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British Tourists Attacked In Jordan  
User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 weeks ago) and read 1323 times:

An Iraqi has attacked a group of tourists in downtown Amman, killing a British citizen and injuring 5 others (2 British, 1 Dutch, 1 Australian & 1 New Zealander).

A British tourist has been killed and five others wounded when a man opened fire on them in Amman, a Jordanian government spokesman said.

The other tourists injured in the attack were two British women, an Australian woman, a New Zealand woman and a Dutchman.

A security source said a man, identified as an Iraqi national, was arrested by police who cordoned off the site of the attack near the Roman amphitheatre in the central area of the capital.


http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...10-2567-4330-9699-25B1E1400E52.htm

This is the second time Iraqis attack foreigners in Jordan... if these attacks happen again the (now huge) Iraqi population in Jordan will probably see a huge backlash. Now Iraqi violence is spreading to other countries...

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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Horrible. I take it there is no motive, unless the war is one...? I hope it doesn't happen again. I didn't hear about the first one, can you tell me about it?

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...10-2567-4330-9699-25B1E1400E52.htm

Turns out the man was Jordanian, and it appears he acted on his own... very sad news.

Ajd, the last one was a triple suicide bombing (the first terrorist attack occur on Jordanian soil since the 1970s) which hit three hotels, the Hyatt Plaza, the Radisson SAS and the Days Inn. Almost all the victims were Jordanian or Palestinian, and one of the suicide bombings targeted a (Palestinian) wedding. Al Qaeda tried to justify it by saying "Westerners frequented these hotels", which is BS.


User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Very sad indeed. The country cant handle these acts. Another one or two of these could prove disastrous. I hope things stay quiet though.. i doubt they will.  Sad


mobs jakis
User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Quoting Okees (Reply 3):
Very sad indeed. The country cant handle these acts. Another one or two of these could prove disastrous. I hope things stay quiet though.. i doubt they will.

Actually, Jordan is very, very stable, the most stable country in the levant region. It has one of the world's top intelligence services (one which uncovered the Y2K plot), and I am sure it can handle this problem well... apparantley, the guy was acting alone out of frustration, but who knows?


User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 4):
Actually, Jordan is very, very stable, the most stable country in the levant region.

Im jordanian, lived there all my life except the last 3.. so trust me.. i know its stable. But the people arnt. Im sure hes acting out in frustraion, but thats the problem. More and more people acting out in frustration could be a problem. The majority of the people are living in poverty, and everything is getting too expensive.. thats one.. two, the people are getting fed up with the governments policies towards the west and what not. I just hope that my opinions are wrong.. because its a shame if things blow up.



mobs jakis
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 2):

Oh, I remeber that one. Diddnt they capture a woman whos husband blew himself up?



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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 2):
Turns out the man was Jordanian, and it appears he acted on his own... very sad news.

and turns out that you have a foot in your mouth.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 7):
and turns out that you have a foot in your mouth.

?

Why, cuz he posted what was originally posted by a news agency?



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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Quoting QR332 (Thread starter):
This is the second time Iraqis attack foreigners in Jordan... if these attacks happen again the (now huge) Iraqi population in Jordan will probably see a huge backlash. Now Iraqi violence is spreading to other countries...



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 8):
Why, cuz he posted what was originally posted by a news agency?

No because of his commentary


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 9):
No because of his commentary

Ah, I see... well at the time his commentary was in context to what was reported.. Now, Not so much.



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 2):
... very sad news.

most sad indeed. But the fact that the man is / was Jordanian is rather better than him having been a NON-Jordanian and will make things easier

Quoting Okees (Reply 3):
The country cant handle these acts. Another one or two of these could prove disastrous. I hope things stay quiet though.. i doubt they will.

let's not exaggerate. There was that attack against the hotels, by terrorists, and now this act of murder by an individual. Jordan after the terror-attack worked on that aspect and they will now improve structures around touristic places of visit accordingly. So that I am fairly optimistic. Nothing is impossible, true, but there is no reason for pessimism.


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1136 times:

Quoting Okees (Reply 5):
m jordanian, lived there all my life except the last 3.. so trust me.. i know its stable. But the people arnt. Im sure hes acting out in frustraion, but thats the problem. More and more people acting out in frustration could be a problem. The majority of the people are living in poverty, and everything is getting too expensive.. thats one.. two, the people are getting fed up with the governments policies towards the west and what not. I just hope that my opinions are wrong.. because its a shame if things blow up.

True... I just hope we don't see any more such attacks. But, the Jordanian attitude towards Westerners isn't "kill 'em all", so I doubt we'll see such things occur again.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
Oh, I remeber that one. Diddnt they capture a woman whos husband blew himself up?

She was set to blow herself up as well but her belt didn't go off IIRC.

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 7):
and turns out that you have a foot in your mouth.

Because I commented in context of what was reported? Iraqi violence did hit Jordan on 9/11 (9th of November) 2005, when the suicide bombings occured as the attack was carried out by an Iraqi and his wife. And, Iraqis would probably face a backlash if this had been carried out by an Iraqi (even though that is very wrong), as tourism will probably be greatly effected in Jordan.


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1128 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 12):
as tourism will probably be greatly effected in Jordan.

I am NOT a clairvoyant but I am fairly optimistic that the impact on tourism will be minimal. A glance into Swiss newspapers revealed that the incident was hardly, if at all noticed.
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I visited that amphitheatre in Amman (old Philadelphia of Roman times) and considered how I would have acted in the position of that British tourist who died. Wrongly ! I would have stared at that weird person and wondered. Anyway, how do you hide in such a place ? No, just to imagine the last thoughts of that poor man there is horrible and depressing. The only "positive" thing is that "hardened" media-men nowadays take care if there are more than 100 people dead !


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