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in response to reader comment: Jordan hates "Palestinians" despite being over 75% "Palestinian"

Submitted by Rick (United States), Aug 22, 2007 at 16:43

Jordan is Palestine. What other people constitute a majority in an existing nation yet demand another? Only those Arabs referred to as palestinians in Judea Samaria do.

Mexicans may be the majority population in California in 2040 but they aren't going to demand California become Mexico II.

I remember being in favor of King Hussein in driving arafat and his terror group out of Jordan. Little did I know how wrong I was. Not only did the Hashemites rid themselves of a problem that represented a real threat ot thier Kingdom but added to lebanon's woes and helped put that nation in mush deeper problems thus de-stabilizing the only democracy in the Middle East other than Israel.

I now see the Hashemites as the roadblock to a just historical and demographic settlement. The Hashemite Kingdom supported Saddam in the 1991 war in which virtually every other Arab nation joined in the efforts to remove the Iraqis from Kuwait. It required that Bush the elder take King Hussein aside and explain the facts of life as well as offer lots of money to soothe his soul.

The most amazing thing is how Israel and the United States point to Jordan as the best Arab friend the West has in the Middle East. Don't forget that Jordan was the nation that cleansed Jersusalem of Jews, destroyed synagogues, Jewish graves and Jewish buildings and today "lectures" Israel on how they shouldn't do anything to upset the Wafq or Arabs near the Wailing Wall.

The Jordanian Hashemites know now not to oppose the US, but I suspect they still view Israel as the enemy who "occupies" Jersualem.

I have contempt for the Hashemites and think they all should move to London to be closer to their benefactors.

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