Skip to comments.The Coming Coup D'etat of Jordan
Posted on 08/06/2004 5:13:25 AM PDT by SJackson
There is little doubt that Jordan will become a full-fledged state of Arab-Muslim Palestinians in the not-too-distant future. As Yasser Arafat draws closer to his death bed from a series of maladies, it is highly likely that he will wish to complete what he attempted to do in Jordan until then-King Hussein ejected him in 1971.
During those years, Arafat had concluded 26 separate agreements with King Hussein to maintain the peace if his Palestinians were allowed freedom of movement. Arafat broke every agreement, ending with his bloody expulsion during what the Palestinians call "Black September".
After King Hussein learned of Arafat's plot to kill his brother, who controlled the Jordanian army, King Hussein ordered the expulsion with a bloody slaughter of Arafat's Palestinians. They fled, mostly into Lebanon, where Arafat set up a mini-terror state. That led to 12 years of civil war in Lebanon, which caused the deaths of 100,000 dead Lebanese - Christians and Muslims.
After Arafat began to launch terrorist attacks against Israel from Lebanon, then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin allowed Ariel Sharon to launch a war in 1982 that drove Arafat and his Arab Muslim terrorists out of Lebanon. They ended up in Tunis, but Yitzchak Rabin and Shimon Peres eventually brought Arafat into Israel, which soon produced several terrorist wars, called "intifadas", which continue to this day.
Arafat continued his war-making when he collaborated with Saddam Hussein in 1991 and beforehand in the Iraqi dictator's invasion of Kuwait. Arafat had his Arab Muslim Palestinians - hundreds of thousands of whom worked in Kuwait - accumulate information necessary for Saddam. They acted as guides for Saddam's intelligence and army to all banking, military and utility centers. Arafat's Palestinians then joined in the raping, pillaging and murders of important Kuwaitis.
After Saddam was driven out of Kuwait by the Americans and their allies, the Kuwaitis attacked Arafat's Palestinians and approximately 350,000 were driven out of Kuwait into Jordan. The UN was absolutely silent about Kuwait's transfer of hostile Palestinians into Jordan.
At the same time, the Saudis, who had similarly employed 350,000 Arab Muslim Palestinians, understood that they were Arafat's 'fifth column' and that Saudi Arabia could likewise experience a similar subversion. The Saudis also ejected all their Palestinians into Jordan. That is, Jordan had to absorb a total of 700,000 Palestinians. Jordan found itself with a massive increase in her Palestinian population - all of whom were loyal to Arafat. They immediately began to influence Jordan's Palestinians, who were loyal to the King, to switch their allegiance to Arafat. At the same time, Syria and Iraq sent in teams to set up cells to undermine the regime of Jordan. These cells will emerge, along with Arafat's Arab Muslim Palestinians, to generate chaos - not unlike what Al-Qaeda is doing in Saudi Arabia.
In the later 1980s, I wrote various articles expressing the opinion that Arafat would never be satisfied with a small enclave on what came to be known as the West Bank (of the Jordan River). He would want a far larger territory and a greater number of Palestinians under his control. I was reasonably certain that once he could force the Left of Israel to give him a state, the other nations who had segregated populations of festering Palestinian Arab Muslims they did not trust or want, would immediately eject them into Arafat's enclave or state.
I still believe that this will happen, and the numbers now have ramped up from the original 450,000 who fled the territories in 1948 to from three to five million (achieved by propagating babies and by falsifying their numbers on the UNRWA lists).
But even if Arafat can get his state before he dies and it fills up with several million, it will still not satisfy his objective. (I will exclude for the moment his plan to take over all of Israel, which is shared by other Arab nations.) Since in the short term he cannot eliminate all the Jews of Israel, he is likely to start a coup d'etat in Jordan by his Palestinians, who exceed 70% of Jordan's population.
