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Jordan Protests - Game Changer - Moslem Brotherhood TRYING TO SAVE Jordan's King?

 
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11/19/2012 01:12 PM
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The King of Jordan didn't know a word of Arabic when he became King, he had to read from a paper and spoke many broken words in the first "Kings Speech", I do not know how can a person like that have the ability to run a country, people around him, the ones who are old and more experienced are the ones fooling him around and ruining the country. It is a basically one big mess thats all.
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Well that happens with a lot of royalties around the world tbh. Can you tell us more about the real situation since you are in Jordan?
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Gulf states mull aid for Jordan amid fuel protests: UAE

Oil-rich Gulf states are mulling ways to help Jordan shore up its fuel supplies after sharp price increases sparked protests against the king, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister said on Monday.

“We, in the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf Cooperation Council states, are studying means of ending or minimizing this deficit” in affordable fuel, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan told a joint news conference with his visiting Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh...

Judeh said that “UAE officials are very understanding towards the critical situation we are going through.”...

Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated on Monday outside the prime minister’s offices in protest against fuel price hikes that have met with public outcry over the past week, an AFP journalist said.

Around 500 protesters marched two kilometers (more than a mile) from the headquarters of Jordan’s joint unions body in west Amman to the premier’s building, chanting “Those raising fuel prices want to see the country burn,” and “Beware the people's wrath.”

“The people want the fall of the regime,” some chanted.

[link to english.alarabiya.net]
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11/19/2012 06:20 PM
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looks Like the Moves to Stabilize Jordan Aren't Working...

Video of Protests Today in Jordan..

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11/19/2012 06:23 PM
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Since King Abdullah is the AntiChrist, so...
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From this morning...

Travel - State Dept (@TravelGov)
11/19/12, 9:55 AM
#Travel #Jordan number of protests decreased considerably & embassy rescinds guidance to defer non-essential travel.

Here's beginning of actual advisory -

During the week of November 19, the number of protests against the elimination of fuel subsidies in Jordan has decreased considerably. As a result, the U.S. Embassy’s guidance to defer all non-essential travel is rescinded. However, the Embassy continues to see spontaneous protests and road blockages throughout Jordan, particularly at night. In light of these events, as well as ongoing concerns about dangerous road conditions and the potential for traffic accidents, the Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to avoid road travel after sunset outside of major metropolitan areas.

Further, actions in Israel and Gaza are ongoing and may prompt negative reactions in Jordan, including possible demonstrations at the Israeli and U.S. Embassies. U.S. citizens are reminded to avoid demonstrations, even if peaceful, because they could escalate into violence. The U.S. Embassy encourages citizens to monitor media outlets for information related to events in Gaza and Israel. Travelers intending to enter Israel, the West Bank, or Gaza should review security messages from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem for important information.

[link to jordan.usembassy.gov]
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11/20/2012 07:38 AM
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Jordan- "down, down with the king" and "Abdullah, you either reform or go."

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More Actions to Shore Up Jordan's King...

Oil-rich Gulf states are mulling ways to help Jordan shore up its fuel supplies after sharp price increases sparked protests against the king, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister said on Monday.

"We, in the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf Cooperation Council states, are studying means of ending or minimising this deficit" in affordable fuel, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan told a joint news conference with his visiting Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh...

But this requires talks with Jordanian and GCC officials on "technical" issues "which could take some time," the Emirati minister said....

Jordan relies on imports for 95 percent of its energy needs and has been struggling to find affordable alternatives to Egyptian gas supplies, which have been repeatedly hit by sabotage.

Egyptian gas normally covers 80 percent of the kingdom's power generation needs but the pipeline, which supplies gas to Israel as well as Jordan, has been attacked 14 times since last year.

[link to www.middle-east-online.com]

Background - Last year Egypt cut it's supply of natural gas to Jordan, which is provided at below market price, in half (not surprising given the fact that Egypt faces real economic issues of its own). This caused a huge & unsustainable budget deficit for Jordan (which subsidizes natural gas costs).

Jordan cut its fuel subsidy last week, which led to the current protests. Egypt (MB led gov't) responded by stating that it would fully honor it's contract with Jordan (restoring cheap energy supply).

But, Egypt's gas arrives in Jordan through a pipeline which is vulnerable to attack. Note - last year, the pipeline also supplied Israel - thus the attacks. Egypt is no longer honoring its contract with Israel.

Looks like they are trying to find a means to deliver subsidized gas to Jordan. Are they expecting continued terrorist attacks?
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Hundreds of Jordanians declare 'popular uprising' over rising fuel prices

Hundreds of Jordanians declared a "popular uprising" against the government late Tuesday as nationwide protests over rising fuel prices entered their second week.

In a series of evening rallies across the country, leftist, Islamist and independent activists called on the government to reverse a recent decision to lift fuel subsidies, declaring a national "uprising" over Amman's economic policies...

