Tuesday, August 16, 2011

King Klingon

On of the best things about being an Arab dictator is that you get to experiment with your own vanity. We see it all over the region in palaces, sky scrapers, giant yachts, stud arms and so on. The latest example comes from King Abdullah of Jordan who, get this, is building a $1.5 billion Star Trek theme park powered by green energy. The life long trekkie even managed to get a cameo appearance in an episode Star Trek Voyager. Next time I'm in Jordan, I'm going !

10 comments:

Gary said...

Ted,

I had to read this twice -I couldn't believe it the first time. $1.5 billion to build a Star Trek themed Amusement Park -in Jordan? Wow, this really is a crazy world we live in...

Gary

Ted Leddy said...

Gary
It certainly is an example of the Grotesque, Unprecedented, Bizare and Unbelieveable World we live in.

Anonymous said...

Successive despots in Occupied Palestine have been working for almost 60 years to build their fantasy of Eretz Israel at any and all cost. Today we witnessed their fabled bloodlust unleash itself once again upon a civilian populace - shame on you Leddy for justifying their inhumanity, shame on you for excusing their bloodlust.

Paul said...

Anonymous, what bloodlust you mean the murders of eight civilians in attacks upon totally unarmed civilian buses in Southern Israel?

Ted Leddy said...

Anonymous

I have been to Eretz

Great beaches, amazing nightlife and the best looking chicks on the planet. I assure you, it's no fantasy !

Anonymous said...

Paul - it's interesting that we have been fed images of Jews looking at a broken fence and a car with broken windows all morning. We've also been treated to a continuing change in the story - first it was soldiers who were killed, that's no changed to civilians. But killing civilians must be OK, right? I mean the Jews do it all the time!

Anonymous said...

And of course only a brief mention of the dead Palestinian civilians. You might subscribe to the idea that the Jews are untouchable and can act with impunity, I don't! They are neither chosen nor fit to wear the title.

The System Works said...

Anonymous: the attacks on Israel were directed against two civilian buses and two cars (presumably going to the resort town of Eilat), and two soldiers were killed responding to the attacks.

An Israel retaliatory strike killed at least six people, including the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees, Kamal al-Nairab who is linked to Hezbollah apparently.

The System Works said...

Fifteen rockets hit Israel today also, injuring one person seriously.

Anonymous said...

I think the answer to that System is for the occupiers to get out of Palestine - go back to your own countries, ur not wanted there. As for civilians, the Jews there have demonstrated their disregard for rules of war, they kill civilians en masse and deserve everything they get in return. I notice you made no mention of the missiles the Jews fired into civilian areas in Gaza. The Jews have lost all credibility and sympathy - they have become the Nazis of the 21st century.