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2012-11-20 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Has the US Administration Decided to Get Rid of Jordan's King Abdullah?
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Posted by Au Auric 2012-11-20 11:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [282 views ]  Top

#1 Maybe the kind should become friends with Israel and not trust the US (who has shown a preference for Democracy, even the kind that will obviously install a theocratic dictatorship after the first vote.)

The Hashmites should have been bold after Sept 11 and promised the US all sorts of cooperation if they were given Saudi Arabia. MIght be a different world today.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-11-20 13:37||   2012-11-20 13:37|| Front Page Top

#2 Where did the Arab Legion go?
Posted by bman 2012-11-20 14:49||   2012-11-20 14:49|| Front Page Top

#3 I'm thinking micro-breweries here. Boost the economy. Abdullah lager. "A thirst for change!!" :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-11-20 17:29||   2012-11-20 17:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Looks like Iran + Radical Islam will soon chalk up another future Islamist-led nuclear state to counter Israel.

Iff Hezbollah goes nuclear vee state-level Iran cooperat wid Lebanon, why not HAMAS + FATAH, ETC. vee post-Abdullah/Hashemite Jordan, given Jordan's large Paleo community.

Iran's Nuke-WMDS techs will devol into being just one source among many in the Muslim Middle East + North Africa, + thats good for OWG Caliphate-happy both Rising Iran + Islamist MilTerr/Jihadi Groups.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-20 19:13||   2012-11-20 19:13|| Front Page Top

#5 "Maybe the kind should become friends with Israel and not trust the US (who has shown a preference for Democracy, even the kind that will obviously install a theocratic dictatorship after the first vote.)"

I remember the good old days when the West was supposed to support democracy? Its always a bit galling when those claiming to support freedom start lamenting others having democracy.
Posted by HunWithGun 2012-11-20 19:18||   2012-11-20 19:18|| Front Page Top

#6 We should support democracy, everywhere. If people vote for a regime that removes democracy, we should oppose.

Supporting shabby dictatorships because they are on our side this week hasn't proven very successful so far. We propped up Saddam in the 80s and backed Islamists in Afghanistan. Not to mention the Shah in Iran, creating the conditions for the Islamists to take over.
Posted by HunWithGun 2012-11-20 19:21||   2012-11-20 19:21|| Front Page Top

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