Friday, August 28, 2009

Jordan's purge

by

Mike Packer



Debkafile has a new post today (here) about King Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He has decided to purge his army and government of "Palestinians". This is surely a sign that he is very afraid of the "Palestinian" element in his country where they constitute over 50% of the total population.

In my opinion this is just another form of pressure on Israel to create a second "Palestinian" state in the Middle East, the first being the Kingdom of Jordan itself. It is apparent that the Arab strategy is to force the International Community to believe that the "Palestinians" have nowhere to go which is very far from the truth as most "Palestinians" are originally from the states in the area neighboring Israel such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and as far away as Morocco and Algeria. Abdullah's attempt to keep the "Palestinians" as perpetual "refugees" is just a continuation of the status quo that started in the 1930's and continues to this day. Not only has he decided to purge the army and government but he has decided to rescind the Jordanian citizenship that was granted to the "Palestinians" that moved to Jordan since 1948.

Israel must reconsider its "peace" treaty with Jordan and take steps in deporting all Jordanian citizens from land under Israeli jurisdiction. Maybe this threat will change Abdullah's mind, although I doubt it, and put the pressure on this upstart king into accepting the fact that his country was created for the specific purpose of ensuring a state for the population that was there at the time of the formation of the Hashemite Kingdom and not only for the population of Beduins that the Hashemites imported to bolster their kingdom.

Its about time that Abdullah realized that his Kingdom is still in existence only because Israel has always been there to protect it as it did with his father and the formation of a "Palestinian" state in the "West Bank" is his worst nightmare.