Jordanians are not known to be the most cheerful among Arabs; in fact, their reputation is that they constantly frown and rarely smile.
Jordan was faced with a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ situation. They can’t – for humanitarian reasons – decline the entry of needy, homeless women, children and men. At the same time, once they allow them in, the country has to live with the economic woes of such a decision
‘Damned if you, damned if you don’t’
Jordan is definitely an example for many other Arab countries that moving forward is probably the best way to escape a fire surrounding youFaisal J. Abbas