QUEEN OF ZIONISM
The list of corruption allegations linked to senior decision-makers in Amman is long. But more offensive — and more problematic to the king — is a growing perception that the degeneracy reaches the palace. Consider that in 2011 — in the wake of her highly publicized and extravagant 40th birthday party — leaders of 36 tribes in Jordan wrote a public letter criticizing Queen Rania’s corruption. More recently, the Jordanian internet publication Jo24.net highlighted the delivery of King Abdullah’s new stretch Airbus 330, an executive jet with a purported cost of $440 million. And the list goes on.
Jordanians are a patient bunch, but the Arab awakening has been toxic to the kingdom’s long-anemic economy. Facing a nearly 30 percent budget deficit this year, in November 2012 the government announced that in line with its International Monetary Fund obligations, it would slash food and energy subsidies. The austerity decision, exacerbated by perceived palace excesses, prompted some to call for a “revolution.”It also seems that fear of chaos a la Syria demobilized many would-be Jordanian protestors. The king has likewise contained the opposition through other forms of non-lethal pressure, including a sustained campaign of arrests.Some royalists have even called for King Abdullah to be deposed and replaced by In early January, Jordan took the unprecedented step of issuing an arrest warrant for King Abdullah’s fugitive uncle, Prince Walid al Kurdi, who stands accused of embezzling hundreds of millions from Jordan’s phosphate industry.
A public trial of the royal could go a long way toward reassuring the public — and particularly the monarchy’s East Banker constituency — of the king’s commitment to fighting corruption. Washington should encourage King Abdullah to see through this and other public corruption trials, with an eye toward improving the monarch’s tarnished image at home and his chances of surviving the current regional turmoil.
David Schenker is the Aufzien fellow and director of the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
[ed notes;click link for whole article,just citing few excerpts,now,how nice isnt it, to see a zionist israhell agent from winep coming up with solutions on how to save the zio-pagan puppet king of Jordan?…priceless,but not surprising after all he is israhells b#TCH! ALSO SEE.. ZIONIST WATCH- ISRAHELL SAYS IT ENSURES JORDAN PUPPET KING NOT OVERTHROWN
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