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Syria: Watching the Jordanian Border America’s Military Buildup

While focus regarding the Syrian conflict has shifted almost exclusively to recent US cruise missile strikes, what the strikes are designed to lay the groundwork for holds much larger implications. Particular attention should be focused on US forces operating both within Syrian territory and along Syria’s borders.

Normalizing the use of stand-off weapons like cruise missiles makes it easier and more likely that similar attacks will unfold in the near future – particularly if Syria and its allies fail to demonstrate a significant deterrence against future attacks.

The use of stand-off weapons by the United States and the routine use of airstrikes by US allies including Israel within Syrian territory will likely open the door to wider and more direct military intervention against the Syrian government.

Punitive strikes will shift incrementally to a concerted effort to dismantle Syria’s fighting capacity, inviting either US proxies to overthrow the Syrian government, or for US forces to do so directly – or likely a combination of both.

Preparing for just such an escalation are not only US forces continuously expanding the scale and scope of their presence in eastern Syria and NATO-member Turkey’s forces in northern Syria, but also a US-led proxy army being staged in and operated from, for years now, in Jordan.

Jordan: The Other “Turkey”

It was from Jordan that a rumored column of US armored vehicles recently entered Syrian territory. CNN, in an article titled, Coalition and Syrian opposition forces repel ISIS attack,” would report that:

Anti-ISIS coalition troops and allied Syrian opposition forces have repelled an attack by the terrorist group on a joint base in southern Syria, according to the coalition. 

The US-led coalition said ISIS initiated a complex attack on Saturday at the At Tanf Garrison on the Syrian-Jordanian border using a vehicle-borne IED, and 20-30 fighters followed with a ground assault and suicide vests.

CNN would also report that:

Some American forces were at the base at the time of the assault, the official said.

Additionally, for years, US policymakers and media platforms have discussed both potential plans for staging an invading force in Jordan, as well as ongoing efforts to stand up a proxy force in Jordan before moving it into Syrian territory.

In 2015, the Guardian in an article titled, US begins training Syrian rebels in Jordan to become anti-Isis force,” would report:

Jordanian officials told reporters on Thursday that coalition forces have begun training prescreened rebels at a site inside the Middle Eastern kingdom. Training locations are also expected to begin operation in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

A 2016 article by the Washington Post titled,Revamped U.S. training program, with new goals, has trained fewer than 100 Syrians so far,” would report:

U.S. military officials are considering ways to ramp up training of Syrian fighters against the Islamic State as the Pentagon moves cautiously forward with a revamped program to create an effective local ground force.

The series of setbacks hindering the creation of an “opposition army” from scratch, and even setbacks in training and effectively utilising existing militant and terrorist groups may be why the US has also sought to create its own large and growing military presence in Jordan.

In 2013, the Heritage Foundation would publish an article titled,Hagel Announces Deployment of U.S. Troops to Jordan in Response to Worsening Syria Crisis,” claiming:

Although initially tasked with playing a support role in assisting Jordan in developing contingency plans for mitigating the destabilizing spillover effects of Syria’s civil war, the troops could “potentially form a joint task force for military operations, if ordered.” The headquarters staff will lay the foundation for a formal U.S. military presence that could grow to 20,000 troops or more, if the Obama Administration activates contingency plans for a major U.S. military intervention.

According to most estimates from across the Western media, approximately 1,000-2,000 US service members are currently stationed in Jordan. Expanding that number to 20,000 or more would surely be noticed by Syrian, Russian, and Iranian intelligence agencies. Likewise, the creation and deployment of a full-scale invasion force created by America’s Persian Gulf allies or NATO-member Turkey would likewise be noticed long before having a chance to storm Syrian territory.

Invasion or Further Balkanization?

Instead of a full-scale invasion, what is more likely is the incremental Balkanization of Syria, with Turkey already holding significant territory in the north, Israel maintaining its long-term occupation of the Golan Heights in the west, US troops occupying Syrian territory in east, alongside Persian Gulf sponsored terrorists holding both the eastern city of Raqqa and the northern city of Idlib.

A US-led incursion into southern Syria could likewise carve off territory even if such an incursion falls short of reaching Damascus or toppling the government presiding there.

With focus elsewhere – particularly along Syria’s border with Turkey and amid operations aimed at taking back both Raqqa and Idlib – Jordan has enjoyed relative obscurity amid geopolitical analysis. However – as the endgame approaches and the US increasingly becomes desperate – Jordan’s role as a staging point and potential vector into Syria for additional US troops and for the carving out of additional Syrian territory should be noted and brought to the public’s attention.

Additionally, it is important for the public to understand that America’s “new policy” toward Syria is simply a redux of years – even decades – of attempts to use both proxy and direct military force against the Syrian state to depose its government and create either a proxy or a failed state to take its place. While many personal and political motivations will be assigned to US President Donald Trump for why “he” is pursuing expanded aggression against Syria, it should be noted that the plans “he” is now executing sat on former President Barack Obama’s desk for years waiting for the right moment to be implemented – only to be complicated by Syrian resilience and Russia’s 2015 intervention.

With this in mind, and with pressure on the Jordanian government, Jordan may rein in US forces operating from its territory, hindering, even if ever so slightly, US ambitions to further compound Syria’s tragic, ongoing conflict.

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Nazi regime proposes railroad to Saudi Zio-Wahhabi family via Jordan

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The Nazi Jewish regime has proposed construction of a railroad connecting the occupied territories to Saudi Zio-Wahhabi family via Jordan.

Nazi Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said on Wednesday that Washington had also welcomed the plan, but he declined to say whether Zio-Wahhabi and Zionist king of Jordan had supported the proposal.

The link is designed to connect the Saudi port of Daman in the Persian Gulf via Jordan to the Mediterranean port of Haifa in northern occupied Palestine 1948, according to the Nazi minister.

Katz, who has declared himself as a candidate to succeed Prime Minister Naziyahu when the premier steps down, said the rail line would notably cut the distance needed to move goods.

The minister also elaborated on the plan, saying only a small distance of track was needed to link the current Nazi network in the north with the occupied West Bank near the city of Jenin and Jordan at Sheikh Hussein crossing.

Egypt and Jordan are the only two Zio-Puppet regimes that have official diplomatic ties with the Nazi regime and host Nazi missions. The rest of the Arab governments have no diplomatic relations with the Nazi regime, and seek to portray themselves as Tel Aviv’s traditional adversaries and upholders of the Palestinian cause.

Even so, reports have indicated that some of the governments, including Saudi Zio-Wahhabi family and the Zio-Wahhabi United Arab Emirates, have had secret relations with the Nazi regime covertly appeasing the regime.

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Jordan: Zionist puppet Abdullah to Pave Way for Antichrist?

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Jordan’s King Abdullah to Pave Way for Antichrist?
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(left, Abdullah makes Masonic signs with Putin) 
 
Al-Mahdi is the redeemer of the Muslim world who will usher in the final Caliphate which will last 7-9 years before the return of Jesus Christ. YM believes King Abdullah II of Jordan will play the role of a false Al-Mahdi who will prepare for the return of the antichrist, David Mayer Rothschild. 
by YM
 Few people take notice in the news to names like King Abdullah II of Jordan (Jewrdan). The Anglo-Saxon, semi celebrity (appeared in a Star Trek episode) Arab who came to power in 1999 at the ripe age of 37 inherited a contemporary Arab nation which sits along borders with Israel, Syria, Iraq and what’s known as Arabia.
His rise to kingship was suspicious to say the least. It was only in his deathbed in a US hospital did his father, the late king Hussein, name Abdullah II as his heir just before his death. Previously, in 80’s he had declared his brother as crown prince, later changed his decision to his eldest son Ali (from third wife, Queen Alia), but in 1992 decided he would chose one of his nephews instead.

FREEMASON

Historically called the land of Hejaz and recently named ‘Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’, the region once was ruled by his grandfather of the Hashemite clan (clan of Prophet Mohammed) from 1916-1925.
The region of Hejaz encompasses two very important cities and sacred sites to Muslims. One being Makkah, the birthplace of Prophet Mohammed and home of the sacred Al-Hiram Mosque /Al-Kaba’a, the other being Medinah, home to Prophet Mohammed’s Mosque and his burial site. In addition to kingship over Jordan and Hejaz, the Hashemite dynasty also ruled over parts of Iraq and what is now known as Syria.

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However, in 1920’s the British through their agents and syndicates, and similar to pawns on chess board, rolled back the Hashemites in favor for the crypto-Jewish clan of Al-Saud, originally from Iraq.
In return, the British/Rothschilds promised the Hashemites full control of all Arab nations.
Today, we are nearly witnessing this promise being honored and implemented. Not only did the ‘Arab Spring’ weaken three of the four (Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Egypt) most feared armies in the region but it left Jordan unscathed and only served to strengthen and empower ‘Israel’. Of course, both nations are equally complicit for the conception of ISIS. An estimated 30 percent of ISIS members are of Jordanian nationality. It is a fact that the unrest and violence in Syria started along the boarders with Jordan where the CIA and Military had been active for years.
Another reason to suspect Jordan’s complicity is the war games dubbed ‘Operation Eager Lion’ being held annually by a 20-nation coalition in Jordan since 2011.
Nations like US, UK, Australia, Canada, France and Pakistan have been conducting joint war drills  in Jordan for six years now in semi-secrecy for dubious reasons. If the name of the operation is an indication, we may see the fall of Assad and rise of king Abdullah II soon. The Syrian president’s name ‘Assad’ translates directly to ‘Lion’.
In 2015, Jordan’s king, whose mother is an aristocratic British Jew named Antoinette Avril Gardiner, raised the Hashemite banner. Muslims carry the lineage and surname of the father but a Jew is only a Jew through his mother.
The banner is believed by some to be that of the prophesied ‘Sufyani’ character in Islamic eschatology. Abu Sufyan was Prophet Mohammed’s long time nemesis. He was defeated when Prophet Muhammed peacefully and without a single bloodshed returned to conquer Makkah after being exiled by its pagan tribal leaders, mainly Abu Sufyan. According to Prophetic narrations the Sufyani’s banner will be a red standard.

