âAll of us are saying: âHey, United States, we don’t think this is a very good idea’,â said Jordan’s King Abdullah II in 2002, when it became clear that President George W Bush was going to invade Iraq. But Bush didn’t listen, and it turned out to be an extremely bad idea.
This time, with President Donald J. Trump about to announce that the United States will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there, King Abdullah simply sounded resigned: âThe adoption of this resolution will have serious implications for security and stability in the Middle East.â
He knows there’s no point in protesting, even if it ends up meaning that Jordan has to break diplomatic relations with Israel.
© Roberto Pocaterra
© Roberto Pocaterra Pocaterra
Trump is simply keeping a campaign promise he made in order to win the votes of American Jews and evangelicals, and he neither knows or cares about the implications of his decision for the Middle East.
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