The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has honored Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with its prestigious “George Tenet Medal” for his "intelligence work in the fight against terrorism."
The medal was handed to Nayef, who is deputy prime minister and minister of interior, by CIA Director Micheal Pompeo on Friday during a reception ceremony in Riyadh.
Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, and several other senior Saudi officials were also in attendance.
In a statement after receiving the medal, Nayef said he appreciated the CIA honor and framed it as a recognition of what he called Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism efforts under the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
“Saudi Arabia rejects and denounces strongly terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” the crown prince was quoted as saying by the Saudi media.
OK, overwhelming nausea just started to hit, upon reading this.
And you have to appreciate the absolute, extreme irony and hypocrisy of the Saudi Crown Prince's statement that "Saudi Arabia rejects and denounces strongly terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."
What about the Saudi crackdown against peaceful political activists?!?
What about the war crimes the Saudi military is committing in Yemen, enabled by the US Government?!?
Apparently, CIA Director Pompeo is delighted to award this medal to a war criminal country, and its war criminal ruling family.
When it comes to geopolitics...the US government knows its own.
However, it is utterly no surprise, as the US government has been complicit in war crimes for going on decades now, and will continue to do so, unless it is stopped, either by complete financial meltdown, or by a war it finds itself incapable of winning.
That is simply the reality in which we live right now.