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Subj: A response on the book , "Honor Lost: Love and Death in modern-day Jordan" by Norma Khouri.
Date: 30/04/2003 08:44:59 ã Egypt Daylight Time
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A response on the book , "Honor Lost: Love and Death
in modern-day Jordan" by Norma Khouri.

As a Jordanian and as a Muslim, I tell you that this book is a pure fiction and not facts and is also a ploy to make money and is part of a political agenda.
It is a fact that even in USA, a country that is a much advanced society in term of women right and economy a third world country like Jordan, there are1000s of women who get killed each year by spouses or boyfriends, yet these crimes are not labeled as honor crimes, and yet the media does not associate them with religion nor with culture when in fact all of these
are in common with "honor crimes" that is based on rage and jealousy. In Jordan, unlike the USA, these deaths are very few compared to the death and
suffering of millions of women in refugee camps and in desert towns largely due to government corruption and lack of equal opportunity for women, which deserves more attention and publicity. In Jordan, we know that  the author was a part of a Jordanian elite Christian minorities that was very close to the royal family.  This group of people have widely exaggerated this "honor crimes" as away for them to help the regime cover-up its wide violations of human rights that include torture of women, men and students.

This book is another money ploy. The author who is also a personal friend of Queen Noor, where it is no coincident that both of their books came at the same
time and share similarities in style.
Mohamed Nezami,
Subj: Your Paper's Presentation Of My Letter/Article
Date: 19/04/2003 10:25:30 Õ Egypt Daylight Time
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To Dr. Usama Fawzi,

Dear Sir, I recently read the latest very interesting & informative edition of Arab Times, & I thank you very much for publishing my letter sent to you (March 16th 2003). May I just draw your attention to the misrepresentation of my name & "friendship with King Abdullah" (which you falsely stated) in your introduction of the article. May I also absolutely reassure you Dr. Fawzi that all I have written you are completely true facts, & totally without exaggeration or bias, & much of what I have written you is actually merely a brief account & understatement of certain sensitive issues.Additionally may I restate that United States authorities, including the Federal Bureau Of Investigations (F.B.I.), did not ignore my valuable information, & on the contrary were continuously very pleased by it, till now. Since mid 2001 till today, there has currently been an on-going investigation into the 'Gun Smuggling' case, etc. Much of what I have written you can easily be confirmed. I hope you realize that I am currently in a very delicate, & dangerous position. And am actually not at liberty to fully reveal much of what I have been involved with.

I thank you again, Dr. Fawzi, & will always be very anxious to read the latest editions of 'Arab Times', an informative & interesting account of current affairs in 'our very sadly troubled region'. Thank you very much, & all the best wishes to the talented staff of 'Arab Times'.



April 19th 2003


Subj: just to tell u the truth
Date: 01/05/2003 01:58:45
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hello dear sir/ mam
i like to inform you about yesterday what((alquds al arabi)) said and printed a copy of saddam's letter is not trure and has no realty at all... i know saddam's hand writing and his signture very well ....that was fabricated by abd al bary atwan for many resons & intersts....thank you.. my best regards
remon charlee
Subj: My history in syria
Date: 02/05/2003 05:19:23 ã Egypt Daylight Time

Dear Mr Fawzi
(my history in Syria)
I just want to tell you Bravo Million times for your answer to khalid hafiz amin.
The most corrupt regime in world is the Syria, you can expect every thing, pay dollar you can buy Assad, every body if just has been once time in Syria especially air port where ganarals ask you for 3-4.dollar or cigarette can find out that if you pay 1 million what can you do in Syria.Therefore I'm sure that Syria govermend has soled all iraqi who believed they are in safe.
Again many thanks for your truth massage through the Arab and muslim mass.In 1999 I was in Syria for the first time, first in the airport some officers asked me to give 10 dollars and then did not asked any thing about passport, and there they looted my big bags .if you go to the security offices in Syria you think you are in the shopping every officer has a box to money, belive me we had to to go to the office of intelligent service I was chocked when the ganaral there asked me how I can pay, so I afraid I could not say any thing, because I thought it may be attest to check people if they come to Syria to some thing against their regime, at the same time I though it may be correct if don't pay i will really get serious problem, because they can put you in a pressen for ever, any way so told the Mr ganaral that he suppose defend Syria I don know you can decide, then he said OK pay 1000 lira, and I died no 200 hundred lira, and he died no no give 400 hundred and I said I don have Chang, I have 1000 unchanched and 200 hundred, he said no mater, he called to other officers asked them to Chang 1000 lira one of them took a box and changed I got 600 hundred back, and each officer's got 100 lira and the ganaral 200. finally I got my papers and went to immigration office to get sampled passport, when I showed the paper and my pass port the name was wrong and again I got afraid to be late , but a firen say dent say any thing just put 100 lira to ganarelen you get every thing OK, as it was expected every thing got ok also there .It is unbeliveble in a country try to defy Israel it officered are such corrupt, so think if pay millions of dollared what can you do with those ganarals? So if a nation ruled by such corrupt people what can you expect of them, it is tragedy, catastropf. When I cam back I told the story to my friend from palastian, he said Jordan and Egypt even worse.
In conclusion, all our societies are runned by a groups of bandits and mafia that enslaved our nation in a way we wish to Africa. therefore we may always expect defeating in all batt els because of those rullerers.
Dear Dr. Fawzi you carry a hicorical mission and you are not just critter but also a any phenomena in our time, and GUD PROTECT YOU.

