VP Pence Meets With King Abdullah II of Jordan…

King Abdullah of Jordan is part of the mid-east freedom alliance with President Fattah Abdel el-Sisi of Egypt.   Due to President Obama’s extremist politics, Abdullah and Sisi formed a working security and economic relationship with Vladimir Putin.

Prior to taking the oath of office President Trump spoke personally to President el-Sisi and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   Since the inauguration – The geo-strategic evolution continues -> President Vladimir Putin (Russia), President Fattah el-Sisi (Egypt) and King Salman (Saudi Arabia) have all held diplomatic and strategic discussions with President Trump.

Now today:

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[From the Office of the Vice President] The Vice President hosted His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan for a working breakfast at the Vice President’s Residence at the Naval Observatory this morning.

King Abdullah is the first foreign leader that the Vice President has hosted at his personal residence. The Vice President thanked the King for his efforts to advance peace and stability in the Middle East and reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to Jordan’s security and economic development.

The two leaders discussed events in the region, including ways to accelerate the Coalition’s efforts to defeat ISIS and promote a political solution to the Syrian conflict. They also discussed the King’s views on potential changes involving the U.S. Embassy in Israel and how best to make progress towards a comprehensive agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Vice President and King Abdullah agreed on the importance of continuing to strengthen the US-Jordan partnership, and pledged to stay in close touch on events in the region.  (link)

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Much like Fattah el-Sisi, King Abdullah of Jordan can be part of a great team of solid allies in the region.

If you have followed mid-east alliances over the past few years you’ll see how this is coming together.  CTH is very optimistic:

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Sisi and Abdullah (2015)

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Sisi and Putin (2014)

 

Egypt's President Fattah al Sisi and New Saudi King Salaman January 2015

Egypt’s President Fattah al Sisi and New Saudi King Salaman January 2015

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Sisi and Putin (2016)

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Sisi and Trump (2016)

Fattah Abdel el-Sisi is the anti-ISIS – and anti-Extremist.

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104 Responses to VP Pence Meets With King Abdullah II of Jordan…

    • He’s also a Amateur Radio Operator with a call sign of JY1. I’ve never spoke with him myself, but my Dad did ~18yrs ago on the 20 meter band.

      JY1 had just got on air, and Dad was the first to answer his CQ. They talked for ~15min. He’s definitely one of the good guys. Civilized as they may say.

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      • adoubledot says:

        My Dad had a general license and put together a station in our basement in the 60s (the “radio room” to us kids). Then my brother and I got into ham in the late 70s, mostly 80 and 40 meters, with the dipole antennas strung up in the trees. And I remember Dad telling us about King Abdullah being an operator. I think King Hussein was too, idk. Anyway hope your dad and the king had a solid 579 RST when they talked.

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      • JustScott says:

        My silent key father also QSO’d with JY1, and had JY1’s QSL card hanging in his ham shack.

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        • Triggermom says:

          Oh my goodness JustScott, we called my dad’s radio room the Ham Shack. Such good memories. Saturday nights we all piled into the car for transmitter hunts. Us kids had great fun as did dad and mom, both licenced operators. Good times, good times indeed.

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      • npsrangerman says:

        I imagine your Dad had a QSL card from him confirming the contact. That was and still is SOP for Amateurs and may be a good keepsake for you.

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      • julegate says:

        Wow thank you. I am flirting with amateur radio. A lot of interesting, talented and thoughtful people on the Treehouse.

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  1. Joe says:

    Jordan could be our most stalwart, Arab, ME ally.

    Just more America First common sense.

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    • theduchessofkitty says:

      Jordan is. Under Abdullah, and long time ago under his father Hussein.

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      • zaq123 says:

        I used to travel thru Jordan quite a bit. My co-workers and I used to joke that it should be the 51st state. Very nice people. Drove Crown Vic’s for their cop cars. And, not once did I ever get the impression that they played the radical muslim crap. I guess that would be hard to do, since there are some really nice hotels in Amman, that serve plenty of booze.

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  2. lastinillinois says:

    O-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho

    The Dems are sooooooo close to being completely irrelevant.

    Liked by 14 people

  3. susiepuma says:

    I still do not trust the little cable of Pence, Preibus, & Ryan……..they are owned by Koch Bros & COC..

    Liked by 5 people

  4. daughnworks247 says:

    Oh boy. Stuff is “fixin” to start flying now.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. NYGuy54 says:

    When your agenda is peace and prosperity for all, you make friends quickly

    Liked by 11 people

  6. Dale says:

    As I recall, the King is married to an American… he’s always been a moderate in the ME.

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  7. annieoakley says:

    For some reason, I kind of l like King Abdullah.

