|Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri |
and Saeb Erekat, PLO’s executive committee’s secretary and chief
Palestinian negotiator, during a press conference in Amman on Sunday
It quotes the foreign minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan attempting to explain, in the wake of bitter criticism from Israel a day earlier, that when it comes to defeating the terrorists, Jordan is on the right side:
After Israel and Jordan trade accusations and condemnations over Saturday's stabbing attack which resulted in the killing of a Jordanian citizen, Jordan announces, 'Our positions against violence and terrorism are clear to everyone,' adding that they are invested in 'establishing security, peace and freedom for the Palestinians... Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made his response at a press conference in Amman with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shukri and Saeb Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee... “Jordan is and was a voice of reason and peace... " Safadi said, adding that King Abdullah II is “invested in establishing security, peace and freedom for the Palestinians.”
- When he refers to the Kingdom of Jordan holding "positions against violence and terrorism", does he see this as being consistent with harboring a self-confessed Jordanian mass-murderer who is on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list and, in effect, telling the American Justice Department to go take a hike?
- Does Jordan being "a voice of reason and peace" fit with Jordan's repudiation - on transparent and specious grounds - of the Extradition Treaty it signed in 1995 with the United States and which the United States (as sources in the US government have given us to understand) regards as fully effective and valid?
As clear as they can possibly be.