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The Muslim Brotherhood Target Jordan

Updated on September 26, 2012

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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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Jordan hasn't even been mentioned recently. Thanks for this heads up. Is the Muslim Brotherhood wahabi oriented? Let's get Ken Burgess involved in the discussion on this topic, too.

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      MG Singh 5 years ago from Singapore

      Nice post,but one can trace all the problems to Obama. He just didnt understand the Middle East. The result he supported the Arab Spring and ushered in Islamic rule and USA is the loser

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      perrya 5 years ago

      Thanks, one can see how the pot is on high simmer for a variety of reasons.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Pretty scary stuff going on in the middle east. However, many just seem complacent about it all. Great analysis.