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Left, The raising of the Hashemite banner and customary attire of soldiers signifying ‘revenge’.
The media was quick to report on the auspicious ceremony. The extremely rare raising of the 500 year old banner and the manner in which it was carried left many bewildered.
The observer would ask, Who is the king taking revenge on? ISIS, Al-Sauds, Assad or is it Prophet Mohammed (and his true progeny Al-Mahdi) perhaps?
Others cited the ceremony and banner to signify the ushering of a more prominent role of Jordan’s king in the region. 
Jordanian MP Wasfi Rawashda wrote on his Facebook page about the historical implications behind the banner. “I believe that this is a clear message that the region is in the process of drawing a new map in which the borders of Sykes-Picot will be altered and the Arab Orient will be redrawn under new names.” 
Rawashda’s outlook and ‘prediction’ can directly be linked to prophesies stating that ‘Al-Sufyani’ (false Mahdi) will be the first to send army to quill Al-Mahdi’s (true Caliph) emergence in Makkah. It’s no surprise that in 2011, Jordan entered into a defense agreement with the Gulf Countries Cooperation (GCC). Jordan’s king is now legally able to militarily intervene in places like Makkah and Medinah!

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One world religion leaders like this mystic Sufi, now deceased (far right), with followers in the millions, have proclaimed King Abdullah II (left) as Caliph of Muslims and leader over all Arabs as far back as 2010!
 All evidences points to this plan being in the works for at least over the last one-hundred years or so. Relatively recently, many pseudo-shaykhs and religious personalities have promoted and propagandized the idea of King Abdullah as the coming Caliph. One of the more elder and most and followed is a Sufi mystic named Nazim Al-Haqqani. Haqqani is considered a heretic by most Muslims. He left his message and order clear to his followers before his death in 2014, ‘pledge allegiance to King Abdullah the coming Caliph!’. The controversial Haqqani even stated that he had the honor to kiss the hands and feet of the king!

In addition, it is also foretold that ‘Sufyani’ will reign over Jerusalem. This was partially fulfilled in 2013 when Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas designated Jordan’s King title of ‘Custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosqueand gave him even more authority at “defending and protecting” the sacred site.

More recently, the British-American raised and educated Jordanian playboy has had some harsh words for Israel regarding violations at Al-Aqsa mosque compound. It’s probably noteworthy to mention that the king is a 33 degree Freemason and an elite member of the committee of 300 which rules the world.
How can this be? One can’t help but conclude that we are we being set up by the Rothschilds again for a war in long-making, this time to counter the rise of the Imam Al-Mahdi with their false Mahdi.

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With Ehud Barak Masonic Shake
In a few days (March 29th) the 2017 Arab Summit is set to conveniently commence in Amman, Jordan for the first time in sixteen years and only the third time since the groups inception in 1945. The Jordanian government has made it clear it will not invite the Syrian government to attend and has promised a major announcement by the end of the summit. One can only wonder if it is only by sheer coincident that the summit is set to take place at the start of seventh Islamic month of ‘Rajab’.
This just so happens to be the month the Prophesied ‘Sufyani’ is set to begin his ascension to power, prominence and domination.
Amongst other scattered yet jaw-dropping prophesies in both Sunni and Shia traditions regrading ‘Al-Sufyani’ are: “his name will be Abdullah”, his age when he comes to power is 37, he will be a king, his title is ‘Al-Sufyani Althani’ (Sufyani II), he will be ‘of red and blue’ (reference to complexion and eye colors or illuminati bloodlines) just to list a few.
The ultimate goal of the Zionists/Rothschilds appears to be the building of an opposition or an alternative to the inevitable rise of Al-Mahdi in the region to confuse and create conflict. The king of Jordan is supposedly of the bloodlines of Prophet Mohammed. He is perfect candidate for the false Mahdi. All it takes is defeating their own creation in ISIS (Iraq & Syria) , toppling Assad (Syria) and Israel handing him Jueraslam (Palestine). This would prime him to fully consolidate and assume role of Caliph of the region as well as send his army into the already deteriorating and fragile Saudi kingdom in Makkah (Hejaz).
This is earth shattering development.  In the coming days ahead, we are about to be realize if king Abdullah II is indeed the Prophesized ‘Sufyani’. If so, then we are most likely looking at the rise of Al-Mahdi by end of this year. His rule will only be for 7,8 or 9 years according to authentic traditions and narrations before handing over the baton to Jesus Christ, son of the blessed Virgin Mary to finish off the “Est. 2025” “Young Global Leader” Rothschild Antichrist. 
Let us sit and observe. It maybe that is the most important portent of our lifetime. If so, it would certainly mean glad tidings for those of us who survive the coming days and have witnessed the worst of some of the most bloodthirsty humans and their actions to now witness these magnificent men of God and their blessings in our lifetime.
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Note from YM:
“YM believes King Abdullah II of Jordan will play the role of a false Al-Mahdi who will prepare for the return of the antichrist, David Mayer Rothschild.”
I actually believe what prophecy states. It states that Sufyani/King Abdullah will only be a temporary distraction, though he will be prolific and tough to beat. According to narrations his reign will only last nine months. The army which he will send to Makkah to fight Al-Mahdi will be swallowed by the earth (landsinking). Then It will all end when Imam Al-Mahdi defeats him on the eighth month of confrontation.
Sufyani does not, at least directly, pave way for the Antichrist. Sufyani has big hopes and dreams of his own. Sufyani is a forerunner to all
Al-Mahdi
The antichrist
And Jesus Christ (PBUH)
As to your question re. how will we know this scenario is unfolding;
Assad is toppled because of Jordanian intervention and King Abdullah enters Damascus as victor.
If king Abdullah assumes control of Jerusalem
If king Abdullah is officially touted as Caliph
If he sends army to Makkah and Medinah
If any, some or all of these occurs; we have our man!

 

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Jordan: Zionist King of shame

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Jordanian protesters urge government to scrap gas deals with the Nazi regime
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Zionist King of shame with his Zionist master

Hundreds of Jordanians have staged a protest rally to voice their outrage at Amman’s gas agreements with the Nazi regime, calling on the government to scrap the ‘deals of shame.’

The protesters took to the streets of the capital, Amman, on Friday, carrying national flags and holding signs to decry I$raHell-Jordan gas deals, the latest of which was inked in September last year.

During the march, the Jordanian demonstrators chanted slogans such as “Our dignity is dropping from deals of shame,” with some holding posters that read, “USA stop commissioning on our blood.”

The Jordanian National Campaign also joined voices with the protesters, calling on the government to drop the 2016 deal as it represents an obstacle to the country’s independence and economic development.

Besides the dependency aspect, activists argue that the money, which will be paid to the Nazi regime by Amman under such accords, will be used to finance Nazi military and its occupation of Palestinian lands.

In September 2016, a deal was struck between Nazi gas consortium and the Jordan Electric Power Company, valued at $10 billion (€9.25 billion).

Under the deal, the US-based Noble Energy company and other investors in Nazi’s largest gas field will supply Jordan’s national electric company with 8.5 million cubic meters of gas over 15 years.

The agreement was quickly met with widespread popular opposition in Jordan, promoting thousands of people to fill the streets and slam the government over “gas imports from the Zionist enemy.”

The new turnout on Friday came weeks after Zionist newspaper Haaretz reported that the Nazi regime has been quietly exporting natural gas to Jordan through an American intermediary firm.

According to the report, gas deliveries to two Jordanian companies, the state-owned Arab Potash and Jordan Bromine, started in January. The firms had signed a 500-million-dollar, 15-year deal three years ago to purchase gas from Nazi’s Tamar partners. The US State Department had acted as a mediator to forge the deal.

Over the past months, Jordan has been rocked by separate rallies held in protest at high living expenses and unemployment.

The Jordanian government is one of the only two Arab regimes that have open, diplomatic relations with the illegal Nazi regime — the other being Egypt.

Nazi and Zionist  dog of Jordan signed a peace agreement in 1994, but many Jordanians are firmly opposed to normalization of ties with the occupying Nazi regime.

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BOYCOTT THE ZIONIST REGIME OF JORDAN

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The *FREE ARAB VOICE*

In this issue of the Free Arab Voice (FAV), we present articles and
reports focusing on the reflections of the Arab-Zionist Conflict in
Jordan:
1) The List of Shame: the List of Normalizers with the Zionist Invader
in Jordan that Sent Several Anti-Normalization Activists to Jail - by
the Free Arab Voice, compiled off of the reports of the
Anti-Normalization Committee of the Union of Professional Associations
in Jordan  [Another list including normalizers in other Arab states is
currently being compiled as well].
2) Crack-Down of Jordanian Regime on Anti-Normalization Activists
Escalates.  A Report by : Dr. Hisham Bustani
3) Jordan: A Third Wave of Arrests, by Ibrahim Alloush and Tawfic
Abdul-Fatah
4) What You Can Do to Help: The Committee in Support of Political
Prisoners in Jordan
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The List of Shame:
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Remember, not a single nation on earth deems individual dealings with
its enemies a matter of personal opinion!  In most countries, individual
dealings with foreign powers that are committing aggression against any
given country are punishable by law.  TREASON IS NOT A POINT OF VIEW.
For dealing with the enemy constitutes a transgression on public rights,
just like killing, stealing, or rape.
Nevertheless, under most Arab regimes, it is those who are defending
public rights that go to jail, while those dealing and normalizing
relations with the enemy get government protection.  This is exactly
what happened in Jordan when seven members of the Anti-Normalization
Committee of the Union of Professional Associations were arrested two
days ago.  This is exactly what will go on happening as long as our
regimes do not represent the will of the people.
Below, you shall find the list of Jordanian normalizers with the Zionist
enemy that sent the aforementioned seven to jail under bogus charges.
REMEMBER WHO THOSE NORMALIZERS ARE.  BOYCOTT THEM.  DISTRIBUTE THEIR
NAMES.  LET THEM REMAIN EXCOMMUNICATED ALONG WITH THEIR THIRTY PIECES OF
SILVER UNTIL THEY REPENT.
The List of Shame:
(Courtesy of the Free Arab Voice www.fav.net)
First: Individual Jordanian Normalizers
1) Sultan Hattab: Frequent visits to the Zionist enemy along with the
   Copenhagen group.

