The final straw.Jordan has gone out of its way to take a leading role in pushing to unseat Iraq's Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein
(born April 28, 1937, Tikrit, Iraq—died Dec. 30, 2006, Baghdad) President of Iraq (1979–2003). He joined the Ba'th Party in 1957. Following participation in a failed attempt to assassinate Iraqi Pres. , five years after becoming a pariah state for refusing to fight the allied war against Iraq.
"The situation in Iraq must not be allowed to continue," said Jordan's King Hussein Noun 1. King Hussein - king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
ibn Talal Hussein, Husain, Husayn, Hussein as he got on a plane for talks with the Iraqi opposition The Iraqi opposition can refer to three things:
After reducing the import/export arrangements with Iraq and strengthening ties with both Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop. and Kuwait, Jordan is expected to act as a bastion of anti-Saddam activities in the region. Jordan's role in destabilising the Iraqi regime was on the agenda in the talks, held between US President Clinton and King Hussein in March. Consultations with the governments of the Gulf States, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco have already taken place. "All that remains now - is the establishment of a US military base in Jordan to harass Iraq directly," said a disgruntled dis·grun·tle
tr.v. dis·grun·tled, dis·grun·tling, dis·grun·tles
To make discontented.
[dis- + gruntle, to grumble (from Middle English gruntelen; see Jordanian official, who is wary of King Hussein's anti-Iraq stance.
Jordan, say some government insiders, is preparing to play a pivotal role in the post Saddam Hussein era in marketing Iraqi goods and playing middle man to a future peace between Iraq and Israel. While this is not public knowledge rumours abound in the capital of the Jordanian Kingdom. The King, using the strongest language to date to criticize the Iraqi leadership, said he was "disgusted" by the murder of the men for whom he had provided a safe haven 1. Designated area(s) to which noncombatants of the United States Government's responsibility and commercial vehicles and materiel may be evacuated during a domestic or other valid emergency.
2. since their defection last August. "Things cannot go on like that... I believe change in Iraq is inevitable," he said. Jordan's Prime Minister Abdul Karim This article is about the servant to Queen Victoria known as the Munshi. For other individuals of the same name, see Abdul Karim (disambiguation).
Hafiz Abdul Karim CIE (1863?-1909), better known as "the Munshi" (variously translated as "teacher" or "clerk" in Hindi), was an al Kabariti called the murders a "premeditated pre·med·i·tat·ed
Characterized by deliberate purpose, previous consideration, and some degree of planning: a premeditated crime. criminal act".
Jordanian officials say there has been on-going discussion within the ranks of the Jordanian leadership as to what the country's role would be in the coming months, as economic and political conditions in Iraq worsen. Jordan plays a key role in U.S. backed plans to change the leadership in Iraq, say officials who refused to be named.
Although no Jordanian official will go on the record affirming Jordanian acquiescence to such plans, U.S. Defence Secretary William Perry
Today, it is a component of the Iraqi Security Forces tasked with assuming responsibility for all Iraqi land-based military operations following the 2003 .
Brigadier General Najib Mustapha Saiehi, who defected from the Iraqi army last November officially to join the ranks of the group, said that support for a change in the leadership in the Iraqi army was large and growing. "The Iraqi leadership is not working for the good of Iraq and the army will try to rid itself of this leadership," said the general at a recent press conference.
The group said Jordan would serve as an information and propaganda base for the opposition. The King had invited Iraqi opposition groups to set up its headquarters in Jordan since November 1995.
The late General Hussein Kamel provided the Jordanian leadership with the opportunity to open links with the Iraqi opposition after defecting to the kingdom last August. The King had been seeking such ties and the re-establishment of relations with Gulf countries since 1991, when Jordan became a pariah state for opposing the Gulf war.
The late General, considered the second most powerful man in Iraq next to Saddam between 1989 and his defection, provided the West with unprecedented information on the Iraqi weapons programme and capabilities. At the time, his defection was seen as the most significant crack in the Iraqi leadership since the Gulf War.
Kamel and his defector brother Saddam Kamel Saddam Kamel Hassan al-Majid was the second cousin and son-in-law of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
He was married to Rana Hussein and was the brother of Hussein Kamel (who was also married to a daughter of Saddam, Raghad Hussein). al Majeed were not only senior member of the Leadership, they were also cousins and sons-in-law to Saddam Hussein. But military distinction and relation through marriage could not save the men that exposed the secrets of the Iraqi leadership and called for its downfall. Revenge was swift once back in Iraq. Upon their return both the General and his brother, Saddam, were promptly divorced by their wives, Rana and Raghad, both daughters of Saddam Hussein.
Less than 24 hours after being divorced on the ground of "treason" they were gunned down by family members attempting to redeem their clan honour in the eyes of the Iraqi leader.
The two Majeed brothers as well as a third brother who had defected and their elderly father, who had remained in Iraq, were killed during a gun battle in their homes close to the Presidential palace in Baghdad. The men did not go to their death willingly, a gun battle that killed at least 7 other people left two of their assailant cousins dead. The leadership, while not claiming any responsibility for the murders, announced that the "traitors" were dead and gave a state funeral The perspective and/or examples in this article do not represent a world-wide view. Please [ edit] this page to improve its geographical balance. for the two assailant cousins killed during the attack. Both of Saddam Hussein's sons Uda and Kusay attended the funeral in their hometown of Takrit.
No one has been able to give a credible explanation as to why the Majeed brothers and at least half of their original 60 person entourage returned to Iraq and an uncertain fate. People close to the General said he spent the last few months confused and feeling abandoned in a hilltop mansion provided by the Jordanian monarch. His wife Raghad, Saddam Hussein's favourite daughter, is said to have pushed him to return and redeem himself with her father.
Today the fate of Raghad, her sister Rana and that of their five children remains unknown. The press in Amman claimed that the daughters and the two young sons Ali and Ahmad were also killed in the battle because "Saddam wanted to put an end to to destroy.
See also: End the male line of the al Majeed's of Hussein Kamel. "Whether Saddam had his own grandson's killed is not known, what is known is that he is a man that does not forgive.
"Hussein Kamel had been rejected by the Iraqi opposition groups who refused to let him join their ranks and he became insignificant - no one else offered him refuge - so he returned to Iraq to face the fate of any traitor," said Adel Ibrahim, the press attache ATTACHE. Connected with, attached to. This word is used to signify those persons who are attached to a foreign legation. An attache is a public minister within the meaning of the Act of April 30, 1790, s. 37, 1 Story's L. U. S. at the Iraqi Embassy in Amman, one of the last people to see him before he left Jordan for lraq on 20 February. As Hussein Kamel was buried in an unmarked grave The phrase Unmarked grave has metaphorical meaning in the context of cultures that mark burial sites.
As a figure of speech, an unmarked grave represents consignment to oblivion ie an ignominious end. , the Iraqi opposition, which had distanced itself from him in life was left to ponder its future in the capitals of the Arab world and Europe, in the ligh of his premature death.