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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Will Jordan's King Fly an ISIS Raid Personally?

There is speculation in the Arab World tonight that King ‘Abdullah II of Jordan might personally fly a bombing raid against ISIS. He has openly vowed revenge for the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot, and during his military career before ascending the throne ‘Abdullah flew Cobra attack helicopters, and later headed Jordan's much-respected Special Forces.

Although this Daily Caller piece says several Arab newspapers are reporting this, they link only to this piece in the Kuwaiti Al-Nahar (link in Arabic).

I guess we'll know soon enough.

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