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Bedouin tribes accuse Jordan's Queen Rania of corruption
Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 15 February 2011 14.03 GMT | Laurent Zecchini

Posted on 02/15/2011 3:51:45 PM PST by Pan_Yan

In an unprecedented move the leaders of Jordan's main Bedouin tribes have published an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II accusing his wife, Queen Rania, of corruption. The text, released on 5 February, is signed by 36 representatives of the main Bedouin tribes. It comes at a particularly difficult time for the king, whose authority has been sapped by the growing discontent voiced by demonstrators.

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The letter makes no direct reference to the issue of the country's fragile ethnic balance, but claims that the queen, of Palestinian parentage, has created centres of power serving her own interests. This trend upsets the agreement on governance between native Jordanians and the royal family, posing a threat for the monarchy.

"We call on the king to return to the treasury land and farms given to the [queen's] Yasin family. The land belongs to the Jordanian people," the letter demands.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bedouin; jordan; king; monarchy; palestinian; queen; royalfamily; threat; treasury; tribes

1 posted on 02/15/2011 3:51:53 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Not guilty.


2 posted on 02/15/2011 3:54:14 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: kbennkc

She’s a Palestinian. Jordan WAS a fabulous place to visit....PETRA is Un-believable!!


3 posted on 02/15/2011 3:55:56 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Pan_Yan

If the king loses the bedouin, he’s finished. Get the chalet in Gstaad ready.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 3:59:18 PM PST by Argus
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To: Ann Archy

These would be the same tribes who are in league with Muslim radicals and are blowing up the pipelines. She’s probably not a pure Arab ethnically, so they hate her just for that. Bedouins are part of the Mad Mo clan and Islam is nothing but an Arab supremacy cult, installed by Mad Mo to subjugate the places his bandidos had conquered.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 4:03:11 PM PST by livius
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To: Ann Archy

Why didn’t the King, whne he was Crown Prince, marry a Jordaninan woman?


6 posted on 02/15/2011 4:04:40 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Argus
If the king loses the bedouin, he’s finished.

I think if 36 tribal leaders are writing an open letter accusing the queen of corruption then the king has already lost their support.

7 posted on 02/15/2011 4:05:47 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

8 posted on 02/15/2011 4:06:10 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Niuhuru
Why didn’t the King, whne he was Crown Prince, marry a Jordaninan woman?

There are more Palestinians in Jordan than Jordanians. IIRC King Abdullah's father (or grandfather) massacred a large number of them to stop an uprising. Marrying a Palestinian was a very tactical political move.

9 posted on 02/15/2011 4:08:14 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Niuhuru
When I typed Jordanian woman into google image search, this was the first hit.

Really.

10 posted on 02/15/2011 4:08:47 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: kbennkc
http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/l/bambi_1_291107/queen_rania_of_jordan_1681991.jpg

Not Guilty as HELL! Never Drew a Guilty Breath in her Life

11 posted on 02/15/2011 4:11:47 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with its self, and no one seams to notice or care)
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To: Pan_Yan

I didn’t realize the difference... thought all of the MidEast was arabic except Iran being Persian. Seems Jordan was a political construct of 1948.

Put another way, if you have the Bedouin roaming around, then you are Arab.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 4:12:58 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Niuhuru
Because Palestinian women are that Damn Fine!!!!

P.S. the dirty little secret is they are really the same thing.......

13 posted on 02/15/2011 4:13:37 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with its self, and no one seams to notice or care)
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To: livius

The only thing I KNOW about bedouins is that they come out of NOWHERE in the desert, I mean NOWHERE, when you stop on the side of the road to take a picture....they DEMAND MONEY from you....luckily we had Arab guide and driver....they were SCARY!


14 posted on 02/15/2011 4:15:54 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Pan_Yan

This all just obscures the fact that Jordan is Palestine; its the king’s family who is not Jordanian. In other words, she belongs, he doesn’t.

You’ll remember that the Hussein family came from Mecca; when the Sauds kicked them out, the Brits gave them Jordan instead.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 4:18:06 PM PST by marron
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To: Pan_Yan

Bedouins—is there anything they don’t know?


16 posted on 02/15/2011 4:20:48 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: Ann Archy

Mad Mo came out of nowhere in the desert. His tribe lived by attacking caravans of merchants from civilized places in the East who were on their way to civilized places in the ME (Persia, Baghdad, etc.).

But he sure as heck didn’t live in one and in fact these tribes survived only by attacking more civilized cultures. They haven’t changed much. His delirious brainchild, Islam, just institutionalized it.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 4:26:51 PM PST by livius
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To: Pan_Yan

I did not have sex with that woman...I have an alibi.


18 posted on 02/15/2011 4:34:06 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Win The Future = Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Win The Future is that?


19 posted on 02/15/2011 4:35:35 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Win The Future = Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: KC_Lion

She’s very beautiful and she also seems to be very modern (in a good way).

I really think that Muslim men have a problem with beautiful women - well, heck, make that any women - but for some reason they really seem to get outraged about women like her.

Also, I think there’s a class thing going on. The Islamists have melded with the left and all of a sudden they are going out and attacking the upper middle class. She is not from a traditional Islamic royal family, to my knowledge, and I think the leftist/Muslim alliance hates her precisely because of her beauty, her intelligence and goodwill, and her background.


