Skip to comments.Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize (50K demonstrators) for King Abdullah’s overthrow
Posted on 09/25/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT by drewh
Jordans Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face "Arab Spring" style street pressure for his abdication. Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne.
For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to Jordans Palestinian population.
Saudi Arabia, already threatened by Iranian aggression, fears the oil kingdom may be next in line if its northern neighbor is crushed under the marching feet of the Arab Spring.
The oil kingdoms royal rulers are reported to have belatedly woken up to the peril and are in a panic. They realize that their preoccupation with helping Syrian rebels overthrow Bashar Assad misdirected their attention from the enemies lurking at their own door.
Thousands of articles in the Arab press in the past year have predicted that after the Muslim Brotherhood seizes power in Damascus, Amman would be next in its sights followed by Riyadh.
The Jordanian monarch has options:
1. He could bow to the main Muslim Brotherhoods demand by submitting to the kingdoms transition to a constitutional monarchy and the transfer of executive power to an MB-led government by means of the electoral reforms for which the Brothers have been pushing for years. In Jordan as in Egypt, the Brothers hope for a two-third majority in a free election.
2. He could stand up to the Brotherhoods demands and order his security, intelligence and military forces to crack down on the opposition. This course carries the risk of plunging Jordan into the carnage of civil war among the diverse segments of the population.
The biggest dangers come from the Bedouin tribes, whose traditional allegiance to the Hashemite throne has weakened in recent years, and the Palestinians who form 60 percent of the population.
3. He could seek to negotiate a compromise through various brokers. Our sources report that several attempts at mediation have been ventured of late, but got nowhere because the Muslim Brotherhood sent its most radical leaders to the table and they left very little margin for compromise.
According to sources at the royal court, Abdullah will very soon meet with MB leaders for a personal appeal for calm after years of heated debate. Most observers believe that he has left it too late and by now the Muslim Brotherhood has got the bit between its teeth.
Indeed, according to an internal memorandum leaked to the Al-Hayat newspaper, the MB has already set a date for mass demonstrations against the King to start on Oct. 10 and 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.
The memorandum states: Every member must be dedicated to communicate with his relatives, close friends, acquaintances, fellow employees and various Islamic groups and patriots It calls for the formation of hotbeds to focus on the participation of groups affiliated with universities, schools and womens organizations.
Protesters are also advised on tactics for overcoming a security crackdown. Jordans Muslim Brotherhood has therefore moved forward from opposition propaganda, debating and political pressure to activism against the throne. Both Jordanian camps are anxiously watching to see which way the wind blows in the White House.
President Barack Obama has a balancing act to resolve: On the one hand, the Jordanian king has long been a staunch American ally and friend, its mainstay in many regional crises. On the other, Obama regards the Muslim Brotherhood as the linchpin of his external policy of outreach to the Muslim world.
They do get their 15 minutes of fame, with their 'son of perdition' at it's head and then the God of Israel will throw his fury upon them and anyone else who divides and attacks Jerusalem. Thus speaks the word of God. He is not mocked and is not slow in His pronouncements. The time of tribulation is near. Pray for Jerusalem. Pray for our nation.
“...he needs to open the American Spigot and work ethic otherwise we are screwed....”
That needs to be on his *Top 5 Priorities* List, implemented immediately.
Whether he wins or loses, at this pace, the economy will crash and SHTF, with many starving and dying. Many of us have seen it coming for at least a year, and are as best prepared as we can be, for it. This is going to get very, very ugly.
I was just wondering when Jordan would come into the picture.
You nailed it !!!
Part of the Shiite prophecy is the death of the Saudi King and it occurring in an even numbered year.
According to the tradition, Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (the prophet’s cousin and son-in-law) prophesied that at the End of Times and just before the return of the Mahdi, the Ultimate Saviour, a “tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West.” Commanding “the strongest army on earth,” the new ruler in the West will carry “a clear sign” from the third imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali. The tradition concludes: “Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us.”
In a curious coincidence Obama’s first and second names—Barack Hussein—mean “the blessing of Hussein” in Arabic and Persian. His family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, which means “he is with us,” the magic formula in Majlisi’s tradition.
And this charming video that was widely distributed in Iran.
sorry to say i think you are right..but with the mentality of voters today..dont look for a change. It can only get worse.
Thanks drewh. This little shaver is different from his father, but I expect he’ll use the same approach that has worked for decades.
Whether it continues to work depends entirely on whether we shake off OPEC’s domination and become self-sufficient in energy.
Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne. For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders -- Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to Jordan's Palestinian population. Saudi Arabia, already threatened by Iranian aggression, fears the oil kingdom may be next in line if its northern neighbor is crushed under the marching feet of the "Arab Spring."Thanks (again) drewh.
I have a question....hope someone can answer it. We Christians talk about Jesus coming to the defense of Israel. The Jews don’t believe in Jesus. So what do they believe?
Big mistake...huge...Hashemites live better than most Arabs and with little or no oil dividends..2nd place in Arab and Muslim world according to http://www.jordanexpert.com/Jordan_Expert/Quality_of_Life.html
and are a bit freer
to replace that with a mullah despot
stupid Arabs...all cultures are not equal dummies
and grandma Queen
you could do worse
God will deliver the Jews anyway. This is because of God’s promise to Abraham. And for no other reason.
From my understanding, Jews believe they are the chosen people of the bible and there will be a Messiah (Christ) that will come as has been prophesied.
They simply do not accept Jesus as that Messiah.
Please correct me if I am mistaken.
Do they believe a messiah will deliver them in the way it’s taught in the New Testamente,....only He won’t be called Jesus?
Right now it is an odd-numbered year in the Islamic calendar—A.H. 1433. The year 1434 begins on November 15, 2012.
Expect some Muslim speedbumps in October, Sukkot will be interesting...
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
Little horn / Short guy
19 Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; 20 and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.
21 I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
10 Horns, See: Psalm 83 and note: the children of Lot from Genesis 19
36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.
...three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots...
Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak and Saddam Hussein had nearly 100 years of combined rule in the Middle East so plucked up is the perfect description.
Oh yeah, and Amman Jordan sits on seven mountains (Google that). Abdullah II will be fine, the rest of the world, not so much.
As always there's lots more...
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I seem to remember reading an article here at FR a couple months/few weeks ago detailing how Obama was “secretly” helping the revolutionaries in Syria with money and weapons. I believe it was an article by Reuters. I’ll see if I can’t track that down. Anyway, it’s more than a rumor that Obama is helping ALL of the MB “units” and affiliated jihad organizations, they never would have achieved this much if it weren’t for the assurances that the US would NOT step in on the “wrong side”.