continue to confront terrorism and extremism everywhere, and with thanks to God we have managed to thwart many terrorist plots from occurring’
‘Saudi Arabia rejects and denounces strongly terrorism in all its forms and manifestations’
‘all heavenly revealed religions reject satanic deeds as pursued by terror outfits’
‘This (War on Terror) must be done within the framework of international law and the principles of the United Nations’
‘We are surrounded by areas of conflict, and we were the first affected by terrorism from various sources’
Some comments from the Al Arabiya Twitter feed are below :
@AlArabiya_Eng Is this a fucking joke? @AlArabiya_Eng stand up comedy. Terrorists awarding terrorists for “fighting” terrorism
- yvonne burton
@_YvonneBurton 3 hours ago @AlArabiya_Eng does he wear that same smile during honor killings? @AlArabiya_Eng double speak in full effect
Or maybe there is another reason for the ‘award’ ?