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Fowl move

The man at America’s head/ This year for Thanksgiving Day said:/ ‘Although it sounds quirky,/ Let’s move on from Turkey – / I’m pardoning Saudi instead’. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/20/trump-pardons-thanksgiving-turkeys The man at America's headThis year for Thanksgiving Day said:'Although it sounds quirky,Forget … Continue reading

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Cack-handed cover-up

There was an old man of the West/ Who said “I am most unimpressed -/ These fellows from Saudi,/ Their cover-up’s lousy!/ My cover-ups? Those are the best!”/// There was an old man of the WestWho said "I am most … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s BS

The Saudi Crown Prince MBS/ Has ordered some aides to confess/ And shoulder the blame/ To clear his own name,/ But everyone knows it’s BS./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/19/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-prince-under-pressure-to-blame-general-for-presumed-death

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Arabian Nightmares

A visiting Saudi Crown Prince/ Is trying quite hard to convince/ That Saudi hegemony/ Is good for the Yemeni/ While bombing civilians to mince./// https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/07/saudi-arabia-arms-sales-yemen A visiting Saudi Crown PrinceIs trying quite hard to convinceThat Saudi hegemonyIs good for the … Continue reading

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Golden Shakedown

The Riyadh Ritz-Carlton Hotel/ Served Saudi Arabia well/ As somewhere to rinse/ The odd corrupt prince/ Detained in a luxury cell./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-43024160 The Riyadh Ritz-Carlton HotelServed Saudi Arabia wellAs somewhere to rinseThe odd corrupt princeDetained in a luxury cell.#SaudiArabia #Saudi … Continue reading

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Pageant Organisers get Hump

A pageant in Saudi kicked out/ Twelve entrants, for there is no doubt/ A beautiful camel/ Appearing too glam’ll/ Have Botox to thank for its pout./// A pageant in Saudi kicked outTwelve entrants, for there is no doubtA beautiful camelAppearing … Continue reading

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Hariri Mystery

Has Lebanese PM Hariri/ Lost interest in power, grown wiri?/ Or is he a victim/ Of Saudis who trictim?/ Perhaps a more plausible thiri./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saad-al-hariri-saudi-arabia-lebanese-pm-held-hostage-future-movement-accusation-iran-crisis-a8047411.html Has Lebanese PM HaririLost interest in power, grown wiri?Or is he a victimOf Saudis who … Continue reading

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Short Shrift

The Saudis are on the alert/ For anything apt to subvert/ How girls are repressed/ Which means an arrest/ For wearing a threatening skirt./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/saudi-arabia-video-of-indecently-dressed-woman-at-heritage-site-prompts-investigation The Saudis are on the alertFor anything apt to subvertHow girls are repressedWhich means an … Continue reading

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Howdy Saudi

United States President Trump,/ An Islamophobe on the stump,/ Has gone off to Saudi/ To smile and say howdy/ And kiss the odd oil-rich rump./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-arms-deal-saudi-arabia-110-billion-911-terrorism-international-law-war-crimes-a7747076.html United States President Trump,An Islamophobe on the stump,Has gone off to SaudiTo smile and … Continue reading

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Blogger-Floggers

An old theocratic regime/ Where fear of dissent reigns supreme/ Has publicly flogged/ A fellow who blogged/ Which some may find rather extreme./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30744693 An old theocratic regime Where fear of dissent reigns supreme Has publicly flogged A fellow who blogged Which some may … Continue reading

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