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.
OK, well it didn’t take me that long to find it after all! Here’s a link to the article I mentioned:
Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels
I remember it because it struck me as so incredibly ironic that a supposedly “secret” order was printed in the international media so quickly, and so widespread... Definitely a leak - but, I think Obama WANTED his buddies to know he would come through.
Jordan is one of the Psalm 83 nations. Everything is falling into place just as the Holy Spirit said it will.
God told us that they would be brought back to the land in unbelief (in Jesus as Messiah), and that is their current situation. The imminent seven-year Tribulation period, which is the final seven weeks of years spoken of in Daniel's 70th week prophecy, is the last week of the Law that God promised the Jewish people and it will be during that time that God prepares them, through horrific testing during which many will die, to receive the blessings He has promised them which will find their ultimate fulfillment during the thousand-year earthly reign of Christ.
God will come to the defense of His people during both the Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 and 39 wars; however, He will use the Antichrist during the Tribulation to purify His people and bring them to the end of themselves and to the point where they will finally accept their true Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Yes, and He gives them up to their delusions.
He has such a stupid look, it is hard to believe that he has a “plan”.
Falwell said he thought the antichris is already here. Do you?
He can't come on the scene until Christ comes and gets His bride, and Scripture tells us he will come in on some kind of peace deception - he will confirm a seven-year peace covenant between Israel and one or more nations. Many prophecy scholars are beginning to think that this "peace covenant" will happen after the Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38/39 wars - and will include allowing Israel to rebuild their temple.
obama fits the description to a “T”. He came to power from obscurity. His father’s roots are the Middle East. And I’d be willing to bet he gets some kind of “peace” agreement between Israel and Iran BEFORE the election. Netanyahu spoke with obama on the phone today. And said he and obama are on the same page concerning Iran. And if he’s re-elected, 3 1/2 years into his second term the peace will be broken.
Yet, as far as I know, Christ has not returned. However, when I look at pictures on milk cartons I think maybe I missed it.
He has too much baggage, his credibility is shot, Israel would never trust him on any "peace" agreement, too many people despise him - and the Scripture says that the Antichrist himself will come from the people that destroyed Jerusalem in 70AD- it doesn't say anything about the Antichrist's father, assuming that he has one. The Bible also says that the Antichrist will come with signs and miracles and wonders - and the only "wonder" about Obama is how his election miraculously revealed to the whole world just how many abysmally stupid people live in this country.
I just see him failing too many of the Biblical criteria for the Antichrist.
The thing about it is if he appears as a person well liked by everyone we will KNOW he’s the AC.
As for the peace agreement, I’m not sure Israel will trust anyone. They’ll just be forced to go along.
And it could be that Israel is forced to go along, but I heard an interview with a pastor who goes to Israel often and he was speaking to some members of the military over there and he asked them how they would be able to recognize their messiah when he comes. The response? "He will help us to rebuild our temple".
I think the possibility is good that Israel (in their current secular condition) will be taken in like the rest of the world, so much so that they will believe that this guy is their messiah, and will be thrilled to go along with the "peace" covenant and will be quite enthusiastic about it.
And after the complete devastation to both Islam and that part of the world after the Psalm 83 war and especially after God Himself destroys five-sixths of the millions that attempt to invade Israel in the Ezekiel 38/39 war, many attitudes and worldviews will be much changed and many, many people will be very compliant and agreeable to some sort of "peace" accord.