Friday, August 29, 2014

School of Arab dictators

"Four reigning Arab monarchs are graduates of Sandhurst and its affiliated colleges - King Abdullah of Jordan, King Hamad of Bahrain, Sheikh Tamim, Emir of Qatar, and Sultan Qaboos of Oman. Past monarchs include Sheikh Saad, Emir of Kuwait, and Sheikh Hamad, Emir of Qatar. Sandhurst's links have continued from the time when Britain was the major colonial power in the Gulf." Yes, but the BBC does not tell you that NOT ONE of those potentates actually went through the normal course at the school but that the school--for large sums of cash--prepares special short and less rigorous programs for the royal Arab brats.