JORDAN: Backfire?

In Cairo, Gamal Nasser's propagandists screeched their loudest at Jordan's embattled King Hussein. HUSSEIN SMUGGLES WEALTH TO SWITZERLAND, cried one headline. "How does King Hussein rule?" asked the newspaper Al Ahram. "Through prisons, guillotines, tanks and U.S. dollars." Radio Cairo's "Voice of the Arabs" called repeatedly for "death to the traitors who rule Jordan," put on a soap opera depicting a Hussein pursued by a fortuneteller croaking that his people will avenge his treasonous friendship with the U.S.

In Damascus, thousands of Palestine Arab refugees snaked through the streets chanting: "Let Hussein die like the dog his grandfather!" (King Abdullah,...

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