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Jordan Protests - Game Changer - Moslem Brotherhood TRYING TO SAVE Jordan's King?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 23406708:MV8yMDUwMzA4XzM0NTY0OTA2XzExOEZBQjk4] Government Left With Few Options But Likely to Fight ...By insisting that last week’s controversial lifting of fuel subsidies was necessary to avert a financial crisis, PM Ensour placed the country into a “no-win” standoff with critics of the decision. “If the government insists on its decision, the protests in the streets will only continue and protesters’ demands will become greater,” ... “If the government backs down over fuel prices, it will have essentially surrendered its economic policies to the street,” ... Short of reversing its decision, analysts say the government should embark on a series of emergency “confidence-building measures” to defuse anger in the streets and regain public trust... One of the alternative measures available to officials is to accelerate efforts to tackle corruption, which citizens’ widely view as one of the main causes behind the country’s current economic woes... ...another alternative option . . . is a series of “in-house” austerity measures, such as cutting back the pensions and salaries of current and former ministers and officials, to send a message to the public that the government too is tightening its belt... With the government torn between economic realities and rising street anger, analysts say the government can solve the country’s various political and economic woes by issuing one simple declaration: a state of emergency... http://jordantimes.com/article/govt-left-with-few-options-but-likely-to-fight [/quote]
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Rena Netjes (@RenaNetjes)
11/13/12, 5:35 PM
Is it Egypt that helped spark tonight's demo's in Jordan? Cutting of Egyptian gas cost the Jordanian govt 2 bln USD #ONtv
Protests break out in Jordan, mention king by name
As of this writing, protesters are amassing in Amman, the capital, in a demonstration that was initially sparked by cuts to fuel subsidies but have come to more directly address the country’s governing system, including King Abdullah himself.
Local media report protests in several other Jordanian cities. Demonstrations in the country’s south have “become commonplace over the past year,” George Washington University Professor Marc Lynch said, pointing to this article on “tribal dissent” in the kingdom.
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