People Are Furious The (U.K.) Government Wants Flags Flown At Half-Mast For Saudi King

Oh, come on. h/t Vardit Feldman

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  • Saudi Arabia, just like the Islamic State but with more Oil!

    • FactsWillOut

      Soon to be just like ISIS as the princes start fighting amongst themselves, if we’re lucky.

    • Una Salus

      Getting other people to do their jihad for them didn’t work out as well as for them as Muhammed possibly. Oh, well back to the drawing board.

  • Alain

    OMG you just cannot make this stuff up.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    These furious people have no appreciation for lower oil prices.

    • Una Salus

      The Saudis obviously do though. They’re they’re the ones helping to artificially create them.

  • tom_billesley

    It’d be customary to half mast the flag on British Embassy buildings in Saudi Arabia, but for flags in the UK it’s discretionary. This is down to “call me Dave”.
    I believe Canada has similar flag protocols.

    • FactsWillOut

      The fact that there are embassies there instead of occupying forces is part of the problem.

      • WalterBannon

        The fact that it is not a nuclear wasteland is a crime against humanity

  • Raymond Cameron

    Fly it at mid-mast but put it upside-down…

  • Hard Little Machine

    They have to. The Saudis own most of London.

  • Una Salus

    When Germans visit England they apparently wonder how the hell they won WWII.
    These days I do as well.

    • simus1

      The British had access to more money and were much better at managing it.
      Just like in WW1 and in the many earlier wars their then French rivals had made a hash of.
      Hitler had maxed out his credit cards in 1939 and had to go thieving amongst his neighbours before his economy collapsed. The German General Staff had planned for a general war starting in 1946 but expected their overwhelming ground/air military strength by the early 1940s to prevail in most confrontations without doing much in the way of fighting.

  • When the Queen dies, will the Saudis be flying their head-chopper flag at half-mast?

  • moraywatson

    Sure, lower the flag to half mast. But then get a sword and lop off the top half of the flag pole. That would be fitting.

  • pop

    Britain, Sharia. It’s clearly evident.

  • pop

    It was West Minster Abbey.

  • marty_p

    The Royal parasite family will be sure to rush a family member to Saudi Arabia to kiss ass and show their sympathy. Meanwhile, they will find 5,000 reasons why they never visited Israel.

  • simus1

    The total in saudi bribes to all British politicians over the years must have been huge. A little bit of insincere flag at half mast in the morning seems the least they could offer in return.