Many regards
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To :
Subject : NOTES
Date : Mon, 08 Sep 2003 04:41:08 +0000







Jess Hassan" <>

Subj: Very Good Job!
Date: 8/14/2003 4:46:00 AM Central Standard Time

Dear Mr. Oussama Fawzi,

It was really interesting to know more about your respectful newspaper. Honestly speaking, I was surfing the internet for your web sites just 4 days ago and I can not begin my day without having a look about anything new you have added.I was wondering why your newspaper is prohibited in the arab countries? I think we all know the answer.
From my readings to some of your articles, I knew that many countries are having a proxy in order to deactivate the URL to their people. I am accessing your web site from Lebanon and I dont have any problem.Anyway, I just want to tell you that I have a local newspaper in Lebanon with a license of a daily political newspaper. As the economic situation in Lebanon is not good as well and as our family did never accept to sell the name of the newspaper to any kind of regimes even we had the opportunity to have more then 4 Million US Dollars, but we have always tried to keep this treasure independant as much as we can.
The newspaper is: Al-Inchaa from the North of Lebanon Tripoli. I want to know if there is any possibility to have a mutual work together unless you also have some restricitions in Lebanon on your newspaper?
Thank you in advance and keep the good work.

Sincerly Yours,

Mazen Mayez Al-Adhami


Subj: ALGERIA: Harassment by authorities continues
Date: 9/10/2003 5:27:29 PM Central Standard Time

Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA Phone: (212) 465-1004
Fax: (212) 465-9568 Web: E-Mail: Contact: Joel Campagna
e-mail: Telephone: (212) 465-1004

ALGERIA: Harassment by authorities continues

New York, September 10, 2003-The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)condemns Algerian authorities' recent detention of two journalists, Mohamed
Benchicou, managing editor of the French-language daily Le Matin, and Ali Dilem, a cartoonist with the French-language daily Liberté. Youssef Razzouj, Le Matin's editor, told CPJ that police arrested Benchicouon Monday, September 8, at his home and took him in for questioning.According to Razzouj, Benchicou was released after being queried about
several recent articles in Le Matin about government corruption and financial malfeasance.

Yesterday, an investigating judge quizzed Benchicou about the same articles and editorials in the paper. State prosecutors allege that the articles defame President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Police also detained Ali Dilem, a cartoonist at Liberté, on September 8, and released him the same day. Like Benchicou, Dilem faced an investigating judge yesterday, who questioned him about several of his recent cartoons,which allegedly insulted the Algerian president. Dilem was not charged but is due to face more questioning as the investigation continues.

Last month, Algerian state printers refused to print a number of private newspapers saying they owed money. While none of the newspapers editors
denied that they owed money to the printers, they accused Algerian officials of using the debt to pressure newspapers because of their editorial content.

CPJ is a New York-based, independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide. For more information about press
conditions in Algeria, visit

Hani Sabra
Middle East and North Africa

Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (212) 465-1004, x-104
Fax: (212) 465-9568
Date: 9/6/2003 1:55:11 PM Central Standard Time

Dear Arabtimes.
To be honest with you I keep reading and visiting the arabtimes site many times a day. I even talk to other people about it. I always wanted the others to know the facts about the Arabic governments and kings. These facts for so many years were top secrets and no one knows anything. When I was in England before 10 years I was shocked when I listened to a report conducted by BBC about the king Hussain, the king of Jordan and how he was addicted to dancing the blonds in the night clubs. This report included interviews with his formal teachers at that time. They said that how much little time he spent in the school and most of the time out and around. I am saying that, because this is the case for all the public in the Arabic countries that 99.9 %of the public will be shocked as well. Presenting these facts to the public will slowly and surly undermine those people and will result in near and even far future to the changing and the over trough of these people.The other point to talk about is that the new Arabic satellite stations such as aljaseera, abudabi and the others. Frankly speaking I found them better
than the governments T.V. at least they do not spend quarter of the news about the kings and the presidents. That is why I am suggesting to you if
you can open a satellite TV in the same manner of the Arabtimes.
From : Mohammed Ali <>
To :
Subject : write new article about the Doublet behaves of
Date : Thu, 18 Sep 2003 11:31:11 +0200

Dear Mr Dr.Fawzi
I always , before very tenth in the day read your page eagerly, because it is the only newspaper tell the truth and explain the reality of all situation I
our region as well as make a great analyse and anatomy of the rulers.In the beginning I was sceptical about your definition of some persons,because I naively though may be they are GOOD, but later I realised that you are unfortunately absolutely right. You are really doctor and have a great ability to personification all diseases in crop of our societies and particularly the rulers from the Monkeys of gulf till mad officer in Libyan who are now going to give all the countries resources to live some time more…. AHHH.

