Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by IcyPatriot, Nov 17, 2012.
Jordan protesters call for king's 'downfall' as demonstrations escalate - World News
Remember this guy?
Typical Middle East Travel Photo (come vacation with us)
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.
Democracy sucks. So problematic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Psst, "Jordan." No snark intended... just the standard editorial geek public service announcement.
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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