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    Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants

    Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants

    The leader of Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood warned Saturday that unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States.

    Hammam Saeed's comments were made at a protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in Amman, inspired by massive rallies in neighboring Egypt demanding the downfall of the country's longtime president, Hosni Mubarak.

    But as a monarch with deep support from the Bedouin-dominated military, Jordan's ruler is not seen as vulnerable as Mubarak or Tunisia's deposed leader. Even the Brotherhood - a fiery critic of Jordan's moderate government - has remained largely loyal to the king, who claims ancestry to Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

    Many believe it's unlikely King Abdullah will bow to demands for popular election of the prime minister and Cabinet officials, traditionally appointed by the king.

    Saeed said Arabs have grown disgruntled with U.S. domination of their oil wealth, military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and its support for "totalitarian" leaders in the region.

    "The Americans and (President Barack) Obama must be losing sleep over the popular revolt in Egypt," he said. "Now, Obama must understand that the people have woken up and are ready to unseat the tyrant leaders who remained in power because of U.S. backing."

    Saeed did not specifically name King Abdullah. But he said Jordan's prime minister "must draw lessons from Tunisia and Egypt and must swiftly implement political reforms."

    "We tell the Americans 'enough is enough'," he said.
    Some would look at this mentality and say that it is antiamerican and needs to be stopped at all costs. but if this mentality has popular support, should we continue to support these dictators? after all, if arab states were to set up military bases on our borders, and our president was actively working with them, wouldn't we demand change as well?
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    Re: Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants

    This is what the CIA calls blowback, this isnt a surprise.
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    Re: Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    This is what the CIA calls blowback, this isnt a surprise.
    Blowback doesn't have to happen if the CIA and policy makers think about the long term effects and use a littel common sense. The actions we took in 1953 Iran is a good example of our disastrous mishaps.
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    Re: Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyroh View Post
    Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants



    Some would look at this mentality and say that it is antiamerican and needs to be stopped at all costs. but if this mentality has popular support, should we continue to support these dictators? after all, if arab states were to set up military bases on our borders, and our president was actively working with them, wouldn't we demand change as well?
    These dictators should not be supported at all. They are only interested in making sure that they keep what power they have, by any means necessary, including betraying the interests of their own people.

    @ Phantom: It seems that neither the US nor any hegemonic power before it has ever sat back to think about long-term implications, they are only worried about the here and now.
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    Re: Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants

    Sorry but those behind these protests are the Islamic Cultists who are using the US as the reason to get their way so they can subjugate the people as they did when the Ayatollah was run out of Iran.

    The people in Iran were taken back 100s of years in many ways by the Islamic Cultists.

    I appose war when ever it is avoidable but I do favor the use covert operations that could remove these Islamic Cultists from the equation very carefully making appear that is was done by someone inside the country.

    I do not believe in dictatorships either here or anywhere and Jordan while run by a Kind he as his father was has been a good man from what I have seen and is not in the same column as others who are Tyrants.

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