2) Nader Omran: receiving foreign financing to cooperate with Zionist
   groups in the area of theatre.

3) Tareq Hamidi: Issuing a publication that calls for normalization with
   the invader, and attending the celebration to commemorate the
   anniversary of “Israel”.

4) Hisham Yanness: Frequent visits to the Zionist entity and common
   plays with Zionist actors.

5) Hammadeh Fara’eneh: an MP, frequent visits to the Zionist entity and
   an activist for normalization.

6) Muhammad Ra’efat: Frequent visits to the Zionist entity and an
   activist for normalization.

7) Ahamad Ouaydi Abadi: an MP, Frequent visits to the Zionist entity and
   an activist for normalization.

8) Abdallah Hassanat: A visit to the Zionist entity as part of a media
   delegation.

9) Simon Khoury: of the Aqua Marina Hotel in Al Aqaba, organizing
   maritime sports events with the Zionist invader.

10) Ibrahim Shahrazadah: A broadcaster on Jordanian TV, interviewing
    Zionist ‘experts’.

11) Shawkat Obeidat: a lawyer, submitted an application to the City of
    Irbid to register a Zionist factory there.

12) Dauod Kuttab: foreign financing and cooperation in the area of TV
    production with the Zionist invader.

13) Dr. Muhanna Haddad: a lecturer at Haifa University and an activist
    for normalization.

14) Jihad Mumani: a visit to the Zionist entity as part of a media
    delegation and a prominent caller for normalization.

15) Shaher Mubarak Khraiss: Inviting the Zionist Ambassador to visit
    Irbid.

16) Muhammad Odeh: of real estate, sold the building that the Zionist
    Embassy occupies now in Al Rabiyeh in Amman for one million and one
    hundred thousand Jordanian dinars ($ 1.54 million).

17) Samir Qawar: an engineer, partaking in the parties of the Zionist
    Embassy.

18) Mikail Dabeett: the lawyer of the Zionist Embassy.

19) Sami Affash Odwan: attending the celebrations of the fifteenth of
    May at the Zionist Embassy.

20) Ghaleb Al Koufahi: a normalizer, the founder of the so-called
    ‘Jordanian Peace Association’ calling for normalization.

21) Ghazi Al Saadi: attending the celebrations of the fifteenth of May
    at the Zionist Embassy.

22) Issam Nsairat: an activist for normalization through the so-called
    ‘Jordanian Association for World Peace and Culture’.

23) Amal Dabbass: a normalizer who repented openly through the press at
    the start of the second Intifada.

24) Nabil Sawalhah: a normalizer who repented openly through the press
    at the start of the second Intifada.
Second: The Jordanian Members of the Copenhagen Group for Normalization
with the Invader, including some top officials of the regime
1) Ziad Salah
2) Adnan Abu Odeh
3) Tayseer Abdul Jaber
4) Ahamad Zoubi
5) George Salem Taimeh Khawatmeh
6) Tahseen Shardam
7) Marwan Doudeen
8) Jawad Al Anani
9) Rami Khoury
10) Abdallah Taher Kanaan
11) Samer Mustafa Abu Libdeh
12) Fayez Tarawneh
Third: A List of Jordanian Companies that Normalize with the Zionist
Entity
1) Century Group (Al Asser): owned and run by Ziad Salah and Omar Ziad
   Salah. This group of companies is a Qualified Industrial Zone
   partnership with Zionist investors.  It includes the following branches:

a) Century for Gold Industries, managed by George Toumeh, b) Century for
   Medical Attire, managed by Hazem Abdul Latif, c) Century for
   Electronics, managed by Aquil Baydoun, d) Century for Clothing, managed
   by Nadim Al Assad, e) Century for Suits, managed by Ali Sharif.

2) RMC (Al Ramz), for construction, Zionist partners.  Abdul Razaq
   Dajani and Wasif Al Jibsheh are the authorized signatories of RMC.

3) Five Stars Company for Tourist Services, agents for the Zionist el Al
   Zionist Airlines, owned by Mitri Yacoub Twal, managed by Mahmoud Salah
   Nabih.

4) Zai Company for Ready Clothing, managed by Muhammad Turk, a Qualified
   Industrial Zone company, imports industrial inputs from the invader.

5) The International Company for Luggage, Boskan, a Chinese company at
   al Hassan Industrial Zone, a Qualified Industrial Zone company, managed
   by Charlie Chang, imports industrial inputs from the invader.

6) Jaaffar al Kurdi and Co., owned by Jaaffar al Kurdi, imports Methyl
   Promide gas from the invader.

7) Thimar for Gardens and Agriculture, Malouh Al Issa and sons, imports
   compounded fertilizers from the invader.

8) Adul Hai Al Majali Co., uses Zionist experts to implant bananas and
   desalinate water.

9) Middle East Company for Trade and Agriculture, Jack George Khayat,
   imports corn and animal feed from the invader and through the port of
   Haifa.

10) Petra Company for Engineering Industries, Ossama Hussein, exports
    air conditioners to the Zionist entity.

11) The Baccalureate (Private) School, encourages students to attend
    joint activities with the invader in the so-called ‘Peace Camps’.
    Distributed exclusive prizes to those students who agreed to participate
    in camps with Zionists.

12) Youbeel (Private) School, sponsors ‘Peace Camps’, and encourages
    students to participate and exchange visits with the invader.

13) Safir Imperial Hotel, at the Fourth Circle in Amman, managed by
    Ahmad Hadi Abu Mattar, the only establishment that agreed to host
    the fifteenth of May party of the Zionist Embassy in May, 2000.

14) National Show Halls (Ma’ared al wataniyah), managed by Fakhri
    Nasser, organizing a general exhibition for Zionist Industries.

15) The Jordanian Al Aswaq Company for Journalism and Publishing,
    of the business daily al Asswaq, Mustafa Abu Libdeh, printing
    the ‘Voice of Peace” publication that calls for normalization
    with Zionists and attending the parties of the Zionist Embassy.
Fourth: Qualified Companies at al Hassan Industrial Park
‘Qualified’ means the presence of a Zionist partner, or that the said
company is importing at least eight (8) percent of its inputs from the
Zionist entity.  This will qualify such a company to export to the
United States without having to pay any tariffs. These include:

1)  The Century Group, including all its branches.

2)  Crystal for Ready-Made Clothing, managed by Muhammad Ali Majid and
    Sons.

3)  The International Company for Luggage, Boskan, managed by Charlie
    Chang.

4)  Millennium Company for Cloth Manufacturing, managed by Nidal Abul
    Hajj.

5)  Best Clothing Company, managed by Ahamad Batayneh.

6)  Sari’s International Company for Clothing, managed by Ahmad Abu
    Bakr. This company employs lots of Zionist experts.

7)  Advanced for Clothes Manufacturing, managed by Josef Haddad.

8)  South Asia for Clothes Manufacturing, Sunny.

9)  The Miracle of the Century Company, managed by Hazem Abdul Latif.

10) Zai for Ready-Made Clothing, managed by Muhammad Turk. A Qualified
    Industrial Zone company located outside Al Hassan Industrial Park.

11) The Arab Italian Company for Manufacturing Insulating Substances,
    managed by Khalil Jilani.

12) Hilmi Armoush Company for Maritime Business, an agent for ZIM, a
    Zionist company, and the owner of all MacDonald’s franchises in
    Jordan. DON’T EAT ANYMORE BIG MACS.
Fifth: Jordanian Wholesale Importers of Fruits from the Zionist Entity
1) Salman Maayitah and Muhammad Zoubi, franchise the Veterans store in
   the central market for vegetables.

2) Majdi Madani, of the Madani Company.

3) Muhammad Daghmash and Marwan Bayoud, Zaoura’ Company.

4) Muhammad and Mahmoud Jaber.

5) Kamel Ajjouri, the Company of Kamel Ajjouri’s Sons.
Sixth: Former Normalizers who Repented Publicly or Simply Ceased
       Dealing with the Invader
I – Those whose explanations and apologies have been accepted by the
    Anti-Normalization Committee-
1) Dr. Marwan Saeh
2) Dr. Fathi Addass
3) Mr. Musa Attallah Hawash, of Al Manar Establishment for Chemical
   Supplies
II – Those institutions that were asked to explain where they stand,
     and which proved to have ceased dealing with the invader-
1) Safir Imperial Hotel on the Fourth Circle in Amman
2) Jack George Khayat, an Engineer
3) Daoud Kuttab
4) Al Nisser Factories for Distillation
5) Nader Omran
6) Actor Muhammad Qabbani
7) Actress Amal Dabbass.
You are receiving this List courtesy of the Free Arab Voice
(www.fav.net).
The Free Arab Voice
Amman, Jordan
Januray 29, 2001
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2) Crack-Down of Jordanian Regime on Anti-Normalization Activists
Escalates. A Report by : Dr. Hisham Bustani
http://www.fav.net/jordanCrackDownOnAntiNormalizationActivists.htm
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3) Jordan: A Third Wave of Arrests, by Ibrahim Alloush and
   Tawfic Abdul-Fattah
http://www.fav.net/jordanATthirdWaveOfArrests.htm
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4) What You Can Do to Help: The Committee in Support of
   Political Prisoners in Jordan
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The *FREE ARAB VOICE* 
In this issue of the Free Arab Voice (FAV), we present articles and
reports focusing on the reflections of the Arab-Zionist Conflict in
Jordan:
1) The List of Shame: the List of Normalizers with the Zionist Invader
in Jordan that Sent Several Anti-Normalization Activists to Jail - by
the Free Arab Voice, compiled off of the reports of the
Anti-Normalization Committee of the Union of Professional Associations
in Jordan  [Another list including normalizers in other Arab states is
currently being compiled as well].
2) Crack-Down of Jordanian Regime on Anti-Normalization Activists
Escalates.  A Report by : Dr. Hisham Bustani
3) Jordan: A Third Wave of Arrests, by Ibrahim Alloush and Tawfic
Abdul-Fatah
4) What You Can Do to Help: The Committee in Support of Political
Prisoners in Jordan
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The List of Shame:
=================
Remember, not a single nation on earth deems individual dealings with
its enemies a matter of personal opinion!  In most countries, individual
dealings with foreign powers that are committing aggression against any
given country are punishable by law.  TREASON IS NOT A POINT OF VIEW.
For dealing with the enemy constitutes a transgression on public rights,
just like killing, stealing, or rape.
Nevertheless, under most Arab regimes, it is those who are defending
public rights that go to jail, while those dealing and normalizing
relations with the enemy get government protection.  This is exactly
what happened in Jordan when seven members of the Anti-Normalization
Committee of the Union of Professional Associations were arrested two
days ago.  This is exactly what will go on happening as long as our
regimes do not represent the will of the people.
Below, you shall find the list of Jordanian normalizers with the Zionist
enemy that sent the aforementioned seven to jail under bogus charges.
REMEMBER WHO THOSE NORMALIZERS ARE.  BOYCOTT THEM.  DISTRIBUTE THEIR
NAMES.  LET THEM REMAIN EXCOMMUNICATED ALONG WITH THEIR THIRTY PIECES OF
SILVER UNTIL THEY REPENT.
The List of Shame:
(Courtesy of the Free Arab Voice www.fav.net)
First: Individual Jordanian Normalizers
1) Sultan Hattab: Frequent visits to the Zionist enemy along with the
   Copenhagen group.

