Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, September 16, 2002

Interesting. Apparently the Jordanian media is beginning a campaign to move sentiment away from Saddam.

Jordan's state-controlled media have begun publishing stories of Jordanians abused and cheated in Baghdad. The stories tell of Jordanians coming to the Iraqi capital to get rich and ending up bleeding in the streets of Baghdad.

Western diplomatic sources said the publication of stories long known in Amman appear to be part of an effort to reduce support within the kingdom for the Saddam regime. Baghdad is regarded as a key financier of much of Jordan's opposition movement, particularly the powerful unions.

Jordanian newspapers have described how hundreds of Jordanian men were defrauded and sometimes killed in get-rich schemes in Iraq. They quote Jordanian officials as saying that scores of nationals fall victim to these schemes every month.

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