Jordan on the brink: Muslim Brothers mobilize for King Abdullah’s overthrow

Jordanian riot police

Jordanian riot police


Jordan’s 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 street pressure for his abdication.

DEBKAfile’s 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.”

The oil kingdom’s 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 latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly of Sept. 21 analyzed the plight closing in on the Jordanian monarch and outlined three of his options:

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2 Responses to Jordan on the brink: Muslim Brothers mobilize for King Abdullah’s overthrow

  1. fedup says:

    Muslim Brotherhood…. odd isn’t that the guys that o’bama is giving 2 BILLION DOLLARS of the American taxpayers money to? Our Muslim president is a traitor to the US and should be impeached not re-elected.

  2. Lawrence says:

    Debka file mis-reported the level of violence and mis-characterized the extent of demonstrations Feb. last. This is not faulting Debka’s agenda but like most reporting in the ME its self serving. I’ve lived there as an expat for almost ten years. The Brotherhood have a limited following in the Palestinian refugee camps. There is no love for them from the Bedoin community. They are seen as interlopers and unloyal to the king. What is unclear is the western pressures being applied to Abdullah.

    Lawrence

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