In the southern city of Karak, some 400 Jordanians denounced the decision, warning Amman that the economic crisis has become an "issue of dignity," chanting "regime listen, listen, the Jordanian people will not back down."

Meanwhile, some 200 protestors in the northern city of Irbid renewed recent calls for "regime change" in Jordan, chanting "behold the November uprising."

Recent calls for the ouster of King Abdullah II marks a dramatic escalation for Jordan's 22-month-old protest movement, which prior to the fuel crisis had limited its calls to "regime reform," urging for incremental democratic reforms....

Earlier on Tuesday, some 300 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jordan's largest political force rallied in Amman to condemn the fuel measure, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and the formation of an emergency national unity government.

[link to www.haaretz.com]
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Jordan calm for now, but new storms loom

Jordan had seen scores of anti-government protests, but nothing like this: For three straight nights last week, mobs angered over rising fuel prices rampaged through a half-dozen cities, torching cars and police stations and rekindling fears that one of America’s closest Arab allies in the Middle East was foundering.

Then, almost as suddenly, the storm appeared to pass. Weekend demonstrations in Amman drew smaller crowds, and by Monday, officials were quietly celebrating signs of normality after the worst unrest here in 15 years. “It will be hot for a while,” said a senior security official, insisting on anonymity to discuss intelligence assessments of the uprising’s trajectory. “But we see things calming down, gradually.”

Just how calm, and for how long, is yet to be seen. A week after the disturbances began, new protests are flaring up daily in the Jordanian capital, though most have been orderly, with participants numbering in the low hundreds...

Yet Western and Jordanian officials alike expressed confidence this week that Jordan’s government had successfully weathered the most serious challenge to its survival since the start of the Arab Spring movement nearly two years ago. With the protests seemingly contained for now, Jordanian officials were fielding new offers of aid from Persian Gulf states while handing out cash payments to ease the pain of price increases among the poor and working class....

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
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Jordan Protesters Dream of Shift to King’s Brother

In a letter from his deathbed, the king’s father, King Hussein, signaled a preference for Hamzah, the eldest son of the fourth and final queen, who the king wrote had been “envied since childhood because he was close to me.” And though Hamzah was still in school, the king insisted that he be named crown prince in line to succeed Abdullah, Hamzah’s eldest half brother — though the new king later rescinded that title.

Now, 13 years after King Hussein’s death and King Abdullah’s ascension, the fantasy of a handover to Hamzah, 32, has captured the imagination of a resurgent protest movement.... This dream of a transition to a new king within the same dynasty, critics say, is an apt reflection of the ambiguous character of the protests, animated by the democratic spirit of the Arab Spring uprisings but also by nostalgia.

King Abdullah is not the only heir to political power in the Arab world whose embrace of privatization and economic liberalization shook up an old elite and drew allegations of corruption. Much the same happened in Egypt, with Gamal Mubarak, a son of former President Hosni Mubarak; in Libya, with Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi; and in Syria, with President Bashar al-Assad, a son of Hafez al-Assad, a former president.

Demonstrators in Amman and other places around Jordan blamed official corruption for the country’s poverty, and they pinned the corruption on a lack of accountability for King Abdullah... But the protesters also had more specific complaints about King Abdullah’s authenticity. Educated abroad while his father groomed his brother for the throne, King Abdullah is sometimes derided for being more fluent in English than in Arabic. “We are speaking Arabic, clear Arabic, leave!” demonstrators chanted in Amman.

They accuse Queen Rania of building a lifestyle of extreme luxury while her family grows rich on its connections...

But there is still much love for King Hussein, and many appear to extend that nostalgic glow to Prince Hamzah. East Bank Jordanians say that Prince Hamzah was often sent to move among them, to polish his Arabic and to work on the common touch that his father had.

“We used to want just to change the current regime under King Abdullah,” the Hirak organizer said. “But after two years, with no reform, with no action against the corruption, and with fuel prices going up, you begin to see that this guy is in a coma and does not want to connect.”

[link to www.nytimes.com]
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Is there a second bidder?

Jordan refuses Iran 'oil for religious tourism' deal

[link to www.jpost.com]

Official Jordanian sources expressed reservations about remarks by Iran's ambassador in Amman that Tehran is prepared to provide the Hashemite Kingdom with free oil and energy products for 30 years, according to a report by CNN Arabic on Friday.

Tehran's ambassador to Jordan, Dr. Mostafa Mosleh-Zadeh, said late on Wednesday that Tehran is ready to supply Jordan with oil and energy for the next 30 years, in return for in return for goods the Islamic Republic needs and for allowing Shiite religious tourism to Jordan...

However, Jordanian government spokesman Samih al-Maaytah said Friday that though the government is looking for alternative ways to solve the energy crisis, the Kingdom is "eager [to maintain] relations with the Gulf countries despite the delay in aid," according to CNN Arabic.

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