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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Jordan erupts

And here we go again....

Jordan's king has fired his country's cabinet and has asked an ex-Prime Minister to form a new government and launch 'reforms' in response to protests in his little 'Palestinian' fiefdom (Hat Tip: Shy Guy). Sound familiar? It should....
The dismissal follows several large protests across Jordan_ inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt — calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Samir Rifai, who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices and slowed political reforms.

A Royal Palace statement said Abdullah accepted Rifai's resignation tendered earlier Tuesday.

The king named Marouf al-Bakhit as his prime minister-designate, instructing him to "undertake quick and tangible steps for real political reforms, which reflect our vision for comprehensive modernization and development in Jordan," the palace statement said.

Al-Bakhit previously served as Jordan's premier from 2005-2007.

The king also stressed that economic reform was a "necessity to provide a better life for our people, but we won't be able to attain that without real political reforms, which must increase popular participation in the decision-making."

He asked al-Bakhit for a "comprehensive assessment ... to correct the mistakes of the past." He did not elaborate. The statement said Abdullah also demanded an "immediate revision" of laws governing politics and public freedoms.
You can bet that one thing 'his majesty' won't do is allow the country's 70% 'Palestinian' population to vote him out of office. But consider this: Remember how I wrote about Egypt's Pew poll numbers earlier this week? There's only one country in the poll whose support for the terror organizations is higher than Egypt's.

What could go wrong?

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1 Comments:

At 11:42 PM, Blogger biorabbi said...

The plucky little king is bending over, firing off the entire government... not exactly a picture of strength.

I've got to give Hosni Mubarak credit... at least he's got a sense of honor to him, and, to his credit, he is a true patriot to the Egyptian cause. He's rooted in the past... those of his generation who fought the Israelis and realized the disaster for Egypt. Mubarak does have my respect, and is the best of a bad lot. I never thought I'd feel sorry for Mubarak.

Hussein's boy falls far from the tree, doesn't he. He's weak. Thoroughly westernized, and, apparently, married the wrong woman(the Hashemites hate her Palestinian derivation so there's the whole clan thing against him). Also, hee seems not ready for prime time.

 

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