Originally Posted by Fuuma
I'm not sure where the comparison between a right-wing authoritarian dictator with a very effective repressive apparatus and a middle of the ground authoritarian monarch with some good spying shit going on comes from. I mean I know but they aren't nearly the same level of brutality, Abdullah isn't at Hassan II (of Morocco) level but maybe like his son MomoVI (of gay cruising fame).
Well of course theyre not but then again theyre subjected to an infinitely disproportionate level of threat as well.
Like i said jordan has the protection of saudi arabia and israel and the US which means that keeps in check 90 percent of islamists. He pretty much has nothing to worry about except some security monitoring which used to be assads case as well.
Anyway, id love to see a model of where the US attacked its enemies in a way that didnt inflict tremendous civilian losses. Japan? Vietnam? Afghanistan? Germany? Iraq? Which somehow everyone expects assad to do.