Not The Onion: Saudi Crown Prince Receives CIA Medal For "Efforts Against Terrorism"

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We are sad to report that despite the change in administration, the "new" CIA is exactly the same as the "old" one.

In a stunning mockery of fact, either real, "alternative" or gratuitously made up, on Friday the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, received a medal from the CIA for his distinct intelligence-related counter-terrorism work and his contributions to ensure international peace and security, Al Arabiya proudly reported.

The medal, named after George Tenet, was handed to him by the new CIA Director Micheal Pompeo after the Crown Prince received him in Riyadh on Friday in the presence of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. The meeting came days after the Washington Times reported that Trump is set to unblock a multi-billion weapons shipment to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, including precision-guided missile technology and dozens of F-16s fighter jets.

The medal, named after George Tenet, was handed to him by CIA Director
Micheal Pompeo after the Crown Prince received him in Riyadh

Taking the farce further, the Crown Prince - who until just a few months ago was a fervent supporter of Hillary Clinton yet appears to have changed his mind about Trump on a dime, just like every Wall Street hedge fund - said in a press statement after receiving the medal that he appreciated the CIA honor, stressing that his efforts were guided by the leaders of Saudi Arabia headed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, as well as the efforts of the Kingdom’s security forces.

With regards to terrorism in the region, the Crown Prince said all religions are separate from the beliefs and actions of extremist groups, noting that religious, political and social groups who have used religion as a tool throughout history do not reflect the absolute truths about the religion which it is affiliated to, or attributes its actions to.

As expected, the prince was silent about the recently leaked email, courtesy of the Podesta files, in which Hillary Clinton admitted that Qatar and Saudi Arabia "are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region", to wit:

 Armed with proper equipment, and working with U.S. advisors, the Peshmerga can attack the ISIL with a coordinated assault supported from the air.  This effort will come as a surprise to the ISIL, whose leaders believe we will always stop with targeted bombing, and weaken them both in Iraq and inside of Syria.  At the same time we should return to plans to provide the FSA, or some group of moderate forces, with equipment that will allow them to deal with a weakened ISIL, and stepped up operations against the Syrian regime.  This entire effort should be done with a low profile, avoiding the massive traditional military operations that are at best temporary solutions.  While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region. 

Instead, Al-Saud said Saudi Arabia has played a key role in the fight against terrorism and condemns all forms and manifestations of terrorism. “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.”

And yet, if they do occur, we will make sure to know when, where and how, because we orchestrated them in the first place, he could have added, but did not and instead stressed that the fight against terrorism is a shared international responsibility that requires international efforts at all levels to confront it militarily and intellectually, as well as financially. This must be done within the framework of international law and the principles of the United Nations.

More importantly, the Crown Prince then tipped his cards and said that with regards to the relations between Saudi Arabia and the US, the Crown Prince said: “Our relationship with the United States is historical and will continue to succeed.”

Addressing the issue of possible future attacks, the Crown Prince said: “We are surrounded by areas of conflict, and we were the first affected by terrorism from various sources, but we are equipped to combat terror in any place and under any circumstances.

And for that, the Saudis can thank the US which has assured its Riyadh friends it will remain a steadfast supported of the biggest exporter of terrorism in the region, far greater, and far more dangerous than Iran which Trump has branded "the number one terrorist state."

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JungleCat's picture

The Russians must have gotten to you if you can't see how just and proper this medal is for this deserving towelhead.

Billy the Poet's picture

A medal named after Tenet? I'd say he deserves it.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Billy the Poet Feb 11, 2017 4:05 PM

I hate to see this bromance with Saudi Arabia.

Even Trump might have a thing for them: (guess Israel is pulling strong on some strings)

Trump Ignores Human Rights Concerns, Prepares Massive Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia

TBT or not TBT's picture

Buying UST's is currently the highest form of patriotism, even if you are spending big on radical imams and mosque installations worldwide, CAIR type agitation groups, etc, recruitment in our prisons and slums, etc.  

manofthenorth's picture

Same shit different day.

The criminals and terrorists giving one another medals trying to convince the world that they are something other than the evil bastards doing evil deeds that they are.

What these guys need is a .308 220gn FMJ award in the brain pan.

gladih8r's picture

Maybe it's one of these "Everyone Gets a Trophy" things? 

