King Abdullah of Jordan Discusses Mid-East Challenges and President Elect Donald Trump…

A very interesting and insightful interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan.  The discussion includes perspectives on the incoming Donald Trump presidency, the Syrian and Mid-East conflict and the larger issues of radical Islamic extremism.

Well worth watching, especially if you have followed the evolutionary relationship between Jordan, Egypt and Russia. If you don’t have time for the full interview watch the first 7-8 minutes:

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231 Responses to King Abdullah of Jordan Discusses Mid-East Challenges and President Elect Donald Trump…

  1. Pigg says:

    The World breaths a sigh of relief now that Obama will be gone and Hillary will not continue the destructive foreign policies.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I can see Hillary in my mind, sitting there with Abdullah – talking past him, lying about commitments, spouting boilerplate, and looking at her watch to make sure she doesn’t miss her donor meeting to follow.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      This guy is really intelligent. I had no idea that they can also speak really good English. To be honest I need to do more research on him and Jordan to learn more.

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      • KitKat says:

        Wikipedia:

        King Abdullah began his schooling in 1966 at the Islamic Educational College in Amman and continued abroad at St Edmund’s School, in England. The young prince attended high school in the United States at Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy.[2]

        Abdullah began his military career when he was admitted into the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1980,[6] and was commissioned into the British Army as a Second Lieutenant. He then served a year in Britain and West Germany as a troop commander in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars.[4]

        Prince Abdullah during a visit to the Royal Jordanian Air Force headquarters in 1973.
        Abdullah was admitted to Pembroke College in 1982, where he completed a one-year Special Studies course in Middle Eastern Affairs. Upon returning home, Abdullah joined the Royal Jordanian Army, serving as an officer in the 40th Armored Brigade, and undergoing a parachuting and freefall course.[7] In 1985, Abdullah attended the Armored Officer’s Advanced Course at Fort Knox, and in 1986, he became commander of a tank company in the 91st Armored Brigade, holding the rank of Captain.[8] He also served with the Royal Jordanian Air Force in its Anti-Tank Wing, where he was trained to fly Cobra attack helicopters.[7]

        The Prince then attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C in 1987. He returned home to command a tank battalion in 1989, and attended British Staff College in 1990 where he was promoted to Major.[7] Abdullah served in the Office of the Inspector General of the Jordanian Armed Forces as the Armored Corps representative.[7] He commanded a battalion in the 2nd Armored Cavalary Regiment in 1992, and was promoted to Colonel the next year, serving with the 40th Brigade. In 1994, Abdullah assumed command of Jordan’s Special Forces and other elite units as Brigader General, where he reorganized them into the Joint Special Operations Command.[7] Abdullah became a Major General in May 1998, and attended a course in defense resources management at the American Naval Postgraduate School in the same year

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  2. flawesttexas says:

    Interesting is that Jordan is one of the few Middle Eastern countries that takes in Syrian refugees

    You dont hear that on the news, do you? Nope

    Found this out from the lady who plays the ATT salesperson in those commercials. Actually, Milana Vayntrub is her name. Now, she is quite liberal (wants to bring refugees to EU and US), but, unlike other leftys…has actually gone to the camps. Including those set up in Jordan. Only way I heard about Jordan camps

    Jordan is truly one of the sane nations in the Middle East. Its history, and, the history of the Hashemites (Abdullah royal ancestry) is interesting

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    • Beenthere says:

      Jordan has been taking in many refugees from all over the region or the past several decades from Palestinians to Iraqis, not only Muslims but Christians too.

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      • Kroesus says:

        just too bad Jordan did not take in the “Palestinians” as called for in the Balfort Agreement and the UN resolution forming Israel……Trans-Jordan as it was called then was always meant to be where the Arabs from that area were to be resettled

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        • Joel says:

          Years ago, Jordan expelled thr PLO due to the PLOs subversion.

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        • diddle40 says:

          Balfour declaration ( just in case anyone wants to research it)

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        • Daniel says:

          They had no right to make Palestinians leave their homes in what is now Israel.

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          • In 1932, The Palestine Post had its first edition. It catered to the Palestinians in the area. However, in 1950, the Palestinians in the area were now called Israelis, because the State of Israel had come into existence, and the name changed to the Jerusalem Post, though still serving the same clientele. The original Palestinians were the combined Jewish and Arab peoples that lived in the Protectorate of Palestine.

            Though some of the Arabs were forcibly ejected, mostly because of security concerns, the vast majority of Arabs that left Palestine/Israel did so voluntarily. However, the Jews that streamed in from the surrounding Arab lands were mostly ejected unwillingly from their homes. It is estimated that the number of Arabs that left were about the same as the number of Jews that arrived, during that particular time. The label “Palestinian’ was acquired by the PLO, as part of the political changes that took place after Israel re-acquired all of Jerusalem.

            Israel has not yet re-acquired all of the land originally ceded to it, having allowed the Arabs to claim ownership in an attempt to prevent violence. This has not been very successful.

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          • Evelyn says:

            The Israelis begged the Arabs to stay and become part of Israeli society with equal rights and representation, but the Arabs believed their evil leaders who told them to leave and they would get rid of the Israelis.

            What is missed in all of this by most western analysts is that it is a core tenet of Islam that land that was under Islamic occupation in the past (as the Holy Land was during the Ottoman Empire) must never be controlled by Infidels (any non-Muslim group). Thus every Muslim is required by their faith to drive Israel into the sea; a “two state solution” is impossible except as part of a larger Taquiyya strategy (Taquiyya is another core requirement of Islam that mandates the open lying to infidels in order to advance Islam).

            Unfortunately for all who have joined the Borg/Islam, the Living God has a one state solution planned, and I personally believe He will continue to advance that plan as detailed in His word.

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            There are plenty of Arabs living freely in Israel as regular citizens. There are plenty of Muslims in Israel, living as free, regular citizens, and able to attend the Mosque of their choice and pray whenever they want, facing whatever direction they want.

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        • WSB says:

          Where do you think the Palestinians came from originally? The so-called Palestinians were mostly Jordanians who were moved and used as human shields against the Israelis. Remember. The original area was originally Judea.

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    • Janie M. says:

      flawest, King Abdullah, II, has his own website. That is where I learned his country has been taking in the refugees. Only downside to the site, the page is too small (no way to alter that) and it affects the photos. .

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    • homefree15 says:

      I think you are giving Jordan a bit too much credit. He allows them to live in large refugee camps and that is the extent of his good will. In fact Jordan has built a wall to keep them out, and has forced the majority of those camps to leave. There is no path for citizenship, or employment for these people. They have lived in poverty and are supported by their own industriousness and the United Nations,

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      • homefree15 says:

        I did not get a chance to finish my comment…. I wanted to add, ironically we are paying for this sophisticated border wall. Called the “Jordan Border Security Program” it is high tech and very interesting because it is displays our capability of our protecting our own border. A must read.

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  3. wolfmoon1776 says:

    This is somebody Trump won’t just work with – he will LISTEN TO.

    Abdullah seems absolutely convinced that even a stepped-up campaign against ISIS, nation-by-nation, would NOT be effective – that ISIS needs to be attacked everywhere at once. I hope that Trump’s advisers take that suggestion very seriously in their planning.

    Obviously Obama’s strategy is not meeting with Abdullah’s approval, although he was careful to avoid criticizing Obama. Quite the diplomat.

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    • georgiafl says:

      ISIS is not the only enemy – there is Taliban, Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, and a long list of others:
      http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm

      95% of all foreign terrorist organizations are Islamists.

      Many have been active in Western nations….including the US and this hemisphere.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Abdullah specifically made your point about a good number of those – that if we simply went after one, the others would take over. Turban whack-a-mole!

        Of course, Obama the stealth radical Muslim understands this.

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      • Daniel says:

        Hezbollah does not target the US, just any nation that tries to occupy Lebanon. It is fighting both ISIS and Al Qaeda.

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        • georgiafl says:

          West Bank and Gaza are illegally occupied Jewish territory, due to the Arab invasion and are allowed there by an Armistice agreement. Same with the Temple Mount being occupied by the Islamists’ Mosque and Dome of the Rock.

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      • Jedi9 says:

        They are already doing that in the US and is of serious concern now. What is the solution to all of this? Especially when the opposition is the left and screaming racism, along with Mayors from major cities pose as more benign to being obstacles to Trump’s intent on fixing immigration and our border security? As one writer had put it, Trumps Presidency will be under siege due to the various chaotic terror being created by one AKA George Soros on American soil?

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      I agree. I could see the King and President Trump getting along extremely well.

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      • Disgusted says:

        A world with it’s people represented by Trump, Netanyahu, Putin, Abdulla, El Sisi, Le Pen, and any real loyal German for Germany, (and I so wish Farage for Great Britain) might have a chance to get things right, again.