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  8. MaineCoon says:

    Highly respected king as was his father.

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    • President Assad of Syria on the other hand … not so much.

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      • Marc says:

        Assad is not an extremist nor is he a war criminal. He has as much blood on his hands as an nation’s leader that is at war. Working with Assad is the best option for the US. It’s the Uniparty that wants him dead.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          Exactly. McLame wants it too. President Trump is not into regime change thank God. Every country that Hildabeast tried to topple their leader is as unstable as all get out.

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          • Marc says:

            Shillary, McShame, Ms. Lindsay, and others have been baying for blood in the Middle East. They want to destabilize it all then allow mulitnational corporations to profit from the chaos. Trump spoke of taking the oil from the terrorists but the globalist lot want the land, the oil, and everything else for their masters.

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        • zaq123 says:

          Syria, until this Arab Spring crap started with obama’s urging, was a pretty secular place. Everyone lived in peace. Was Assad perfect? Nope. He was a puppet for Iran, but he did’t play that radical game like they do in Saudi Arabia, etc. But, he couldn’t have been that bad, considering two high profile Senators visited him like he was a rock star, back in the day.
          Crying shame that obama, soros and the muslim brotherhood have turned this world so completely upside down.

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        • ZC says:

          That’s exactly right. Plus, the people of Syria itself Love! Assad, their own democratically-elected leader. Just as the Egyptians and Libyans also loved their own. We (US) have no business trying to overthrow other people’s governments, this is sick and insane. They in Syria now are fighting the exact same terrorists that we in the US, we in Israel, we in France, we all over the world are.

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  9. President Trump bringing people together to talk we need allies the McCain/Graham way of looking at things is what is wrong with our country.
    President Trump the Art of the Deal.

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  10. DEGinTN says:

    Do the Saudi’s not share the blame as co-conspirators for 9/11 ?

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  11. paulgilpin says:

    ANYTHING that includes KSA, i want no part of.

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  12. muffyroberts says:

    We will be kicking Isis’ big A very soon. Trump knows it, King of Jorden knows it, Bibi of Isreal knows it. Putin totally knows it. Plus the Egyptian Sisi guy knows it too.

    Poor old liberals, their great ISIS is going down,

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    • Comey mentioned the words “terrorist Diaspora”, (Diaspora is when mass immigration leaves their homeland)

      I think President Trump is preparing for this event and making arrangement.

      http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/islamic-state-diaspora-james-comey-228782

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      • Cow wow says:

        Thank you Mz Molly for bringing this to our attention.
        It explains a lot about the urgency to the situation of buttoning up our borders and refugees situation.
        I would ask every sitting senator -what the heck are you doing???
        Obviously NOT keeping us safe!
        Where the h-ll are our cabinet heads you buffoons?
        When Politico gets it right it is in stark contrast to our mealy mouthed, spineless Senate!!!

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      • fed5678 says:

        Most important sentence — showing how Obama’s “degrade” policy was so screwed up:

        “Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) acknowledged that the territory governed by ISIL has decreased, but he said the campaign against the group has been so slow that the group is reconstituting elsewhere.”

        SO SLOW – good grief!!! Thanks a lot, you loser ex-POTUS!!!

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      • fred5678 says:

        Most important sentence — showing how Obama’s “degrade” policy was so screwed up:

        “Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) acknowledged that the territory governed by ISIL has decreased, but he said the campaign against the group has been so slow that the group is reconstituting elsewhere.”

        SO SLOW – good grief!!! Thanks a lot, you loser ex-POTUS!!!

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  13. M33 says:

    The left should move to the middle-east and Mexico and see how much they enjoy their “more enlightened” ways of life.

    Trump is mopping up the floor with these fools…

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    • Trump should resettle-and-concentrate all of Obama-admitted refugees in Hollywood and every neighborhood of Refugee & Muslim Immigration Advocates, INCLUDING members of MSM, Sports and Congress. [The Trump Administration has determined “unfair distribution” of refugees, and will now relocate them ONLY where they are wanted by people with the biggest mouths.]

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      • zaq123 says:

        I’ve been telling people, for a long time, that if we want to end this insanity, we have to settle all the 3rd world refuse that has come here in the WHITEST, MOST LIBERAL, neighborhoods in the country, instead of letting these people self segregate themselves. Force all the Liberals, Hollywood folks, Politicians, Academics, etc, to live with the consequences of their policies. Not see it at arms length and pretend to care.

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        • Your tour guide says:

          Look up an article online:

          “The Upper Middle Class is ruining America”. It lays it all out. First to call everybody else bad names, last to associate with anybody vaguely different from them.

