Skip to comments.Visit Jordan before Isis does
Posted on 07/03/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT by Lorianne
On a dusty hill in the suburbs of Amman, the capital of Jordan, I visited the late King Hussein's magnificent automobile collection, opened to the public as a museum. Amid rows of gleaming motorcycles, I passed a brightly-coloured Japanese racer and a low-riding American chopper, and my eyes fell on one dark model that stood behind them. This, a placard told me, was a Brough Superior, British-made and once common in Jordan as a motorcycle used for military purposes.
Jordan is an island of peace and stability in a sea of turmoil. There is almost nowhere in the region that is safer to visit. Yet it is a country forged in the heat of battle, when the Arabs of the Ottoman Empire revolted and were supported by the British as a means of diverting Ottoman attentions from the main theatres of the First World War.
Lawrence was a young British officer despatched to support the Hashemites, a noble Arab family that had taken leadership of the Revolt. In Jordan, which is ruled today by the Hashemites, the story of the Revolt is one of the plucky Bedouin, nomads from the desert, driving the Turks out of Arab lands, only to be betrayed by the Great Powers as Britain and France carved up the Middle East.
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Going next October,hopefully!
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