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    • The rudderless, piecemeal approach King Abdullah criticizes is the Obama policy as formulated and executed by Clinton and Kerry. Always looking to achieve a ceasefire or a peace agreement solely as a personal achievement for domestic political consumption, without any real understanding of the broad issues or appreciation for the fact that there can be no peace without victory.

      I am encouraged that Trump begins from the position that the enemy is “radical Islamic terrorism” on a global scale. That framework segues nearly into King Abdullah’s “outlaws of Islam” threat that needs to be eradicated.

      Great historic currents converging as we watch them unfold.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Of course, the only effective way is to strike them everywhere simultaneously.
      However, not all Muslim nations will agree to this. Just last week, when asked who wants to take part in the fight against Islamic State, no more than 18 out of 57 Muslim nations agreed to help out.

      Also, King Abdullah is in denial over his religion, like many Muslims. They all have a different idea of what Islam is and few are willing to talk about the main problem: Mohamed, their ideal man who is at the root of Muslim barbarity and conquest.

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      • Orygun says:

        I am afraid the only true answer is to re-write the Koran or give up the so called religion entirely. I don’t see anyway that you can get people to just cherry pick the parts they like and ignore the parts they don’t such as killing and lying to infidels. This religion is once again on a collision course with the civilized world.

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        • Sunshine says:

          NO. The life of Mohamed (Sira) must be rewritten first. Either have Mohamed end his life before his migration or better still, eliminate Mohamed. That would automatically remove most of the violent verses.

          “I came to the absolute conviction that it is impossible…impossible…for any human being to read the biography of Mohammed and believe in it, and then emerge a psychologically and mentally healthy person.” – Syrian Psychiatrist Dr. Wafa Sultan

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        • WSB says:

          Islam is not a religion. It is totalitarianism with a worshipping component, that is all.

          The only way to start correcting this,IMHO, is a complete reformation, as Dr. Zuti Jasser has been calling for, rename the reformation, and declare Islam a terrorist group. Other nations would have to follow. It’s a big step but that would be the only way to combat this 4th caliphate.

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      • Sunshine, the King may be in denial about his religion, but since I just got back from an extended trip to the British Isles including the Republic of Ireland, I can tell you that no one has forgotten what the Christian Oliver Cromwell did to Christian Ireland and England and Scotland.
        For those who have forgotten, Cromwell killed thousands of Catholics still loyal to Rome – Catholic soldiers, priests and civilians. He blew up their castles and monasteries and generally created havoc in the area. That was less than 400 years ago – 1600s. It’s a miracle Great Britain survived.

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    • To effectively fight ISIS and related scum, we have to re-stabilize the places we’ve de-stabilized. Which means putting dictators back into the places we’ve removed them from. In the Arab world, secular dictators and kings are the only bulwark against radical Islam. Imagining it otherwise has plunged the whole region into misery. It is why I got on the Trump train about a year ago: because Trump is without illusion about this. Obama believes in unicorns. So did Bush. Our last two presidents’ belief in unicorns has unleashed untold calamity on the world. We should have left Saddam, Ghadafi, and Assad alone. Or, in extreme cases where removing a dictator is absolutely necessary, you immediately replace him with another dictator. This is the simple, sober, realistic truth in the Arab world. It is the most compassionate course of action.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Well-said!

        Personally, I’m not entirely convinced that the people who SAY they believe in the unicorns actually believe in them – or at least not as stated. If not entirely cynical, I think they may be practicing a form of (to their minds) “altruistic deception”.

        For example, GWB’s “Islam is a religion of peace” may be an intentionally misleading restatement of “Islam could perhaps become a religion of peace, and our first step is to pretend that it actually is”. Which is still unicorn thinking, and hence the problems. The fact is, Islam has to change markedly to adapt to Western or Far-Eastern cultures, and even then it still brings its bomber baggage. It may, in fact, be completely incompatible with our form of government, except perhaps as a small minority of the population.

        In any case, I agree completely that the forms of government which have evolved in specific places, are uniquely suited for those place, those histories, and those cultures, and are best learned from – not changed on even a studied whim. We actually practice the “chauvinism” which the left allegedly hates, when we act to replace those governments with ones that look more like our own.

        The wisest course of action is to make certain that our overriding concern is simple – how do these countries treat the United States, and our close allies? That is, frankly, more than enough of a problem for anyone to handle. And I really don’t think the globalists are up to the task, given all the mayhem they’re unleashing.

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        • Jedi9 says:

          One fact that stands out remarkable about Islam, is unlike Christianity, it has never had a official reformation since it’s inception. Almost all religions of the world have gone through some form of reformation in their respective histories, but not Islam. That being said, I think Islam and the incompatibilities with western culture would make it time that such reformation would need to happen in order to arrive at peace. Unfortunately, it is something that will take being on the brink of a Humanitarian crisis, such as a lot of people dying to force the issue. The inquisition was such example that forced Christianity into reforming it’s practices and interpretations of it’s religious doctrines, and the same needs to happen for Islam.

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    • NvMtnOldman says:

      He is a very smart man and should work well with Trump. Sounds to me like he was educated in the US.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Interesting to contemplate what potential strategies to defeating this scourge will look like. The first thing I can only think of, is that:

      The possibility of a coalition force would almost involved millions of mercenaries or troops from many allied countries
      A stealth operation similar to what happened on D-day but on a much larger scale, something that would be breath taking and of historical proportions
      A strategy would have to be of intelligent design that will separate the civilian population from the extremists

      I have no idea if this is realistic, but it is all I can think of in a general sense.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        What you’re saying almost explains why Slackmaster Obama is finally getting around to half-way dealing with ISIS.

        I had originally thought Obama was doing it to deny Trump the opportunity to take care of the problem. However, your thoughts on how to do it right, tell me that Obama is very intentionally trying to modulate ISIS down to a “non-problem” that the Democrats can then protect by demands for inaction. Obama is going after them to eliminate them as an acute problem, and save them as a chronic problem. Sneaky!

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        • Jedi9 says:

          If what you are saying is correct, then I am not sure how he is achieving this, with so little time left in his term. As it stands now, he has done very little, and pretty much has his hands tied with Russia being the main obstacle.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            Indeed, that would be typical Obama style – far too little, way too late, as in the “save” of Obamacare. His last-minute, too-late moves against Mosul and now Raqqa are just like fixing the epic fail website after it rolled out with a thud and a cloud of steam. The “fix” barely worked, and didn’t really solve the underlying problems.

            So yes – Obama won’t actually achieve what he’s trying to do. I predict that Trump will have his hands full with a revived ISIS after Obama has safely fled the scene.

            Obama can never solve the problem in Syria, because he can never admit the truth – that his “cure” of secret ISIS treatments was worse than the “disease” of Assad. Trump sees the problem itself in an entirely different light, where Russia is part of the answer, and not an obstacle. For Obama and his globalist backers, there is no solution with Assad in place. Because THAT secret agenda – the requisite removal of Assad – interferes with almost all realistic Syrian solutions, Obama simply cannot solve the problem. His goal is NOT peace for all sides in the Syrian conflict. It is peace on his own terms. That is likely not even possible.

            Syria is impossible for people who cannot accept downside of an optimal solution, and would rather nobly pursue a unicorn to tragic failure. People like S.E. Cupp who cry and wail over the deaths of children in Aleppo now, have no idea how much horror would be unleashed on children by toppling Assad. Either that, or they DO have an idea, and they simply don’t care.

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            • Jedi9 says:

              I agree. Toppling regimes has already proven fatal to middle east stability. So a bunch of rebels start a war, and all of sudden US and other covert operatives think it’s a good idea to fund mercenary groups whose loyalties are questionable at best? Where have we seen this before? Another good example of our interventionist policies coming under question again. What it suggests, the elite and CIA operatives who do their bidding don’t really care where there is profit to be made and certainly don’t represent US interests nor look to making or producing sensible solutions. US has already lost this war in the court of public opinion and now with Hillary out of the picture, so goes Kerry resetting the table as to what the new objectives will be in the future. Assad will stay in power, and could possibly play a roll in the future if he can regain control to stabilizing Syria. I am not sure if US shift in policies and openly favoring Assad is going to look good in the public narrative, but perhaps being a silent partner will be best served with an alliance with Russia to defeat a common enemy. 1st step is stop all funding to the rebels, which IMO will be a game changer. 2nd step send Kerry his walking papers and charge him with treason! He is a traitor through and through, and making him SOS was one of the worse decisions Obola has ever made! He has been openly lying to the UN council on a daily basis, and was caught doing so. He can’t save face at this point, especially when the truth eventually comes out of what he has been hiding in regards to Syria and the role he played.

