Monday, December 29, 2014

The buffoonish Jordanian "parliament"

All Arab parliament are buffoonish but no parliament is more buffoonish that the royal Jordanian parliament tailored to bring in the tribal elders of the most reactionary groups in society.  "Jordan threatened the militants of the Islamic State on Thursday with “grave consequences” if they harmed a Jordanian pilot captured after his F-16 crashed in northern Syria.  The warning, issued by Jordan’s Parliament, came as members of the pilot’s family appealed to his captors to welcome him as a “guest” and to show him mercy as a fellow Muslim."