2) Nader Omran: receiving foreign financing to cooperate with Zionist
   groups in the area of theatre.

3) Tareq Hamidi: Issuing a publication that calls for normalization with
   the invader, and attending the celebration to commemorate the
   anniversary of “Israel”.

4) Hisham Yanness: Frequent visits to the Zionist entity and common
   plays with Zionist actors.

5) Hammadeh Fara’eneh: an MP, frequent visits to the Zionist entity and
   an activist for normalization.

6) Muhammad Ra’efat: Frequent visits to the Zionist entity and an
   activist for normalization.

7) Ahamad Ouaydi Abadi: an MP, Frequent visits to the Zionist entity and
   an activist for normalization.

8) Abdallah Hassanat: A visit to the Zionist entity as part of a media
   delegation.

9) Simon Khoury: of the Aqua Marina Hotel in Al Aqaba, organizing
   maritime sports events with the Zionist invader.

10) Ibrahim Shahrazadah: A broadcaster on Jordanian TV, interviewing
    Zionist ‘experts’.

11) Shawkat Obeidat: a lawyer, submitted an application to the City of
    Irbid to register a Zionist factory there.

12) Dauod Kuttab: foreign financing and cooperation in the area of TV
    production with the Zionist invader.

13) Dr. Muhanna Haddad: a lecturer at Haifa University and an activist
    for normalization.

14) Jihad Mumani: a visit to the Zionist entity as part of a media
    delegation and a prominent caller for normalization.

15) Shaher Mubarak Khraiss: Inviting the Zionist Ambassador to visit
    Irbid.

16) Muhammad Odeh: of real estate, sold the building that the Zionist
    Embassy occupies now in Al Rabiyeh in Amman for one million and one
    hundred thousand Jordanian dinars ($ 1.54 million).

17) Samir Qawar: an engineer, partaking in the parties of the Zionist
    Embassy.

18) Mikail Dabeett: the lawyer of the Zionist Embassy.

19) Sami Affash Odwan: attending the celebrations of the fifteenth of
    May at the Zionist Embassy.

20) Ghaleb Al Koufahi: a normalizer, the founder of the so-called
    ‘Jordanian Peace Association’ calling for normalization.

21) Ghazi Al Saadi: attending the celebrations of the fifteenth of May
    at the Zionist Embassy.

22) Issam Nsairat: an activist for normalization through the so-called
    ‘Jordanian Association for World Peace and Culture’.

23) Amal Dabbass: a normalizer who repented openly through the press at
    the start of the second Intifada.

24) Nabil Sawalhah: a normalizer who repented openly through the press
    at the start of the second Intifada.
Second: The Jordanian Members of the Copenhagen Group for Normalization
with the Invader, including some top officials of the regime
1) Ziad Salah
2) Adnan Abu Odeh
3) Tayseer Abdul Jaber
4) Ahamad Zoubi
5) George Salem Taimeh Khawatmeh
6) Tahseen Shardam
7) Marwan Doudeen
8) Jawad Al Anani
9) Rami Khoury
10) Abdallah Taher Kanaan
11) Samer Mustafa Abu Libdeh
12) Fayez Tarawneh
Third: A List of Jordanian Companies that Normalize with the Zionist
Entity
1) Century Group (Al Asser): owned and run by Ziad Salah and Omar Ziad
   Salah. This group of companies is a Qualified Industrial Zone
   partnership with Zionist investors.  It includes the following branches:

a) Century for Gold Industries, managed by George Toumeh, b) Century for
   Medical Attire, managed by Hazem Abdul Latif, c) Century for
   Electronics, managed by Aquil Baydoun, d) Century for Clothing, managed
   by Nadim Al Assad, e) Century for Suits, managed by Ali Sharif.

2) RMC (Al Ramz), for construction, Zionist partners.  Abdul Razaq
   Dajani and Wasif Al Jibsheh are the authorized signatories of RMC.

3) Five Stars Company for Tourist Services, agents for the Zionist el Al
   Zionist Airlines, owned by Mitri Yacoub Twal, managed by Mahmoud Salah
   Nabih.

4) Zai Company for Ready Clothing, managed by Muhammad Turk, a Qualified
   Industrial Zone company, imports industrial inputs from the invader.

5) The International Company for Luggage, Boskan, a Chinese company at
   al Hassan Industrial Zone, a Qualified Industrial Zone company, managed
   by Charlie Chang, imports industrial inputs from the invader.

6) Jaaffar al Kurdi and Co., owned by Jaaffar al Kurdi, imports Methyl
   Promide gas from the invader.

7) Thimar for Gardens and Agriculture, Malouh Al Issa and sons, imports
   compounded fertilizers from the invader.

8) Adul Hai Al Majali Co., uses Zionist experts to implant bananas and
   desalinate water.

9) Middle East Company for Trade and Agriculture, Jack George Khayat,
   imports corn and animal feed from the invader and through the port of
   Haifa.

10) Petra Company for Engineering Industries, Ossama Hussein, exports
    air conditioners to the Zionist entity.

11) The Baccalureate (Private) School, encourages students to attend
    joint activities with the invader in the so-called ‘Peace Camps’.
    Distributed exclusive prizes to those students who agreed to participate
    in camps with Zionists.

12) Youbeel (Private) School, sponsors ‘Peace Camps’, and encourages
    students to participate and exchange visits with the invader.

13) Safir Imperial Hotel, at the Fourth Circle in Amman, managed by
    Ahmad Hadi Abu Mattar, the only establishment that agreed to host
    the fifteenth of May party of the Zionist Embassy in May, 2000.

14) National Show Halls (Ma’ared al wataniyah), managed by Fakhri
    Nasser, organizing a general exhibition for Zionist Industries.

15) The Jordanian Al Aswaq Company for Journalism and Publishing,
    of the business daily al Asswaq, Mustafa Abu Libdeh, printing
    the ‘Voice of Peace” publication that calls for normalization
    with Zionists and attending the parties of the Zionist Embassy.
Fourth: Qualified Companies at al Hassan Industrial Park
‘Qualified’ means the presence of a Zionist partner, or that the said
company is importing at least eight (8) percent of its inputs from the
Zionist entity.  This will qualify such a company to export to the
United States without having to pay any tariffs. These include:

1)  The Century Group, including all its branches.

2)  Crystal for Ready-Made Clothing, managed by Muhammad Ali Majid and
    Sons.

3)  The International Company for Luggage, Boskan, managed by Charlie
    Chang.

4)  Millennium Company for Cloth Manufacturing, managed by Nidal Abul
    Hajj.

5)  Best Clothing Company, managed by Ahamad Batayneh.

6)  Sari’s International Company for Clothing, managed by Ahmad Abu
    Bakr. This company employs lots of Zionist experts.

7)  Advanced for Clothes Manufacturing, managed by Josef Haddad.

8)  South Asia for Clothes Manufacturing, Sunny.

9)  The Miracle of the Century Company, managed by Hazem Abdul Latif.

10) Zai for Ready-Made Clothing, managed by Muhammad Turk. A Qualified
    Industrial Zone company located outside Al Hassan Industrial Park.

11) The Arab Italian Company for Manufacturing Insulating Substances,
    managed by Khalil Jilani.

12) Hilmi Armoush Company for Maritime Business, an agent for ZIM, a
    Zionist company, and the owner of all MacDonald’s franchises in
    Jordan. DON’T EAT ANYMORE BIG MACS.
Fifth: Jordanian Wholesale Importers of Fruits from the Zionist Entity
1) Salman Maayitah and Muhammad Zoubi, franchise the Veterans store in
   the central market for vegetables.

2) Majdi Madani, of the Madani Company.

3) Muhammad Daghmash and Marwan Bayoud, Zaoura’ Company.

4) Muhammad and Mahmoud Jaber.

