• Feb 26, 2011
King Abudallah returns home - Click above to watch video after the jump

It's kind of a big deal when Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz returns home from overseas. Following a massive welcome ceremony at the airport that includes hundreds of men performing a traditional sword dance, the monarch is treated to a vehicle procession that makes the American president's motorcade look like a couple of VW Buses caravanning to Bonnaroo. In addition to a fleet of armored German hardware, King Abdullah is accompanied by a number of assault SUVs just in case anything should go awry.

In the video after the jump, you'll see that the Saudi ruler's route is lined with both flag-waving supporters and members of the country's armed forces. AThe king returned to Saudi Arabia amidst growing unrest in Africa and the Middle East that has seen more than one ruling party ousted amidst calls for democracy. Hit the jump to see the video for yourself.

[Source: Gadling]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      He seems like a nice guy, i buy my gasoline from him.
      • 3 Years Ago
      3 Yukon's with pop up mini guns?
      I would prefer the light and fast transport. Compared to the nationwide announcement, 30+ trucks and cars escorting you, with media all over, traveling at 15 mph.
      • 3 Years Ago
      To qoute Mel Brooks, as King Louis of France in "History of the World, Part I", "It's good to be the king!"
      • 3 Years Ago
      absolutely unnecessary. For rude and ostentatious extravagance like this is that the Arab world is rising against their leaders
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm pretty disappointed. I was expecting a fleet of missile- and turret- mounted 24K gold Bugatti Veyrons. Aziz is rolling cheap these days. :(
        • 3 Years Ago
        LOL!!! I'm with you, the F350's with the dog houses on the back don't have enough class for the Saudi king. The Veyrons you describe are far more fitting and the missiles should be gold plated as well!

        We'll probably have to wait for his birthday motorcade to see those.

      • 3 Years Ago
      You drive a POS impala. . . you should be the last one talking about other cars LOL


      The Toyota camry is better then you impala.... you fail
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haven't noticed a single Lexus there!
        • 3 Years Ago
        There was a white LS at the back . .


        You fail
      • 3 Years Ago
      A few thoughts


      1. I counted at least 2 full size SUVs with the 7.62mm minigun that can pop up out of the roof (you can pick them out from the circle on the roof)

      2. Not sure what's up with those tall things on the F-350 Super Duty chassis are

      3. Why have the window down even a crack?

      4. The cars seem to be very bunched up and at certain points they really slow down. Very different than from US Sec Service protocol.

      5. How scared IS this guy? Honestly, I saw less security when Bush or Obama went to Iraq!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't get over the weird shape that S-Class has.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I tried to post a comment on the actual YouTube thread but of course the owner os censoring comments. This obscenity is 100% thanks to our Hippie Liberals. By refusing to let us drill our own oil, you have not only sent our wealth to this grotesque, medieval culture, you have created a financial foundation for it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is worst show of a king who thinks he is leader of muslim world. I wonder how he and his accomplices would suffer in hell beacause of their tyranny and stealing of wealth of th ecountry. It reminds me of Saddad and pharaos of the past when God almighty sent prophets and ultimately destroyed them. Today the arab world has gone back to the tome of Zahiliya ( ignorance and despottism) and needs to be destroyed by God as it is happening in all other countries. I hope and pray soon this regime is destroyed and we the muslims can perform Hajj in peace and dignity without being taxed and harassed by the Saudi barbarians.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is the lincoln mks at 3:29 part of the motorcade? I wonder why you would choose an MKS to be part of your moorcade when you already have like 47 S-class mercs.
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