The Muslim Brotherhood Target Jordan
The curious thing about the Arab Spring pro-democracy demonstrations is that Jordan , the country next to Israel and a staunch US ally, is absent from it. Jordan is ruled by a king, so there is no real democracy except some of the freedoms associated with it.
Set for Oct. 10 or so, the new powerhouse in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, recently elected into government where it had been banned for 30 years, plans to bring the Arab Spring to Jordan. The Brotherhood want a transition to a constitutional monarchy and the transfer of executive power to an MB-led government by means of the electoral reforms, a repeat of what happened in Egypt to seize power. The king of Jordan obviously will not allow this, so his only option is to defend the throne using his military and police forces, however, 60% of Jordan's population is Palestinian. This may plunge that country into chaos with a result much like Egypt. The Brotherhood ordered its members to go to work at once to mobilize at least 50,000 demonstrators for daily protests against the king and the royal family until he bows to their will.
Now, think Israel. If Jordan becomes under the Brotherhood control via political means, Israel will become even more paranoid as it is surrounded by unfriendly Muslim countries- Egypt, to the south, Lebanon to the north, Syria to the west. This whole power play is something to watch.
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