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  14. Bull Durham says:

    Jordan has not been a truly sovereign nation-state. The US underwrites it via CIA black budget and has kept it as a vassal. It would never buck the US. It can’t. But the war next door has compromised it. Wahhabis are using it as a gateway in and out of Syria. The masses of refugees (1.5-2 million)make a recruiting task for them very easy. Recently, we have had several military killed there who were training rebels at a Jordanian military base.

    The King is important because he knows and gets along with all Arab countries, will be part of the Palestinian solution, because millions (2.1) of them are in his country, and he can be used as intermediary in almost any configuration of other ME countries, coalitions or agreements.

    Jordan is land-blocked from the Mediterranean but has a port to the Red Sea, Aqaba.

    It lacks water. It lacks many critical natural resources. And it always need financial assistance.
    This how and why Jordan is so malleable to US policy.

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    • A repost. Sorry to those up the thread. I would like to know what Bull Durham thinks

      Terrorist diaspora.

      http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/islamic-state-diaspora-james-comey-228782

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      • Cow wow says:

        Everyone needs to read this Mz Molly

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      • Bull Durham says:

        Several factors at play in the wars and the ISIS army, and let’s include all the AQ groups, principally all under al Nusra umbrella.

        They came from 80 nations. The attraction was the idea of the Caliphate. It was to be centered in Syria. That is now never going to happen.

        However, a by-product of the war is the battle experience they get and the training to work not just as a soldier in urban warfare or in highly mobile desert warfare, but as independent terrorists. They learn bomb-making, sabotage of utilities, and recruiting of their own terror cells for when they leave the big battle space of Syria-Iraq. They are doubly deadly for other countries they may travel to, travel through and target for terrorism.

        So, the 100,000 or so ISIS-al Nusra fighters in the Syria-Iraq zone should be and could be blocked from escape and liquidated if the US would work closely with Russian military.
        Whether that happens is still to be determined.

        What we do know is the fighters in Syria will be destroyed. That will also include any “moderates, rebels”, or whatever the US likes to call the 80 or so groups who have decided not to join the ceasefire process and lay down weapons, accept amnesty and form political groups for a Parliament and new Presidential elections.

        Russia and Turkey are fighting together to defeat ISIS.
        Iran uses Quds Force, Shiite militias from Iraq and from Afghanistan and Hezbollah in Syria. In Iraq, they use Shiitie militias from Iraq.
        Syria has an army that works with Russians very closely, and with all of the Iranian forces.
        Turkey acts apart from Syrian and Iranian forces, but with Syrian fighters called the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Turkey fights against ISIS and Kurds.
        Kurds fight against Turkey and ISIS.

        It is evident from the above that the US would do best to stay out of Syria unless it works directly with Russia who has a handle on all of it. Every other nation I listed suborns to Russian military planning, Intel, and tactics.

        They would like to seal all the leaky borders, intersect the ratlines, and kill the entirety of the ISIS and AQ forces. The US could help with that task along the Jordanian and Saudi and Iraq borders. The Lebanon and Israel and Turkey borders would not need US help.

        So, about the disapora. Libya received thousands of ISIS since 2014. CIA was moving them there. Yes, CIA. There are some who think Al Bahgdadi is not in Raqqa, but is in Libya. However, what is certain is many thousands could leak out of Syria and Iraq and travel elsewhere. The sooner the US and Russia agree on a plan to seal Syria, the better.

        Trump said he would work with any country on the problem. Iran and China need to be involved. China should be putting troops into Syria. There are thousands of Uyghurs from Turkey, Xinjiang and Central Asia who will later go to fight in China to separate Xinjiang from China. It is better to kill them in Syria than to fight them in Xinjiang and Central Asia.

        Iran can actually do more, and would if the US “permitted” it in some cooperative moves.
        Sealing the Syria-Iraq border would be an ideal task for Iran forces. But the would have to be assured US didn’t accidentally or intentionally attack them.
        Also, Hezbollah is very important and would have to be accommodated. Russia would provide the link to all these groups the US has no relationship but as foe.

        So, generally, in Syria, the US could just work the borders and fly attacks scheduled with the Russian command. In Iraq, the US has it to itself as is.

        You’ll notice, I don’t mention NATO or the 62 nation coalition. That’s because they are useless and just complicate things. If the Russians want them, I have not heard a word.
        But Russia would like to work with the US.

        And the CIA has to get out completely. They have failed and caused the entire war from the first shot in Homs in 2011.

        If something like this doesn’t happen, fighters will escape as their Caliphate dream is destroyed, and they will be causing trouble in Pakistan, Xinjiang, Central Asia, and North Africa. The fighters going home to European countries will definitely create urban warfare scenarios.

