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Saudi King Takes Entire Wing At Hospital

From the New York Post:

Saudi King takes up the entire VIP wing at New York hospital

November 30, 2010

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is causing his own diplomatic drama at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where the 86 year-old monarch has commandeered an entire wing as he recovers from back surgery on the VIP floor.

King Abdullah — who repeatedly exhorted the US to "cut the head off the snake" by launching military strikes to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, according to leaked diplomatic cables — has forced other patients out by block-booking the hospital’s top treatment and recovery rooms.

A family member of one patient told us, "The king has taken the entire luxury treatment wing and booked out all the rooms, even though they are empty and he doesn’t need them, to protect his privacy.

"Patients are grumbling that they have been moved out to other areas of the hospital, and that despite there being a number of unused VIP treatment rooms, they can’t be moved into them because they are all reserved for the king of Saudi Arabia."

The king underwent surgery for a blood clot and a slipped disc last week. Witnesses told us his security army is a visible presence both outside and inside the hospital.

One law enforcement source told us that Abdullah — who was visited in Saudi Arabia by four Cornell doctors who advised him he had to have the surgery in New York — is a generous donor to the hospital and visited a month prior to his surgery.

Abdullah arrived in town on Monday of last week with an enormous entourage. He chartered three flights to JFK, arrived with a massive security team and a film crew, and left the airport in a convoy of 40 vehicles, including 20 for luggage alone

Mind you, at least according to the cables in the latest WikiLeaks document dump, King Abdullah is still a major funder of Al Qaeda. So this is the royal treatment we give our worst enemies.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Saudi King Takes Entire Wing At Hospital”

  1. Kaffeesatz says:

    This seems crazy. Why would the King come here for medical treatment? After all, we have one of the worst healthcare systems in the world. Right? Don’t we rank behind such worker’s paradises as Cuba and Venezuela? I seem to recall that we needed to completely reform the entire system because it was performing so poorly.

    It would seem to me the King has made a huge mistake. He should have sought treatment in one of the top ranked medical systems, like Canada, or Britain.

    Wait….. maybe there is another explanation….

    Perhaps we do have the finest medical system in the world and all those reports and studies that rank us near the bottom are complete lies.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    Someone has to go there, so I will.
    Have you seen these guys (the Saudi royals)?
    They absolutely need a LOT of room.
    Maybe a diet is called for.

    Actually, he isn’t as large as some of our “starving” poor.

  3. proreason says:

    Now we know why the Moron bowed to the Saudi goat herder.

    The man really knows how to throw his weight around.

    The Malignant Narcissist in Chief must be green with envy.

  4. Petronius says:

    At least he can pay his own way. And is “a generous donor to the hospital.”

    And the crowding out is only temporary, unlike the chaotic conditions prevailing in most hospital emergency rooms.

    Try this experiment. Go inside the emergency room of your local hospital and examine the blackboard behind the nurses’ station. All or nearly all of the patients’ names listed on the board will be foreign immigrants, about equally divided between Hispanic and Muslim surnames. Most of the former arrived here illegally, whereas the later arrived in the US through lawful means, such as Somalis with refugee status. Those who arrived illegally receive free treatment; refugees receive Medicaid.

  5. Odd. These Arabs possess kingly sums of money, sit atop huge oil reserves worth billions, yet they cannot build great medical centers staffed with the finest professionals, and have to come to New York to be treated by Jewish doctors??

    • Liberals Demise says:

      GREAT REPLY!!

      Petronius, I have long stated here and other sites that NIS (ICE) need only hang out at emergency rooms and Western Unions to snag over 1/2 of the problem that strangles us as a nation. Sad…..but true!

    • GetBackJack says:

      Heh. (me, grinning)

      Now, let’s be clear on something …. you and I have no idea what’s going on in that hospital, who that is is that hospital and why we’re being told any of this whether true or cover story.

      This is the mainstream media, after all.

      Never believe anything until it’s officially denied.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Well we do know that under obama care we’d be reading his obituary!

    • canary says:

      I read & saw pics of his fancy tents he flys with anywhere & everywhere he goes. I’ll bet you anything he paid the hospital to put up sterile tents if it had to be for his comfort zone. Shame, they should be taxed.

      The prince taking Saudi’s King’s place, is Prince Sultan. This Saudi defense minister, has spent over a year in the U.S. and Morocco for his own medical treatment, and surgery in New York in Feb. last year.

