Effects of the CIA Loss on Jordan
Jan. 5 2010: The recent suicide bombing at Chapman airfield in Afghanistan, which killed Jordanian intelligence officer Captain Al-Sharif Ali bin Zaid, a member of the Jordanian royal family, was a shock to Jordanians. The news transcended despite the attempts of the Jordanian regime to hide the truth from the people, even falsifying the news at first, by imposing further measures of control on the media and those directly affected. The Jordanian regime first stated that the death of their intelligence officer bin Zeid had happened while he was “on a humanitarian mission” in Afghanistan.
The regime also tried to hide the identity of the suicide-bomber, Dr. Khalil bin Hammam bin Mellal Balawi, the fact that he was a Jordanian, and the fact that their Royal Jordanian CIA collaborator Ali bi Zeid was himself with the suicide-bomber, having himself brought him into the CIA military base, what allowed bin Hammam to enter the CIA base without restrictions or security checking in first place.
However big the Jordanian shock out of pain over receiving the truth about the treachery of their own government, the Jordanian people woke up and even started commenting on the tragic irresponsibility of the Jordanian regime.