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                One more reason to hope for Giuliani as SoS – he may be the only person able to walk in and truly clean up the messes left by Kerry and Clinton. I can just imagine Rudy holding up some obscure memo, shaking his head, and exclaiming “What the HELL is this? I sent people to prison for this kind of thing!”

                Normally, the outward look is most important for State. However, this would not be the first time an inward look was more important.

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  4. R-C says:

    Abdullah is a Warrior-King in the old tradition. Not afraid of anything; willing to personally get his hands dirty.

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  5. georgiafl says:

    Let us not ever forget that, according to a legal international agreement, Jordan is Arab Palestine and all land west of the Jordan River is Jewish Palestine. This was decided just as Pakistan was formed out of India and for the same reason, to try to have peace and protect India and Israel (Jewish Palestine) from the rabid Islamists of that day.

    Originally – ALL of Jordan, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank were decided to become the Jewish state under the British Mandate. But the Jews gave up over 70% of their land in order to try to make peace with Islamists.

    As we know, that did not work out. History shows it is futile to try to appease or make deals and treaties with Islamists – they never keep those treaties/agreements. It is only possible to control them by force.

    The world is as disgusted and weary of Arabs and Islamic supremacists and pretend refugees as they are with the Black supremacists and pretend victims of bias. Spit!

    Time for all of them to shape up and behave – to treat others like they would like to be treated. Or else.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      Been there done that, time for “or else”!

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    • kingjulianx says:

      I agree. After the Jewish people made the land into a paradise guess who wanted to come and take it over and absolutely destroy it?

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    • Sunshine says:

      Wishful thinking. For them to shape up, they need to hit rock bottom, lose everything and be at our mercy.

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    • Jack says:

      Or else what? Must be nice that a superpower can just come in and “mandate” that after 1850 years, you “nasty” Arabs get the hell out because Jews are coming back at the point of a gun.

      Why is Israel our problem? Why do we send billions to them every freaking year and spill American blood for Neo-con wars? What does the US get out of it except misery? The Jewish lobby in the US is WAY too strong. We need to dis-associate ourselves from foreign entanglements, starting with Israel or we will never have any peace.

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      • jrapdx says:

        The US funds going to Israel for military purposes are all spent in the US, so the funding is really an indirect way to benefit US companies exclusively. Furthermore, Israel is an important partner and contributor to US research and development of advanced weapons systems, so that’s another positive result for the US from funds provided to Israel.

        AFAIK the US has not had military personnel involved in any of Israel’s several wars, so I don’t understand what you are talking about re: “spill American blood” on behalf of Israel. Whatever “Neo-con wars” you are referring to, they have nothing to do with Israel or lobbyists.

        Israel is a vibrant democracy and an important US ally that provides the US with valuable intelligence concerning the ME region. There are many reasons for the US to maintain good relations with Israel, far more than could be listed here. I believe you are misinformed about the history and characteristics of the country, it’s a subject worth studying.

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        • Yes, and furthermore, both Egypt and Jordan have been allies and quiet friends of Israel and the U.S. This is why the “Arab Spring” was so amazingly destructive and bad and why most of us love the fact that President al-Sisi was able to regain control of Egypt from the radical Muslim Brotherhood before any more harm could be done in Egypt and elsewhere.

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      • JB from SoCal says:

        p a t h e t i c

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      • georgiafl says:

        Let me clarify:

        I was talking about the USA and Western Nations.
        If the Muslims (and Blacks) want to live in the USA and other civilized nations – they had better live by our laws and values. Otherwise go to jail or go back to your family’s original third world country. 3rd world behaviors won’t fly in the USA.
        Better $$$ to Israel than Iran and other terrorist supporting countries.

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      • Spoken like an ill informed isolationist. Way to go.

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      • herbork says:

        Sartre wrote, “If the Jew did not exist, the anti-Semite would invent him.”

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      • WSB says:

        Read the Bible. Any entity that does harm to God’s chosen people does not end up well.

        Israel, the modern state of Judaism is the oldest democracy, one of the hallmarks of Christianity, which as reformed became the basis for US doctrine.

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    • JB from SoCal says:

      georgiafl,
      Thanks for the added bonus of the map. I’ve been looking for just such a cartographic depiction (with text) of the post-Ottoman Levant.
      Outstanding find!

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    • diddle40 says:

      Israel is 1/6 or 1/4 of the ME. That sliver of land and its people suffer so much.

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      • surakvulcan says:

        No. Israel has 0.2% of the area of the Arab League, meaning the ratio of Arab area to Israel is not 4:1 or 6:1 as you suggest, but rather over 500:1. And even that 0.2% is too much for most Arabs. In a poll, Palestinian-Arabs said that if Israel were to withdraw from Judea and Samaria (the Biblical names for the “West Bank”), the Arabs should still continue jihad against Israel until Israel is destroyed. Qur’an 9:5 = verse of the sword = non-Muslims must convert, submit, or die = perpetual jihad.

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    • Daniel says:

      Decided by whom? Certainly the Palestinians had no say. There is no support internationally for the notion that the Jews get whatever is west of Jordan River That notion is a Jewish supremacist one.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Decided by the League of Nations, precursor to the UN.

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      • georgiafl says:

        “There is no support internationally for the notion that the Jews get whatever is west of Jordan River That notion is a Jewish supremacist one.” Sorry, but you are wrong on that.

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      • You couldn’t be more incorrect. There would be no such thing as “palestine”, as there would be no palestinian people but the hodge podge mix of “Jews” in Judah when it was finally conquered by the romans and subsequently renamed “syria-palaestina”.

        It’s been a mess of lies since. The romans wished to remove all memory and traces of the Yehudim from the area that had always been theirs before the invasions began. Hence the also incorrect term of “Jewish Palestine”…

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        • And here is a huge irony, Human, about the Roman occupation and conquest of ancient Israel. Israelite leaders actually invited the Romans to come in and defeat the Jews who did not conform to the standards of those leaders.
          Read the whole story of Channukah (not just the oil in the temple part) for all the gruesome details. (I and II Maccabees)

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        • WSB says:

          No such entity as a Palestinian. Most of these people are Jordanians.

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      • JB from SoCal says:

        Who are these so-called “Palestinians” of which you speak? When did they become an entity? Any ancient kings or rulers? Any coin of the realm or monetary system ever found? Contributions to world society (besides sky-jacking of airplanes and suicide bombers).
        Please enlighten us, O Daniel.

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    • Sherlock says:

      I care about one country, mine. America first, last, and everything in between. We have been screwed by our enemies, and screwed by our allies. I trust no country. I feel no fealty to any other country, including the one where my forebears lived. We have been lied to, and told that every country on earth is somehow a “vital interest” of the US, and that we must fight everywhere, die everywhere, send money everywhere, trade everywhere even when it destroys our own people. I care about American citizens.

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  6. delmarvajim says:

    The king is really is quite a diplomat. Syria is a part of the legacy of Jug-ears and Rotten Clinton. He really can’t deny it. For many years to come, his legacy will cover the walls of every Spot-a-Pot in America

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  7. William F BUCKLEY Ghost says:

    Assad is the legitimate ruler of Syria and should be able to rule his country without interference from the United States.

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    • 804hokie says:

      What’s Sundance’s take on the supposed recount effort? Is it a certainty? Is it just saber rattling to fundraise off of?

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    • regedit says:

      Assad is not only legitimate ruler but also legitimate President of Syria .chosen in elections.Syrian christians are backing his regime,Russia is ,Iran is -so why do we always have to meddle-well- Israel and Saudi Arabia-It would really work to our advantage if we rethink our alliances in middle east.The fixation on Iran is really neocon position
      Fact is all terrorist acts in last 30 years are perpetriated by sunni Arabs

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      • Daniel says:

        Israel and Saudi Arabia are desperate to have Syria broken up. Turkey was till it realized Assad was going nowhere.

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        • I understand Saudi’s rivalry with Assad. But what does Israel have to gain from the collapse of Syria? Isn’t chaos at their doorstep bad for Israel? I would think “the devil we know,” the secular, stable dictatorship of Assad, would be preferable to them than an ISIS-like caliphate next door.

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          • regedit says:

            Its simple Israel is
            number1-pro Saudi(who fund ISIS)just for a simple fact that it becomes a counterweight to their mortal enemy- Iran
            number 2- against Assad for a simple fact he is an ally of Iran and by extension Russia

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    • ufferndan says:

      All those who purposely executed the destruction of Syria, along with the lives of tens of thousands of Syrians deserve no mercy. The callousness of the Deviants in D.C., (and others) at the behest of their evil global Masters can never be understated.

      This contrived ‘war’ has been the most deviant propaganda coup in modern history. The mindless false ‘news’ continues to this day. Listen up folks, Bashir Al Assad is not the bogeyman. Whatever Putin’s end-game may be, I for one am thankful he remains steadfast in defiance of the evil globalist cabal. I trust PET will get a grip and stop the crimes being committed in America’s name.