The Saudis probably gave the CIA an award for "Outstanding Effort in Drug not Smuggling"

radio man's picture

Wanna cut to the chase? Wanna kill Islam once and for ever? Hydrogen! Its simple and any country worth a damn need ever pay attention to OPEC desert dwelllers again.

onewayticket2's picture

Meanwhile, stateside cash grants to curb "extremist" islamists, are being TURNED DOWN by islamist groups.

it's as if the muslims do not support a wedge between the extremists and the everyday "peace loving".....of course, they'll claim the opposite, but money talks....

Mister Ponzi's picture

Clown Prince, as Gerald Celente once put it.

MaxThrust's picture

Hook a solar cell to an electrolitic cell and you get hydrogen. Could not be simpler.

not dead yet's picture

Don't forget the petrodollar. Dumping it would be far worse for the US than selling off some T bills.

therealestg9's picture

I'm reposting a comment I made previously:

There is a lot of confusion about which side the players are on. And the confusion is a part of the plan, the more confusion there is, the easier it is for the organizers to continue operating in the shadows.

The chain of command goes somewhat like this: from bottom to top-  the Sunni rebel groups/ISIS, who are funded by large Islamist political organizations, which are supported clandestinely by the intelligence services of Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are instructed to do so by American and Israeli intelligence services.

But, even though ISIS and other Sunni groups are occassionally given arms and funding to attack Shia/Russian strongholds in Syria, that doesn't mean that they are on the same side as the Gulf countries. A large part of the Sunni rebel groups are filled with religiously ultra conservative types who consider it un-Islamic that foreign (Western) troops are allowed to have bases throughout Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf region. They rightfully call out the Gulf governments for being corrupt traitors to the West and not being true to Islam. So when you hear about these terrorist raids like the recent one in Yemen, what has happened is that the Gulf governments have provided intelligence about the location of these groups which are outside their control to the CIA, and then the CIA goes in and takes them out. That is why you see the CIA giving the Saudis awards, basically for being loyal servants and providing valuable intel. Their aim is to weed out the ultra-religious rebel groups, but maintain support of the groups that can be bribed with money and weapons. They will continue using these guys as political pawns that they can send to any place in the Middle East to stir up a "revolution".

Hopefully that made it more clear for people to understand what's really happening.

therealestg9's picture

You're correct, many of the policies of dealing in the Middle East were handed to America from the former British colonial rulers.

chindit13's picture

So you reach up and pull this stuff straight out of your ass, but with this crowd, maybe it works? Did you gather all of this 'knowledge' from internet research?

Well, khawaja, ruh li Jehenem.

therealestg9's picture

No I'm collecting all of the patterns of world events and relevant news stories that are frequently talked about on this site and turning it into a theory or hypothesis. For example, the Saudi-Israeli alliance against the Syria. These are two countries that are supposed to hate each other. Yet you find a lot of cooperation that goes on out of the public eye, like the Israelis allowing wounded Sunni fighters to recover in Israeli hospitals in the Golan Heights. Wouldn't you agree that unexpected events like this consistently paint a picture of clandestine collusion between two ideologically differing countries?

jm's picture

On the other hand, this award and associated posturing could be because Saudi cold shouldered Thales out of billions in military hardware and are buying from the US instead. That and centuries of.... yeah...

greenskeeper carl's picture

A big part of why the saudis do this is because if they point these groups in a direction and give them a purpose, it will keep them from stirring up trouble at home. Ive spent a good bit of time with wealthy saudis in the past, and thy will drink like fish and fuck whores until the wee hours of the morning. For the record, I wasn't engaging in this with them, Ive just observed it on numerous occasions. These islamist groups look down on that behaviour, as do their poor, so they must be given a more appetizing enemy to fight at all times, else these Saudi princes' heads wind up on pikes.

therealestg9's picture

Yes, you're absolutely correct. Their control over their people needs to be carefully maintained or else they're dead.

say it aint so's picture

This book  can help clear up that confusion. The CIA as Organized Crime by Douglas Valentine

therealestg9's picture

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll look into it.