Yes Mr Fawzi I suggest to you to write an article about how the Doublet behaves of FUCKED rulers, on one hand the behave as god with their own people
and treat their own people less than the Dog if you visit Syrian, Libyan or any other countries you can se it easel but with foreigner the situation is
different, The Fucked rulers behave as slave and dog and consider the foreigner as God.
Best regards

Mohammad Ali Kurdi
Subj: UAE
Date: 25/09/1423 07:25:38 ã Arabian Standard Time
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Dear Sir,

My name is Peter Schneider, I am a German citizen, I am a author and documentary filmmaker . After I finished my last film in the United Arab Emirates I and 10 more persons got arrested in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE on an order of Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The reason behind was a financial dispute between the Muktoum clan of Dubai and the Nahyan Clan of Abu Dhabi.
I was 7 ½ Month in different locations *jails within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. May be I do not have to tell you of the conditions in the Abu Dhabi jails. Anyhow, also as I got released I could not leave the country nor I was able to work. Finely after one year I could leave the UAE.
As I came back from the UAE I became very sick because of the inhuman conditions in the jails there.
My arrest in the UAE was simply a barbaric act of human rights violations and the responsible person Sheikh Saif bin Zayed be prosecuted.
Please find attached my book Dreamland Nightmare – In The Name of Allah , which reports about the human rights violation within the UAE….in favor of a human rights organization.

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Subj: You Know Your Arab If....
Date: 26/09/1423 04:21:35 Õ Arabian Standard Time

You know you are arab if

1) You think the flea market is a cool place to hang out
2) Your aunt is scarily overweight, and you think its funny
3) Your cousin is your brother-in-law
4) You are never clean shaven
5) EVERYthing is haram
6) Ladies night out means no hijab at cousin's house
7) Relatives may seem fat and slow, but they can dabkee up a storm
8) You teach nephews and nieces to say "garse" and "sharmoot" before "mom" and "dad"
9) Cousin has ice-cream/liquor/car-stereo "hookup"
10) Uncle dances at beheading of lamb
11) Wife is worth her weight in gold (literally)
12) Claim Dillard's, but shop at Swap Meet
13) Mom keeps empty sack in car trunk in case "good zeitoon tree" is spotted
14) When asked how much it cost, you automatically triple its price
15) Mom constantly barging in with sliced apples/oranges/magmool
16) Family brings tabla to your High School graduation
17) Family brings tabla to your College graduation
18) Family brings tabla to your wedding (even the honeymoon)
19) You claim you can spot another arab a mile away
20) Raybans and Rolex lifestyle don't match food stamp and Marlboro income
21) You try to impress f.o.b. arab girls with 1985 Nissan Maxima
22) You are runner up in annual family hairy chest contest
23) impress white chicks by telling them "intay jahshhe" means "you have beautiful eyes"
24) Dad actually has sword in house
25) Soccer games take ten minutes, soccer disputes last forty minutes
26) Mom calls every sport you play "fod-boll"
27) You and all your friends racing to see who becomes first doctor in family
28) Mom tries to cuss u out in english and says "fuck you bi rasak"
29) Dad thinks he's making fun of your english when he says "how you doin man?"
30) You have ever heard of any Yemeni rapper
31) You show all your friends where the middle east is on a globe
32) You like to watch Arabian tv only for the belly dancers
33) You publicly talk about non-arabs in arabic
34) Sister is your personal maid
35) Mother is personal cook
36) You are never fat enough to please your mom
37) Your dad was a military officer
38) Parents change garage to "honeymoon suite" for you and your new bride
39) Mom yells at top of her lungs in department store to find you
40) Keep "safety cash" of about 4000 dollars under your farshee
41) If you cant buy it with cash, you're not man enough to own it
42) Daily balanced breakfast means shai and zagtar
43) When not hanging out at flea market, you work there
44) You translate at Parent-Teacher meetings
45) Blame world problems on the yahood
46) AOL screen name contains "abu" or "halwa"
47) Instead of Nike's, cheaper Saudi version, Bike's
48) Criticize other arab countries
49) You are from the middle east
Subj: Urgent
Date: 27/09/1423 09:26:48 ã Arabian Standard Time

Dear Arab Times:
A few days ago it came to my attention that my ex-email address of has become inaccessible. I had been having difficulties in accessing it for quite a while, and have come to a conclusion that an imposter had taken it over. Whatever be the case is not of importance at the moment. The issue that I am writing you about concerns the 2 letters you have posted on your website on pages 11 and 13 of 'Readers and Responses'. These 2 mails seem to have originated from my previous e-mail account, but they were not written by me, nor do they reflect my opinion in any way or form. As a legal resident of the USA, I believe that my personal rights that the American constitution guarantees me have been infringed upon by yourselves through publishing these mails that are wrongfully attributed to me.
I have not consulted legal consel as I believe that you will read this letter and act upon it immediately by removing the above-mentioned letters from your website especially that your legal notice doesn't mention that all letters, whether written by the senders themselves or others, will be made public whether these people willfully consent to it or not.
I am currently writing you this letter in goodwill as I expect you will remove the 2 aforesaid letters from your public doamin, and respect the fact that I am not their writer, and the fact that they- and probably others like them- have not been published with the consent of the writer or the verification on your part they they are actually from the person whose name appears on the e-mail account.