Given that Arafat, now 75 years old, may very well die sooner than later from the several illnesses he is known to have, taking over Jordan could be his last major act on the world stage. I think he will do this. As a Palestinian planned to assassinate King Hussein's grandfather, King Abdallah, so Arafat will attempt to assassinate his son, which could set in motion the coup d'etat.
America's State Department, for hidden reasons of its own, has always protected Arafat and kept him well-funded. I will presume that Arafat has considerable documentation that could embarrass many past presidents and the State Department, which might have been his insurance against assassination.
Israel has always been kept on a short leash in terms of killing Arafat. Some may remember Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's orders to his troops, and one particular sniper who actually had Arafat in his sights, before Arafat was ejected from Beirut to Tunis. His orders not to kill Arafat came from the State Department then, as they do today - in terms of not bombing Arafat in his Mukata headquarters.
There is much more to Arafat's career of terror and attempts to build a State of Terror wherever he has gone. Sharon is giving him an excellent stepping stone in Gaza, but that will only be a launching site for greater expansion on his way to Jordan.
If, as it turns out, he is not well enough to launch a take-over in Jordan, be assured those around him will squeeze the last benefit of his name by assassinating him and claiming that it was the Israelis. That should put a great deal of energy into the Arab Muslim Palestinian terrorist movements, in order to launch his successor.
Clearly, a dead Arafat would give him the status of shahid (martyr for Islam), if not Mahdi....
Good article...I have always thought Jordan will eventually be taken over by the Palestinians.
And a ping for those on Alouette's list, she's away from her computor.
I think the Kuwaitis had the right idea. Push them into Jordan.
So, what are they waiting for? I believe the Israelis can handle any "response" to Arafats' death. The same goes for Jordan.
"America's State Department, for hidden reasons of its own, has always protected Arafat and kept him well-funded."
Why? Does anyone know? I'm clueless.
If Jordan has a coup, then Queen Rania can come live in exile with me, if she wants.
Very good article...the Palys are like termites...infesting and destroying whatever habitat is stupid enough to offer them shelter...
Their Muslim brothers sure dont want them...but they enjoy sicking them on Israel.....
Israel is waaay too nice to these scumbags...and so is the USA
Interesting historical background that I only knew a little of. Like Fidel, I wish he'd hurry up and die already!
Google "traitors in the State Department".
OK...Screw this guy now!!
Excellent article. I have to wonder if any of Saddam's oil money in American Politician's Swiss bank accounts could account for such traitorous action by the State Department. I wonder what Jimmy Goody Twoshoes would say? He identifies with and adores all the fascist dictators in the world. Clinton and Piaps fawning all over Arrafat, the
devil incarnate kissing the floozie wife of the Palistinian terrorist? Naw they couldn't be bought. They stood for the most ethical administration in history!!!!
Its amazing. Everywhere this jerk goes blood and destruction follows.
Thanks; interesting stuff coming up. Looks like a month's reading there... bookmarking to return this evening.
Why, do you suppose, the Arafat's hold over the State Department has not been ratted out? Where is an inside Anonymous, at least one, who is willing to spill the beans? It is just bizarre that the State Dept has protected such an evil man whose crimes rival that of Hitler's.
The State Dept has accepted the Arabs worlds desire to destroy Israel as legitimate since Israel's founding. Post 73, recognizing the difficulty of an immediate military solution, they adopted the phased plan of the PLO, which from a diplomatic perspective requires a "people", palestinians, organization, the PLO, and a leader focused on the conflict. Arafat fits the bill. If State has signed onto Arab genocide as a legitimate foreign policy objective, Arafat's no more objectionable than the arms smuggling engaged in by Egypt.
Somebody once said that the Palestinians have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Bad timing and stupid choices are Arafat's trademark. The Palestinians in Jordan may be more numerous than the native Bedouins, but the (highly professional) Jordanian army and security apparatus will be a major barrier to any coup. If Arafat tries this again expect a bloodbath that will make Black September look like a going away party.