OT: Breaking news?



Thanks Bob, as I would have missed this until tomorrow (I already had scanned the evening news from ME).

Potentially a real turning point of some historic and strategic importance.

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So many levels that multi-level chess has fewer moving parts.

The Saudis want nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas.

That is just one level but it is the most direct. It is a crack in the darkness.


I don’t like to join these threads but a bit of history might clear the air. Many Arabs don’t like the Palestinians. Over half a century ago Jordan had a civil war which expelled the Palestinians from Jordan.

Hussein hesitated to oust them from the country, but continued PLO activities in Jordan culminated in the Dawson’s Field hijackings of 6 September 1970, when the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) seized three civilian passenger flights and forced their landing in the Jordanian city of Zarqa, where they took foreign nationals as hostages and blew up the planes in front of international press. Hussein saw this as the last straw and ordered the Jordanian Army to take action.[10]

The Captain