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  • King Abdullah: Jordan is Jordan, and Palestine is Palestine

    02/23/2014 8:02:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 2/24/2014, 3:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Jordan’s King Abdullah II rejected on Sunday the notion that his country was an “alternative homeland” for Palestinian Arabs, the state news agency Petra reports. “Jordan is Jordan and Palestine is Palestine and nothing but that, not the in the past or the future,” King Abdullah was quoted as having said in a meeting with the Prime Minister, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Lower House. “We know how this issue has been surfacing since 15 years, or even more, where things start in the spring by the same group, who tense the Jordanian society, and...
  • Jordanian Parliament: No to Recognition of Israel

    02/08/2014 5:22:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2014, 3:05 AM | Elad Benari
    The Jordanian parliament declared on Saturday that it was against Israel’s demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as Jewish state. In a statement carried by the Jordanian Petra news agency, the Lower House of the Parliament outlined its “fundamental position on the Palestinian issue” and said it was rejecting Israel’s demand for being recognized as a Jewish state. The statement emphasized the need to establish an independent and fully sovereign Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders, with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. …
  • Obama To Host Jordanian King At Sunnylands Estate [Palm Springs]

    01/29/2014 6:05:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    AP/CBSLA.com) ^ | January 29, 2014 1:58 PM
    Last June, Obama used the 200-acre estate dubbed the “Camp David of the West” for two days of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah and Benjamin Netanyahu in talks about how to ‘neutralize’ John Kerry

    01/17/2014 7:20:28 PM PST · by Viennacon · 19 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | 1/17/2014 | BNI
    Secretary of State John Kerry’s effusive optimism regarding the ‘peace’ talks have been a source of concern not only to Netanyahu, but also to King Abdulla II of Jordan. The two leaders’ ‘secret’ meeting yesterday in Amman— made public almost immediately by the Jordanians—was devoted to one issue: Jordan is very unhappy about the possibility that Israel would take the IDF out of the Jordan Valley. Jewish Press According to Makor Rishon, the Jordanians don’t care if the plan is to remove the IDF now, or in 10 or even in 50 years. They don’t want Israel out of that...
  • Saudi King Abdullah backs Egypt’s military ruler, warns against outside interference

    08/16/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Deba ^ | August 16, 2013, | Debka
    Facing condemnation at every hand from the West, Egypt’s military rulers received a powerful shot in the arm from Riyadh Friday, Aug. 16, with an unprecedented public assurance from Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz that the kingdom supports Egypt in the fight “against terrorism” – the military rulers’ term for Muslim Brotherhood resistance. In a statement broadcast by official Al-Ekhbariya TV, Abdullah said Egypt’s stability is being targeted by “haters” and warned that anyone that interferes in Egypt’s internal affairs seeks to “waken sedition.” debkafile and DEBKA Weekly have been reporting since last week that Saudi Arabia and the...
  • Saudi King Pledges $100 Million to Battle Extremism

    08/09/2013 3:39:49 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2013, 2:20 p.m. ET | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    RIYADH—Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah announced a $100 million gift for a U.N. counterterrorism center, declaring that religious extremism in the wake of the Arab Spring posed a greater danger to the Arab community at large "than the weapons of our visible enemies." The urgent tone of the king's warning, in a statement Wednesday night marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, emphasized the continuing concerns by the world's leading oil producer over security in the aftermath of revolutions that started in late 2010 elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. Saudi Arabia has arguably emerged from the popular uprisings...
  • Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Clinically Dead: Report says

    05/26/2013 11:46:35 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 97 replies
    Iran's Press TV ^ | May 26, 2013 / 5:43am
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is reported to be clinically dead as the monarch is not recently seen in the public. A Saudi journalist working for London-Based Asharq Alawsat says the Saudi monarch has been clinically dead since Wednesday. He also quoted medical sources in Saudi Arabia as saying that the king’s vital organs, including his heart, kidneys and lungs, have stopped functioning. [snip]
  • Obama, Jordan's Abdullah show united front against Syria's Assad (gives Jordan extra $200M)