      To the apprentice in the W.H., and his snakes throughout government, all y’all are NOT who I am. I hope you burn in hell. God will be your judge.

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    • Agreed! Why is this so hard for people to understand? Why can’t people see that our (and our allies’) meddling has unleashed such great horror? We wouldn’t be talking about refugees if we had left Assad alone.

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  8. Janie M. says:

    I greatly admire King Abdullah II and am forever grateful his father had the foresight to have his son educated in the West. The King’s 2 eldest children are currently attending college in the U.S. I believe he and President Trump will forge a strong alliance.

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    • Atticus says:

      A product of Deerfield Academy, Deerfield MA.

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    • Perfect example of benevolent dictator being the only form of government that functions in that part of the world. 60 Minutes did good report a few weeks ago on him. It showed his personal involvement in the military. It also showed miles and miles of refugees living in what essentially are tent cities.
      Also very interesting is that Jordan put up a WALL (well, fence at least) to seal off the border with Syria after terrorists came in among the refugees. Now, they lift food and supplies over the border using large cranes. Which I think is what the US role is. Helping people stay alive giving them food and medicine is one thing. Inviting them to move permanently into your neighborhood to create new colonies is another.

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  9. India Maria says:

    Hard to get past the misinformed, misquoting Aussie journalist. “Will you speak to Trump and educate him……” What blather. Trump NEVER said “All Muslims are bad” , just as he never said “all Mexicans are rapists.” He said “I am calling for a temporary ban on all Muslims into the U.S. until our government figures out what the hell is going on.” He said this on the heels of several Jihad attacks on U.S. soil with dozens of slaughter U.S. citizens. Rational and reasonable AMERICA FIRST attitude.

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    • India Maria says:

      From The Gateway Pundit:
      The Daily Caller reported:

      President-elect Donald Trump received nearly triple the amount of votes from Muslims in the 2016 election than Republican nominee Mitt Romney got in 2012, a poll released Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations reveals.

      The CAIR exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters found that 74 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent voted for Trump. CAIR’s 2012 exit poll showed 85.7 percent of Muslims voted for President Barack Obama and 4.4 percent voted for Romney.

      During Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he released a plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States. The New York Times wrote a story in March that Muslims were attempting to drive up turnout from their community in an effort to defeat Trump.

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      • I’m sure Muslims felt the same affinity for Barack HUSSEIN Obama as black people did.

        He is “one of them”.

        There was even a remarkable statement by none other than Col. Moammar Khadaffi who was ecstatic that in just a few decades the United States had moved from electing Ronald Reagan to “a black African Muslim”.

        It didn’t end well for Khadaffi despite his early optimism.

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        • Yep. And THAT is why judging people by their skin color, an attribute of their outward body does NOT work. Gaddafi learned this. So did Farakkhan. So have those of all skin colors who are now awake in the USA. Skin color politics is HITLERIAN. I would suggest anytime you receive a questionnaire asking your skin color (they no longer ask race for Caucasians or Negro, they actually ask what your skin color is, e.g. “white” which is NOT a race; DO NOT ANSWER THEM! Check “other” and write in “human.” It’s none of their business and they only use it to divide.

          WE ARE NOT CRAYONS!

          I’m surprised it hasn’t got so bad that they ask “are you overweight?” or “what are you on a scale of 1-10 rate your looks.” That may sound strange but so is it ridiculous asking our skin color, and that being a choice of black or white then they fill in the rest with ancestry of our parents! Yet Americans comply with this? STOP IT! It’s dividing Americans.

          How utterly gauche!

          The ONLY thing that might be important is where we hold our citizenship, e.g. American.

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          • I couldn’t agree more with this excellent post! The use of skin color is one of the globalist psychopaths most effective tools of division, possibly right after religion. It’s nonsense, there is but the human race which is constantly attacking… itself.

            Very well stated. 😉

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          • navysquid says:

            MoniQue…great post again!

            One other thing that those who are lovers of the Native Indian culture (which I am) and believe we evil White racists pushed them to extinction…what MoniQue said also existed among the varying Indians as they divided themselves up into tribes long before we “white” people set foot on the American soil.

            btw…my incredible sister-in-law is Native American and I’m just making the point here that all the human race likes to divide themselves up so that there can be an attempt to rule over the others.

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    • Colin Stent says:

      The “journalist” is a well known extreme left activist in Australia. So please consider this when watching this video.

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  10. 4bleu says:

    As usual, the interviewer is a left-wing hack whose clinging to his ideology gets in the way of what King Abdullah is explaining. King Abdullah mentions Africa, but the interviewer ignored it. Abdullah could have expounded a lot more on that had he been asked because it’s vitally important, but the progressive Left was sooo proud of their execrable contributions to the ‘Arab Spring’ – savvy readers would have looked up the historic ‘Paris Spring’ and been scared instead of ooooh, ‘spring’ is a nice word, new growth and pretty flowers in politics, and what happened was destructive – as predicted by people who actually live in the region.
    Why was France attacked? Libya fell, spewing thousands of radicalized fighters across the African Sahel – a number returning to northern Mali, Niger, northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon to name a few of their home countries. Under attack, Mali quickly lost half it’s territory. France abruptly intervened militarily when the radicals moved to capture the rest of the nation. French troops in ground combat stopped the advance and then recaptured northern Mali. French troops are still engaged across Africa – there is a definite line of Islamic advancement west to east across the African Sahel – encompassing also Central Africa Republic and into eastern Congo. France was attacked to be punished and by opening another front of sorts to get them to pull back. How many Americans know that? The MSM of course never mentions it. It’s just an un-explainable mystery that radical Boko Haram showed up in northern Nigeria.
    It’s quite obvious this has not been discussed in any of the so-called ‘news’ reporting to better inform and equip the American public. The interviewer needed to blunt the important points King Abdullah was making by inappropriately interjecting the Left’s imaginary bogey man – ‘radical right-wing.’ Who have never done ever or even dreamed of doing anything like what Boka Haram has actually done to innocent people.

    Thus, interviews like this are frustrating in that so much more could have been discussed to really help the public understand, but so much is left off – not by the interviewee, in this case King Abdullah – but by the interviewer.

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    • Sunshine says:

      You are hard to read. Try splitting up into paragraphs no longer than 5 lines each.
      It looks interesting but almost impossible not to get lost in the lines.

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      • 4bleu says:

        Ouf! OK. Will remember that (didn’t intend to write a long post either!) Thanks for putting in the effort despite the visual density.

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        • Orygun says:

          Every time there is a boogey man they call them extreme right wingers. To listen to them there is no such thing as a murderous left winger even though history tells a different story.

          Like your post and I know what you mean when you get caught up in a pent up post..;)

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          • I can’t tell you how many times I find myself having to correct New York Times and others of this fact as well. Matteo Salvini the Italian leader who is center-right that supports Trump is also labelled by the left in America as “far right,” when in fact his party (Northern League) is the ruling party of all LOMBARDIA (North Italy from MILAN upwards) which as everyone knows Milan is hardly “far right.” Even wikipedia says “center right.” There are far right parties but they are obscure and Northern League is not one of them. Same with Le Penn and others who just want their countries back from the clutches of EU and MIGRATION and ISLAMIFICATION. Each one has been labeled “racist” and all the other false labels by the lefty globalist loons. Ridiculous false charges of “racism” have been filed against Marine LePen and Geert Wilders in regards to MUSLIMS, even though “muslim” isn’t even a race!

            (L-R) Matteo Salvini, Italy’s Lega Nord (Northern League) party leader; Harald Vilimsky, Austria’s Freedom Party (FPOe); Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front political party head; Geert Wilders, Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) leader; and Gerolf Annemans, Belgium.

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            • JB from SoCal says:

              MoniQue Dahling,
              I especially appreciate the image you’ve posted here. First time I’ve ever seen them all together — our friends in the soon-to-be-much-smaller “e. u.”
              Geert and Marine are very familiar names and faces to me, so thanks to you for rounding up the others for the group photo! Say “Cheese” . . .

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        • Your post was excellent. I think it was just the paragraph spacing was hard to read, but the writing I enjoyed reading.

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      • nwtex says:

        What I do with some comments is copy to notepad then make as many paragraphs as I like 🙂 Works for me.

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    • Sunshine says:

      I agree that Africa has been ignored by the MSM. The Central African Republic, aka CAR, went through hell with Islamic Seleka barbarians. The Black Christians fought back hard and pushed them out while France handled the exodus.
      The problem the world has with Islam is their moderates rarely join in the effort of fighting back the least moderates.

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    • georgiafl says:

      “How many Americans know that?”