5) Kamel Ajjouri, the Company of Kamel Ajjouri’s Sons.
Sixth: Former Normalizers who Repented Publicly or Simply Ceased
       Dealing with the Invader
I – Those whose explanations and apologies have been accepted by the
    Anti-Normalization Committee-
1) Dr. Marwan Saeh
2) Dr. Fathi Addass
3) Mr. Musa Attallah Hawash, of Al Manar Establishment for Chemical
   Supplies
II – Those institutions that were asked to explain where they stand,
     and which proved to have ceased dealing with the invader-
1) Safir Imperial Hotel on the Fourth Circle in Amman
2) Jack George Khayat, an Engineer
3) Daoud Kuttab
4) Al Nisser Factories for Distillation
5) Nader Omran
6) Actor Muhammad Qabbani
7) Actress Amal Dabbass.
You are receiving this List courtesy of the Free Arab Voice
(www.fav.net).
The Free Arab Voice
Amman, Jordan
Januray 29, 2001
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2) Crack-Down of Jordanian Regime on Anti-Normalization Activists
Escalates. A Report by : Dr. Hisham Bustani
http://www.fav.net/jordanCrackDownOnAntiNormalizationActivists.htm
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3) Jordan: A Third Wave of Arrests, by Ibrahim Alloush and
   Tawfic Abdul-Fattah
http://www.fav.net/jordanATthirdWaveOfArrests.htm
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4) What You Can Do to Help: The Committee in Support of
   Political Prisoners in Jordan
http://www.fav.net/committeeInSupportOfPoliticalPrisonersInJordan.htm
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Jordan: Zionist King to visit Russia to discuss ‘counter-terrorism’ 

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Zionist Puppet of Jordan

Zionist puppet Abdullah will visit Moscow on Jan. 25 and discuss steps to combat terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

The two leaders also plan to talk about economic cooperation, the Kremlin said in a statement.

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Dead Mice, No Roars: The Jordanian Intelligence Service (Mukhaabaraat)

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While the Western mainstream media hail Jordan’s Mukhaabaraat as a valuable ally in the fight against terrorism, the truth is quite different.

US President Barack Obama with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the White House on April 21, 2009 (Pete Souza/White House)US President Barack Obama with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House on April 21, 2009 (Pete Souza/White House)

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Aretinue of Western journalists have been heralding the daring HUMANINT (Human Intelligence) savvy Jordanian Mukhaabaraat (correct transliteration is with double ‘a’s after the consonants ‘h’ and ‘r’) or GID (General Directorate of Intelligence), which—though unorthodox—is what few pundits aver is the precious missing jigsaw on the bewildering puzzle board contra terrorism. This formidable ally converses in the same argot as the elusive enemy and is accustomed to the enemy’s terrain and culture, since the opposition derives from their backyard. The redoubtable GID also has unquestionable Western loyalties.

In Foreign Policy, Shane Harris titled his article in honor of the GID, “The Mouse that Roars.”[1] David Ignatius of the Washington Post described them as “fearless” and excelling in a “meticulous tradecraft.”[2] He furthered that former head of the Mukhaabaraat, General Saad “Pasha” Kheir, was a “genius” and “superstar.”[3] Curtis Ryan lauded them within The Middle East Centre Blog as, “considered to be among the most efficient and capable intelligence services in the region.”[4]Leonardo DeCaprio’s film “Body of Lies” engrossed into our minds the paragon of unmatched canny skills the GID possesses. Like a bright shining light at the end of a gloomy desert, glimmering off the armor of a modern Jordanian clad knight; the red, white, and green warriors of King Abdullah II, the Jordanian Mukhaabaraat, is constantly buttressed as the noble, trustworthy, and honorable solution to the malignant Islamic State enigma. The only prognathous problem is… this isn’t true.

Human Rights Record

The GID’s “Knight’s Tale” innuendo has promulgated a disturbing human rights incubus. Its ‘unorthodox’ tactics entail forcibly removing fingernails during interrogation, while Amnesty International has reported the seamy GID dangling prisoners upside down by rope or handcuffs simultaneously striking sensitive foot soles and fragile body limbs with old cables, rusted pipes, sharp whips, etc. Threats with umbrages and merciless punishment against family members of detainees is also the norm. The preceding is aimed at dragooning the confessio est regina probationum. For example, Jordanian Palestinian activist, Amer Jubran, is serving 10 years after signing a confession under such Middle Ages’ justice. Also, the Mukhaabaraat in tandem with the US’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regularly detains suspects—some innocent like Khalid El Masri-incommunicado without alerting legal representation, friends, or family.[5]

Although King Abdullah II incredulously lauded the Hashemite Kingdom’s human rights record in 2015, the National Centre for Human Rights complained of persistent secretive imprisonment and the GID’s contrapuntal practice of due process.[6] This still hasn’t changed today.[7] Other coercive ‘chivalry’ employed by the GID involves days-length deprivation of bathroom privileges, refusal of food and water, and extinguishing cigarettes upon interviewees. [8] Human Rights Watch has documented well over hundreds of eerie interviews, meticulously detailing widespread torture and rendition against victims who were never even formally charged. [9]

GID’s Arch Nemeses: Free Speech, Thought, and Privacy

The Mukhaabaraat’s dripping tentacles aren’t solely gripping victims within its black-site dungeons. This Kraken tenons its slimy suckers over the opened mouths of everyone, except those visiting a dentist, suffocating freedom of expression into a 6th to 14th century European dark abyss. For example, Sameer Al-Qudah was incarcerated after the GID discreetly filmed his public recital of a benign poem mocking the superficiality of Jordanian politics.

Another frontier the Mukhaabaraat wrecks merciless havoc is the internet-stifling in Don Quixote tittup-its persistent deadly arch nemeses, freedom of speech and thought and privacy. According to Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing documents, Jordan ranks 3rd in the Middle East for the amount of internet data collected for the National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA.[10] When not collecting its pelf of data, the GID is the pit-bull against Roman derived Lese Majeste (6 months in prison is the punishment for insulting the King of Jordan, as with Muhammed Saeed Baker in 2014) and criticisms of Islam (punishment up to 3 years in prison, as with Nasser Qamash in 2003).[11] It also enforces popular opinion on the Hashemite Kingdom’s oppressive domestic and manipulative foreign policies. And it additionally enmeshes and punishes critics of certain Arab illuminati for quotidian public criticism.

The sundry examples are plentiful asinine and utterly appalling. And journalists are also not immune. In one instance, twelve Iraqi journalists were arrested in Amman, Jordan for criticizing Jordan’s foreign policy matters with Iraq. Journalist Zaki Bani Irshad was imprisoned 2 years in the Hashemite Kingdom for impolite comments against the UAE government. Tareq Abu al-Ragheb—a T.V. anchor for Al-Haqiqah International—was jailed for rudely urging Arab governments to aid Gaza and Palestine, while journalists Nidal Salameh was apprehended for condemning Israel’s callous bombing campaigns on Gaza, and Jamal Ayub for verbally waving his finger at Saudi Arabia’s aerial destruction of Yemen. In addition, Osama Al-Ramini—the editor for Al Balad News—was mysteriously bastilled, raising numerous eye brows, for unspecified slander against an unidentified plaintiff. Al Rai reporter Ghazi Mrayat was hauled off for factually reporting on the 2015 Irbid terrorism plot in violation of a gag order, which was never issued to his media outlet. More, an entire news staff at Jafra News was sheep-herded together and immured for poking fun at Qatar’s prince. The shameful emetic saga goes on with more intimidated casts and an even more perplexed audience.[12]

Even publicly pronouncing personal religious decisions on Facebook is a danger to Jordan’s National Security. One journalist for Al Ghad News was handcuffed at the Queen Rania International Airport when he arrived from Lebanon. This non-anchorite’s offense against Jordan’s National Security, he informed the Lebanese public that he converted from Sunni to Shia Islam.[13] In tandem with the Public Security Department, the capricious GID has successfully uplifted the eccentrically repressive Hashemite Kingdom to number 140 out of 180 countries in international rankings for press freedom. In 2013, an open letter to King Abdullah II by approximately 25 international entities, implored the Hashemite Kingdom to begin respecting journalists’ rights.[14]

The supercilious GID is no doubt a modern 17th century replica of French Benigne Dauvergne de Saint Mars while the Jordanian media and bloggers represent a Marchioly. When not Go-Joe deporting Christian missionaries for aiding helpless refugees, Facebook pages and internet websites are patrolled by Mukhaabaraat Templers.[15] Any exiguity and provocative criticism of Jordan caught in its electronic seine, is the obligation of the online presence to immediately erase. The GID’s bullying even extends to Jordanian publicists being regularly contacted on what is permissible to publish.[16] For example, Al Ghad News once refused—after a warning—to run criticism of the King by a prominent journalist.

If warnings and occasional bribery fail, extra-judicial physical violence or exorbitant fines or precarious criminal prosecution or making one a social/financial pariah is the retort.[17] For example, Al Medina News was threatened with criminal prosecution if it did not retract a report of Syrian aircraft violating Jordan’s airspace.

