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Monday, June 13, 2011

King Abdullah's nasty day

I said I had a nasty day. No worse than that of little boy King Abdullah of Jordan.
King Abdullah II was met by either tossed bottles and stones, or a warm welcome, on a visit to Jordan's south on Monday, according to conflicting reports from government officials.

A security official said a crowd of youths flung objects at the monarch's motorcade in two incidents in the town of Tafila, 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Amman, just a day after Abdullah bowed to popular demands for an elected prime minister. This official, insisting on anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss royal matters, said the king was unharmed.

Government spokesman Taher Edwan later denied the report.

"This news is totally baseless," he said. "There was no attack whatsoever with empty bottles and stones. What happened is that a group of young Jordanians thronged the monarch's motorcade to shake hands with him." He said when police "pushed them away, there was a lot of shoving."
If you believe that they were happy to see him, I have a bridge to sell you in Manhattan.



At 8:27 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Of course, Mr. Taher Edwan is correct. Even if they were throwing rocks and bottles, it is just a friendly, peaceful greeting. We've been told that by officials in the region for years, so talking about the King being "unharmed" is just over the line. He can't be harmed by peaceful people, Right?

At 5:48 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

If Jordan becomes Palestine, the Israel- Palestinian Arab conflict will be turned from an existential one into a dispute over borders - with plenty of land to resettle every Palestinian Arab in the world.

Call it the Little King's nightmare.


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