      Afraid what most Americans get is propaganda by the MSM.

      For example, how many Americans know what has really happened in Syria?

      Do they know that McCain and Romney’s candidate for President Evan McMullin met with ISIS leader, and as a CIA operative, McMullin might have helped lead the ‘Syrian’ ‘rebels’ against Assad…or at least lay the ground work for the ‘rebellion’?

      Here is the best description of the US instigated cr4p in Syria by Daniel Greenfield:
      The Road to Damascus

      Unfortunately, no one is getting struck down and converted by the Light and Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, the b4st4rds are trying to extinguish that Light and Presence and all evidence and record of Christianity and Judaism from Syria.

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    • Do you think France regrets its determination to topple Ghadafi? I thought it was a terrible idea. All the consequences you list above could have been avoided if the dictators across the Arab world had been left alone. As I understand it, France led the charge to smash Ghadafi.

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      • lumoc1 says:

        While the results or consequences of interference in the Arab world are evident, it does not follow that leaving them alone would have resulted in a better world. Is the thought of Saddam Hussein armed with weapons of mass destruction make you feel safer than you feel now? 😉

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        • Leaving them alone (Assad and Ghadafi) would most certainly be better than what we have now. In extreme cases where a dictator absolutely must be removed, you replace him immediately with another dictator. You don’t step back and say “You’re fee!” like we so idiotically did with Iraq. Democracy is inappropriate in Arab countries. It was utter stupidity to outlaw the Baath party and fire the military. We should have plucked the most capable general from the ranks and put him in charge.

          Power vacuums, and the inevitable chaos and civil wars and terrorism and refugee crises that follow, are much crueler than dictators. We could have done a much cleaner, more surgical job of dealing with the WMD threat from Saddam than we did. It is the persistent, serially failed ideological notion that we must bring democracy to Islamic lands that drives me crazy, and has plunged so much of the world into misery.

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      • 4bleu says:

        Perhaps one day we’ll all find out the background as to who was pushing for this in France, UK and US. Look back to see who was dancing with bullhorns in Egypt – calling for the tearing out of that sitting government – Code Pink, Bill Ayers… say what? And what did the protesting students get? To their shock – worse. The dominoes were all set up across north Africa – Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, with Morocco and Algeria to the west and Jordan and Syria to the east under extreme pressure.

        It’s easy to assert that the citizens had a valid complaint about decades of entrenched, family-run crony governments; they certainly did, but the only offered solution was wrong – tearing out established structures without consensus of the people as to what they consider a legitimate replacement makes for a country-wide cage match as factions vie for power. Plenty of political experts are on record who predicted this, so who can claim honestly that the resulting chaos was unexpected? Some people were naive (the students), others had no illusions.

        Ghaddafi had for decades espoused his vision of Green Islam – Islamic Socialism, with his Green Book (evoking Mao’s Red Book), with a united Africa – with him in charge, of course. He trained and financed a lot of men over the years – who brutally destabilized countries – a tiny example of his vast meddling: Liberia civil war, Sierra Leone civil war, invasion of Chad.
        African governments which knew him very well, warned not to just tear out his government because of the power vacuum and chaos it would create that would spill out into poor neighboring countries which did not have the resources to be able to defend themselves. Just as happened.

        The media likes to create the impression that ‘things happen’ willy-nilly. This creates an insecurity and nervousness among the viewing public – never knowing why sudden events happen. Useful reporting would include a review of the actions/events that laid the groundwork for them.

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  11. MrE says:

    King Abdullah and el-Sisi are both hopeful for a positive relationship with Mr. Trump. Bibi Netanyahu is already on board. Putin remains to be seen, but he respects strength, and Mr. Trump is open to more positive interaction with Russia.

    We are watching history in the making.

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    • singtune says:

      Putin Indicared that yes he is willing to work with TRUMP~! It is the Anti-Russia NWO Globalist’s ~that Hate Putin~! They presently are threatiening War with Russia.

      It is Putin that~ does not want the NWO IMF Or the Anti-National Open Borders NWO Globalists messing with his country or it’s National sovereignty. . Putin, Trump, King Abdullah & el-Sisi will get Rid of ISIS for us~! These Leaders can be trusted much more than the “EU” Wimps~!

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      • Beverly says:

        Don’t romanticize Putin, however. He is KGB. They don’t change, and you never turn your back on them. The only deal you can make with such types is one of strength and vigilance: the minute you let down your guard, they move in for the kill.

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        • Father Thyme says:

          This type of Cold War induced nonsense cannot be allowed to infect America’s foreign policy going forward…whatever your butt-hurt about Russia is lady, get over it.

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          • Sorry, Father Thyme, she’s right. Just ask yourself why the Russians are so incredibly unpopular in all of Central Europe. Putin is not only KGB, he is also Communist. Communism as a danger to the West has not gone away, it has just changed its name.

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            • Father Thyme says:

              Russia has been a nationalist bulwark against the advance of stateless globalism, and an economic survivor of the U.S. led international financial meltdown of the past decade. Calling Putin a communist is just a vain attempt to sound a political dog whistle, without any real basis in fact. The only real question here is what hidden agenda motivates people like you to spread your lies, which I suspect are rooted in ethnic hatred and religious bigotry. Whatever the reason is, there is no place for it going forward in American foreign policy.

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    • Ron says:

      I think their main problems with Obama and his ilk are that they think they’re know it alls, and put policies in place that are destructive in the middle east. Must be incredibly frustrating to have to sit backseat to the U.S., and then get a guy like Obama in who won’t listen to anybody and is more concerned about the damn “Climate Change” than this good King’s people getting slaughtered by terrorists.

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  12. algues says:

    GRRRR …frustrating interview. As an Australian, pleas accept my apologies for leftie Jones. He can’t shift his mind-set. His ego, his sense of morality is too dependent on his leftist world-view. What a wasted opportunity. King Abdullah is so clearly articulate and has such a clear understanding of the situation, and Jones can’t get past his own perspective to really dig into what King Abdullah is saying. Jones is a smug leftie to the core. I wish I could’ve reached through the screen and slapped him out of that arrogance. But some things truly are impossible. Sigh.

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  13. xyzlatin says:

    Tony Jones, the interviewer, who is a rabid leftie, is trying to get King Abdullah 2 to knock Pres Elect Trump and his policies and to make out Trump is an ignorant fool. Abdullah, for his part, is trying to say that Islam itself does not pose a threat to the West, only the radicals do. He actually said that islam does not put down women! Tony Jones is of the public broadcaster the ABC, which is a haven of leftist, green, “luvvies”. He also chairs the weekly Q and A programme which usually has 5 leftist/commie/feminazi/muslims against one conservative, in front of a supposedly “balanced” audience which somehow usually manages to boo the sole conservative. It is carnage leftie television and the ABC is paid for by the Australian taxpayers to the tune of $2 billion a year.

    Abdullah 2 speaks well in a Western educated manner, but when he portrays islam as basically a peaceful religion and has more mentions of the Virgin Mary than the bible, we know there is a snow job going on. Both agreed that early Islam at conception, had people similar to the present day terrorists and that those people caused all the nastiness. Sorry, don’t believe a word of this. A lot of taquiya going on. Listen to the whole tape.

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    • 4bleu says:

      To be fair to King Abdullah, his daily life of managing external and internal is more complex and dangerous than Byzantine politics – which he has to juggle in at least three languages. Give him the courtesy of truly understanding the high stakes and his constraints and he is easy to work with.

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      • xyzlatin says:

        Abdulla said in this interview, that a true muslim believes in the Bible, the Torah and the Koran and that women are not put down, when it is clear from the actions of muslims world wide, whether sunni or shia, that they do not believe these things. He talks of the “outlaws” cherry picking the Koran which actually proves that these things are in the Koran. Of course his job is difficult, because he leads a muslim nation. The Government prohibits conversion from Islam and proselytization of Muslims.

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        • Of course the King presents Islam in the most positive light.

          Jihad is inseparable from Islam, the existence of relatively benign Muslim sects notwithstanding.

          The “outlaws” are not radicals perverting the religion, they are “hellfire and brimstone” fundamentalists.

          That said, if the King wants to eradicate jihadist sects that’s a most welcome development.

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        • 4bleu says:

          look up the global caliphate map that the radicals publicised and see how they fully intend to absorb/annex the entire region, destroying and replacing every sitting government. To say his job is difficult is putting it mildly.

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      • JB from SoCal says:

        Have given due consideration to your suggestion — courteous understanding — but the little king has perfected the art of “Taqiyya (taqiya, taqiyah, taqiyyah), … a form of Islamic deception. The Quran (16:106 and 3:28) allows Muslims to lie in order to protect themselves or to protect the Muslim community.”
        [source, David Wood]

        As xyzlatin posts above, when Abdullah 2 speaks of Islam, ” . . . there is a snow job going on.”