    03/23/2013 7:53:34 AM PDT · by traumer · 17 replies
    Obama, in Jordan after his Israel visit, pledged to work with Congress to provide $200 million in aid for Syrian refugees, says he is sure Assad will go; King also says window of opportunity for Israeli-Palestinian peace closing due to settlement activity. U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah presented a united front against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday as Jordan grapples with a refugee crisis caused by Syria's civil war. Obama, in Jordan following a visit to Israel and the West Bank, pledged new aid to help the country deal with the refugee crush but stopped short...
  • Failed Syria Envoy Brahimi’s Mission Brings Chemical War Closer

    12/30/2012 8:26:12 PM PST · by drewh · 7 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | December 30, 2012, 9:08 PM
    The Syrian crisis unbelievably took another turn for the worse Saturday, Dec. 29: After making no headway with Bashar Assad in Damascus, the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was told in no uncertain terms by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow: “There is no possibility of persuading Syrian ruler Bashar Assad to leave Syria.” As they spoke, a record 400 people died in hostilities in the country. The burnt remains of hundreds of people slaughtered by the army were discovered in a Homs district. And Syrian opposition leaders have repeatedly preconditioned their acceptance of the Russian invitation to talks...
  • Has the US Administration Decided to Get Rid of Jordan's King Abdullah?

    11/20/2012 10:18:47 AM PST · by aimhigh · 36 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/20/2012 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Unless the US clarifies its position regarding King Abdullah and reiterates its full backing for his regime, the Muslim fundamentalists are likely to step up there efforts to create anarchy and lawlessness in the kingdom. . . . . . Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark Toner managed to create panic [and anger] in the Royal Palace in Amman when he stated that there was "thirst for change" in Jordan and that the Jordanian people had "economic, political concerns," as well as "aspirations."
  • Muslim Brotherhood now targeting Jordan

    11/18/2012 5:23:01 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2012 | Unknown
    Jordan’s anti-government riots aimed ultimately at removing King Abdullah from power are so severe that the government has turned 10,000 of its soldiers into riot police. Religious Freedom Coalition President and Founder William Murray said the ruthlessness of the rioting prompted the move. Ads by Google The king has given police uniforms to 10,000 soldiers to try to maintain order,” he said. Those soldiers-turned-police are not the only ones guarding the king. Terrorism analyst and Act for America President Brigitte Gabriel said there are U.S. troops on the ground in Jordan. “We have actually positioned troops in Jordan to protect...
  • Question: Should President Romney Pardon Treasonist Barack Hussein Obama II, a.k.a. Barry Soetoro ?

    10/31/2012 5:35:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 79 replies
    Many Sources Linked In Article | Oct 31, 2012 | Yosemitest
    Question: Should President Romney Pardon Treasonist Barack Hussein Obama II, a.k.a. Barry Soetoro ? Oct 31, 2012 I say, "No ! He should NOT !" Yes, I'm serious. Article III, Section 3 of theU.S. Constitution states:Treason against the United States shall consist onlyin levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unlesson the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason,but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Expects 50,000 at Amman Protest

    10/05/2012 4:31:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/12
    The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan expects 50,000 people to turn out after Friday prayers in Amman for a demonstration on behalf of major political and economic reforms and an end to corruption, according to Agence France Presse. The protest comes about a day after King Abdullah II dissolved parliament and called early elections. A rally on behalf of the king's more moderate reform policy was postponed indefinitely "avoid problems," according to one of the event's organizers. The anticipated attendance for that event was...
  • Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize (50K demonstrators) for King Abdullah’s overthrow

    09/25/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 25, 2012, 8:50
    Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face "Arab Spring" style street pressure for his abdication. Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne. For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to...
  • The Government of Jordan is accused of a vicious attack on a beautiful Palestinian activist

