Inside the Middle East
February 7, 2011
Posted: 1243 GMT
Thirty six members of Jordan's major tribes have attacked what they called the interference of Queen Rania.
Thirty six members of Jordan's major tribes have attacked what they called the interference of Queen Rania.

In unprecedented criticism of Jordan's royal family, three dozen prominent Jordanian tribal figures issued an urgent call for reform Sunday and warned that the country may follow Tunisia and Egypt into turmoil without it.

The statement from 36 members of the country's major tribes attacked what they called the interference of Queen Rania in running the country. The queen, "her sycophants and the power centers that surround her" are dividing Jordanians and "stealing from the country and the people," the letter states.

The tribal figures said they were sending a clear message to King Abdullah II. They warned that if corruption was not prosecuted and reform was not implemented, "similar events to those in Tunisia and Egypt and other Arab countries will occur." The internet and satellite television had overcome the ability of regimes to stifle the thirst for information, the statement said. Read more...

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John A   February 7th, 2011 2:03 pm ET

CNN, your constant attempt to spread the idea of revolution in the middle east is really lame. Its not a secret that you receive most your finance from the US government and that you are promoting their dreadful agenda. So who are you going to crown as the opposition leader in Jordan. Lets guess, ElBaradei has a Jordanian cousin who works for the U.N. and studied in New York hahahahaha

Bye the way, you have often described the events in Egypt as a Facebook revolution. I guess you have calculated on Americans not knowing some basic facts.

Basic fact: The middle east is one of the most expensive internet regions in the world in comparison to income. They average Egyptian can't afford bread, let alone a laptop and broadband connection.

Its becomes more and more obvious that all this talk of revolution has been dreamed up by another clown in Washington. So Egypt is in a state of revolution??? I've seen more violence and bigger crowds at British football matches.

Its all starting to look like another failed U.S. plan.
Henry Kissinger is getting too old for this.
By the way, Henry Kissinger has held power for longer than Mubarak. So much for American democracy hahahahahaha

My advice is you fly the rock band U2 to Tahrir Square, create a freedom gig and promote Coke Cola. Because there is not much juice left in this fake American driven revolt in the middle east.

Mouhamad Alhosan   February 7th, 2011 7:43 pm ET

Woow. Sycophants ? They are really angry and I hope that the anger spread to Syria and the rest of Arabia.

colonialboy   February 8th, 2011 7:03 pm ET

Blame the U.S.A. for everything and hope for anger in all the Arab world?
Pair of idiots!

John A   February 9th, 2011 11:32 am ET

You've just spent ten years blowing the legs of little Iraqi girls. Can't you take responsibility for the nature of your American crimes?

to john E -   February 9th, 2011 5:40 pm ET

if am mubarak i ll hand you the information ministry.

Shak   February 11th, 2011 9:13 am ET

CNN should try to keep its image and reputation as a NEWS network......not a tabloid or an internet site for rumors. Please dont hijack this site to serve certain needs or agendas.. yes there was a letter from a group of jordanians who are complaining, but they dont represent Jordan, they dont even represent their tribes. Its a group of people who voiced their opinion.....which is their right. but it stops CNN please stay as a source of news..........and only news.

From Chicago   February 12th, 2011 1:07 am ET

In light of the Egyptian achievement, I would like to see more informed comments. Al Jazeera has also been blamed for spreading the ideas of revolution and has also reported on the Facebook "revolution."

John A   February 13th, 2011 3:35 pm ET

From Chicago,
Misinformation and poor information are two different things.

CNN & Al Jezeera know what they are doing, but it seems you don't know what they are doing. Don't be let them pull the wool over your eyes.

samer Zaza   February 16th, 2011 7:09 am ET

It is unfortunate that CNN would publish such rubbish; as a Jordanian I wish CNN had reported the following: 36 people in Jordan who represent no one, have never been in a public position that would give them a glimpse at what happens within the Royal Court, people who most likely would be attacking you in my place today if they were assigned a ministers position in the last cabinet formation, stated that da da da da.

Please, we expect a little bit more research by CNN before publishing such articles; unless some one thinks it is a good idea to prompt bad news in the hopes we see more drama in the middle ease no matter who gets hurt in the process......

miriam   February 17th, 2011 5:13 pm ET

John A,

And disinformation is another.

Bruce Rubin   April 1st, 2011 2:10 pm ET

According to the Middle East Media Research Institution her Facebook blog was an anitisemetic trainwreck

Bruce Rubin   April 1st, 2011 2:10 pm ET

According to the Middle East Media Research Institution her Facebook blog was an antisemetic trainwreck

Shlomo   July 30th, 2011 5:37 pm ET

One has to know the history of the confrontation between the 36 tribes men and Queen Rania to fully understand what is occurring. Queen Rania has challenged these tribesmen head on by opposing honor killings, stonings and other practices they support. They believe she is corrupting the government by rallying against these practices. Additionally, they are angry that she does not wear a veil. These tribesmen have yet to produce a single concrete example of these land gifts so we can assess whether they were appropriate or whether they occurred at all. The reality is that they are trying to rally the people of Jordan and world opinion against her because of her fight for human rights.

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