  6. canary says:

    Background on King of Arabia’s back. The New York- based Human Rights Watch is too busy to be concerned of delayed or life saving surgeries for New Yorkers or U.S. citizens. They could put the little Arabian slave girl servant who was mutilated by her master there as she needs many surgeries thanks to the brutality of Communist muslim run Saudi Arabia towards women. Her master was to only use stones, but death would take too long. Get out the scissors.

    This is the brutality that a U.S. president Obama bowed down to. Obama, on our watch & dollars, has embraced this barbaric world-wide sect, telling the entire world that Islam is the same as Christianity, that muslims too, practice the golden rule of loving one another as you love yourself.
    Could you trust that NY hospital? The donation must have been a gold mine.

    AP: Images of abused maid rattle Indonesia
    Nov 23, 2010

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – She arrived in Saudi Arabia a high-spirited 23-year-old, eager to start work as a maid to help support her family back home. Four months later, Sumiati was Indonesia’s poster child for migrant abuse, alone and staring vacantly from a hospital bed, her face sliced and battered.

    But while public anger has forced President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s government to acknowledge the problem for the first time, few expect any firm action to be taken.

    Gruesome images snapped of Sumiati, now recovering in the Saudi city of Medina, have been splashed on the front pages…
    Her employer — … — is accused of cutting off part of her lips with scissors, scalding her back with an iron…

    …a policy analyst at Indonesia’s advocacy group, Migrant Care. “Again and again we hear about slavery-like conditions, torture, sexual abuse and even death, but our government has chosen to ignore it. Why? Because migrant workers generate $7.5 billion of dollars in foreign exchange every year.”

    … — including allegations in recent days that an employer in Kuwait drove 14 metal pins into the body of a Sri Lankan maid.

    “The wanton brutality alleged in these cases is shocking,” said Nisha Varia, senior women’s rights researcher at the New York-based Human Rights Watch,
    which called on authorities to investigate claims promptly and bring those responsible to justice.

    It emerged during the talks that another Indonesian maid, 36-year-old Kikim Komalasari, had allegedly been tortured to death by her Saudi employer, her body found in a trash bin on Nov. 11 in the town of Abha.

    It also comes at a sensitive time, with hundreds of thousands of Indonesians in Saudi Arabia performing in the annual hajj pilgrimage.

    When the family — together with the rest of the country — first saw the cell phone picture of their little girl on television, they “went crazy.”

    “Her mother … started crying hysterically and lost consciousness,” Sumiati’s uncle, Zulkarnain, was quoted as saying in the English-language The Jakarta Globe.

    When they got Sumiati on telephone in the hospital, she said in a voice almost unrecognizable: “Please come in the form of angels and take me back home to my village.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/23/images-abused-maid-rattle-indonesia/#ixzz16oLvb3Xq
    ————————————————————————————

    AP: Saudi king transfers National Guard duties to son
    Nov 17 2010

    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah passed his duties as commander of his country’s National Guard down to his son, Prince Mitab bin Abdullah, after almost 50 years of service.

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah stepped down Wednesday as head of the country’s National Guard and transferred the influential position to his son, in an apparent sign that the elderly monarch is beginning to lessen some of his duties.

    Earlier this week, the 86-year-old king also handed over his traditional supervisory duties for the annual hajj pilgrimage to his deputy prime minister because doctors advised him to rest after rupturing a disc in his back.

    Abdullah appeared on Saudi television Tuesday receiving well-wishers for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/17/saudi-king-transfers-national-guard-duties-son/#ixzz16oKqtodT
    ————————————————————————-

    AP: Aged Saudi ruler to fly to US over blood clot
    Nov 20 2010

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s aged ruler will fly to the United States for medical tests over a blood clot, according to a Saudi official, in a development
    that would renew questions about succession in the oil-rich kingdom.

    The 86-year-old King Abdullah is set to leave on Monday, three days after he was admitted to the hospital suffering from back pain due to a blood clot, the official said late Saturday.

    Crown Prince Sultan, 85, will arrive in Riyadh on Sunday to oversee the kingdom, the official added.

    Prince Sultan, the defense minister, has spent over a year in the U.S. and Morocco for medical treatment of his own. He underwent surgery in New York in February last year before going to his palace in Agadir, Morocco, to recuperate.

    Earlier this week, King Abdullah stepped down as head of the country’s National Guard and transferred the influential position to his son.