    02/23/2012 2:12:41 AM PST · by tedbel · 23 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Feb 23'/12 | Ted Belman
    By Ted Belman Things are turning ugly in Jordan. Just two days ago, a beautiful young co-ed, Enass Musallam, was brutally stabbed in the abdomen five times by a masked man who was “professionally covered like he was on a SWAT team". She narrowly survived the vicious attack. What was her “crime”? She is a Palestinian student at the University of Jordan. She is active in opposing King Abdullah’s discriminatory policies towards the Palestinians. Recently, King Abdullah's uncle made threats to the Palestinians --out of the blue-- on Jordanian national TV. She responded immediately with a posting on her blog....
  • The Poor Palestinians

    02/12/2012 6:54:17 AM PST · by tedbel · 5 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Feb 12/12 | TED BELMAN
    In case you thought the title was referring to the Palestinians living in Gaza, or even Judea and Samaria, you’d be wrong. From my vantage point, these Palestinians have it pretty good, whether in relation to Palestinians living elsewhere, even in Jordan, or to Arabs generally, living in Egypt or Turkey. “Palestinian” is a name given to Arabs after the ’67 War, who lived or did live in the area known as Palestine during the Palestine Mandate and afterwards right up to the present and includes their descendants even if such descendants never set foot in the area known as...
  • Jordan’s Queen Orders Solid Gold Shoes as King Pushes Two-State Solution [take that, Michelle]

    01/22/2012 10:42:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | January 22nd, 2012 | Malkah Fleisher
    Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has commissioned a jeweler in Calcutta, India to make shoes for her out of gold. Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has commissioned a jeweler in Calcutta, India to make shoes for her out of gold. The 22-carat gold shoes will each weigh 750 grams, and will be encrusted with diamonds and topaz, according to Irish news site breakingnews.ie, citing Bengali daily newspaper Anandabazar Patrika. The sites reported that while the queen is accustomed to wearing shoes utilizing gold threads on leather, this time the shoes will be made of solid gold. Rania has already paid...
  • King Abdullah: 'Israel Has an Expiration date'

    11/21/2011 9:11:41 PM PST · by Just4Him · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/21/2011
    Israel Radio reported Monday morning that King Abdullah of Jordan said "Israel has an expiration date." Abdullah's comments were reportedly made to the BBC last week. During the interview Abdullah said Israel's survival was dependent on a two-state solution. Israel does not realize it needs such a solution, he added. Abdullah added his government would increase pressure on Israel to reach a final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
  • WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING"

    11/16/2011 10:47:31 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING" Nov-14-2011BBC News Special: Lyse Doucet speaks to King Abdullah of Jordanhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2011/11/111114_king_abdullah_of_jordan_interview.shtml___1) "King" Abdullah of Jordan outrageously said -typically- propagated to BBC that if Israel would have just solved the "Palestinian" problem, it wouldn't had to deal with Iran nukes... that Iran wouldn't want -then- to attack Israel... The BBC Reporter --of course-- "forgot" to press about the clear genocide the Islamic Republic has repeatedly reiterated in 1994 (in Argentina by Iranian official Mohsen Rabbani),[1][2] in 2005 [3][4][5][6] and 2007 [7] (by Ahmadinejad) for Israel to be WIPED OFF, Period. What's...
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Dies

    10/22/2011 11:10:11 AM PDT · by thouworm · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-22-2011
    The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, died abroad Saturday after an illness, state TV said. The death of the 85-year-old prince opens questions about the succession in the critical, oil-rich U.S. ally. Sultan was the half-brother of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who is two years older than him and has also been ailing and underwent back surgery last week.
  • Saudi King gives women the right to vote

    09/25/2011 6:06:31 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France Presse/France24 ^ | September 25, 2011 | Staff
    Saudi King Abdullah announced on Sunday he was giving women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the only public polls in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.
  • MK Eldad: Abdullah Needs to Watch Out for His Seat -- and Head

    09/24/2011 12:20:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | David Lev
    In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, Jordan's King Abdullah II had some harsh things to say about the way Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was managing Israel's foreign policy. But perhaps, says MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union), Abdullah would be better off minding his own business -- and worrying about his own problems. "Abdullah is apparently the only Arab in the Middle East who doesn't know that Jordan is next in line for the 'Arab Spring' treatment, as occurred in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria," MK Eldad said Tuesday afternoon. "Instead of advising Israel, it would behoove him...
  • King Abdullah Escapes Injury in Attack on Convoy