        Better to kill them now where they are.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      With all the USAID tax dollars squandered on BS projects, I’d rather bundle some of the cash and have a US company build them a desalinization plant & pipelines as needed. More arable land=better for Jordan to become closer to self-sufficiency.

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      They cant afford for more Palestinians to emigrate there and flood their country. They are desparate for two-state solution. Otherwise they become a terrorists state if Palestinians take over.

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  15. Rudy Bowen says:

    This. el Sisi and the King may be the best of the bunch for our purposes, but we should never trust them or turn our back on them. Ultimately, they are pure poison to our culture, indeed our very way of life. As we are to them. It’s not pleasant, but it’s the way it is.

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  16. Joe Knuckles says:

    Am I the only one that sees the humor in the fact that the VP residence is called the “Navel Observatory”? Is that because most past VPs spent most their time navel gazing? What, it’s “Naval”? Ok, never mind.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      It’s actually a neighborhood district in DC. Cheney had a nuclear bomb shelter built when he was “W”s VP. Referred to as a bunker. 2002 it was news. They had to blast bedrock, so neighbors complained.

      It was one of his most endearing acts.

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  17. M. Mueller says:

    Why was this meeting with Pence and not with the President? Seems odd.

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  18. jojo says:

    I love getting on CTH to see what our CITIZEN SELECTED & ELECTED PRESIDENT HAS DONE TODAY. I love winning and exposing the Rino’s, MSM, and democratic socialist all at the same time. President Trump has done his part….now we have to keep people like Rubio, McCain, Graham, and Ryan on track by burning the phone lines down when they make stupid statements about POTUS. I’m not tired of winning yet.

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  19. muffyroberts says:

    End of Oreilly, Watters World on now. He saves the show.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. President Trump is working on overdrive to keep his word. He needs help and can not see everyone so I think he’s having Pence do a lot of the foreign negotiations. We do not have a SOS yet which irritates me to no end.

    Today I tweeties and called my states congressmen/women letting them know my praise for President Trumps EO and actions. WA State is acting like a spoiled child. I’m very upset with how they are treating our new President.

    I write this because I think it’s important to remind ourselves that all Trump has is us. But I can get lazy or forget to do my part. If we decide to march in support of President Trump, I would like to be part of the organization team here in WA. Trump is getting it from all angles and I wonder if we should publicly show the nation that we love him and support him. Maybe I’m ahead Iif myself.

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  21. Finalage says:

    This truly can be an historic alliance if managed right. Think about how amazing it would be if Egypt-Jordan-Trump is able to bridge Russia-Iran and Saudi Arabia-Gulf States. Russia likes Trump and apparently Saudi Arabia likes Trump, if Putin and Trump can truly ally, then Putin can bring Iran to the table credibly while Trump can bring the Sunni world to the table. Prerequisite to peace in Middle East is peace or stability between Sunnis and Shia. Then you can create peace/stability potentially between Israel and the Palestinians. Trump being a masterful negotiator and a great people person can thread this needle. It will take all his skills but no other president or world leader for that matter is better positioned to do so. Putin can’t reach the Saudis, but Trump can. That’s the nexus that must be struck for anything to happen in the Middle East. It’s going to be an interesting 4 years. Rex Tillerson needs to be confirmed asap!!!

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  22. andi lee says:

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  24. MrE says:

    And it’s not even been 2 WEEKS! How are we supposed to live with this much winning for another 8 YEARS?!?!?! 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  25. andi lee says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to His Excellency, King Abdullah II! May Many Blessings and Good Health Be Yours!

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  26. Patriot 1 says:

    Looks like King Abdullah II made some new friends today. He certainly looks iike he’s among friends. This is good.

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Mickey Wasp says:

    President Donald J. Trump – a message – do not ever trust PM Netanyahu of Israel. NEVER.

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    • skyborn78 says:

      Netanyahu is for Israel like Trump is for America. He can be trusted to do what’s good for his country. He is also a man that Donald can trust. Your comment is irrelevant.

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  28. Jordan is a major part of what ever is going to happen in th ME. Trump may be preparing for the end of isis soon. Bull Durhams comment above, knowing that Trump never shows his hand, the travel ban and being a winner puts together a picture of shock and awe, wipe them out now before the rats scatter.

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  29. Tillerson coming online this week and it looks like he is going to be busy

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  30. NickD says:

    I don’t trust the Saudi royals; nevertheless, these are good signs

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  31. justfactsplz says:

    The King of Jordan repeatedly asked Obama for military equipment to fight ISIS and it fell on deaf ears. He now has President Trump and Mad Dog who will help him and I know he’s happy to be dealing with a new administration. The king and El-Sisi are white hats in the fight against Islamic Extremist Terrorists.

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