During the course of a conversation Jordan’s King Abdullah had with House members following news of the gruesome execution of the Jordanian pilot, the furious ruler quoted a line of iconic tough-guy actor Clint Eastwood from his film, “Unforgiven.”
After Islamic State terrorists released as 22-minute video depicting the young pilot being burned to death after he was doused with gasoline, Abdullah met in a private
session with members of the House Armed Services Committee, the Washington Examiner reported.
“He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen,” said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps wartime veteran who was in the meeting with the king. “He mentioned ‘Unforgiven’ and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie.”
Eastwood both directed and starred in the film, playing the role of a retired Old West gunslinger who reluctantly takes on one last job.
The Examiner reported:
Hunter would not say which part of “Unforgiven” the king quoted, but noted it was where Eastwood’s character describes how he is going to deliver his retribution. There is a scene in the picture in which Eastwood’s character, William Munny, says, “Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.”
“He’s angry,” Hunter said of his conversation with the king. “They’re starting more sorties tomorrow than they’ve ever had. They’re starting tomorrow. And he said, ‘The only problem we’re going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.”
“He’s ready to get it on,” Hunter added. “He really is. It reminded me of how we were after 9/11. We were ready to give it to them.”
Neither Abdullah nor the lawmakers brought up President Obama’s name during the meeting, according to Hunter.
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