    06/13/2011 12:09:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Angry Palestinian Jordanians stoned the convoy of King Abdullah Monday afternoon and exchanged gunshots with his guards, according to an activist who quoted reliable sources, including Jordanian journalists. The king was unharmed, and the monarchy claimed that the attackers actually were trying to shake King Abdullah’s hand as he toured in the southern city of Tafillah. The official version of the incident, the second in three months, is that “the motorcade of His Majesty the King was not attacked.” Government spokesman Taher Adwan said, "This news is totally baseless. What happened is that a group of young Jordanians thronged the...
  • King of Jordan Unharmed During Attack on His Motorcade, Say Jordanian Officials

    06/13/2011 5:39:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    AMMAN, Jordan – Jordanian security official says motorcade of King Abdullah II attacked, king unharmed.
  • O's Saudi scramble: US U-turns peeve princes

    04/15/2011 2:35:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 14, 2011 | Benny Avni
    The Obama administration is scrambling to repair dam aged relations with Ameri ca's most prominent Arab ally -- and it's hard to blame the Saudis for being furious. Last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates had to beg for an audience in the Saudi king's palace. (Gates was making the rounds in the region -- but the Saudis at first declined to see him.) Then National Security Adviser Tom Donilon showed up again on Wednesday for a hastily arranged meet. According to The Washington Post, he hand-delivered a secret letter from President Obama to King Abdullah. And yesterday the White House...
  • Breaking News Unconfirmed Report of Saudi King's Death

    02/11/2011 9:36:08 AM PST · by Covenantor · 75 replies
    WMAL radio Chris Plant Show | Feb 11 2011 | self
    Just before noon today while Chris Plant was interviewing Brigitte Gabrielle (sp) at CPAC she received a call or text msg that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died last night of a heat attack. Saudis with held news because of Egypt crisis. She stated that this info came to her unconfirmed.
  • Saudia Arabia's King Abdullah passed away (after arguing with Obama)

    02/10/2011 4:54:33 AM PST · by grayhog · 63 replies
    Islam Times ^ | 2/10/11
    Islam Times: Saudi Arabia's 86-year-old King Abdullah was discharged from a New York City hospital in good health after going through two back operations in December 2010. The king delegated the management of the affairs of the world’s largest oil supplier to his half-brother, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, during his absence. King Abdullah talked with Obama about the situation in Egypt over the phone yesterday. Obama and the King got into a heated debate about their opinions of what Hosni Mubarak should do. After the phone call sources stated that King Abdullah was furious and then suffered a sudden...
  • Report: Saudis Warned Obama Not to 'Humiliate' Mubarak

    02/10/2011 3:35:46 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2011 | Staff; News Core
    Saudi Arabia has threatened to prop up embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak if the Obama administration tries to force a swift change of regime in Egypt, The Times of London reported Thursday. In a testy personal telephone call on Jan. 29, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah reportedly told President Obama not to humiliate Mubarak and warned that he would step in to bankroll Egypt if the U.S. withdrew its aid program, worth $1.5 billion annually. America's closest ally in the Gulf made clear that the Egyptian president must be allowed to stay on to oversee the transition towards peaceful democracy and...
  • There's An Unconfirmed Report Going Around That Saudi King Abdullah Has Died

    02/10/2011 3:25:12 AM PST · by speciallybland · 28 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    This just hit the internet, and we don't know if it's true. It's on IslamTimes, and frankly it doesn't read credibly because it ties his death to discussions about Egypt. Needless to say, were it true, it would only further concerns about Mideast stability at an already fragile time. Oil prices originally jumped on the news, but then that faded, perhaps indicating the market's disbelief in the rumor.
  • Source: Saudis Tell Obama Not to Humiliate Mubarak