I look forward to your action that should take effect immediately.
Yours faithfully,
Omran Ali Al Sharhan
Subj: What comes after the city of Ma'an.?
Date: 28/09/1423 03:35:17 Õ Arabian Standard Time

What comes after the city of Ma'an.?

On the dawn of 5th of Ramadan 1423 AH / 10-11-2002, the Jordanian forces launched its campaign against the city of Ma'an, in which thousands of
military soldiers participated, backed by armoured vehicles and helicopters. It led a reporter of the ar-Ra'i newspaper to ask the Jordanian media minister: "Was the opposition strong? Did it really require all these forces?" The minister's response was the following: "The time has come for the government to undertake its duty and execute the law and impose the sovereignty of law and the state's prestige on this city and other cities in Jordan."

The attack on Ma'an was not aimed at a band of the people of Ma'an. Rather, as stated by the media minister, the aim was Ma'an and otherJordanian cities. But why Ma'an first? This is because the people of Ma'an were among the first to express their feelings towards the unjust policies of the state for its citizens and its desire to serve the Kuffar and Jews. It is also to make the attack on Ma'an as the initiation of a policy to clear Jordan of weapons shortly before the attack on Iraq. But why attack at this time? This was revealed by one official when he stated: "The attack in Ma'an aims to control the violent armed groups which can cause internal disturbances in Jordan inthe event of an American military attack on Iraq." When asked about this statement, the media minister said: "I don't know who said this, but this is simply an armed band and certain political factions might use some of its members or it might hide behind religion." In political terminology, this answer does not deny the official's statement; rather it confirms it. This is also substantiated by the removal of some American and British military units a few kilometres from Ma'an.

As for the Government's announcement that alleged crimes had been perpetrated by the group accused in Ma'an, most of which took place inJanuary 2002, and its announcement that it discovered an arms factory, weapons, bombs and drugs in their possession. These are nothing but liesconcocted in order to justify the attack, to strip its people of weapons, and declare the city as a demilitarized zone, as if it was an occupied area in a hostile state. This was done in order to frighten all Jordanians, so that they do not even move to express their sympathy for their Iraqi brothers when America executes her plan by occupying Iraq.

Governments in Jordan concoct lies and deception in order to serve the kafir states. All of us remember what they did in April 1993 before signing the criminal Wadi al-Arabah agreement, when they began to arrest military students from the University of Mu'ta and some members of Hizb ut-Tahrir. They accused them of a foiled attempt to assassinate King Hussein. After arresting them and brutally torturing them the state security court sentenced them to death but the Court of Cassation (cessation), due to public pressure and after the criminal agreement hadbeen signed, exonerated all of them and released them.

Today, the government of Jordan, after raising its deceptive slogan of 'Jordan first', launches its unjust military attack on Ma'an first, where it besieges its people for a period of one week inRamadan. It cuts all of their means of communication with the outside world and imposes curfew upon them, kills a number of their sons, and arrests dozens of them thus terrifying the women and children. Under the pretext of arresting the band of evil who rebel against the law, the government breaks into and inspects each and every house of Ma'an. Where was the government all this time when, according to the claims of the officials, this band has in the past already carried out actions against the law?
What type of band is this whose members are in every single house in the city? Most of the wanted individuals were preachers and imams of mosquesin the ministry of Awqaf. The state sacked them from their posts because of their Islamic stance regarding the issues of the Ummah, when theyhighlighted the defects of the man-made systems and the corruption of the rulers and their betrayal of the Ummah. This is what stirred up the regimes anger against them and the people of Ma'an who responded to their preachings and lessons.O officers and army soldiers!

The regime wishes to turn you into murderers and a docile tool to attack your brothers. It wishes to use you as guards for the Kuffar and theJews who are attacking your brothers in Iraq and Palestine. If you obey the regime then you have betrayed your Lord, Deenand Ummah. Then theProphet's (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying will apply on you:

"After me there will be rulers: the one who believed their lies and helped them in their injustice he is not from me and I am not from him and he will not join me at the Hawd (pond). And the one who did not believe their lies and did not help them in their injustice he is from me and I am from him and he will join me at the pond" [Reported by an-Nasa'i].

So be a protective armour for your Ummah and swords drawn against your enemies.

O Muslims!

Let not the false claims of the officials and their biased statements deceive you. You must expose them and restrain the hand of thistyrannical group that has assumed the task of serving the Kuffar. Nothing links them with you except the posts and salaries, otherwise they would have not been so harsh against you, a harshness they failed to show the day when the Jews occupied a part of Jordan West of the river and still violently deal with the Muslims there. They forgot to show this harshness the day the Israeli Mossad violated the sanctity of Jordan and committed aggression against one of its citizens. Those officials are as the poet said: "With me he is a lion but in war he's an ostrich." It is an obligation on you to explain to your sons in the armyhow terrible  s their aggression against the Muslims.