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        • Tonawanda says:

          Amazing to me how a mohammedan who says “you don’t knowanything aboutmy religion” then continues to prove that I know MORE about his religion than he does, or at least more than he says he does.

          There was something problematic/misleading or false about almost every islamic “fact” the King mentioned, although he might be right about the “strapping on a bomb and killing yourself” which seems to be a modern justification of suicide within the religion.

          But he was otherwise wonderful and greatly encouraging. Trump will appreciate the King’s clarity of understanding.

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    • He tried. And FAILED. He looked so ignorant and silly.

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  14. MVW says:

    How many Christian Churches in Saudi Arabia? What is a Kafir? What is a Dhimmi treaty? What is Taqiyya? How can Mohammed’s actions and words be excised from Islam when he is their prophet (violent jihad, enslavement of non muslims, pedophilia, Sharia law, etc.) And ISIS leader al Baghdadi is a Phd Islamic scholar, so he too is also fringe?

    It is a big pill to swallow when there is 1100 years of violent conquest by Islam and subjugation, total war against all, all non muslim religions.

    The face that the King of Jordan puts on Islam doesn’t stand up to reality of today or history. Who is really in denial here?

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    • MVW says:

      America is no longer dependent on oil from Islamic countries. What is our national interest now in the middle east? I want to know? Shale oil has changed everything. Coal and nuclear each by themselves so the same thing. The Bush crime family has cost us $6 trillion for nothing, nothing. Neocons are at best criminals. Republicans, like me, have been suckered for 3 decades. I am slow, but I get there.

      And the face mask of Islam is off and the true face exposed.

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      • Gary says:

        The US has never been depended on middle eastern oil, we don’t use it. We have friends, the Europeans, the Japanese to name a few that are depended on it, we just insure it flows and flows at a reasonable price.

        AS for Pres. Bush, this might be hard to swallow but in Iraq he did the right thing. Saddam held power (only over 1/3 of his country) even though he presented a threat to the majority of his own population for twelve years longer than he should have. The international community decided they were babysitters and the U.S. would pay the bill.

        I couldn’t believe my own ears when the entire world asked “why” instead of how and when. I saw it as pathetic.

        Branch 427
        Knot 013

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    • 4bleu says:

      Not King Abdullah. He has to keep his country together in an incredibly volatile region with a lot of foreign meddlers and his opposition political parties excruciatingly parse every word he speaks in public.

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    • Tonawanda says:

      All very true but those truths (as opposed to the King’s fictions) must be put into the context of the King unmistakably being an ally in defeating jihad as it actually exists today, and his recognition that modern jihad (which he calls “outlaw” islam) is both global AND the chief threat in the world.

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  15. Lanna says:

    King Abdullah is seen by many as the leader who could bring peace to the ME. He’s the closest living relative of Mohammad, moderate Muslims see him as the al-Mahdi.

    There are some interesting aspects of his birth (very unusual configuration of planets), his heritage (part of ancient Assyrian lands are now Jordan, his British mother), ascension to the throne (Vatican eliminated ‘Prince of Darkness’ in the exorcism rite on that date) and the “ten kings” in Book of Revelations (ME nations united to destroy Israel, many now under Jordinian rule) that makes him a serious candidate for the Antichrist, a man who will come in on a platform of peace and will deceive many, but will push aside all of the world’s leaders and form a dictatorship.

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    • It’s called the BOOK OF REVELATION. Singular not plural. A common mistake but definitely not want to add nor subtract from the book especially its title. Also there is no pronoun “THE” or “THEE” antichrist” anywhere in the Book of Revelation nor even anywhere in the bible; that is man’s title given to THE BEAST and the man of perdition and other specific titles. There is mentioned a spirit of antichrist however. And the bible says there are MANY antichrists.

      Just keeping it clear. Especially since there is the warning in the Book of Revelations not to add nor subtract from that book. YIKES!!

      “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:” [Revelation 22:18]

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      • Lanna says:

        Thanks for the clarification, Moni. Obviously too long since I actually looked at it. (Psst: you added the ‘s’ in your 2nd paragraph).

        Years ago I read Jeanne Dixon’s A Gift of Prophecy after learning she’d forewarned JFK. I remembered a prophecy of a specific antichrist birth date so I did a little research to refresh my memory back when Oboohoo was a candidate. Wasn’t the same birth date, but it made me wonder if there was a person who was rising in power and fit the prophecy and came across King Abdullah.

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        • georgiafl says:

          Better stick with the Bible, Christian teachers, not Jeanne Dixon sorts for authority, wisdom, understanding and godly counsel. Stars and planet alignments, horoscopes, crystals, etc. are not a Biblically approved source of wisdom and counsel for Christians or Jews.

          Examination of Islamist and other pagan beliefs may give us an indication of what they expect and act upon, but are not necessarily what the Holy GOD, Father Son Holy Spirit, (the God Who is LOVE, who declares Himself to be The G-D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) has ordained or will permit.

          Everything about Islam is its own blasphemy and a blasphemy of The True and Holy God of Love Truth and Life. The fruit of Islam is bloodshed, death, lies, lust, destruction, oppression, slavery – the opposite of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Kindness, Goodness, Fore-bearance, Self-control).

          The Book of Isaiah speaks to the US and Western Nations throughout, as does The Revelation of St. John – however – we are not given to know the future, only given godly principles and precepts to follow. Even Jesus did not know when GOD The Father, Creator and Ruler of Heaven would allow Jesus to return as King and restore the earth.

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  16. Dixie says:

    If islam is as King Abdullah describes, “Muslims, Christians and Jews are all in the same trench.” (fighting the outlaws)….
    If that is the case, why do so many of the so called moderate Muslims want to force everybody else to adhere to sharia law and their voices are never heard objecting to terrorists acts done in the name of islam?
    Although he appears to be a very civil and intelligent man, I’m not sure I believe his description of islam.

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    • King Abdullah II is very civil, very intelligent. Yet he seems to be unaware of some of the contradictions in his explanation of what is happening. He describes the outlaws as being extremely small in number, compared to the number of peaceful Muslims. A subset of a subset. Yet, he is also saying that the Muslims cannot deal with this very small number of trouble-makers all by themselves. It is almost as if there are two separate story-lines in his mind, and he never mixes the two together. Even saying that, he is probably one of the more trustworthy people in that region. He certainly speaks English very well.

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      • 4bleu says:

        Srsly? He speaks English well?

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        • 4bleu says:

          He is very aware of what he’s saying. He will appreciate working with people who understand that. The ‘Arab Spring’ btw was headed his way, enabled by progressive leftists who came up with the name ‘Arab Spring’ in the first place. So far, the overthrows across the historic Barbary states of the Ottoman Empire across North Africa have been unexpectedly bookmarked-checked by the monarchy in Morocco and the monarchy – him – in Jordan. Egypt fell… but to everyone’s surprise, the nice people – the majority – rose up and ousted the radicals. That wasn’t suppose to happen. But the pressures to break all that down continue.

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        • LOL! Yesssss he does and he speaks better English than many Americans. I was able to understand everything he said yet there are those in inner cities and OTHER PLACES (don’t want to offend anyone here from those states) that I cannot even understand what they are saying when they speak. So to me, yes he speaks very good English.

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          • 4bleu says:

            Of course his English is impeccable. His mother was British, he attended school in UK and in the US for years before years of training as a pilot in the UK. That’s not the only language he’s fluent in either.

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      • singtune says:

        Please remember it was the the USA NWO Globalist Monsters , GHWBush, Billy Clinton, GWBush & Obama that Brought these BARBARIANS to the forefrount by Killing their Dictator Leaders, that had these countries under control. We Destabilized the whole reaion that way & tried very hard to take over Egypt too, right along with Syria.

        Jordon has been going against these BARBARIANS Outlaws & they are a Small group compared to the HOARDS of people in that entire Region. Egypt has Run Out this Muslim Brotherhood & does Not want them back. The King also does not want them in his Country. They will work with the USA Under TRUMP, & with Anti-NWO Putin to get rid of these Outlaws in the Form of Al Queda.- ISIS whatever ASAP. The EU can Not be trusted as they are still in bed with the Globalist’s.

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    • regedit says:

      Islamist are not outlaws -machine gun Kelly was an outlaw and he was robbing banks not chopping peoples heads off–Nuke the whole damn middle east -we did it in 1945- it can be done but because of sissyfication of western civilization(both elites and societies as a whole) we will lose this war

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      • 4bleu says:

        No, there is a radical and violent element that can be differentiated from regular people who just want to go to work, get their kids in a decent school, have a comfortable home and have a nice time with family – i.e. just want to be left alone.

