15440
Saudi Prince Promises Luxury Cars to Pilots Bombing Yemen
International

Saudi Prince Promises Luxury Cars to Pilots Bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal tweeted an unexpected message for the 100 fighter pilots involved in airstrikes against Yemen – each would be awarded a Bentley. The tweet, which was later deleted, sparked controversy.
“I congratulate our wise leaders on the victory of Operation Decisive Storm and the beginning of Operation Restoring Hope,” bin Talal appeared to tweet last week. It followed an announcement of a new phase in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen.
“To recognize the one hundred participating Saudi pilots I am pleased to present them with 100 Bentley cars,” he said, according to screenshots of the message, RT reported.
But the fighter pilots couldn’t allow themselves to get too excited, because the tweet was later deleted without explanation. Some reports suggest the prince’s account was hacked, though this has not been confirmed.
Twitter was unsurprisingly full of opinions on the announcement, with many reminding of the human costs of the operation in Yemen and disgusted that the loss of lives could be rewarded with luxury cars.
Others mentioned that while bin Talal was offering to pay for 100 Bentleys, he had failed to provide even one emergency vehicle to Yemen amid the fatal airstrikes.
With a fortune valued at nearly $23 billion by Forbes, 60-year-old Bin Talal is the richest member of the Saudi monarchy and is among the richest men in the world. He is a nephew of the late Saudi King Abdullah.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/FTcI4Q

You can also read ...

US Rear Admiral Louis C. Tripoli
A top Chinese general attended the opening on Monday of a...
UN Yemen Envoy Arrives in Sanaa as Saudi-UAE Offensive Intensifies
The United Nations’ special envoy to war-ravaged Yemen has...
Merkel Backs Austria on Stronger EU Borders
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart...
Kavanaugh’s Future Now Hangs in Balance
Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser now has a name, and the Republican...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in meet in April 2018.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will...
Brazil Election Frontrunner Leaves Intensive Care
Brazil’s far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was...
Relations between Cuba and the United States are in decline...

Trending

Googleplus