    02/09/2011 10:37:28 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2011 | Fox News
    Saudi Arabia threatened to prop up President Hosni Mubarak if the White House tries to force a swift change of regime in Egypt, The Times of London reported Thursday. The news came as testimony gathered by the Guardian newspaper claimed that the Egyptian military, despite maintaining an appearance of neutrality in the ongoing crisis, had secretly detained hundreds and possibly thousands of suspected government opponents since mass protests began weeks ago. Egyptians continued to demonstrate across the country Wednesday in a 16th day of protests against longtime leader Mubarak despite warnings of a crackdown by the regime if the continued...
  • Jordan's King Abdullah Reportedly Dissolves Government in Wake of Protests

    02/01/2011 4:57:17 AM PST · by maddog55 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/02/2011 | Headline Only
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  • Arab world unrest has Jordan's king under pressure

    01/28/2011 5:21:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Nobody wants regime change, but people here want accountability and an end to government corruption," Jordanian analysts say. Unrest ripping across the Arab world is putting pressure on Jordan's King Abdullah II, a key US ally who has been making promises of reform in recent days in an apparent attempt to quell domestic discontent over economic degradation and lack of political freedoms. After two weeks of widespread protests inspired by the revolt that overthrew Tunisia's autocratic president, Abdullah has promised reforms in meetings with members of parliament, former prime ministers, civil society institutions and even Jordan's largest opposition group, the...
  • Gordon Brown presented £10,000 worth of gifts to Barack Obama (in exchange for DVDs)

    01/19/2011 5:13:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/19/11
    Gordon Brown gave Barack Obama $16,500 (£10,000) worth of gifts during a US visit, in return for a selection of DVDs. The value of Mr Brown's gifts, a pen and holder made from the wood of an anti-slavery ship, along with two biographies of Winston Churchill, was disclosed by the US State Department on Tuesday. Mr Obama, by comparison, gave him a boxset of 25 classic US films such as Citizen Kane and ET.
  • Saudi King Abdullah Flying To Infidel US For Medical Tests…

    11/21/2010 6:50:44 AM PST · by macquire · 20 replies
    The TSA should give him a thorough search with a cattle prod…
  • Saudi king meets top US, Canadian counter-terror officials

    09/20/2010 5:14:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-20-10
    Saudi King Abdullah and security czar Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz have held talks with top intelligence and counter-terror officials from the United States and Canada, the SPA news agency reported. John Brennan, assistant to US President Barack Obama for homeland security and counter-terrorism, discussed in Jeddah on Sunday "issues that concern the two countries" with King Abdullah, Deputy Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, the state news agency said without elaborating. Afterward, Brennan held talks with Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, the country's senior domestic security official for...
  • 'Israel trying to block U.S.-Saudi Arabia defense contract'

    07/04/2010 8:27:59 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/4/2010 | Barak Ravid
    Israel is trying to prevent a big defense contract between the United States and Saudi Arabia from going through, a senior defense source told Haaretz. The deal includes the purchase of scores of new F-15 fighter jets and the upgrading of the 150 F-15s already in the Saudi air force. The source said Israel expressed a number of reservations to the Americans over the past month, and the issue is expected to come up in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meetings in Washington on Tuesday. Defense Minister Ehud Barak raised the deal in meetings with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and...
  • Obama Sidesteps a Diplomatic Fuss (Did Obama bow to Saudi King again?)

    06/29/2010 9:09:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | June 29, 2010 | PETER BAKER
    One way to get around the whole bowing problem? Don’t let in the reporters until you’re already sitting down. President Obama played host to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the White House on Tuesday but avoided the diplomatic trapdoor he fell through a year ago by greeting the monarch without cameras around to record whether he bowed first. The president raised eyebrows and stirred criticism in April 2009 when he encountered King Abdullah at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 nations in London. As Mr. Obama approached, he appeared to bow before the king. The White House...
  • Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates

    06/11/2010 2:54:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 129+ views
    DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | June 10, 2010 | By Jim Garamone
    Note: The following text is a quote: Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, Washington, D.C., June 10, 2010 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today told graduates of the National Defense University here that their careers will be dominated by their understanding of the precise application of military force and national power. NDU’s National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces graduated 603 people from the armed services, civilian agencies and many foreign countries. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and King Abdullah of...
  • Israeli intelligence monitoring Islamic challenge to Jordan kingdom

    05/21/2010 9:18:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 420+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/21/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Israel has become concerned over declining stability in neighboring Jordan. Government sources said the intelligence community has detected a sharp increase in Islamic unrest as well as insurgency activity. The sources said several opposition groups were believed to be cooperating to destabilize the Hashemite regime. "The situation in the kingdom is not stable and the friction between the government and the terror groups there is growing," former Mossad director Danny Yatom said. In 2010, Israel has come under at least two attacks in Jordan. In April, two Katyusha-class rockets were fired from the area around the southern Jordanian port of...
  • Gates, in Riyadh, seeks Saudi help on Iran sanctions

    03/11/2010 10:44:10 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/2010 | Phil Stewart
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for support lobbying for U.N. sanctions against Iran on Wednesday and discussed ways to boost the kingdom's air and missile defenses.The United States is leading a push for the U.N. Security Council to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme, and aides to Gates made no secret of their hopes that Saudi Arabia could press regional allies for help. "We are certainly hopeful that the Saudis will use whatever influence they have, which is considerable, in this region and throughout the world to try to help...
  • Undue Influence - The Arab lobby

    03/05/2010 6:20:51 AM PST · by opentalk · 7 replies · 289+ views
    American Daughter ^ | March 4, 2010 | Nancy Matthis and Max Rugemer
    The Arab lobby has taken over from the long time powerhouse Brit lobby for giving us BAD advice. The Saudi-led Arab lobby has been funding our universities, shmoozing the Washington elite, and suckering the gullible New York Times with money they reap from our dependence on their oil. And they have achieved surprising success, considering that 15 of the 19 terrorists who attacked the Twin Towers were Saudis. Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal donated $20 million each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities "to promote interfaith understanding." For Georgetown, the gift was the second-largest ever received. Cornell University, Stanford University, and...
  • Jordan’s King due tomorrow; talks on major issues planned

    01/04/2010 5:13:13 AM PST · by bert · 3 replies · 375+ views
    Saudi gazette ^ | 01/04/10 | Faheem Al-Hamid
    JEDDAH – The two-day visit of King Abdullah of Jordan beginning on Tuesday will see discussions with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, centering on regional developments, reviving the stalled peace process, and moves to ensure Arab reconciliation and solidarity to “counter Israeli maneuverings.” King Abdullah will also discuss with the Jordanian monarch the Saudi-Yemeni border issue, Palestinian dialogue to end internal division, the Iranian nuclear issue and strengthening Saudi-Jordanian relations in a wide range of fields. According to Jordanian political sources, King Abdullah’s meeting with the Jordanian monarch has gained importance due to regional and international developments. “The leaderships...
  • Racist King Of Jordan Starts Stripping Palestinians of Jordanian Citizenship

    07/20/2009 5:50:54 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 55 replies · 3,226+ views
    JPOST/The Lid ^ | 7/20/09 | The Lid
    There is a reason why the diminutive bigot who runs Jordan is pushing so hard for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs---he hates Palestinian Arabs. Here in the US, one of the most racist phrases is "Not in my neighborhood!" This disgusting practice is used when someone of another ethnic background dares to purchase a house on his or her block. In November of 2006 Abdullah for all intents and purposes, used that phrase to refer to Palestinians in a speech to the Jordanian Parliament....The King either suffers from dementia or is a racist. Does he really forget that...
  • Sidelights: Camel named Barack Obama