        There were lots of nice Italians who said nothing about the Mafia and quietly paid the protection tax to be left alone, allowing the organization to grow. The same dynamics apply. Once the danger was eliminated, Italians were no longer afraid and came forward and testified to put the Mafia in prison.

        Notice how it cracked in Egypt, even in a place where the shake-down and intimidation and network building had gone on for a century – and at the moment when the Islamists had believed they’d triumphed. THAT was astounding. It flew in the face of all the assumptions of the Islamists and the progressive Leftists.

        Mark Steyn pointed out correctly that radical Islamists are out of favor in their home countries for being so destructive, so have moved into Western countries to destabilize.
        Why is this surprising? Few in the US are habituated to being physically beaten for not paying up the daily protection tax. If the law didn’t stop the perps, they’ll be back to beat the refuser worse. It is seen in lawless, druggie-controlled neighborhoods. That is the reality in these countries.

        Don’t be so surprised or irate that average people put their heads down and studiously mind their own business, even to the point of denial. They are trying to protect themselves and their families the best way they know how. This is the reality, figure out a solution that works.

        So, there are some people we can never work with, but there are always many people with whom we can. How cruel is your position that their lives have no value?

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        • I get your point–sort of, however, to compare mafiosi to Islamists that rape and murder little children and commit genocide of Christians and others who do not follow their ideological religion is really not a true comparison. Mafia are BANDITS and crooks and murdered usually within their ranks, they still run parts of Italy today. American Mafia movies exaggerate a lot of things as well. But here in Italy the equivalent word today is “bandit.” The Mafia did not proselytize nor were concerned to convert others to their ways nor do they want to rule the world. They just want to steal and murdered those in their way. Islamites are a whole different thing. They proselytize, convert or die ideology. A completely different thing. And then there’s THE RAPE thing, and sex with animals and other way over the top things.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Islamist practices are unhealthy and spread diseases – bestiality, eating monkey meat, drinking camel urine, etc. There is a hypocrisy involved in Islamic s3xual practices….the r4pe and exploitation (selling, enslaving) of children including little boys spreads diseases.

            Islamists sell and enslave people. They sell and produce drugs and p0rn.

            Looking at its core texts, history, doctrines, behaviors to this day – any sane person can see here is nothing holy about Islam. Period.

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            • georgiafl says:

              There have been 29,792 deadly documented Islamic jihad attacks against innocent civilians since 9/11/01. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

              Police stations, court houses, barracks, churches, mosques, schools, funerals, weddings, restaurants, busses, trains, malls, hospitals, health workers ….nothing is beyond their evil minds and ideology to target. They target infidels and fellow muslims – and there is the frequent trampling of hundreds and thousands of fellow worshippers at their worship center in Mecca.

              Islam is supremacist, misogynist, racist, human rights abusive, aggressive, destructive, intolerant and should not be tolerated among and within civilized nations.

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          • 4bleu says:

            You will find that the fund-raising structure is the same sort of thing. It is well-known. If people weren’t afraid of the consequences of not paying, they wouldn’t. Simple. But then the income stream would dry up, so brute force intimidation is applied. The other activities and characteristics are another subject.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Islamist practices, doctrines, texts are supremacist, misogynist, barbaric, intolerant, human rights abusive, conquest driven. ISIS is Islam on steroids.

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      • herbork says:

        Regedit, thank you, you make an important point. Yes, historically, the US has already fought and defeated one religion — RELIGION, not a politics or philosophy — when we terminated Japanese Shintoism. Now you and I are certainly speaking in the darkest tones of world tragedy, but the simple truth is, when you say “nuke” Islam, you cite the only known winning strategy against a religion in our national experience. May God have mercy on us all.

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  17. trad55 says:

    Is it just me or does he sound like Sean Connery, lol!

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  18. mike philly says:

    I look at it this way if you are a Christian your God’s name is Yahweh (YHWH) Yahweh = Father Word Spirit , the Word took on flesh and entered His own creation the world . So allah and Yahweh are not the same

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    • Guest says:

      Re. the video, it’s the first time I’ve ever heard that Islam believes Jesus is the Messiah. Every muslim I’ve ever heard speak about Jesus, they call him a prophet. They also say “allah” never had a son and that he practices deceit (and therefore his followers imitate him by deceiving). I don’t know what Abdullah’s motives are but clearly we DO NOT WORSHIP THE SAME GOD.

      Another thing that struck me was that the interviewer kept trying to press the point that Israel (the jewzzzzz!) are trying to convince Trump to dissolve the Iran treaty. I have news for this fool. The Iran treaty is horrible for the United States, and indeed for EVERYONE around the world. Trump doesn’t need Israel or anyone else to convince him of that. That point is plain on its face.

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  19. Paul B. says:

    I like the king, and think he is someone Trump will be able to work with to very good effect on a pragmatic level. We need sane voices over in the ME. But I disagree with his characterization of islam. I believe the radicals actually have it right, and are supported by the writings and life of Muhammad, and by the long history of Islamic aggression, which began as soon as it was weaned.

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  20. CC says:

    I have NEVER understood why the U.S. has tried to get rid of Assad. By all accounts, and from what I’ve read, both he and his father have kept the Muslim Brotherhood out of Syria for the last 40 years.

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    • Joe says:

      Don’t think of the government as representative of the best interests of the American people. Think of it as an instrument of the people in charge of it, until now the globalist establishment. Then it all makes sense.

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    • graphiclucidity says:

      …and that’s why he had to go.
      President Assad is staunchly against Muslim Brotherhood, or any other sectarian/Islamist group threatening the primacy of the secular Syrian Ba’athist Party which Assad controls.
      That along with the fact that Assad was getting too close to Russia and Iran.

      All in Obama and Hillary’s view, of course.

      Putting supposed “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood, and their similar Islamist political parties, in charge of much of the Middle East and North Africa, from Tunisia to Syria, was the Obama administration’s entire plan during the Arab Spring.

      It will take decades to fix that f-up.

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    • Watcher says:

      It’s the Shiite verses Sunni thing. Been going on for 1400 years.

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    • I agree. Declaring “Assad has to go” has unleashed untold misery on Syria, and then on Europe, and threatens the U.S. Pure folly from the get-go.

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    • Asked and answered, CC.

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  21. Bull Durham says:

    Notice in the first few minutes how he describes Russia. He has gone to Moscow several times to personally arrange coordination, his Intel services and Russian SVR and GRU work amiably, and Jordan knows Russia is there no matter what, and he warms that there’s disinformation about political process, diplomacy going on in the West. The Aussie’s head is full of it.

    Syria should be where all the refugees are housed. Safe zones near Jordan, along the Turkey border could be set up fairly rapidly. Turkey has many millions of refugees and Jordan has 2.5 million. This is not insurmountable issue. But the US does not want it. So, it will be another two months of hell before that refugee issue is addressed.

    Also, the King indicated that the war is going to go to Libya and across the Sinai.

    The prospects for a two-three year war look good. Trump won’t like that, but the reality is ISIS and AQ have been successfully moved to those regions and capable of a long war there.

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    • Tonawanda says:

      It was significant and encouraging that the King said Boko Haram and Al Shababb (he used as EXAMPLES) must be addressed NOW and as part of a common approach.

      Once the barbarians of islam start getting slaughtered in mass numbers all over the world the appeal of jihad will decline rapidly for a century or two. Dealing with Saudi Arabia and Iran effectively will be necessary.

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  22. Keln says:

    I really enjoyed listening to this interview. This guy is really intelligent. Jordan is very lucky to have a king like this.

    I look forward to President Trump working with him and his people. He has a clear understanding of the problem. I love how he said “we need Jews and Christians to help us”, but at the same time acknowledged that this is a fight within Islam.

    Going forward, Jordan and Israel will be our greatest allies, along with Russia, when it comes to defeating ISIS.

    Saudi Arabia is our enemy too, not just ISIS. The Jordanian King did not mention names, but you could tell he was calling out Saudi Arabia.

    It’s going to take breaking some eggs in the Middle East to solve this problem. And as the King said, do not ignore southeast Asia. We will need to partner with Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines to meet the enemy head on in that corner of the world. It may also be a chance to work with China.

    Interesting times ahead for global politics.

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    • graphiclucidity says:

      Re: Philippines
      Duterte has thrown a huge monkey wrench into our relationship.

      He wants to finish negotiations with the Moro muslims and grant them the Bangsomoro Autonomous Region on Mindanao island.
      The new president also wants to negotiate with the communist rebels.

      All of that while moving ever so slightly towards alliances with China and Russia.

      President Duterte at work is certainly something to behold. I don’t know whether the guy is a political genius or crazy as a sh*thouse rat, and it’s quite possible he’s both.

