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Labours of Hercules


Hotel security, here in Amman, is visibly tight as you might expect with a security cordon outside my hotel but otherwise, it's business as usual and in general, it's as safe a place to be as London, even safer perhaps.

I rather wonder if British Airways is taking the strain off the RAF these days, given the number of fellow passengers on my flight with desert boots and short haircuts, Americans included. Outside my hotel window, another Hercules transport aircraft roars off towards Baghdad and me, well, I've got a meeting at British Embassy in an hour.

Some speculation around in the website I notice as to whether the oil refinery explosion was an accident or not. My first reaction on Sunday, was the same as another visitor, that given our Health & Safety culture and paranoia an accident of this magnitude was unlikely and that it looked like a series of charges, but I hope my suspicions are wrong!

Off goes another Hercules.

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