Occasionally, a reason is not even needed. Muhanned Khatib’s ATV News channel was, without warning or justification, shoved off the air by the Jordanian Mukhaabaraat.[18] Additionally, similar to Rob Pinto of South Florida, journalists who file official grievances discover their GID assailants unpunished, while themselves being ultimately prosecuted in reprimand.[19] Recently, Canadian blogger Ahmad Shahwan has been the epitome of such preceding antics as his pertinacious diatribes and polemics of Jordanian society and politics has resulted in a persistent media smear campaign, his Facebook page removed from the internet, and physical altercations by Jordanian expats in Canada—all of which has only aggrandized his status.[20]

In 2014, Jordan passed legislation making it a criminal offense to publish criticism on the GID, Public Security Office, or military, without permission from the GID. If all the preceding mechanisms fail, the celerity Mukhaabaraat will just block a vituperative website. It blocked 300 websites in 2013.[21]

The aforementioned dotage of incorrigible trajectory by the GID doesn’t seem to be abating either, as 2015 has marked the worst year of repression in the Hashemite Kingdom according to The Committee to Protect Journalists. More detentions of journalists have occurred in 2015 than prior, as veteran journalist Yahia Shukkeir averred, “I’ve never felt a greater chilling effect in the past 30 years.”[22]

Illusion of Democracy

The Jordanian Mukhaabaraat’s veiled infiltration and bureaucratic dominance within all facets of the Hashemite kingdom produces a legerdemain yet deceptive illusion of Democracy to the less perspicacious, as the ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s mussitating presence beside a puppet. The fear of the GID is palpable among the average Samaritan as one past frustrated protestor demanded the Mukhaabaraat cease “intervention in all aspects of Jordanian life.”[23]

The GID’s totalitarian embedding engenders its ability to meticulously vet appointments and significantly affect the performance of duties within affluent positions of Jordanian society.[24] And even the Jordanian Parliament is not excluded. For example, (PM) parliamentary member Mohammed Atieh was denied the right by the GID to form an organization for single parents, rebutted the position of President of the Parliament, and also was ordered to remove graffiti decoration his family playfully spray-painted on his home’s wall.[25] Former PM and GID agent, Mahmoud Al-Kharabsheh, admitted the Jordanian intelligence affects 90 percent of the Parliament’s decisions.[26] In another example, American citizen and member of Jordan Parliament, Mohammed Shawabakeh, barefacedly pulled out a brobdingnagian firearm in an attempt to kill a TV host on live television for insulting the Mukhaabaraat. He was never reprimanded, censured, or investigated. When a reporter inquired as to if he was even concerned of punishment by Jordan’s Parliament he retorted, “What Parliament? This is a Parliament that most of its members were practically appointed by the Mukhaabaraat, and where its Speaker give guns as gifts to his MP allies.” Shawabkeh has also been convicted in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of fraud.[27]

Additionally, author Katy Montoya evinced in Jadaliyya that civil societies, humanitarian and human rights monitoring groups, some NGOs and charity organizations, and all sinecures are obligated to show obeisance to the GID.[28] Such preceding entities not only need the GID’s permission to operate, but also have been entirely restructured in leadership or completely dissolved upon the whims of the GID.[29] In a sense of comfortability similar to a Daesh (a.k.a. the Islamic State, ISIS, or ISIL) terrorist fulfilling the role of a high school guidance counselor, the sole human rights organization in Jordan is the National Centre for Human Rights, which was founded by former GID head Ahmad Al-Obeidat in 2002. Obeidat has a long, atrociously repugnant record of human rights violations, too.[30] Likewise, the sole major entity in charge of investigating corruption in Jordan, theAnti-Corruption Commission, is a thrall to the GID.[31] In consequence to such aforementioned contamination in Jordanian society, the stygian Mukhaabaraat circumvents blatant repression, when it may manipulate “embedded authoritarianism” within bureaucracy, denying passports and necessary documents or feigning incompetence in job duties, as author Alan George explained, dissembled in a recondite despotism “masked beneath the veneer of visible democratic institutions and practices.”[32]

Web of Corruption

The Jordanian reform protests sparked in a volatile 2010 was mostly organized by the conservative Muslim Brotherhood, which the GID has recently dissolved by closing all of its offices in April 2016, and also augmented by a smaller leftist spectrum. Those forces aimed its bulls-eye on the endemic and pernicious corruption within the Hashemite Kingdom that the Mukhaabaraat, with its own vast financial budget working in collaboration and fully integrated with Jordanian businesses, largely contributes.

The GID’s deep beneficence to corruption is interpolated into Jordan’s origin, with King Hussein bin Talal’s trusted advisors Abdel Salam Al Majali and Ash Sharif Zaid Ibn Shakir, the latter also a former Director of the GID. They, including other impudent ministers and GID, harassed land owners with their political power purchasing prepossessing Jordanian real estate at discounted prices, yet sold them on the international market for extremely exorbitant amounts.[33] Another former Head of Intelligence Mohammed Al-Thahabi was convicted of corruption and a conflated list of 51 journalists he bribed was espied, but never was investigated by The Journalists Association or the government.[34]

Journalists who do complain against the prevarication of corruption, are extra-judicially targeted. Such as Jamal Al-Muhtasib of Jerasa News, whose online criticism of corruption landed him in jail.[35] Another intelligence chief, Samih Al-Battikhi, was convicted in the courts of corruption and sentenced to two years of imprisonment, under house arrest, in his ‘villa’ of Aqaba.[36] In April of 2015, one Mukhaabaraat agent entered the GID headquarters and robbed his senior officer.[37] In June 2016, the CIA reported guns transferred to Jordanian intelligence for Syrian rebels were sold on the black market.[38] According to a 2016 poll by CNN, corruption has risen 75 percent in Jordan since the Arab Spring. Currently media attention on the emetic corruption has dissipated and taken a back seat to tendentious National Security interests in the War of Terrorism.[39] Ironically, corruption with earthquake relief funds was probably one of the precipitating reasons and portents Anastasio “Tachito” Somoza DeBayle was eventually ousted as president of Nicaragua by the FSLN insurgency in 1963.

Mukhaabaraat’s Follies

The Jordanian Mukhaabaraat’s effectiveness arrogated in DeCaprio’s Body of Lies is fictional, yet the title likely an accurate description. The progenitors of the preceding mirage most likely were the creators of Edward Lansdale’s The Quiet American. Perhaps the cadging and aggrandizing of Jordan’s GID by Western pundits is deeply entertaining and emotionally exhilarating to a Chandni Chowk to China audience, but I never was a fan of films like Johnny English. I’ve always liked documentaries more. Discussion with Western ‘savants’ occasionally lead to the Jordanian Mukhaabaraat warned the US of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, yet fail to append that approximately eight other nations adumbrated this tragedy as well.[40]

This same intelligence who couldn’t deter the rise of ISIS founder Abu Musab Zarqawi in Zarqa Jordan, yet was completely willing to shield Al Qaeda Sheikhs Abu Qatada, Abu Muhamed Al Maqdisi (Assem Barqawi), Abu Sayyaf (Muhammed Shalabi), Hamza Mansour, and others like Raghad Hussein (Saddam Hussein’s daughter) from international prosecution for supporting terrorism, but also couldn’t predict the Arab Spring.

Additionally, the GID often passes flawed Intel to its Western counterparts. For example, on Zarqawi, the GID once claimed the calumny that the ‘Iranian backed’ insurgent, who hates all Shia Muslims, was limping in consequence to an injury, until Zarqawi was sighted walking normally. Then, he was the executioner of Pennsylvania’s Nicholas Berg. A video adduced Berg’s killer as taller than Zarqawi and slicing open Berg’s throat with the right hand, instead of the GID’s profile of a left-handed Zarqawi. Western ‘erudites’ also expostulate the hyperbole that the sedulous GID’s Intel led to the successful assassination of Zarqawi. Yet, former President George Bush indicated “years of near-misses and misleads” of a farraginous trial and error methodology, eventually led to his incapacitation.[41] Later, details revealed an unmanned drone shadowing Zarqawi’s spiritual advisor Sheikh Abdul Rahmanm, was the actual determinant.[42] What isn’t stressed enough is the suspicion attached to the numerous times the GID’s Intel on Zarqawi’s exact whereabouts, concluded with Western forces’ forays ‘barely’ missing him.

The truth is the Mukhaabaraat’s efficacy couldn’t thwart the assassination of U.S. diplomat Lawrence Foley in 2002. The GID even reduced the sentence of his killer, Abu Sayyaf, to four years of incarceration. Nor could it halt the 2005 Hotel bombings in Amman, Jordan.[43] And it wasn’t keen enough to prevent gunmen opening fire on tourists twice, one conflagration in Central Amman and the other in Al Hashamiyah Square between 2006 and 2008. Nor could it thwart the attempted bombing of US State Department diplomats’ vehicles in Sahab, or an Israeli diplomatic motorcade on the Dead Sea highway in 2010.[44] The Mukhaabaraat even handed the CIA an Al Qaeda infiltrator in 2009, Humam Al Khalil Abu-Malal Al Balawi, who murdered seven CIA agents in Afghanistan.[45]

The GID also miserably failed a prisoner swap of Al Qaeda prisoner Sajida Al Rishawi for Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh in 2015. Goto was in Tal Abyad at the Syrian-Turkish border awaiting such final approval, before the silence by the Jordanian Mukhaabaraat—interpreted as a refusal—promulgated Goto’s beheading and Kasasbeh’s immolation by Daesh.[46] In addition, the GID’s shaky and foppish Intel to US Special forces wasn’t valuable enough to preclude two unsuccessful attempts to rescue Kasasbeh in Raqqaa, Syria.[47] Its phatic Intel also wasn’t sufficiently accurate to avert Jordan’s Air force bombing and killing Daesh’s American hostage, Kayla Mueller.[48] It was also incommensurate to deter a plethora of Jordanian parliamentary members’ sons from joining Daesh. And it remained cricketing silent, when Ibrahim Hussein Hagirat was decapitated for spying for the Mukhaabaraat.[49]

In fact, some of the CIA weapons sold on the black market by the GID were even used to kill two American contractors in November 2015, while the GID remained motionless and silent like a statue when the ‘lone wolf’ killer’s ribald tribe ceremoniously expiated the shooter’s actions with chants of “death to America” at his funeral.[50] Just as it fulminates like a statue to fractious sheikhs’ and mullahs’ sermons, demanding the death of Shia Muslims and Jews and the destruction of Israel and America, across the Kingdom. After all of the above, the amazingly preposterous bravado of some journalists toward the contumacious GID is best exemplified in the comic fact that after revealing the debauchery that the Jordan intelligence sold CIA weapons on the black market, some news establishments are now proudly announcing with barefaced agog that Russia and the US will begin sharing nuclear technology with the Hashemite Kingdom. I hope that stays off the black market.

While Western ‘scholars’ cull the banal and specious tautology that Jordan’s dearth of significant terrorist incidents in a decade of turmoil in the war-torn region is an acclimation of the Mukhaabaraat’s efficacy, they persistently neglect the gossamer and unavoidable fact that Jordan is ranked number one in foreign Daesh recruits battling in Syria and Iraq.[51] Of course there is no terrorism inside the Hashemite refuge. When a nation deports its scurf of criminals, it has less crime. When it exports its scurf of terrorists, it has less terrorism. The real problems, as some analysts and Jordan government officials have conceded, won’t commence until the conflicts in Iraq and Syria abates, and those fighters return. There are signs now unraveling which are showing the glass chin of the GID. The city of Maan has witnessed continuous incidents of separatist resistance against the Hashemite monarchy while the ridiculous Jordan media in a transparent logomachist game has been tumidly assuaging these events as “common criminals” with RPGs, high-powered machine guns, and IEDs.