      Total uncertainty on this issue, because I’ve seen close to nothing in American press about what Duterte means for American-Filipino alliance as he plays both sides against the middle to get what he wants, if he even knows what he wants and isn’t just winging it on this whole “independent foreign policy” of his.

      I guess we’ll have to see how he and Trump get along because Obama gave up as soon as Duterte called him a “son of a whore”.

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      • Keln says:

        Duerte us a loose cannon. I suspect he is both crazy and genius, as you said. I added the Phillipines to my comment because they are important when it comes to Oceana affairs.

        How Duerte will work with Trump remains to be seen.

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        • Duterte was responding to Obama’s meddling in internal Philippine affairs. From what I’ve seen so far (and I am admittedly no expert on the Philippines) Duterte is a nationalist and pragmatist. Like Trump. I predict they will get along well.

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          • wondering999 says:

            I hope so. For his people, Duterte has reduced the drug war crime. This is huge, and something that our government doesn’t really give a darn about, except maybe to spray pesticides on poor farmers in poor countries, stuff like that. I definitely hope that Trump will be able to forge a working relationship.

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      • Joe says:

        Duterte won me over that day.

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      • scully7 says:

        I read an article the other day saying the Military in the Philippines was pushing back against Duterte, I can’t find exactly where, but I found an article that explains similar language.
        The gist of it is that the military still want to engage the US and Duterte has caved to some of their demands
        http://www.gulf-times.com/story/522123/US-Philippine-military-relations-robust-despite-Du
        http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/how-much-will-duterte-wreck-the-us-philippines-military-alliance/
        Bottom line as an Aussie I would like to see the US be down here doing its exercises just to remind the Chinese

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        • graphiclucidity says:

          Thanks for the links! I finally get to read articles on Duterte/Philippines that doesn’t involve just the drug war and inflammatory comments from the president, so hard to find in U.S. mainstream media.

          This comment I found in another article is somewhat encouraging:

          Duterte also downplayed comparisons with Trump, calling himself “just a small molecule in the planet” compared with the US president-elect, a billionaire property mogul. “He (Trump) is now the president of the most powerful country in the world. I am just a president struggling to barely rise just above the water,” he said.
          “I don’t think we are alike. Well, what we share in common maybe is the passion to serve. And it’s a given,” the president said.
          Duterte earlier congratulated Trump for winning the 2016 US presidential race and said he would not pick a fight with the US following the latter’s victory.

          http://www.gulf-times.com/story/520869/Government-s-China-pivot-to-continue-despite-Trump-win

          It seems some (not all) military exercises and cooperation will continue, but I would not count on seeing combined U.S. & Filipino special forces going in to the jungles after Islamic terrorists during Duterte’s six years. That’s a Philippines internal matter anyhow, in my view.

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          • scully7 says:

            US is still important down here especially to Aus, we still have exercises with you guys, got keep China in check.
            Duterte is a little man with a big mouth, hopefully common sense will prevail, but Malaysia is also now pivoting to China, gottta watch our backs.

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  23. I wish the reporter would have asked the King if it was a mistake for the U.S., Arab States and Turkey to try to topple Assad by arming and funding Islamist groups which include Al Qaeda and ISIS. This is the very heart of the problem. If the aforementioned countries had just left Syria alone none of this nightmare would be happening.

    King Abdullah is very similar to Assad. Both were educated in the UK (Assad as a medical doctor). They both live very westernized lives with beautiful families. I wonder what Abdullah really thinks about the attempt to topple Assad. What is happening in Syria could very easily happen in Jordan if some day a group of neocons in Washington decide to foment civil war in Jordan.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Abdullah II attended high school in the United States at Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy.

      His college years were in Britain:
      “Abdullah began his military career when he was admitted into the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1980,[6] and was commissioned into the British Army as a Second Lieutenant. He then served a year in Britain and West Germany as a troop commander in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars.”

      Then back to the USA:
      The Prince then attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C in 1987.”

      Then back to Britain:
      “He returned home to command a tank battalion in 1989, and attended British Staff College in 1990 where he was promoted to Major.” …

      Back to Jordan for more military service then back to Britain:
      Abdullah became a Major General in May 1998, and attended a course in defense resources management at the American Naval Postgraduate School in the same year.”
      (wikipedia)

      Abdullah I and II were serious about the future king gaining military and diplomatic expertise.

      Does Abdullah II want Assad taken down or not? If an Islamist theocracy uniting all the sects and tribes of Islam is ever established – would he be the likely Caliph? Abdullah is, after all, the closest descendent of Mohammed.

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  24. Joe says:

    What’s the name of this weasel interviewer? I note he repeatedly attempts to get Abdullah to criticize Trump and his supporters (see 12:15 for Gen. Flynn mischaracterization). At least once a man becomes the official leader, such as King Abdullah II of Jordan, the interviewer is less likely to request the liberty to pull on his hair–which in Abdullah’s case might result in a toupee being withdrawn. I have never had a problem with either Abdullah or Assad and think they should be left in peace as relatively benign dictators in an area known for its inordinate production of tyrannical warlords. I’m of the opinion Trump is going to be a great relief in that area once ISIS is pulverized.

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  25. Major Styles says:

    Jordan has long been a politically diplomatic country, allowing Israelis and tourists to travel freely in their country: a visit to Petra, for example.

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  26. dodo says:

    All so called monarchies are descendants of tribal warlords who spend all their time with amassing fortunes for themselves and endless delusions of grandeur

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  27. Kristin says:

    Total rebuke of the prior administrations. No yearning for an election of Hillary.
    The sling is hopefully waiting for the inauguration, just like us.
    Very good interview btw.

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  28. fedback says:

    King Abdullah is a very reasonable man.
    His brother ran for FIFA president to reform the corrupt organisation.
    They are both educated in the west

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  29. Father Thyme says:

    Should have asked King Abdullah his views on the current Saudi policy toward Syrian refugees.

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  30. navysquid says:

    Where to start on this…some great comments on this site by many well-informed Treepers.
    I’ve traveled / deployed all over the ME and have spent time in Jordan during my time overseas. I’ve actually driven by King Abdullah’s home…I wanted to go up and knock on his door but was told likely not a great idea (I agree…haha) even though he sees Americans as his friends.

    I have served in Iraq with Jordan’s GID side-by-side and these soldiers are nothing but professional. I’ve read in the comments why would King Abdullah say that Islam is this or that and not representing Islam the way we see it and the dialogue is because he understands who his audience (Jordanians) will eventually be when the interview gets back to them. He HAS to say certain things to satisfy that audience. King Abdullah and al-Sisi are definitely two people that Trump can rely on in the ME.

    At the same time, King Abdullah, as are many GID officers, are Jordanians FIRST and practicing Muslims second, if at all. I emphasize “practicing Muslims” because as I have traveled / worked in between Dubai, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, Iraq, Bahrain, Afghanistan, and even down to Boko Haram land of Nigeria, many of these people are like Americans. They are Jordanians/Iraqis first and then some are Friday worshiping Muslims, however, many just wake up each day and go to work and want to come home in peace and have nothing to do with Islam. This is a fact as I have lived with them almost ten years.

    The “Arab Spring” as some have alluded to in comments was NEVER the Arab Spring that the MSM pushed. It was a false flag (my words…not al Qa’ida) so that AQ could use that distraction and justification to push for regime changes across the ME to establish a caliphate which has been the goal of Usama bin Ladin’s from day one. I could go in to more depth on these topics but then I’d fall into the realm of HRC…I guess I could always claim that the Treehouse was not marked classified and I would be fine, right?

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    • wondering999 says:

      The Ten Commandments say to “honor your mother and father”. Most of us have our religion through our parents. I admit to some wandering and exploring around religions, but essentially, I learned about religion from my parents and much of my worldview was shaped by them. If I had been born to parents in a different part of the world with different traditions, I would have inherited those traditions and would want to honor those traditions. I don’t want to slam King Abdullah, Al-Sisi, or any number of Muslims I’ve known who are completely decent people. It’s murdering crazies that I get concerned about, and it doesn’t make me Islamophobic to be afraid that brand of crazy.

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      • Guest says:

        Yes, the ” murdering crazies” are definitely a concern. But the others fund the terrorists through their “tithes” on Fridays and commit jihad through mass migration, polygamy which produces birth rates easily overcoming the host’s population (who assists by contracepting and aborting their own potential offspring). Then come the lawsuits for “discrimination” and soon to follow is the jizya tax which dhimmis must pay.

        To awakened muslims, I give this advice: If, like Leah Remini, you find yourself born into a satanic cult, GET OUT, and renounce this cult! Seek the one true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Of course, in muslim countries, that takes great courage as your friends, family and neighbors will all want to murder you. This is why we cannot let islam take hold in the US. Islamophobia and discrimination are necessary for self preservation.

        I pray for Muslims incessantly.

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