Friday, March 06, 2009

Jordan, the CIA and Israel.

Many world leaders work for the CIA.

Reportedly, King Hussein of Jordan worked for the CIA.

One of his handlers was former CIA station chief in Amman Jordan, Jack O'Connell.

On 2 March 2009, Haaretz had an article based on a new biography of King Hussein of Jordan (1935-99) - A Hashemite Cassandra

The biography, "King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life" (Yale University Press, 2008), is by Nigel Ashton, a senior lecturer at the London School of Economics.

It refers to CIA paymasters, LSD and fortune tellers.

Among the points made:

1. Hussein received "hundreds of thousands of dollars in brown envelopes from Americans, though he was too noble to open them in front of his CIA handler."

2. Linda Christian, a "fading starlet" from Hollywood, brought LSD to one of Hussein's parties. Hussein needed medical treatment afterward.

3. In September 1970, Black September, Hussein attacked certain Palestinians. (Black September in Jordan)

Hussein chose the day to attack based on the advice of his sister-in-law's fortune teller in London.

4. Hussein feared Egypt's President Nasser was plotting against him.

Hussein leaked the Israeli decision to declare war on Egypt, on 5 June 1967, to Nasser.

Nasser suspected this leak was a trick aimed to make him surrender.

5. In September 1973, Hussein revealed to Golda Meir that Anwar Sadat and Hafez Assad were planning to attack Israel.

Reportedly, she refused to believe that war was imminent.

6. Reportedly, Hussein got on well with Moshe Dayan and Yitzhak Rabin.


When there were bomb explosions in hotels in Jordan, on 9 November 2005, the media blamed Moslem extremists from Iraq.

However, it is likely that the CIA and Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate and Mossad know differently.

Among the dead were thirty-six Jordanians, mostly from a Muslim wedding, six Iraqis, five Palestinians, two Arab-Israelis, and three Chinese delegates of the People's Liberation Army.

The Palestinian fatalities included Major-General Bashir Nafeh, the head of military intelligence in the West Bank, Colonel Abed Allun, a high-ranking Preventive Security forces official, Jihad Fatouh, the commercial attache at the Palestinian Embassy in Cairo, and Mosab Khorma, a senior Palestinian-American banker.

Jordanian security forces evacuated Israelis from hotel before the bombing - according to Haaretz.


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