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    Jordan protesters call for king's 'downfall' as demonstrations escalate - World News

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    Remember this guy?

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    Two immediate reactions:

    1) 2,000 people, eh?

    2) It's 2012. They have every right to question why the leader of their country is chosen through birth.
     
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    Democracy sucks. So problematic.
     
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    Then there are the other middle east travel brochures... "Visit Israel before Israel visits you."

    2,000 doesn't do it. The question is whether or not this all has to be a repeat of the 1950s Arab Nationalist tsunami, with pan-Islamic fundamentalism playing the featured role.

    As always, watching with interest.

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    2,000 is not all that impressive a number. Especially when you consider Jordan has a population of 5 1/2 million. 2,000 people showed up to protest -that means 5,598,000 stayed home.

    Heck, there were close to 1,000 that showed up for The Big Bird March in DC.

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    Of all the autocratic countries in the region, Jordan might have the most stability. That said, even 2,000 is a little surprising in a country where the domestic intelligence and security apparatus is usually very good at shutting down even the slightest discontent.

    I don't anticipate much will come of this but it's interesting nonetheless.
     
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    What a few in this thread may not k ow is you can go to jail for this...this country could go unstable soon and that is not good. 2000 is a huge number for Jordon.
     
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    Psst, "Jordan." No snark intended... just the standard editorial geek public service announcement.
     
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    Without the equivalent of a Bill of Rights what is developing across the "Arab" world is just mob rule. True democracy requires a set of protections for minority interests and individual rights.
     

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