Saudis Awarded France's "Highest National Honor" For "Fight" Against Terrorism

Tyler Durden's picture

There is perhaps no more perverse relationship in the world than that which exists between the West and Saudi Arabia - or, “the ISIS that made it,” as Kamel Daoud, a columnist for Quotidien d’Oran, and the author of “The Meursault Investigation” calls the kingdom.

We’ve been over and over the glaring absurdity inherent in the fact that the US and its partners consider the kingdom to be an “ally” in the fight against terrorism and you can read more in the article linked above, but the problem is quite simply this: the Saudis promote and export an ultra orthodox, ultra puritanical brand of Sunni Islam that is virtually indistinguishable from that espoused by ISIS, al-Qaeda, and many of the other militant groups the world generally identifies with “terrorism.”

Wahhabism - championed by the Saudis - is poisonous, backward, and fuels sectarian strife as well as international terrorism. That’s not our opinion. It’s a fact.

But hey, Riyadh has all of the oil, so no harm, no foul right?

Even as the very same ideals exported by Riyadh inspire the ISIS jihad, the kingdom is so sure it has the political world in its pocket that it sought a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, even as the country continues to carry out record numbers of executions.

They even had the nerve to establish what they called a 34-state Islamic military alliance against terrorism in December. Of course the members don’t include Shiite Iran (the Saudis’ mortal enemy) or Shiite Iraq, both of which are actually fighting terror rather than bombing civilians in Yemen and engaging in Wahhabist proselytizing.

But while everyone in the world is well aware of just how silly the “alliance” is, the farce will apparently continue as French President Francois Hollande on Friday awarded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif France’s highest national honor, the Legion of Honor for “for his efforts in the region and around the world to combat extremism and terrorism.”

This is the same Francois Hollande whose country was attacked not four months ago by fighters inspired by the very brand of Islam the Saudis teach. 

This would be like pinning a Blue Ribbon on Kim Jong-Un for his efforts to promote sanity and maturity in international relations.

There are no words.

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Normalcy Bias's picture

This story is from The Onion, right?

THE SOLUTION IS DEBT FREE MONEY CREATION (not verified) Normalcy Bias Mar 6, 2016 4:44 PM

Bizzaro World!

It is frankly embarassing for the French...and that is coming from a country led by a pig fucker!

manofthenorth's picture

Someone could not fabricate headlines that would be more absurd that the real ones.

Life has become a parody of itself.

It is like I am living in an Onion article.

It would appear that all countries are or will be led by dirty pig fuckers.

On a long enough timeline.................

Bumpo's picture

Saudi = Wahhabi = Bat Shit Crazy Muslim Terrorists

Pheonyte's picture

Saudi = paid-off Zionist collaborators

Bumpo's picture

No Shit - funny how Israel is right next door, and ISIS has no interest in ridding the world of their greatest enemy. 

manofthenorth's picture

Exactly, the evil geniuses in pajamas and Nikes can attack

New York City

Washington D.C.








Moscow etc. etc.

But Tel Aviv ????????????

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

On a scale of 10, they rated 8.5 severed heads

Laowei Gweilo's picture

better the devil that sells you oil than the devil who doesn't

Mr. Universe's picture

Did they surrender their country to Sharia Law yet? Of course the Rothschilds vineyards will be exempt.

wee-weed up's picture

That's almost as choice as Obozo winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Stuck on Zero's picture

I think that France was extorted into awarding this national honor on the threat of terrorist acts. Makes sense.

Urban Redneck's picture

I think the French actually topped Obozo.

The Crown Prince is also the Interior Minister, aka Head-Chopper in Chief who personally signs off on all the Kingdom's executions, while Barry just learns about his war crimes from CNN at the 19th hole...

Truthoutthere's picture

As someone once said "if there are men on the moon they must be using Earth as their lunatic asylum".

Winston Churchill's picture

Way beyond satire and fully into the grotesque.

