Post by MadameConcorde on Feb 5, 2015 11:59:23 GMT -5
King Abdullah boards plane and personally drops bombs on ISIS
For years King Abdullah secretly allowed the CIA to train Sunni Jihadists inside of Jordan and then insert them into Syria. Then he began secretly bombing ISIS targets in Syria. He told the public he was only providing intelligence to the United States, but not actively participating.
Jordan’s role in the bombing was only made public after a Jordanian pilot was captured and horrifically executed with fire.
However, now Abdullah is trying to make amends and show true leadership.
King Abdullah, who was a pilot for Jordanian special forces, is personally flying sorties over Syria and bombing ISIS targets.
The CP of Jordan welcomed Prince William on his brave trip to the Middle East, the latter commending the kingdom for its commitment to Sunni Muslim refugees from Syria as well as Palestine. They even got to enjoy downtime watching a soccer match:
In my unsollicited opinion, HRH Haya may want to resort to a solid, grounded mother figure like Camilla (as much as we all loved Diana, Camilla does have undeniable qualities) to help her weather the first major crisis in her 12+ year marriage, especially if she was not able to receive her mother's example on how to get through hard times, without necessarily throwing your marriage away.
Let's first throw out any doubt about her fidelity. I don't buy that a royal as smart as she, would make such a miss-step. However, her husband - showing perhaps an insecurity - might have been convinced of some report, not out of contempt for her but because he faces his mortality sooner than she. Thus the reaction was strong and visceral because maybe it tapped into some subconscious fear that it could happen. I just don't see her as some brazen hussy at all, pardon my French. And I would take her word over some bodyguard's wife who's probably already been cheated on by her husband. I think Haya is too busy raising her children. Case in point? This is ultimately about her daughter.
As per the family and wives...they would not have waited over a decade to manifest aggression. It may be that as Haya ages, without her mother, that vaccuum is felt more sharply. On the other hand, we would have heard of other of Sheikh Mohammed's relationships being derailed if truly that was his senior wife's pastime. She too is busy raising children, and grandchildren.
I think this is all a regrettable misunderstanding and although patching things up would be a mountain to climb, I think in some cases your own spirituality kicks in and whether Istighfar is the prescribed process to begin clearing the hurt that was produced by other people's lies, it will need to happen for the children's sakes one way or another. The bottom line is that if Sheikh Mohammed was a good husband for over a decade, he may have deserved better than not receive the benefit of the doubt after making an amazing effort to accomodate and acclimate to a modern relationship. And of course, Haya didn't deserve too, to not receive the benefit of the doubt on some stranger's report and be the recipient of an angry poem. They were teaching each other so much. It's such a pity to give up so quickly.
I had promised not to broach this subject, but it's unfair she should be returned to being orphaned in more ways than one, from her family as an adult. And let's be honest, who could take her place better, next to him? I don't even see his senior wife wanting that public a role. Besides, Haya was doing a great job promoting Dubai's women. Maybe too good a job for some on the outside.
I will be quiet on the subject now, I promise. No doubt I am not helping. I just can't also let my Bestie handle this alone.
I still maintain her husband poses absolutely no risk to her or their children. Optics and politics have however certainly negatively impacted their relationship. It will be interesting to see if we get to witness a new type of mediation that lives up to what their modern relationship encapsulated, whatever they decide.
I hope this poem revives their flame. Not because it was okay to "hockeyslam" her into a wall, but because this is where change happens. This is where a wrong can turn into a right. This is where if she cares, not just for him, but for Dubayans as her very own people, this is where she starts telegraphing directly at them over any other voice that wanted to compete with her or discard her once her glamour and aura were consumed in the PR machine. I hope she steps up. I hope she helps bridge past and future, even if she endured discomfort but sportswoman that she is, she's come through with high marks. The Hashemites are not disposable, and also the future has now been beckoned. It's no time to go run with the past at the first sight of it. Godspeed.
HRH Princess Haya attended a hearing which was said to not be about divorce or money, as stated last July in a joint statement:
In July, the father and mother issued a joint statement, in which they said: "These proceedings are concerned with the welfare of the two children of their marriage and do not concern divorce or finances."