Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Prince Hamzah of Jordan

I commented on the long story in the New York Times about Prince Hamzah and smelled a US effort to promote him.  This interesting article raises questions about the article as well.  And the author says in bewilderment that while the article talks about people championing Hamzah, he never ever seen anyone or group or party or current championing Hamzah in Jordan.  So there was a PR deceptive promotion for him in the long article in a newspaper that rarely bothers with long article about the country at peace with Israel--before it was even created.  He also talks about the mysterious tweet sent by Hamzah in October which was interpreted as a swipe against his brother, and in classical Arabic poetry--so the insult is double. (thanks Yusuf)