Jordanians are part of the Islamic Ummah, so they join her in her anger.It is not possible for them to stand as spectators, without making anymove, when their brothers in Iraq or anywhere else are left for theKuffar to do what they like against them.

This situation where the Muslims are banned from having mutual compassion and cooperation with each other must come to an end. This will happen by working seriously to re-establish the Khilafah that will unite the Muslims in a single state, which will confront the Kuffar who have ambitions for the land and resources of the Muslims. It will carry Islam to the rest of the people and save them fromthe oppression of man-made systems and bring them to the justice of the rules of Islam.

12 Ramadan 1423 AH
Hizb ut-Tahrir
Wilayah of Jordan


Date: 02/10/1423 01:53:28 Õ Arabian Standard Time

You are always against Jordan, this means one thing and one thing only. You and as many Palestinians hate Jordan, becasue of your failed attempt to take over our country in 1970, during what I call "White September" for us Jordanians. In 1970 the PLO wanted to do what the U.S. wanted to do now to Iraq, change the regime. Plalestinians will never be loyal to Jordan and we don't want you to be. All we want is for you to stand up and say that the Middle East conflict is between Israel and the Palestinain people. And don't drag Jordan into your conflict. Leave us alone....we made peace with Israel and we want to live this peace. The Palestinians seem to be always jealous of Jordanians, because we have a home and an identity.

Subj: Intelligence politician bodies"Jordan"
Date: 04/10/1423 12:18:39 ã Arabian Standard Time


Dear Dr. Fawzi,
I am Jordanian as you are, I really love you and your "Air Up Times", i know you are receiving millions and millions of letters everyday, but i am not sure if you will have the chance to give my letter only one minute, I want you to investigate besides to Sameer Hiari "the one you mentioned on your letters in the site", other names who are also the same as Hiari "false Intelligence politician body" Dr. Jamal AL Tahat, he recently appeared in the ANN as a politics analyst:-), i know him personally, i know that he is working for FastLink in Amman as a consultant "in fact he keeps the financial records for the Jordanian intelligence", I know that doctors from the universities "In AL Hashmie university" write him topics that the local newspapers publish every week almost. This is also one bastard. please investigate him.

More interesting body to investigate is Al-khasawneh , the president of the Yarmouk university, you shall investigate him, i know a girl who was attacked by him " She supposed to be fired from the university and she went to meet him, he has invited her to his country side house "Al Mazra'a", whereby he attacked her. this a true, i cant prove it so far, but you shall investigate him.

I will keep sending you better and secret information from Jordan. God bless you and keep you for us.

Jordanian Citizen
my nickname


Date: 07/10/1423 06:56:13 ã Arabian Standard Time

Dear Editor,
I am a Palestinian student living and studying in Hebron. Because I fear for my life I am prevented from protesting openly and directly about the difficult economic hardship of many of my Palestinian brothers and the corruption of those among the Palestinian Authority leaders who have no conscience. I have therefore chosen to express the situation we have reached in my own special way - without words and through cartoons. I believe this will contribute to a small extent to solving our situation if you publish these cartoons on your website. There is no problem from the point of view of copyright as they belong to the Palestinian people. I would appreciate it if you would send me your comments to my e-mail address:

Adnan Abd Al-Kader, Hebron

Subj: news from Yemen
Date: 07/10/1423 11:24:32 ã Arabian Standard Time

Dear Sir,
I would like to inform you that I am a Yemeni journalist working for the Yemen Times since 1997.
I wonder if you would be interested in covering the news of Yemen for your newspaper. I would be very happy to cover the events and news of Yemen for your reputed newspaper.I would be very happy to furnish any other details that you might like to know. My phone numbers are:
I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Faithfully,
Mohammed al-Qadhi
Subj: Washintgonpost
Date: 08/10/1423 06:15:25 Õ Arabian Standard Time

