King of Jordan ISIS

Look, I said it before and I will say it again.  King Abdullah of Jordan might be the coolest Muslim to grace the Earth since Muhammad Ali.  Granted, Ali might move like a butterfly and sting like a bee, but the King of Jordan talks like a lion and acts like one too.  However, in an age where Royalty is more about snotty rich kids and their social lives, this King might possibly be the coolest King I know as well.  I love Democracy and wouldn’t trade it for King Arthur himself.  But,  I love history too.  So I like the idea of Warrior King leading a nation into battle in the same way I have grown to like Vikings.  Sure, they would  likely smash me in the face with an ax, but it just gives me a few historical butterflies, that’s all.

The King Talks the Talk – Now, this is where most of America really began to learn about the man when he started talking like Clint Eastwood. After the burning of the Jordanian Pilot by ISIS, the King of Jordan had a few words for ISIS. Specifically he referenced a scene in Unforgiven where Eastwood said of retribution, “”Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a bi#$@ takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.”


Now, truth be told, I have no idea whether he said this exactly.  However, he did say ISIS was going to see retribution like they had never seen.  Maybe it is just me, but I think a national leader has to know how to rally in times of crisis with bold words that inspire confidence.  I still remember George Bush’s speech after 9-11 with the firefighters where he said, “I hear you, the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear from all of us soon.”  Look, I know Obama is a smart man, but when he speaks to the nation, he sounds more often like he is talking to his weekly book reading club and not a nation in need of leadership.  I am not saying anything about the strategies he chooses in this particular article. Rather, it is just that his words often leave me wanting for the roar of a lion and not the meekness of a lamb. Words matter Mr. President. Reach down deep and throw some swag around.

The King Owns It – “This is our War” He said it.  The man said it.  Three cheers for the King he said it!  In his interview with CNN he said, “It is our war. It has been for a long time,” he said. “These are outlaws, in a way, of Islam, the minute they set up this irresponsible caliphate to try to expand their dominion over Muslims.”  That is right. He finally said what so many have tiptoed around.  Too many in the Muslim world have tried to blame America for all their ills.  This man acknowledged that ISIS is very much a problem for which the Muslim world must account.

I think in an effort to come across as tolerant there has been this refusal to associate ISIS with Islam that has crossed the line from tolerance to negligence.  You simply cannot pretend the two don’t exist in the same bath water.  America was never going to be able to separate the good from the bad.  Rather, the Muslim world will have to stand up and fight for that which they want to define them.  Lead the Charge King Abdullah.

The King Looks Ready for Battle – Yes, I know there were all these conflicting reports about whether or not the King himself actually flew into battle against ISIS.  However, I just like the fact that the dude looks like he could have pulled it off. The guy has a legit military background and that is something I miss about America.  Yes, even George W.’s Air National Guard service in Vietnam was a little lacking.  Say Hello to Teddy and his Rough Riders.


George Senior had some legit military credentials in World War 2 as a Naval Aviator and was even shot down into the Pacific.  However, he was still pretty old by the time he was President and it didn’t always come across as great as his service was.  I am talking about a leader that looks like a Viking King that you have to kill if you want to take his job. I am not saying America should adopt that system.  I am just saying wouldn’t it be nice to have a leader who looks like they could rip the head off an enemy if the need should arise.  Ahem, Mattis.  What? Did someone say Mattis?

The King is Leading a Moderate State – First of all, let me go ahead and get this out of the way.  The King’s wife is kind of a hottie. Now, I am not saying it is mandatory for Kings to have a hot wife.  However, I am just saying that it doesn’t hurt his street cred.  For if Mel Brooks taught us anything, we know that It’s good to be the King.

ISIS King of Jordan

I am not going to claim to be an expert on the Muslim world or the nation of Jordan itself.  However, let me just point out that late last year, the King ordered Muslim clerics in the nation to preach moderate Islam or GTFO if you will allow me to use that strong texting abbreviation.  It’s true.  The man really is reigning in extremist teachings. Might be a little tyrant like, but democracy among a citizenry that hates America has not really been working out too well for us so far in the Middle East. Women don’t have to dress up like an Imperial Guard from Star Wars just to go out and get a liter of cola. Meow. As far as Muslim States go, Jordan seems a little less Medieval than most.

So there you have it.  The man talks the talk, walks the walk, and is leading the charge toward a Middle East that doesn’t always have to end their day with chanting Death to America.  King Abdullah is, the most interesting man in the Middle East.  In addition, for this brief moment in time, he is making Kings look cool again.

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4 Replies to “4 Reasons the King of Jordan Makes Kings Look Cool Again”

  1. Except, he didn’t do shif, until our President put together this coalition, of which Jordan joined. Not sure how the U.S. can be blamed for negligence …ISIS is not the exclusive responsibility of the U.S., if any leader was negligent, it’s all those leaders in the middle-east who allowed ISIS to gather strength and flourish.

    Until the people of the United States, clearly state, without equivocation, that they want to commit an occupying ground force to the region, and will accept the restrictions demanded by the host nations, or are willing for American troops to force entry into those countries, we’re probably following the wisest course of action. The U.S. must not give ISIS legitimacy in the eyes of the muslim world.

    Just my two cents.

    1. It’s a good 2 cents brother. You know, I would actually credit Obama with putting together a good Coalition of Arab nations. My critique of Obama would really be on two fronts really. 1. Like I mentioned in the article, he chooses the wrong words. He can put together a smart strategy all he wants, but he misses the leadership opportunity with hsi words. Be it Poltics, business, or the local school board, words matter and can inspire and embolden many. He was excellent with his words in his campaigns because he spoke about things he was passionate about. 2. He hates the war he is in and it unfortunately shows. I think in a desire to not be George W., he has missed the unique threat he currently faces. Consequently, he speaks to the halls of Harvard and not main street. He can do more with his words. Words are powerful. Now to the King of Jordan, he is just an excellent ally in the Middle East and one that inspires action. I hate to say it, but I am starting to believe the Middle East needs Kings and dicators until my lifetime shows me something different. So better the King of Jordan than Saddam Hussein. But you make some good points and make me think. I love that.

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