Not A Joke: New CIA Chief Gives Anti-terrorism Medal To Saudi Crown Prince

Feb 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured

By: William J. Murray

First week on the job, new CIA director bows to Saudis.

This is not a joke, it is not fake news and it has not been reported by CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS or NBC. This CIA award to a Saudi prince has not been mentioned in The New York Times, The Washington Post or any other American newspaper, to my knowledge — but it is big news in the Middle East!

To be honest, I was just flat-out shocked when the new director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, jumped on a military aircraft and flew to Saudi Arabia his first week on the job. One source told me the new desk he ordered had not even been delivered to his office before he headed to Saudi Arabia.

What he did there was even more shocking.

Pompeo handed the George Tenet Medal for counterterrorism work to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, deputy premier and interior minister in Saudi Arabia, for “his unbound contribution to realize world security and peace.”

This is the man next in line for the Saudi “throne” (next dictator).

In a press statement to the Saudi Press Agency, which is operated by the Saudi government, the crown prince expressed his appreciation for Pompeo bestowing on him the award.

Again, this is not a joke and it is not fake news.

I am astonished that this has been hidden from the American people so successfully.

All the major terror organizations, including al-Qaida, al-Nusra, the Islamic State and the  Taliban, have at one time or the other been supported in some way from Saudi Arabia.

Fifteen of the 19 9/11 Islamic terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. Osama bin Laden was from Saudi Arabia, and his family still runs major businesses there.

Virtually all the financing for Sunni Muslim terrorist groups comes from Saudi Arabia and the other Sunni Muslim Gulf States. The Saudi intelligence services financed and armed the Sunni gangs that started the Syrian civil war in 2011.

Virtually all Islamic terror is Sunni Muslim. The only Shiite “terror group” is Hezbollah, which has literally fought wars with Israel. But Hezbollah typically attacks military, not civilian, targets and is the largest operator of hospitals in Lebanon. That does not make Hezbollah’s militants “good guys,” but they are not in the same league with al-Qaida and have never attacked a target in the United States or Europe.

In fact, there has never been, to my knowledge, a Shiite Muslim terror attack on civilians in Europe or the United States. On the other hand, every Muslim terror attack in America has been Sunni and has had some ties to Saudi Arabia. By some ties, I mean either direct or the terrorists attended Sunni Muslim mosques associated in some way with Saudi Arabia.

The Sunni Muslim terror attacks on the U.S. even included the Fort Hood attack, which former President Barack Obama called “workplace violence.”

Did President Donald Trump send Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to bow to royalty and hand out awards for his first overseas mission as director, or was this Pompeo’s decision?

I don’t believe Trump ordered Pompeo to go to Saudi Arabia. I do not believe that Trump was aware that Pompeo was going to give Crown Prince Nayef this prestigious CIA medal.

Rather, I believe that Pompeo has been in the pocket of the Saudi royal family since his time on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the House. It was Pompeo’s duty in Congress to oversee the CIA, and now he runs it.

Just as was true under the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, the Saudis can do no wrong in the eyes of the CIA. Every briefing that Trump receives will pump up the Saudi royals, and Christians in the Middle East will pay the price.

I pray that the president will watch his Twitter account and read about the human rights abuses of the Saudi royals. If he reads just his briefings from the CIA, the Christians of the Middle East will be exterminated.

Frankly, I don’t know how Mike Pompeo can sleep at night.

William J. Murray is chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Religious Freedom Coalition and director of the Christmas for Refugees program.


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