King Abdullah II on Iran

In his visit to London the king jointly expressed with Gordon Brown their shared “concern at developments in Iran following the contested election. They said the regime needed to react to protests with restraint and to avoid violence.” [Source]

That leaves one wondering if his Majesty would have had the same reaction if the Jordanian people took to the streets after the 2007 rigged elections? Hmm…

One also has to wonder when will his Majesty “grant” his people the right to freely protest and organize?

My guess: Not anytime soon…


2 Responses

  1. it doesn’t matter if it’s the king or anyone else….simply put…the leader of any non-democratic country should not, in my opinion, be commenting on democratic elections in other countries.

    it’s like pretending to be an expert on cold-cut when in reality you’re a vegetarian.

    moreover, we don’t need to predict what would have happened had jordanians taken to the streets our own so-called elections. we’ve seen how the police react to lesser things when they started beating up and clearing out people protesting gaza only six months ago.

  2. Thanks for elaborating on the post Nas 🙂
    But I think it would be more accurately described as a leader of a self proclaimed democracy commenting on another self proclaimed democracy.It is like a cat fight between a theocracy and an autocracy..Funny to watch, but disturbing and stomach turning at the same time..

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