Leave It To Abdullah

Following the brutal murder of Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh at the hands of ISIS, Jordan reacted strongly – executing some ISIS-affiliated prisoners, including a female would-be suicide bomber, and launching airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, killing 55.

There are also reports that Jordan’s King “Leave it to” Abdullah will himself join Operation: Go Medieval on ISIS.

Kking Abdullah last time he served in battle

King Abdullah last time he served in battle

Jordan’s King Abdullah ibn al-Hussein, who has trained as a pilot, may fly a bomber himself on Thursday in the country’s retaliation against the ISIS.

Several Arabic-language newspapers reported late Wednesday that the monarch would personally participate in bombing raids on the terrorist group, citing his vow Tuesday to “strike them in their strongholds.”

The king was in Washington when news broke Tuesday of pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh’s demise at the hands of ISIS extremists. Meeting with the House Armed Services Committee shortly before leaving for Amman, he reportedly quoted the Clint Eastwood’s film “Unforgiven” and said that Jordan would pursue the jihadis until it ran “out of fuel and bullets.”

Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was in the meeting, told Fox News that given the ruler’s immediate and vehement reaction, “King Abdullah is not President Obama.”

More here.

Now I am no fan of Abdullah but I respect his reaction.

Now imagine for a second if Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reacted the same way. We would have world leaders calling for restraint and an end to the “cycle of violence” and “tit-for-tat killings”, a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s use of disproportionate force, and a demonization campaign against the “sinister” Netanyahu.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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