In July of last year, a Jerash man was caught with approximately 40 kilos of explosives intending to bomb masjids across the Hashemite Kingdom. 2015 has reigned in a higher concern for explosive ordinance landing in northern Jordan from Syria and has witnessed more attacks on security personnel, while Daesh has ceremoniously on occasions taken pictures of itself at Jordan’s border in Syria.[52]

In March this year, security forces exchanged gunfire with Daesh in the city of Irbid, for the first time in decades.[53] Within the last three months, Daesh used an explosive laden vehicle to attack the borders of Jordan and Syria and the Jordanian government arrested a Daesh cell in Southern Jordan. However, a few journalists are reporting they are actually arresting ISIS cells weekly in media blackout silence. And unlike the December 2015 terrorist plot to kill GID agents in Al Rusayfah, five GID agents were actually killed in Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp last month.[54] 2015 and 2016 represents a huge spike in numbers and frequency of Daesh activities in Jordan in juxtaposition with the past, which culminates in the deserved query by Michael Rubin in Commentary Magazine “Is ISIS Targeting Jordan?”, in which he justifiably concludes that “ISIS has kept its powder dry with regard to Jordan, but that may be coming to an end.”[55]

Conclusion

The security situation in the Hashemite Kingdom has severely deteriorated within my five-year stay in the country. A large cusp of the conundrum, based upon my research and experience, derives from the reprobate GID with which the prating King Abdullah II has close relations. Its murky human rights record places an apartheid wall of distrust and bitterness between the fearful population and itself, resulting in what even the US Department of State capitulates as a consensus of the “citizen’s inability to change their government peacefully.”[56] Without peaceful means, a people will resort to asperity violence inevitably.

Additionally, the GID’s guillotine choke on journalistic rights thwarts the ability for the average Samaritan to participate in remedying the problems every society throughout history experiences. Instead, it destroys the trust between the former and latter, while simultaneously augmenting apathy among citizens. Great journalism of the past includes such examples as Harper’s WeeklyThomas Nast ridding New York of corruption, Charles Duhigg of the New York Times ascertaining a 25 percent raise for exploited Apple iPhone workers in China, Alan Judd of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution exposing and stopping cheating on exams across the United States, etc.[57] Such wheels of change aren’t turning in consequence to the GID.

Thirdly, the doctrinaire GID’s illusion of democracy—by controlling every aspect of society—augments obsequiousness and betrayal while atrophying creativity and talent. Those with traits of the former are promoted and those blessed with the latter, are punished and become pariahs. This is not beneficial for any society. It also creates a status quo wherein democratic ideals are not sincerely embraced by the people, but manipulated and vitiated for an individual’s own selfish ends.

Next, the GID’s participation in and phlegmatic winking at the corruption within the Hashemite Kingdom is enabling the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist groups to become more popular, thus presenting a considerable challenge which likely will implode soon. Corruption is a benchmark for the overthrow of many dictators throughout history. Jordan is not immune.

Finally, the mirage of the GID’s valuable intelligence gathering is unworthy of all its hyperbolic praise. If Saad “Pasha” Kheir was as good as Ignatius lauded, he’s dead, and it’s clear that there isn’t one like him today. I have to concur with Nathan Hodge on Ignatius: “we need journalists and columnists who are willing to probe deep, and present uncomfortable truths. Too bad in Ignatius we’ve got a stenographer to power, instead.”[58] Worse, the GID is a questionable ally, both untrustworthy and often a false paladin mistaken in its information. The GID’s HUMANINT efficacy is best summarized by writer Mohammed I. Aslam in Foreign Policy Journal: “some of their [GID] terrorism-related assessments have been found to be something akin to a dog’s breakfast of unsupported and politically motivated accusations.”[59]

The GID’s Stalin hale grip over Jordanian society has temporarily stymied insurgency, which has more to do with exporting terrorists, but it has failed for a decade to change the US State Department’s descant classification of Jordan as a high risk nation for terrorism, while the security situation has been slowly deteriorating. The answer to the question of “Why?” is that the GID is its own worst enemy. It refuses to correct the above criticisms, always citing security concerns of sedition as immunity, when the above criticisms are absolutely inseparable from the security of the Hashemite Kingdom.

Either the Mukhaabaraat is a Bucephalus trotting toward a precipice because a panjandrum King Abdullah II is no Alexander, or that Alexander is in reality a narcissistically blind midget Napoleon acting the beautiful role of a potentate Baghdad Bob, deceiving the entire international community. I am inclined to opine the latter. As one former GID confided to me once paraphrase, “Nothing happens in the Kingdom without our King’s approval.” I also disagree with Shane Harris’ depiction of the GID as a mouse that roars. First, I’ve never known of such possibility. Second, I witnessed many rats in my time within the gallimaufry of Jordan, but heard no roars. There were a lot of terrorists and terrorist sympathizers there though, and that includes a snake pit of them within the GID. All the friendly and tough mice must have been already swallowed when I arrived in Jordan five years ago. Although Jordan is the better of many Arab nations, I am with Michael Rubin ofCommentary Magazine; it’s about to get worse in the Hashemite Kingdom … and quickly. Since the King spends most of his time on a plane outside of Jordan, he shouldn’t fret. I’m just sincerely concerned for the good people I’ve met there.

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[27] Ali Younes, “The American Citizen Gun Toting Jordanian MP”, Al Arabiya News, July 17, 2012,http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/07/17/226889.html.

[28] Katy Montoya, “Syrian Refugees Collectivizing in Jordan Becomes a Security Issue.”, Jadaliyya,February 20, 2015, http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/20911/syrian-refugees-collectivizing-in-jordan-becomes-a.

[29] Alan George, Jordan: Living in the Crossfire (Chicago, Zed Books,2005), 43.

[30] George, Jordan: Living in the Crossfire 59.

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[32] George, Jordan: Living in the Crossfire, 43.

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[33] Vineeta Yedav and Bumba Mukherjee, The Politics of Corruption and Dictatorships (Cambridge University Press, 2015),157.

[34] Hisham Bustani, “Jordan – a failed uprising and a re-merging regime”, Your Middle East, May 6, 2013, http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/opinion/hisham-bustani-jordan-a-failed-uprising-and-a-reemerging-regime_12178.

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[36] The X files of Corrupt Jordan: Characters, Charges, and Cases”, Al Bawaba, February 25, 2012,http://www.albawaba.com/slideshow/x-files-corrupt-jordan-characters-charges-and-cases-414273.

[37] Ali Younis, “Armed Attack Inside the Jordanian Department of Intelligence Baffles Jordanians”,The Arab Daily News, April 6, 2015, http://thearabdailynews.com/2015/04/06/armed-attack-inside-the-jordanian-department-of-intelligence-baffles-jordanians/.

[38] The Editorial Board, “When Friends Like Jordan Steal Weapons”, New York Times, July 1, 2016,http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/opinion/when-friends-like-jordan-steal-weapons.html.

[39] Sheena McKenzie, “Arab Spring 5 Years On: Corruption Increased Says Report”, CNN, May 3, 2016, http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/03/middleeast/arab-spring-corruption-transparency-international/.

[40] Paul Thompson, “They Tried to Warn Us”, History Commons, 2002,http://www.historycommons.org/essay.jsp?article=essaytheytriedtowarnus

[41] Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer, “Insurgent Leader Al Zarqawi Killed in Iraq”, The Washington Post, June 8, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/08/AR2006060800114.html.

[42] Richard Oppel and Mar Mazzetti,“Hunt Ends with Pair of 500-LB Bombs”, New York Times, June 8, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/world/middleeast/08cnd-raid.html.

[43] Mary Anne Weaver, “The Short, Violent Life of Abu Musab Zarqawi”, The Atlantic, August 2006,http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/07/the-short-violent-life-of-abu-musab-al-zarqawi/304983/.

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[45] Daniel Nasaw, “Taliban Suicide Attack Kills CIA Agents at US Outpost in Afghanistan”, The Guardian, December 31, 2009, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/dec/31/taliban-cia-agents-killed-afghanistan.

[46] “Japan Outraged at IS Beheading of Hostage Kenji Goto”, BBC, February 1, 2015,http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31075769.

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[47] Johnlee Varghese, “Raqqa: US Special Forces Carried out Failed Rescue Missions to Save Jordanian Pilot”, International Business Times, January 2, 2015, http://www.ibtimes.co.in/raqqa-us-special-forces-carried-out-failed-rescue-missions-save-jordanian-pilot-photos-619099.

[48] Allah Pundit,“ISIS Leader Baghdadi Repeatdly Raped US Hostage Kayle Mueller”, Hot Air, August 14, 2015, http://hotair.com/archives/2015/08/14/abc-isis-leader-al-baghdadi-repeatedly-raped-u-s-hostage-kayla-mueller/.

[49] ISIS Beheads Syrian Accused of Jordanian Intelligence Agent”, Alalam News, February 2, 2015,http://en.alalam.ir/news/1672644.

[50] The Editorial Board “When Friends Like Jordan Steal Weapons”, New York Times, July 1, 2016,http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/opinion/when-friends-like-jordan-steal-weapons.html.

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[51] “Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria”, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, August 6, 2016,http://www.rferl.org/contentinfographics/foreign-fighters-syria-iraq-is-isis-isil-infographic/26584940.html.

[52] “Jordan 2016 Crime and Safety Report”, United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, March 3, 2016, https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=19208.

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[53] Siraj Davis, “Jordan’s Failing Security and Xenophobia Muffles Syrian Abuse”, NSNBC International, April 19, 2016, http://nsnbc.me/2016/04/19/jordans-failing-security-and-xenophobia-muffles-syrian-abuse-and-neglect/.

