Stop, yore killing me.All empires fail, and eventually the Israeli one will as well, especially one built on 'Gods' promised land. Even with the might of the US behind them (and god help them if the US ever were to fail), i think this snatch and grab approach to diplomacy has as much shelf life as a pint of milk.
The sooner Bunny boy wakes up and stops pandering to the uneducated ill-tolerant, and except the 2 state solution the sooner Israel can stop arming everybody and their dog.
I suppose that in comparison to others in the region he is at least benign, almost friendly. However as I understand it, there are those in the Kingdom who are not so friendly towards Israel.I don't think he could ever be classed as an enemy, neither him nor his dad nor his grandpa. He has a complex domestic situation to ride out.
I don't think so. In fact it's rather interesting coming the way it does after C4 airing of the Queens alleged interference with Iran in 53-using US sources. Nor do I think that Jordan would do a pre emptive strike-it doesn't make political sense- but you see how much we are missing with the BBC obsession with getting to undermine UKGOV. I have to come on here and get the news.If Abdullah does come for Israel, his capital city's residents better have Factor 1 Million sunblock.
The chances of your imaginary scenario are next to zero.Being of a dangerous Anglo and Arab admixture, believing himself a descendant of Mohamed, and trained at Sandhurst, with 1300 tanks at his disposal, including 350 Chieftains, Abdullah could yet make a lunge to seize Jerusalem, only 15 miles from his border, rather than see the Israelis annex his beloved Jordan Valley.
It would cost him his kingdom, even his life, or cause Abdullah to have to flee to the UK with his British passport to rejoin the Royal Hussars, but it would fulfil OT/NT/Koranic/Nostradamic prophecies.
Which, being ARSSE, will evolve as a remote possibility / possible / very possible / highly likely / inevitable /The chances of your imaginary scenario are next to zero.
What the melts on the Left don't want to admit to is that if there were no Israel, there would be no glorious state of Palestine. Mainly because the assorted Arab nations plus the Iranians would have fought over the tax revenue they could get from Christian tourists as well as the kudos of having some of the most important Muslim resorts, oops, I mean places of pilgrimage, and the "holy" land would be part of a province of Insert Name of Arab and/or Persian State here.Doesn't the term " greater Israel" encompass everything from the Nile to the Euphrates?
Think how much more peaceful that area might be.
The only difference between the socialist parties of Germany in the 1930s and the feeble one that tried and failed to gain power here last year is the word 'Nationalist'. None other whatsoever.
Brigadier Mac, did he replace Glubb Pasha?Interesting how this has come about after his British Advisor, Brig Mac, left post a couple of months back and as far as I know, he's not been replaced. The King is a sensible sort and realises that the Israelis would steam-roll over t
he Arab Legionhis British-trained army. He is massively reducing his inventory - most of those tanks are not serviceable.
It is whispered that a Bundeswehr officer, who had become very familiar with the British sense of irreverent humour at a Defence Academy somewhere in the south of England, is alleged to have included this phrase in one of his final pieces of assessed work during the Op Planning phase. Alas, the context was lost on his national CoC, and the post-course debrief on his return to the Fatherland was less, err...convivial.In the German speaking area the term has gone well out of fashion.