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U.k. Mourns King Abdullah - Flags Flown Half-Mast

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Half-masting of flags following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, King of Saudi Arabia

Half-masting instructions

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It is with great regret that we learn of the death of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, King of Saudi Arabia.

 

It is requested that all flags be half-masted from 8am today until 8pm this evening.

 

Any other UK national flags flown alongside the Union Flag when it is at half-mast should also be at half-mast. If a flag of a foreign nation is normally flown on the same stand as the Union Flag, it should be removed.

 

Local authorities are not bound by this request but may wish to follow it for guidance. Devolved administrations are responsible for issuing instructions for the flying of the Union Flag on buildings in their estate and others as necessary.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/half-masting-of-flags-following-the-death-of-king-abdullah-bin-abdulaziz-king-of-saudi-arabia

 

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Unless he has family here, its extremely unlikely that anyone is mourning the death of the king Abdullah in the UK and a piece of land cant 'mourn', so what is meant by your title exactly? it appears absurd.

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^Speaking of US,

 

John Kerry tweet -

 

'King Abdullah was a man of wisdom & vision. US has lost a friend & Kingdom of #SaudiArabia, Middle East, and world has lost a revered leader'

 

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/23/saudi-arabias-king-misremembered-man-peace/

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Getty Images has excellent pics of Queen Elizabeth and King Abdullah riding in her horse carriage, but that website doesn't allow copying their images. This pic is from the Saudi Embassy:

 

kinglizcoach103007.jpg

 

 

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Getty Images has excellent pics of Queen Elizabeth and King Abdullah riding in her horse carriage, but that website doesn't allow copying their images. This pic is from the Saudi Embassy:

 

kinglizcoach103007.jpg

 

He looks like a guy who landed first place in the queue for Nemesis at Alton Towers.

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The conundrum that western countries have is that while Saudi is clearly pursuing an agenda that creates problems for ordinary people in western countries (via terrorism), it provides two important benefits.

 

1. You'll note that no senior Israeli leader has criticised Saudi, to my knowledge. Draw your own conclusions from that.

 

2. The financial benefits Saudi offers western elites are considerable and documented.

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1. You'll note that no senior Israeli leader has criticised Saudi, to my knowledge. Draw your own conclusions from that.

 

Update on that comment:

 

Israel's former president Shimon Peres Friday said the death of King Abdullah was "a real loss for the peace of the Middle East".

 

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/121095/World/Region/Saudi-king-Abdullahs-death-a-real-loss-for-peace-P.aspx

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