Dear Dr. Fawzi;
CIA Paid Millions to Jordan's King Hussein

Bob Woodward, Washington Post Staff WriterLEAD: The Central Intelligence Agency for 20 years has made secret annual paymentstotaling millions of dollars to King Hussein of Jordan, The Washington Post has learned.  February 18, 1977; Page A1 The Central Intelligence Agency for 20 years has made secret annual payments totaling millions of dollars to King Hussein of Jordan, The Washington Post has learned. The payoffs were reported last year to President Ford as an impropriety by the Intelligence Oversight Board, a three-member panel set up by Ford to curb CIA abuses. President Ford took no steps to stop the covert payments. Last hear Hussein was paid approximately $750,000 by the CIA.
President Carter learned of the payoffs earlier this week after this newspaper began its investigation. He ordered that the payments be stopped. The secret arrangement with Hussein had not been disclosed to Carter by the CIA or by any member of the previous administration, including President Ford, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, or former CIA Director George Bush.
Carter was "distressed" that he had not been told, according to well-placed sources, and sees the solution to CIA abuses as quick confirmation of his nominee as CIA director, Navy Adm. Stansfield Turner.
In addition, the Senate Intelligence Committee created last year to oversee the CIA apparently was not given the full story by the Ford administration of the secret payments to Hussein. One of the most closely held and sensitive of all CIA covert activities, the payments to Hussein were made under the codeword project name of "No Beef." They were usually delivered in cash to the king by the CIA station chief in Amman. As justification for the direct cash payments to Hussein, the CIA claimed that Hussein was allowing U.S. intelligence agencies to operate freely in his strategically placed Middle Eastern country.
Hussein himself provided intelligence to the CIA and forwarded money from the payments to other government officials who provided intelligence or cooperated with the CIA.
Nonetheless, some CIA officials considered the payments nothing more than "bribes" and reported the matter to President Ford's oversight panel. Hussein, according to sources, considers the payments simply another form of U.S. assistance.
Within the CIA, the "No Beef" project has been considered one of its most successful operations, giving the United States great leverage and unusual access to the leader of a sovereign state.
The payments were first made to Hussein in 1957 during the Eisenhower administration. The initial payments apparently ran in the millions of dollars but they were sharply curtailed to the $750,000 level last year.
Hussein was only 21 when he first became a beneficiary of CIA funds. It was a time when Jordan was virtually a ward of the United States and Hussein had little money to support his lifestyle, which earned him the reputation as a "playboy prince."
Hussein has a well-publicized taste for sports cars and airplanes. As once previously reported, the CIA has provided Hussein with female companions. The agency also provided bodyguards for Hussein's children when they were abroad in school.
Some money from the most recent CIA payments to Hussein have been used to pay for bodyguards for his children.
Over the years, Hussein has maintained friendly relations with the United States and his country has been the recipient of substantial military and economic aid - about $200 million in loans and grants last year alone.
The "No Beef" payments to Hussein were made outside the conventional channel of military and economic assistance.
Well-placed sources said that nonetheless the United States has not been able to direct Hussein's overall policy decisions. He has not been a "puppet," the sources said, but he has rarely drifted outside the U.S. orbit.
In late 1974 the CIA became the focus of several government investigations into alleged abuses, and in February, 1976, President Ford directed a reorganization of the intelligence community.
Part of a Feb. 18, 1976, executive order set up the Intelligence Oversight Board which, among other things, was to "report in a timely manner to the President any activities that raise serious questions about propriety."
The office of the general counsel in the CIA was assigned by the exectuve order to report any alleged abuses to the oversight panel.
The general counsel soon made such a report on the Hussein payments, and called them possibly improper.
The panel appointed by Ford included former Under Secretary of State Robert D. Murphy, former Secretary of the Army Stephen Ailes, and business book publisher Leo Cherne.
By last summer the oversight panel had made a formal report to President Ford on the payments, concluding that they were improper. Ford read the report but ordered no action taken.
Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance is scheduled to meet with King Hussein today during Vance's six-nation trip to the Middle East.
Jordan is widely considered a moderating influence on the Palestinians and a key to any lasting Middle East peace settlement.
The country is considered a vital part of any realistic option for getting the Palestinians represented at a future Geneva peace conference.
Geographically, Jordan is in a central position, sharing borders with Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Israel's entire eastern border touches Jordan.
Hussein's decisions have often been highly compatible with U.S. and Israeli interests. For example, he expelled the Palestine Liberation Organization from Jordan in 1970, though this also helped Hussein's own domestic situation.
In 1973, Hussein refused to join in the Arab war against Israel.
It is often considered a miracle that Hussein has held power for 24 years through the turbulence of the Middle East wars, frequent internal strife and at least a dozen assassination attempts.
Last week his wife, Queen Alia, 26, died in a helicopter crash while returning from a hospital mercy mission.
Subj: From Hassan Zaidan -Jenin -Palestine
Date: 10/07/1423 2:23:13 PM Central Daylight Time
From: (lele hassan)

Dear Dr:Asam Fawzy:
I hope you and your stuff in good health .
This is Hassan Zaidan from jenin -west bank looking for Arab Amirecan People to help us with same funds we are since 28 month with out job ,without money ,without food ,without without ..............etc .
so,in one dolar we live two days by eating grass like animal .
we look to see your name in jenin like your name in the news paper ,or send us the names of reach people who can help us ,but we think your name is enagh for 10 families .
Name:Hassan Zaidan.
Jenin -west bank -Palestine.
we thank you again if you call us

Subj: Dr.Osama .... URGENT >>> S.O.S
Date: 15/07/1423 3:59:48 AM Central Daylight Time
From: (Iyad Bashir Maqboul)

Dear Dr. Osama ,
I don't know if this letter will come to you , but I hope to .

I'm a Palestinian student from nablus city , studying medicine in ukraine and living there for that purpose , I have 4 brothers and all of them now not workers because of the situation in Nablus as you know , my father's 78 year and he has the Parkinson illness . I asked hundreds of the orginization to help me finencialkly but uselless . I tried hard to get any penny from our embassy in Ukraine or the Palestian Studen Unoin , but the answer was always THERE IS NO MONEY EVEN FOR THE SELLERY . I really don't know what to do , I wondered if you can help me cuz if I didn't bye the tuition for the university and didn't have something to live from , I will not get regestration and I will be forced to leave ukraine and where to go ??????????? .