20 posted on 02/15/2011 4:36:27 PM PST by livius
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To: kbennkc

Guilty of being an anti-semetic loon, actually.

Lot of rot behind those black eyes.


21 posted on 02/15/2011 4:41:03 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Niuhuru

“Why didn’t the King, whne he was Crown Prince, marry a Jordaninan woman?”

Palestinians are Jordanian (or Syrian or Eqyptian).


22 posted on 02/15/2011 4:42:24 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Pan_Yan
There are more Palestinians in Jordan than Jordanians

There is no such thing as a "Palestinian" or a "Jordanian".

23 posted on 02/15/2011 4:51:26 PM PST by Tread EZ (God bless you and yours)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
She is a semite.
24 posted on 02/15/2011 5:00:49 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Time to pack a travel bag little lady.


25 posted on 02/15/2011 5:00:53 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Tread EZ
There is no such thing as a "Palestinian" or a "Jordanian".

You are correct, of course. It is a vast and inacurate oversimplification. Care to take a shot at explaining why the King of Jordan, whose family is not from Jordan, married a woman who's family is kind of from Jordan, but not the right kind, for political reasons? Though as several people on this thread have pointed out if you had to marry someone for political reasons she's not a bad looking choice.

26 posted on 02/15/2011 5:12:18 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

If you marry a ‘Palestinian’ the actual ‘palestinians’ are less likely to crap on your deck publicly.


27 posted on 02/15/2011 5:25:15 PM PST by txhurl
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To: livius
http://hamwaves.com/cl-ocfd/goal/on_target.gif

Middle Eastern Women are all very beautiful (well I guess I have bit of biased opinion)

BUT you are correct, I don't know why, maybe because Women are for Babies and Boys are for fun in Islam. (Not Kidding)

The Communists Alliance with the Islamist is and Alliance of convenience, when (they won't) achieve their goals they will turn on each other at break neck speed, you see it already back in the UK where Gay Pride and Islam and have gone to war.

Queen Rania brings some much needed, ahem, new blood the royal Family, although Queen Noor was an Outsider too (Helps to Prevent Inbreeding)

What the Islamists and Progressives are, they are Insecure little punks that can't control their own lives, so they want to control yours, and you are right when someone like Queen Rania comes in with new ideas, young, beautiful, smart, a "commoner" and wants to help people, they go batsh*t nutty about it.

28 posted on 02/15/2011 7:10:28 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with its self, and no one seams to notice or care)
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To: KC_Lion
What the Islamists and Progressives are, they are Insecure little punks that can't control their own lives, so they want to control yours,

That's exactly it. With them, control [by losers] is what it's all about.

29 posted on 02/15/2011 7:30:26 PM PST by livius
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To: KC_Lion
What the Islamists and Progressives are, they are Insecure little punks that can't control their own lives, so they want to control yours...

Well-stated

30 posted on 02/15/2011 8:26:33 PM PST by PGalt
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To: kbennkc; TheThirdRuffian

“She is a semite.”

In a scientific sense, sure. “Anti-semite” in everyday speach means “anti-Jew” and Raina is anti-Jew.


31 posted on 02/16/2011 8:10:25 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca
“She is a semite.” In a scientific sense, sure. “Anti-semite” in everyday speach(sic) means “anti-Jew” and Raina is anti-Jew.

I am a scientist. I required evidence. Anti-Zionism is not the same as antisemitism, and I don't speak "speach".

32 posted on 02/16/2011 9:58:33 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: kbennkc; TheThirdRuffian
It's the dictionary definition.  an·ti-Sem·ite  –noun a person who discriminates against or is prejudiced or hostile toward Jews. Origin: 1880–85 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/antisemitic While you and I know "semites" includes other peoples (e.g., arabs and other descendants of Shem), that is not the accepted definition. Regarding your nitpicking of spelling, you're pathetic. Wake me when you routinely post in a language you learned when 12.
33 posted on 02/16/2011 10:07:16 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: kbennkc

“She is a semite.”

Then she’s a self-hating semite.


34 posted on 02/16/2011 12:25:34 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Care to take a shot at explaining why the King of Jordan, whose family is not from Jordan, married a woman who's family is kind of from Jordan, but not the right kind, for political reasons?

The Hashemites were the keepers of the Muslim holy places during WW1 and helped T.E. Lawrence AKA "Lawrence of Arabia" and the British to tie up a few german divisions. The British promised to make the Hashemites rulers of the peninsula but the Saudis rose up and ran the Hashemites out. The British then decided to give them Iraq and Trans-Jordon instead. They took the Trans-Jordan piece from lands promised to Israel.

Jordon was "Trans-Jordan" until the Israeli war of independence when Jordan crossed the river that had devided the two countries. When the Israelis finally kicked their butts, the Jordanians were in control of the "West Bank" and part of Jerusalem. They have claimed these lands as theirs until the PLO tried to kill the current king's father. Jordanians are just Arabs who live in Jordan. Palestinians are just Arabs that live in Palestine. By marying into a powerful Palestinian family, the current king probably hopes to avoid being killed by crazy Palestinians. His Grandfather was shot and killed on the steps of the Dome of the rock by the same crazies. She is hot and rich too.

35 posted on 02/17/2011 1:52:02 AM PST by Tread EZ (God bless you and yours)
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