King Faisal II
joined a pact with his Jordanian, Saudi, and Moroccan counterparts to stand up to Nasser, promoting "conservatism" as opposed to the Egyptian leader's "radicalism".
was a regular in Life magazine, which ran a 1942 photo essay showing the seven-year-old king first in shorts on an oversized throne, then on the palace grounds with his German shepherd dog.
A series of military coups (King Faisal II
and Nuri Pasha were both brutally murdered in the 1958 coup) inspired by Nasser, finished off budding Arab democracies and unleashed vicious forces, the offshoots of which still rampage through the region today.
was a cousin, contemporary, and close friend of King Hussein of Jordan.
The Hashemite monarchy he established survived until 1958 when soldiers gunned down King Faisal II
and a mob dismembered his Prime Minister's corpse and dragged it through the streets.
of Iraq was assassinated on July 14, 1958, and the monarchy in that nation came to an end.
Experts from the ministry confirmed that the Iraqi coins date back 1921-1958 under the reigns of Kings Faisal I, Faisal II
and Ghazi, which makes them subject to Iraq's antiquities law.
1953 -- Iraq's King Faisal II
visited Kuwait for the first time, accompanied by Prince Abdulilah, the Crown Prince, Minister of Defense Nouri Alآ Saeed, in response to an invitation from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Abdullah AlSalem Alآ Sabah.
The military, led by Abdul Karim Qassim, killed King Faisal II
and his family.
Moreover, the monarchy in Iraq was even farther from corruption, and I remember that King Faisal II
asked the Iraqi parliament to cover the expenses of his official visit to Britain at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, because he did not have enough to pay for the trip in an oil producing country.
His son, Ghazi, succeeded him, and his grandson, Faisal II
, was also proclaimed king and reigned until he was overthrown in 1958.
The revolution, also known as the Tammuz 14 Revolution and the Massacre of al-Rahab Palace, was responsible for the overthrow of the Iraqi Hashemite monarchy under Faisal II
and the regime of Prime Minister Nouri al-Said.