Honey, I'm home, but had a secret career as a spy!
Published June 22nd, 2011 - 11:39 GMT
A wife confesses her secret life to her husband; on marrying raped women; watching 2 protests for one country in another; the injustice of orphan classification and status in Jordan (and probably elsewhere)
A Tale of 'for better or for classified secrets!' is a tale of a good marriage against all the odds. Spy-outings notwithstanding.
"I truly believed I’d likely end my CIA career as an undercover operative, especially since I was choosing love over career and love to a foreign dignitary at that! I took my vows of cover seriously. Even while Abdullah and I began to plan a life together I never indicated that I had been anything else but a ‘regular diplomat.’ He was already working in the United States at the Saudi Embassy in Washington when I joined him from New Delhi, India as his wife. "
"I won’t be discussing politics here but what caught my attention while reading this article on the Washington Post is that a few good men have pledged to marry the women who have been recently raped (the point of who is the rapist is not my point of discussion)."
"Today there were two protests at the same street about the same thing and the protesters were from the same country but they were now in different country , this the tale of the two protests I have seen and witnessed today at the Syrian embassy. "
ID 000: Labeling Orphans when it’s not their fault
Well, to be classed as 4th/5th rate citizens seems harsh based on having a dead parentage; but is it really surprising in Jordan where nationality is tiered or stratified by other factors that deem how 'Jordanian' you really are.
"I may not know much about religion and may not be able to recite verses of the Holy Quran or Hadith, but I know this much, Islam comes with strong support to widows and orphans, knowing that they are treated as second class citizens are should be given love and support more than anyone else."
".... about orphans in Jordan and how they are treated. I was mortified. If you are a Jordanian, you know that you have a national ID, we all do, and that ID’s start with a significant serial number, so for example, I am born in 86, so my ID number starts with 986 followed by 2 because I am a girl, or 1 if I were a boy, where the serial follows those initial digits, however an orphan is discriminated against with a serial that starts with 000 because they are classified as bastards."