    06/07/2009 7:16:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 483+ views
    Arab News ^ | June 8, 2009
    JEDDAH: The June 4 speech at Cairo University by US President Barack Obama was watched widely in the Arab world, including the desert of Hail province where traffic virtually vanished during the address. According to a report in Asharq Alawsat daily, residents of Dhabi village gathered around TV screens to catch Obama’s words. “Obama’s speech caused the postponement of some of my appointments by request of my guests, relatives and friends, as well as some nearby Bedouin,” said Awad Khudair Al-Shammari, the owner of one of the few television sets in the area. Al-Shammari, who owns and breeds camels, said...
  • Obama In Saudi Arabia: Two Heads Of Muslim Nations Meet, Sip Coffee

    06/04/2009 7:46:44 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 15 replies · 494+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | June 4, 2008 | The Stiletto
    President Barack Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia,, he did not bow (video) obsequiously before the Muslim king – at least not physically: “I thought it was very important to come to the place where Islam began and to seek his majesty's counsel and to discuss with him many of the issues that we confront here in the Middle East.” As leaders of Muslim nations, Obamah and Abdullah have a lot in common. Whatcha talkin’ about, Willis?
  • Saudi king shakes up religious establishment

    02/14/2009 12:21:02 PM PST · by AH_LiveRight · 6 replies · 780+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | DONNA ABU-NASR
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi king on Saturday dismissed the chief of the religious police and a cleric who condoned killing the owners of TV networks that broadcast "immoral" content, signaling an effort to weaken the country's hard-line Sunni establishment. The shake-up — King Abdullah's first since coming to power in August 2005 — included the appointment of a female deputy minister, the highest government position a Saudi woman has attained. snip Khashoggi said Faisal has been working behind the scenes on plans to reform education. After the Sept. 11 attacks, carried out by 19 Arabs, including 15 Saudis,...
  • Middle East Scapegoat

    05/14/2009 1:22:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,246+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | May 12, 2009 | By P. David Hornik
    Note: Read the whole article and check out the hypertext-links in the article. # FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Where does the Obama administration stand on Israel? Although that vexed question is still open, the worrying signs are accumulating. On Sunday it was National Security Adviser James Jones telling ABC that “We understand Israel’s preoccupation with Iran as an existential threat. We agree with that”—and adding: “…by the same token, there are a lot of things that you can do to diminish that existential threat by working hard towards achieving a two-state solution.” With Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slated...
  • Pope begins tour of Middle East (also video of arrival)

    05/08/2009 6:47:55 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 440+ views
    CNN ^ | 5-8-09 | Tom Heneghan
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived Friday in Jordan's capital city of Amman, embarking on a weeklong tour of the Middle East that will take him to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. His Alitalia flight taxied down the runway with the Vatican and Jordanian flags flying on either side of the cockpit window. Jordan's King Abdullah and Queen Rania led the welcoming ceremony, which included members of the royal family, political and religious leaders. Several cannons were fired as the pontiff walked down the red carpet and greeted members of the welcoming committee. Pope Benedict XVI will deliver a speech at...
  • King Abdullah's Hypocritical Torture Discourse on Meet The Press

    04/27/2009 8:18:16 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Yesterday, Jordan's King Abdullah the Diminutive was interviewed on Meet the Press. Along with his usual discourse of "the Israel/Palestinian issue is the cause of all problems of the world" the King also had some choice words about the "enhanced interrogation techniques that the US practiced the Islamist terrorist. Kind of strange though, since the Hypocritical King is a big proponent of torture in his own country Jordan (the original Palestinian State).... ..King Abdullah, the Hypocritical said definitively that his country does not torture. Since Mr. Gregory would never challenge the King when he is bashing the US, I guess...
  • Time to Squeeze Israel into Peace

    04/26/2009 8:17:05 PM PDT · by bsaunders · 5 replies · 347+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | April 26, 2009 | Beyond the Cusp
    The title of this article might have been more to the point if we substitute ‘Pieces” for ‘Peace,” as the breaking up of Israel is seemingly looming just over the horizon. With President Obama promising to take whatever steps are necessary to not only avoid any war or conflict, but to actually force a peace settlement establishing a Palestinian State upon Israel and the “occupied territories”, the Arab World has seen this as an opening to finally defeat Israel, a goal unattainable by their past aggressions. Now they have the magic formula, threaten a possibility of war, then sit back,...