Unsupported report that King Abdullah has died
In an odd story that is not backed up by any other media report, the Islam Times says (a) that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died of a heart attack on Wednsday and (b) that he had the heart attack immediately after a “heated debate” on the phone with President Obama about whether Mubarak should resign. Abdullah, of course, did not want him to resign. I pass it on only because the fact that a newspaper would report such a fantastical story is itself notable.
Islam Times: Saudi Arabia’s 86-year-old King Abdullah was discharged from a New York City hospital in good health after going through two back operations in December 2010. The king delegated the management of the affairs of the world’s largest oil supplier to his half-brother, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, during his absence.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 11, 2011 01:04 PM | Send