Dr. Osama , I'm ready to send any document you ask for to imrove that , pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls try to understand my situation and to help me even if you can send address someone to writr to in the U.S , I will be thankfull.

Thanks lot

Iyad Bashir Maqboul
Kharkov city

Subj: about alfasi to mr.osama faouze
Date: 19/07/1423 2:54:10 AM Central Daylight Time
From: (mai alfas)

salam at first to the gratest writer
my name is mai al fas
i am from alfasi family but what the hill of this family i didn't know anything about them antil i read you'r report my father is engenyr and my
grandfather he was in the army but now he is dead and i didn't know anything from him but i leav in syria and my family also so my father don't know
anything about his family cause he born insyr also i am so sad to hear that my family is shit and they don't have any of right person in them and also i
want more informatins about them and if u know that they have any good news just tell me about it pleas and i want to thak u about all the political news it is so good and they have humar also thank u about all you'r writers

Date: 20/07/1423 7:21:16 AM Central Daylight Time
From: (adal mohammed)

I have this problem and I need your help...It started befor one year ago when my mom brought a swimming trainer for my small sisters (5&6 years) and I didn't have any problem with that but after few months my mother start to change I mean she stoped ask about us and most of the time she sit with him alot and she doesn't care about us any more (me,my sisters)...
my old siter she is 20 years old noticed that...and from that day the problems started in our house.....
My dad he do not know anything about us he travils alot and there is problems between him and my mom but he lives with us .......
about my old sister she thought that there is affair between my mom and the trainer so she wathched thim..
My sister couldn't like this any more so she told my grandmother and one day with out any one know my mom and the trainer were alone in our swimming room in the garden abuot 12 o'clock my grandmother saw them togather so she slap the trainer and he went out the house after few days he came back .....
my sister and my grandmother told my dad what is happining but he didn't beleve them and he hit my sister and showted to her and he said to her to stop lieing .....all this things happend and I did not know that except after a while.......but I knew that there is problems but I do not know the details......
After 3 months my sister got engagt and after 2 months she got marred .....and she traviled to Canada and is living there .......
after a while my brother saw my mom wearing her nightgown and the trainer where with her ......he got mad and start to hate her......
and then i start to understand everything and specially when I saw her with my eyes .I did not tell anyone that Aunts knew every thing and my mom do not want me to go with them....because she don't want me to know the truth....after this summer when I came back from my summer school my mom wasn't in jeddah that is were I live she travild the day I arraived my dad was here...
After 1 week she came back and after another week she travild ...while she wasn't in jeddah I knew everything our servant saw everything and told me ......
when my mother and my dad came from there trip I couldn't keep anything so I told my mom that and she told me that it is not true and She convinced my dad that all this is lies ......
He start to hit me by a whip and he told me to go out the house I told him that I'll go but when I want to go my mom told him not to let me after 10 Minutes she came to my room and told me that I can not go to school ...and she told me to go out of my house she took my shoes and I was barefoot but my dad did not let me go
when the lunch time came they were eating and in this time I ran away because they hit me by the whip and they hit me to the wall and I could not stand that.....
so ARABTIME I need your help to tell me what to do ...
and I really want to go to the U.S.A to live there it is better than living here ........I really need your help please help me please answer me
please help me I really need your help please please please help me please please
my name is ADAL
Subj: Princess Azza
Date: 23/11/23 07:16:26 ã Central Standard Time
From: (sami sami)

File: princessAZZA.jpg (10000 bytes) DL Time (48000 bps): < 1 minutethis is a picture of princess AZZA,A princess was claimed by her cousinprincess BADI3A and her family member that she died from cancer in fact princess AZZA died in beirut,lebanon in 1987,left behind husband and a daughter and a five grand children's. further more,if u r interested, iam willing to submit more details and more evidence.

Subj: The majority of Jordanians are not as you said inshallah / Please Publish
Date: 26/11/23 05:54:32 Õ Central Standard Time
From: (Khaled Almajali)

Asslam 3alikum wa ra7mato allah wa baraktoh ya a7'i ,In regard of what happened at University of Jordan.
Please Publish it at your website, It really hurts me so much as a muslim to know that this thing happened at our beloved university. I can imagine that this can happen.
My whole email is to tell you one thing, there are some Jordanians that are not good in their way of thinking and in their religion. " 7aqdeen 3ala ra2iak". I know that there is, but they are few inshallah.  The problem is that the bad people are always seen even if they are little.
Believe me brother that we are not like you think of us. I am Jordanian and all of my dear friends and my father dear fiends are palastenians in origin. I respect and love all of them.
Who heats Palestine an Palestinians does not understand our religion. It is part of religion to love palastine.< P>
The fact is that Jordan economy is built by Jordanians and Palestinians . Also, I do not like to make distinguish between people in Jordan, they are all bothers innshallah. 90% or more of Jordanians and Palestinians live in Jordan are poor as you know. so............ Anyway, I really feel sad of what happened at UOJ, but we need to keep faith in out people that there is always good people and bad people in all nationalities. I have some stories happened to me in my 3'orbeh, there are some Palestinians that hate the earth that Jordanians walk on and they really gave me hard time in some cases.
But I know in my deep heart that the majority of Palestinian peoples are good peoples and it is enough that they are the only people defending our dignity as an Islamic and Arabic nations.
barak allah feek ya a7'i and do not always show differences, try to find the common things and show our unity in many the life aspects .
Take care brother,
Khaled Almajali,