Maybe the KSA will reciprocate by awarding the Order de Goat Fluffer to the French president.

knukles's picture

That little Frog is a waste of space.  Reminds me of Rubio

I need more asshats's picture

Man you two are ignorant. If you live in 'merica for long enough, exposed to the joo and negro filth that bombards the normal "folks", don't you long for the ultra puritanical brand of Sunni Islam that the Saudi's practice?

If I lived in 'merica I'd send hand written letters to the Saudi Royals begging them to attack!

Attack TeeVee reality stars who run for public orifice.

Baby Bladeface's picture
Baby Bladeface (not verified) Winston Churchill Mar 6, 2016 5:12 PM

Hollande presented award as token of pre-emptive surrender to wahhabists.

Dugald's picture



French and surrender are two words that are mutually interchangeable, its what they do best, well they have had a lot of practice at surrendering.

That and making a virtue out of obstinacy

The trouble with the French is they are so simply, and boringly,  FRENCH...

Whalley World's picture

How do you say Full Retard in French?

Demdere's picture

A measure of the distance to the guillotines is the size and number of medals on the average politician's chest.

I was encouraged by our bureaucracy's rate of giving out medals, look at Hillary's list, for example.  And our generals are getting to the USSR-1990 levels.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Can Obama have one these to go with his peace prize?

RattieNomNom's picture

Oi, Machmud! Check out this button i found! --  Hollande probably...

L_Estasi_dell_Oro's picture

You couldn't even make this stuff up if you were trying to write a book..

BorisTheBlade's picture

That should be one fucked up book.

algol_dog's picture

How fucking stupid do they really think we are?

Pheonyte's picture

Fucking stupid enough to accept the official 9/11 story, so apparently stupid enough to believe anything they say.

FlipFlop's picture

You stole my words. Why this comedy?

But look at people around you. Most people should be banned from voting.

Al Gophilia's picture

Just ban voting. Vive la Constitution. Vive la Republic!

r0mulus's picture

Would be much better to instead educate and enlighten as many as possible into being better voters.

css1971's picture

Why would you bother? You speak as if you think voting matters.

bilbert's picture

Pretty sure the average american would much rather watch "dancing with the stars", or "american idol", than be having to think, let alone study something.

Throw in "jersey shore", and I'm pretty sure that those 3 shows, ALONE, have lowered the american collective IQ by a good 15 - 20 points.

Hang on a sec! - Bruce Gender just tweeted something..............


Techpriest of Mars's picture

those inbreds goat fuckers are too idiots to see the truth,

i bet that the saudis and their qataris, emiratis and bahreini cousins thinks themselves important when they parade in Paris, London and they see all whats theeir money is buying. those "useful idiots" just dont see that they are being used, that their money is being invested in the west and thats the day their utility will run out, they will share the same fate as gaddafi, a fork in their asses. Instead of diversifying their investement in the sino-russian bloc, they are still trusting the western elites. they are in for a hard wake up :)

i will really enjoy that, please dear god make those inbreds suffer real hards for all the evil they have done to us.

Cycle's picture

So far, they haven't missed a beat.

bugs_'s picture

how revolting.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Well after the Obama Nobel peace prize this makes perfect sense.


Twox2's picture

Zrickbat?  Cloofdummer?  Skazrak?  Flockrink?  Oink? Just looking for words, since there aren't any.  I'm sure you guys can do better...

Chuckster's picture

God bless those Saudis!  I just seen yesterday their highest religious leader declared it's O.K. for a man to eat his wife if he is really hungry.  They really are progressive thinkers.

THE SOLUTION IS DEBT FREE MONEY CREATION (not verified) Chuckster Mar 6, 2016 4:59 PM

I regularly eat my wife ;)

hendrik1730's picture

Einstein was right. There may be limits to the universe, but not to human stupdity. Especially to politically correct western multicultural human stupidity. Absolute certified MORONS.

Techpriest of Mars's picture

im afraid we are plainly fucked, our future is more and more looking very bleak.

how can mankind recover from such decline ? as everyday passes the elite are insulting our intelligence more and more, and our silence and gullibility is strenghtening their resolve to make them their slaves.

isn't that all that we deserve after all ??? we are too dumb to pretend for anything else im afraid :(

Ward no. 6's picture

madness from Hollande