dogismycopilot's picture

I upvoted you for at least having half the situation, but you are missing the most important component: religion. No one in the US has any idea how important Islam is in the Middle East. This is the part they all miss. What is missing in your diatribe is the fact that for Muslims, Islam rules. Moderate, Orthodox, Sunnia, Shia, Wahabbist, all of them place the law of Mohammed above the laws of Christianity, Jews and if they even used toilet paper (many don't - they wipe and wash with the left which is why you never hold food in your left hand, wave with your left hand, or touch them with your left hand) I was saying the Muslims would use the Constitution and Torah as TP if they could. The CIA is being played - again. Wait for Israel to hit Iran and you will see the entire Muslim world solidify as one against the "Zionist" regime. The Arabs will try to roll over the US Allie Israel again, and this time Israel will hit back with nukes. I for one, think we wall of America, stop all immigration from the world, bring troops home, and do nothing but sell them guns and platitudes for the next 8 years and we step back and let them continue killing each other as they have been doing for 1600 years.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The Saudis will pay for the price cuts for the F-35s that Trump negotiated with Lockheed. 

Another "Art of the Deal" trick.

Cynicles's picture

Petro Dollar requires such things.

CryptBrain's picture

WTF is this?  [Becoming moderately skeptical however patient for more data points before reacting] 

...yet disappointing to see. 

Is that a real fu*king photo???

Egao's picture

I understand the oil agenda, but how about LGBTQ+? Saudi Arabia publicly hangs gay people or behead them. Women rights - stoning to death. Have yet to see Clinton supporters blame Saudi Arabia for that. 

JungleCat's picture

Is that some kind of code?

Is it in Russian?

Billy the Poet's picture

Morski code to fool moose and squirrel.

JungleCat's picture

knukles, I'm gonna say "....", but that is as far as I will go.

cowdiddly's picture

  let me help you       ,,!,, (o_o) ,,!,, Saudi Arabia

BabaLooey's picture

What the fuck is this Trump?

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus Bowing to Mecca 5 times a day Christ.

You'd better explain this shit - and NOT on a Tweet either.

As soon as Abe boards his ZeroOne - get on this.

This Saudi asshat should be left in the desert with a can of motor oil hung around his neck.

Now that would be a "deserving" medal.

George Tenet - for the love of all things sacred. That cunt ought to be keel-hauled for a week on the T.R.


turnball the banker's picture
turnball the banker (not verified) BabaLooey Feb 11, 2017 4:41 PM

The hammer finally drop babs

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Promised he would be-heading future efforts

Billy the Poet's picture

Heads up! This fellow puts a fine point on it with his cutting satire.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I. AM. FUCKING. SPEECHLESS.   "Meet your New CIA."

If Trump does not clean out the CIA, FBI, DOJ and DOS, and lets GS write the rules for Wall St., then we've been had, and played for Useful Fools. It will mean that the Banksters, the MIC and Deep State got their way once again -- and that we were suckered by the old "Law & Order & Patriotism" shtick.

chindit13's picture

You really don't know a goddamn thing, do you?

I often wonder how the vocal membership here (Tyler says you're about 1% of viewers or less) made it to adulthood.

chunga's picture

Your criticism is vague. What is your point?

turnball the banker's picture
turnball the banker (not verified) chunga Feb 11, 2017 5:42 PM

chindit is a gov spook if you did not know

say it aint so's picture

I suggest you look into Douglas Valentines research and books.

DuneCreature's picture

You used to be at least a little creative with the rebuttals but you are really slipping.

I don't think you have any idea how pissed off people really are at dot gov outside the beltway.

Now you are just plain lying and not funny anymore.

Live Hard, Tell Us How It Really Is Again, Daddy, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

WillyGroper's picture


plenty of people here called bullshit before he was elected.

did you really think the alleged 2 party system that created the problems was going to change?

Tlön Uqbar's picture
Tlön Uqbar (not verified) Feb 11, 2017 3:58 PM

Oh, if only the Muslim Brotherhood pieces of shit had the picnic scarves smacked the fuck off of their heads...

What the fuck? Is this like the Nobel Peace Prize given to rich faggots who bend over for Israel award?

Let me tell you about an "effort against terrorism" award. It's the opposite. Nobel war prize, effort for terrorism prize. It's all bullshit.

Besides that faggot ought to be shaven instead of looking like he fucked 20 14 year old harem slave boys the night before.

What a creepy fucking world.