October 02, 2006


The Princess of Jordan came to watch my husband's combative training at PT this morning. Isn't that the most random thing you've ever heard?

Posted by Sarah at October 2, 2006 09:01 AM | TrackBack

The princess of Jordan just married the crown prince of Dubai, who is a Minister of Defence for the UAE. Recently the U.S. denied Dubai the rights to own and operate its docks or ports something like that. Pretty random stuff. I think democrats wanted to block the Dubai deal most but Bush defended it for a while. Who really remembers anything like this?

Posted by: Will at October 2, 2006 01:34 PM

Not sure where to even begin on this. I don't usually comment on my wife's site. She gets a fair amount of trolls coming here that will twist even the most boring noncontroversial comments into some political bullshit. She could always take the comment feature off but she seems to enjoy some of the feedback she gets, personal attacks not withstanding.

So, Will, what did you hope to accomplish by this? Do you have any knowledge of Modern Jordan or the Hashemite Kingdom? I mean real knowledge not just typing something into Wikipedia and then coming here and parrotting it like you've always had this encyclopedic knowledge that seems to be your M.O. Is your paranoid fantasy so warped that you really think, without doing any real research, that Jordan is working on behalf of the UAE to redo the already dead ports deal through some princess? Or is it more likely that you just like to poke whatever holes you can find in the arguments of any right winger on the net with the hopes of getting that quick rush you get from humbling them, even just a little, with your Wikipedia intellectualism and Cliff notes understanding of current events?

To be honest, I don't care why you come here. I just started this comment to let you know why the Jordanian princess was really here but I let my emotions get the best of me and had to taunt you a little. You'll forgive me won't you?

Anyway, the princess you are talking about is Princess Hayat Bin Al Hussein. She didn't come to Fort Jackson, Will. You see, King Hussein I had four wives so there are something like 8 or 10 women in the world who hold the title of Princess of Jordan. The princess who came today was Princess Iman bint Al Hussein, daughter of American born Queen Noor. Princess Iman was educated in the U.S. and at the Sandhurst Military Academy (It's the Brittish West Point, Will. No need to google it). She holds the official title of General in the Jordanian Army. She is here in the U.S. on a tour to see how the American Army integrates females into daily life so she can take some of these lessons learned to the Jordanian Army. She went and saw some basic training soldiers as well as our combatives display. Among other things, she got to see a black female officer toss yours truly over her shoulder. How's that for modern?

Ports Deal...or improving the status of women in the middle east? You can believe whatever you want, Will. But next time get your facts straight. You brought kool aid despite the fact that this is clearly a Gin Party, Son!

Posted by: Sarah's Husband at October 2, 2006 04:55 PM

Hi Sarah's Husband. I forgive you. I actually don't have any problem with being taunted, I was just throwing some stuff out there that I happened to know off hand. My more pertinent point was 'who really remembers this stuff?" I think short-term memory is a huge problem with the media in this country. So if I hear that a powerful figure from Dubai is visiting military personal, I can only connect it to whatever else I know about Dubai - in this case, last year's Dubai port deal. The paranoid fantasy you flesh out is actually more interesting than anything I could have come up with, and it sounds like a pretty good plot for a Tom Clancy book. But if you say she was her to learn how to improve options for women in Jordan, then I think that's a good thing and hope it helps. But I doubt it.

The reason I check this blog every once in a while is because one day somebody here is either going to explain to me why the Iraq war is a good thing, or I'm going to get to witness a change of opinion in you guys. I'm just waiting.

Posted by: Will at October 2, 2006 05:57 PM

Dang Will, you got SPANKED!

And Sarah's Husband, I miss this part of you SO MUCH! He brought kool-aid to a gin party? Ha-larious.

Seriously, reading this was the best part of my day.

Posted by: Erin at October 2, 2006 06:14 PM

Oh yeah, Will. Sarah probably forgot to mention that her husband is a freakin' genius. Too bad for you, huh?

Posted by: Erin at October 2, 2006 06:16 PM

I haven't been here in a while (internet connection issues). Who is this WillTroll and how long has he been infesting your blog? Was I just not reading the comments before?

Posted by: PS at October 2, 2006 08:04 PM

Sarah's husband. Do you have any idea how you sound? I doubt a pompous pseudo intellectual such as yourself is even aware. The ports deal is not "dead". The Readers Digest version is as follows: Dubai's DP World, one of the world's largest container terminal operators, purchased London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O), which has operations at six major U.S. ports, including New York and Baltimore. Politicians argued that an Arab company owning American ports represented a security threat, even though Dubai is one of the closest allies of the US in the Middle East. Because of the political firestorm that ensued, the Dubai company promised to transfer ownership of its U.S. port operations to an American
"entity". This agreement in principal has NOT, in fact, occurred. In MY opinion, this transaction will NOT occur either. You obviously are ignorant of the strategies of the Islamists. I will keep it simple so that even a dhimmwit like yourself can understand this one very important principle. Once a piece of "real estate" has been "conquered"
either by force or through purchase, it must NEVER be returned to the "infidels". As for paranoid delusions, I submit the following link,

Posted by: Doc at October 2, 2006 08:25 PM

So... 'A' Princess of Jordan, not 'The' Princess. Oh my, better make that clear or someone might make a long-winded rant in the comments section and-

Oh, too late. ;-)

Posted by: Patrick Chester at October 3, 2006 10:25 AM

Sarah's husband, you don't happen to have a much older single brother, who's like you, do you? (smile) I think you guys are totally terrific. Thank you for all you do for our country. Both of you.

Posted by: Maggie45 at October 4, 2006 09:46 PM

I'm not a troll. Doc is a troll. Don't confuse me with the wingnuts, okay?

Posted by: Will at October 12, 2006 05:06 PM