Subj: Princess Azza
Date: 26/11/23 09:09:47 ã Central Standard Time
From: (sami sami)

Dear Arabtime;
With this few information I know, I hope this will clear things about  princess AZZA once and for all. Only GOD JUDGES US not princess BADI3A,and
not anybody else. PRINCESS AZZA came to Lebanon in 1941 escaping her family anger towards her (we all know why).
Saved by a man while trying to commit suicide. That same man took her to a freind well known in the real-estate business. His name was ABDEL-Alrida,k.
Later they got married, and she was given the name as NOUR GNEIM.
GNEIM is also the last name of the person who saved her life. Princess AZZA or NOUR GNEIM lived in Beirut and had a baby girl named SOUAD.
Souad had five children 2 boys and 3 girls who live in Lebanon.
I do believe that some of the Royal family in Jordan know about the story very much. The story was in the news paper al(sharq)and(NADIN,MAGAZINE)as
well in August 2002. Princess AZZA or NOUR had only one wish. That she be berried with her  family.
And I hope that that will happen any time soon. I'm sending some pictures of her and her husband, and her grandchild. That
photo was taken in 1966. She was alive NOT DEAD like her cousin claimed at  that time. I'm sure you can compare older pictures of her. Princess AZZA or Nour died from liver failure in 1987 and was buried in
Princess AZZA was a very private person. Never told anybody about her  identity.
SIR ,AZZA may not be a princess to anyone but she was MY QUEEN.


Subj: Statistics
Date: 27/11/23 07:41:35 Õ Central Standard Time
From: (Pedro J. Castro)

Dear forum,

My name is Rafael Castro and I am an Italian orientalist reasearching the impact of internet in the Middle East and of Middle Eastern affairs in the West. In order to write a text on the subject I would appreciate if you let me know how many monthly hits you receive from the MENA region (excluding Israel) and, separately, from Europe and the USA. If access to your site is censored in some countries, please let me know. I will be glad to forward you a copy of my research once it is complete.


Rafael Castro
Date: 06/12/23 06:04:15 Õ Central Standard Time
From: (abd squalli)

hello brother fawzi
First of all i'm sorry of my bad english and i wish you  can understand my letter .I'm a moroccan student in Germay and i'm satudying biology and i want just to
ask why you don't talk much about moroccan topics and about hassan 2 and his son, it's clear that there is a lot to talk about in morocco (the dirty history of hassan2) because moroccans also want to know aboutwhat is going on in morocco and i realy feel in allthe arabic world that no one says anything about thiscountry like it's not a part of this arab world and
thank very much for giving the arab people this chanceto feel free
abdeljalil squalli
Subj: Queen Rania
Date: 06/12/23 10:17:31 Õ Central Standard Time

Dr Osama Fawzi

I am so pleased with your decision to respect the 2 wishes of Queen Rania. That is a sign of professionalism.
I also like to express my admiration for the courage and style of Queen Rania. Her argument was presented logically and clearly and I am certainly
very proud of her pro-activeness, even if I may disagree with some of her conclusions. Well done.This shows that the Arab nation is full of men and women who are smart and jealous about their religion and tradition at all levels and who want to contribute to a healthy and open debate.
This is probably the first time in my life I read such a detailed and logical response to such a controversial subject from an Arab woman in a high position. So you both deserve a medal.
I also think that you have succeeded where others have failed in encouraging Queen Rania, and I hope many more other prominent Arab men and women, to
engage in such discussions and debates. So, well done Dr Osama, even if I may disagree with some of your articles.

Keep up the good work, thank her for her response and please make sure you maintain Queen Rania as a periodic contributor to your site.

Best Regards


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Date : Thu, 23 Oct 2003 00:59:54 EDT

I visit your web site regularly, and I read most of your English articles. Today, I decided to write to you to give my opinion to your readers about the speech given by Muhter Mohammed of Malaysia, the speech that was applauded by
99.9% of his Muslim listeners.
First of all, the condemnation of the speech by the president and his administration was unnecessary, because if we rule the world we are proud of it,and I'm sure lots of others would love to be in our shoes.We control the whole media, the real estate, the movie business, the financial institutions, the investment firms, the court rooms. We own many sports teams, we are the athletes agents. Most of America's homes and cars are loaned by us. We control the defense department, and all political think tank institutions, and because we control all of the above, wedo have a lot to say in who becomes a congressman, or even apresident. Even the president has to favor us in his foreign policies for his own good.People like Muhater Mohammed are jealous of us because we don't drive taxi cabs or open liquor stores in America's inner cities.The opportunity is there for everybody, so instead of whining, work hard at it. Freedom and democracy are the first keys.

Jerry Rosenbloom

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