A new Karamah
During the king’s speech to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Karamah battle, he stated obliquely that “We know that every stage has its challenges and dangers, and we should always be ready to face these challenges, and to face any danger that may threaten our security and our stability. This is not solely the responsibility of the armed forces and the security apparatus, but the responsibility of every citizen of this country, each according to their position, role and responsibilities. There are always those, domestic and foreign, who do not wish well for this nation. It is our responsibility to be always at the highest state of vigilance, sense of responsibility and preparedness to confront any danger or attempt to tamper with the security or stability of this country”.
This statement could simply refer to terrorism, or could refer to the deeper challenges related to the economic and social state of the country. Many people feel that the economic situation is being used as a leverage to force
Now, if this is the case, I believe that the people need to know. If it is not the case, they need to know as well. There are no convincing answers, and so we are faced with either explaining all of this in terms of political pressure or of embezzlement. If we are being asked to sacrifice for a cause, then we should know what the cause is.
Now, if we are being asked to sacrifice in order to withstand Israeli and American pressure to absorb more Palestinian refugees, with all of the social, political and economic ramifications that this will entail on