While local reports revealed Wednesday that the Jordanian King Abdullah will authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, a U.S. official described the Arab monarch as citing a Hollywood movie character when expressing his wrath upon hearing that the militants had burned his countryman pilot alive during his captivity.
Jordan king cites Clint Eastwood in revenge vow
Jordan’s King Abdullah in an army uniform taken from the King’s Facebook account after he swore to increase war against ISIS.
Staff writer, Al Arabiya News
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