    He also handed over his traditional supervisory duties for the annual hajj pilgrimage to his deputy prime minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the king’s half brother and powerful interior minister.

    … the complicated issue of royal succession in the oil-rich kingdom.

    In 2006, Abdullah set up the Allegiance Council, a body that is composed of the sons and grandsons of Saudi Arabia’s founder, King Abdulaziz, to vote by a secret ballot to choose future kings and crown princes.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/20/aged-saudi-ruler-hospitalized-blood-clot/#ixzz16oLC7K89
    ————————————————————————————–

    Muslim Pilgrimage Stinks.

    Guardian.co.uk: Saudi emir admits concerns over hajj
    Nov 18 2010
    Prince Khalid al-Faisal admits concerns about overcrowding, cleanliness and hygiene at world’s largest annual religious pilgrimage

    Pilgrims perform Jamarat – the casting of stones at a pillar,
    symbolising the stoning of Satan, in Mina.

    Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

    The emir of Mecca, Prince Khalid al-Faisal, admitted today that “a lot of concerns” remained over the hajj.

    Today, however, he appeared to contradict himself. “We have a lot of concerns about people sleeping outdoors, the unofficial hajis [pilgrims], cleanliness and hygiene of the holy places,” he said.

    Thousands were also fulfilling one of the final rituals of the hajj, the stoning of the devil on the Jamarat Bridge, which cost billions of dollars.

    At times, the smell surrounding the holy sites – especially Arafat, Mina and Muzdalifah – has been unbearable.

    When asked about future construction projects to deal with the increasing number of pilgrims attending the hajj, the prince said the authorities would not rule anything out as far as expansion and development were concerned.

    He also said it was impossible to put a price tag on how much it cost the kingdom to host the hajj, saying no budget was big enough.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/18/saudi-arabia-hajj-concerns

    …Stones keep falling on my head,… they keep falling…, but there’s one thing I know..

    —————————————
    AFP: Sumiati lay on the bed at King Fahd hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

    Nov 28 2010
    Riyadh – An Indonesian maid badly beaten by her Saudi employer is recovering but faces more operations, an Indonesian diplomat said on Saturday, as the Saudi labour ministry said it regretted the case.

    Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, 23, remains in hospital in Medina but faces more operations…appetite is good,” Wahyudi told AFP.

    “But she needs to be operated on at least once again, on her abdomen,” he added.
    ….
    Her employer, a Saudi woman who has since been arrested, allegedly beat the maid, causing internal bleeding and broken bones, put a hot iron to her head and stabbed and slashed her with scissors.

    On Saturday Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry said in a statement it was sorry about the case, but called it an isolated incident.

    Wahyudi said Sumiati is still seeking her pay and other benefits from several months of employment in Saudi Arabia.

    “She has nothing, she does not even have a single abaya,” Wahyudi said of the black cloak that all women in Saudi Arabia must wear in public.

    He said the Indonesian government was still pursuing the case of another Indonesian maid, Kikim Komalasari, whose beaten body was found near Abha earlier this month.

    iolnews.co.za.
    http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/saudi-regrets-maid-s-abuse-1.878331

    • canary says:

      the son of, in acting, King of Saudi Arabia said

      “We have a lot of concerns about…, the unofficial hajis [pilgrims], …,” he said.

      Is that the 18,0000 Americans that attended, or Obama’s step granny & his nephews. We have been told by the media that his half-uncle is now attending school in Saudi Arabia, and that his “soul” belongs in Arabia.

      Obama widely complained of how this half-uncle had trouble finding work in Africa without paying a
      bribe. Hey Obama!!! Isn’t that what your Unions in America take? Plus+ a monthly due for citizens that want to work.

      Figuratively speaking, may Obama’s invisible “soul” feel the impact of a hajj thrown stone followed up by the Eid al-Adha custom. Unbelievable that the Obama made fun of Christianity and the bible, but practices & celebrates these muslim holidays at the White House, just as he did as a child in Indonesia. PETA should get on the ban Sharia Law wagon.

    • GetBackJack says:

      Good for you, Canary. Thanks.

  7. artboyusa says:

    Its good to be the King…as Mel Brooks said.

  8. Chuckk says:

    Who cares? He’ll be dead soon and I’m sure the hospital will not be the least bit embarrassed at charging him $40. for every aspirin they give him for his back pain.

  9. P. Aaron says:

    One can assume the Sheik got his Obamacare waiver…


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