The Jordanian official was in shock as the mother began to walk away. (Ziyad's wife didn't actually leave the room, but she assure us, "You should have seen the look on the guard's face as she turned and left the baby on the table in front of him.")
I ask, "Why should the official have been surprised?"
"When you drive people to desperation, you should anticipate desperate reactions."
Naturally, not only are Israeli and Jordanian officials and regimes guilty of trashing the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.
In any one year, practically every nation on the planet is
guilty of such inhuman shenanigans, such abuse of authority, and continual breaking
of international agreements. For example, recently for an 18 month-period, the
German authorities in
Later, in another incident, one Philippine airline officially arbitrarily decided that my wife could not return on a flight with me to Taiwan--even thought my 7-month-old daughter would be allowed to because she had a USA passport instead of a Filipino one as my wife does.
My baby was still nursing. The option for me to travel with the baby was non-existent as our many of the kangaroo-court shenanigans of so many visa and national security officers world-wide.