December 13, 2011, - 3:48 pm
Maybe one of these days, we’ll have a President of the United States who cannot speak English. That seems to be the way we are headed, and we currently have a President who thinks there are Heinz 57 states. But when you are the unelected king of the Palestinians, you can get away with hiding the fact that you don’t really speak the language of your country and your people, for only so long. I’ve often heard Jordanians say how they don’t see Abdullah as a real Jordanian or their king, anyway, since he was born to an English woman and raised in England. And he wasn’t the best choice for King. King Hussein’s brother, who had been Crown Prince before Hussein quickly transferred the title to Abdulllah, was the better choice–for America, for Israel, and for Middle East stability.
King Abdullah II of Jordan faces ongoing criticisms of his rule, much of which is not helped by his difficulties with Arabic. As the son of the deceased King Hussein and his British wife, Muna al-Hussein, he grew up speaking both Arabic and English. However, due to political instability in Jordan, his father sent him away for schooling in England. In his autobiography, he says that Arabic was his first language, and that experiences in England and with a Swiss nanny gave him a British accent (and some knowledge of French). However, opposition websites cite instances when he has delegated away his need to speak Arabic as a means to covering his inability to speak it. As Jordan weathered its own Arab Spring protests, some saw his difficulties with the language as proof that he is an “outsider.”
This story, hilarious as it is, isn’t a good thing, for America or for Israel. Jordan really isn’t as stable as it looks. And this story about Abdullah not being able to speak Arabic could be the beginning of some sort of “revolution” by Al-Qaeda supporters and HAMASniks, who populate the country. It could easily become like Egypt, with the help of Obama or Gingrich (who supported the barbaric Al-Qaeda Libyan rebels) or Romney (who also sort of supported them). The Palestinians who make up in excess of 90% of the people there might get tired of their non-Palestinian, unelected King, and they might rise up, the way they did in 1970 in Black September against Abdullah’s father, Hussein. In that case, King Hussein was able to slaughter over 10,000 Palestinians whipped up by Yasser Arafat and his P.L.O. henchmen. But Hussein would not get away with that today, as Mubarak was not able nor allowed to put down the animals in his country, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama.
To quell his country’s Palestinian majority, the Hashemite King Abdullah married a fake “Palestinian” who is really a Kuwaiti, Rania–who is now really Queen of New York’s Fifth Avenue and Chevy Chase, Maryland, the two locations where she spends most of her time shopping and posing (and writing dumb children’s books she promotes via Oprah but doesn’t allow to be printed in Hebrew). But methinks the Palestinian Jordanian people aren’t so easily fooled for long. That their king is now being exposed as a fraud who can’t speak Arabic is part of the campaign to depose him. With Egypt now lost to the Muslim Brotherhood, if Jordan is next, this is a bad development for Israel, with loony thugs on all borders, where there once was a de facto cold peace.
As I’ve noted before, despite being called a “moderate Muslim” nation, Jordan is among the most radical and hateful in the Muslim world, where the competition is tough for that title.
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