February 01, 2011

Is Jordan next in line?

Jordan is looking decicedly panicky according to Ha'aretz:
Jordan's King Abdullah has sacked his government in the wake of street protests and has asked his former ex-military adviser Marouf Bakhit to form a new cabinet, an official said.
King Abdullah's move comes after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets - inspired by the regime ouster in Tunisia and the turmoil in Egypt - and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Samir Rifai who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices and slowed political reforms.
But I was just reading Angry Arab again (and again and again - well worth the time). See what he says here:
I am getting a lot of questions about where it will hit next: the Arab great tsunami.  I am getting a lot of buzz from comrades in Bahrain.  But Morocco is ripe in my opinion.  The king does not have the shrewdness of his father.  And the royal family there is not unified.  
So, where next?


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