[54] Sarah Elizabeth Williams, “Analysis: Jordan Attack Suggests Breach in Country’s Famed Security”, Middle East Eye, June 6, 2016, http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/analysis-jordan-attack-suggests-security-erosion-face-complex-challenges-924278625.

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Thousands of Saudi-Backed Terrorists Ready to Enter Syria via Border with Jordan

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Saudi intelligence officers have been training at least 7,000 anti-Syria fighters in Jordan’s territories and plan to dispatch them to the war-hit country via its Southern borders to distract the army from the war in Aleppo, Arab media disclosed.

“Over 7,000 men have been trained in a Saudi-established military camp in Jordan near the border with Syria’s Dara’a province, and now they are ready to be dispatched to join other terrorists’ battle against the Syrian government and army,” the Lebanese al-Manar reported.

“There are several British and western military trainers and advisors in the Saudi-established camp. The western officers are to accompany the fighters in their war against the Syrian government,” the paper said.

Jordan hosts a large refugee camp near the border with Syria.

Other sources also disclosed that the US officers have been involved in the training of terrorists in Jordan to fight against Syrian government.

War analysts believe that the move is aimed at diversion to distract the army and its allies from the war in Aleppo in the North where pro-government troops have started a massive offensive to take back the country’s second largest city from the terrorists.

Meanwhile, earlier today, armed opposition groups in Southern Syria declared that thousands of militants are ready to reconcile with the Damascus government.

A provincial council affiliated to the militant groups in a statement admitted that 25,000 militants are looking for reconciliation with the Syrian government forces in Southern Syria, al-Mayadeen TV channel reported on Saturday.

The statement by the ‘Council for Men of Knowledge in the Levant’ has accused the terrorist commanders of being willing to compromise with the Syrian army of treason. It has given the militant commanders in Southern Syria three days to withdraw from al-Mouk Operations Room (which operates under the Saudi, Qatari, the US and Jordanian spy agencies), the television added.

The Al-Mouk Operations Room has been accused of corruption, similar reports in a number of other Arab media have cited the financial corruption of the Operations Room members as a main cause of the militants complaint and their decision to surrender to the Syrian army.

Early in August, around 1,000 rebels laid down their arms and turned themselves in to the Syrian officials in the province of Dara’a amid the terrorist groups’ threats against those who surrender to the government.

In February, the Syrian Army dispatched more soldiers to the country’s Southern provinces to be deployed at the border with Jordan to defend the country against the possible aggression of the Saudi Army.

“A large convoy of reinforcements from the Syrian capital of Damascus arrived to the 5th Armored Division headquarters of the Syrian army in the town of Izra in the Northern part of Dara’a province and the Eastern part of Sheikh Meskeen,” the sources said.

“The Saudi Army has been conducting a number of military drills in the Kingdom of Jordan in recent weeks, raising the alert level of a possible war in the Dara’a province,” the sources said, adding, “So far, nothing has come of these Saudi military drills and it is very unlikely that they will attempt to enter Syria.”

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Jordan: Zionist puppet regime slams door on Gazans

 
“We regret to inform you that your application was not accepted.” —The Jordanian Representative Office

This message has been received by almost every Palestinian from Gaza who has applied for what is called a “non-objection” letter from Jordan since last August. Such a letter is required before a Palestinian can cross into Jordan from the West Bank to fly out of Amman to other locations. With the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt closed most of the time, the Jordan route is about the only way for Gazans to travel out for university abroad and other opportunities. (They are not typically allowed to fly out through Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport.)

Salsabil Samna, in Germany at last Photo: We Are Not Numbers

Salsabil Samna, in Germany at last Photo: We Are Not Numbers

Salsabil Samna, a student in her second year at the Islamic University of Gaza, is one of the likely hundreds of Gazans whose attempts to transit the Allenby Bridge into Jordan were rejected. After studying to get high scores in secondary school so she could study medicine in Germany, and after two years of submitting all the papers needed for the visa in addition to studying German, Samna was unable to leave.

“On the day I received my Tawjihi (high school graduation) certificate two years ago, my father and I started the procedures needed to travel to Germany,” recalls Samna, whose sister lives in the country and arranged for her father to travel for a visit as well. “When we received our visas, I went to an office with my father to apply for no-objection letter. They asked for my passport, ID, photo, university acceptance letter and visa. There is a quick application for 50 shekels (about $13 USD) and a normal application for 130 shekels. So we applied for the quick one in two different offices, in the hopes of guaranteeing we would get the permits before our visa expired.” (Entry was required two months after the issue date.)

Fifteen days later, her father received a text message telling him he was refused. However, a month passed and no one contacted Samna about her application. When she called the authorities in Jordan, they said she has been rejected. She asked why, but they would not give a reason.

Samna tried again and again to get a permit to enter Jordan — four times in total. She was rejected every time with no explanation.

“When my visa expired, I contacted the university and told them about the situation. They don’t usually renew, but they renewed it for me,” she said in relief.

The renewal arrived in less than a week. Thankfully, this time, the visa was for three months. The Rafah crossing happened to open for a rare three days at the same time, so Samna made the trek and took her chances. “But I was told there were more urgent cases than mine,” she said.

One more time, she applied for a Jordanian permit. And for a fifth time, 13 days later, she was refused. Now, only a few days were left before the second visa would expire like the first. She had been told there would be no second renewal. “Rafah is my only chance now,” said Samna.

Requesting permission to travel from Jordan

Since Egypt opens the Rafah crossing only a few times a year, it currently satisfies only 8 percent of Gazans needing or desiring to travel. And since the Israeli government does not allow Gaza to operate its own an air or seaport, Jordan has become been the transit route of last resort.

Welcome to Allenby Bridge Crossing Point Photo: We Are Not Numbers

Welcome to Allenby Bridge Crossing Point Photo: We Are Not Numbers

In addition to Gazan Palestinians, there is another, even larger group who depends on Jordanian permission to travel: the tens of thousands of people living in the West Bank, but lacking status with Jordan. According to Human Rights Watch, these include Palestinians who moved to the West Bank from Gaza, arrived with the Palestinian Authority in the 1990s and those who obtained Palestinian residency (controlled by Israel) via family reunification, also mostly in the 1990s. Although these people live in the West Bank, they still require special Jordanian permission to travel via Allenby.

However, beginning in August 2015, individuals, lawyers and human rights organizations began to document consistent refusals or non-responsiveness to requests for no-objection letters. Prior to that time, the Israel-based Legal Center for Freedom of Movement (Gisha), reports that its clients received Jordanian transit permission relatively easily. There were almost no recorded cases of rejections, says spokesperson Shadi Butthish.

Now, almost every client reports that his or her request for Jordanian permission to travel to Amman has been rejected. Between August 2015 and the end of January, Gisha received requests for help from 58 people who were refused the no-objection letter, including 16 seeking family reunification, 37 students with university acceptance letters and visas to study in third countries, and five people accepted (with visas) to conferences and training programs abroad. The Jordanian authorities either refused these requests with no explanation or did not respond at all, even after months of waiting.

For people who are unable to obtain Jordanian permission to enter Amman, the ability to travel abroad is blocked altogether. Israel will not consider requests to exit Gaza via the Erez Crossing unless a Jordanian no-objection letter already has been obtained.

“We have asked Jordan for the numbers — how many people are traveling now, how many are requesting to travel — but have yet to receive a response,” Sari Bashi, who is the Israel and Palestine country director for Human Rights Watch. “I want to emphasize that the people requesting the no-objection letters are requesting permission to transit, not to stay in Jordan. Most provide, as part of their application, a copy of a foreign visa or residence permit, and a copy of a plane ticket originating in Amman and taking them elsewhere.”

The only Palestinians from the targeted groups who have eventually been able to enter Amman legally to fly out appear to be those with VIP connections or who are participating in programs sponsored by third governments with influence on Jordan and that are willing to intervene directly — such as the United States and France. For example, rapper Ayman Mghamis succeeded in exiting to Amman with the help of the French consulate, which put all of its efforts to obtain the letter so he could perform in concerts organized by the French Institute of Gaza.

Most stories, however, are not like Samna’s or Mghamis’. They are like that of Nashwa Al-Ramlawi.

Nashwa Al-Ramlawi Photo: We Are Not Numbers

Nashwa Al-Ramlawi Photo: We Are Not Numbers

“I applied for a no-objection letter three times this year and I was rejected every time,” said Al-Ramlawi, who was awarded a scholarship to visit Italy for a month as an exchange student in a program called Erasmus Mundus. Her job is to restore archeologically important buildings for the Islamic University of Gaza, and she wanted to conduct related research on techniques.

“The university I was to attend has a laboratory that can’t be found here, with experienced supervisors,” she said sadly.

The Italian university contacted the Jordanian embassy, as well as the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, but all in vain. Ramlawi lost her scholarship.

Why is Jordan suddenly shutting the door on these Palestinians? No one has been able to get a straight answer. Human Rights Watch staff say, “We hear informally that Jordan doesn’t want to be asked to ‘solve Gaza’s problem’ or be seen as an alternative to Egypt for crossing.”

Mghamis has still other theories.

“The reason is obvious though for anyone who follows politics, particularly in the Middle East,” he says. “Gaza is considered an armed area that belongs to Hamas, which is totally wrong. The majority of Gazans are not Hamas. The second reason is that Israel has a big influence, since Arab countries follow what it says. Thirdly, the media portray us all as terrorists.”

Whomever or whatever is behind this practice, says Bashi, it is collective punishment of 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza. “Because we fear that many of the travel restrictions imposed on Gaza [by Israel] stem from forbidden collective punishment, we would also say that Jordan has a responsibility not to recognize such unlawful policies and to play a positive role in mitigating their effects.”

Bashi calls on all interested parties to meet with and appeal to the Jordanian embassies in their countries, as well as their own government’s state departments, to change their practices.

 

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Jordan: Zionist pupet intel stole US arms for ISIS on regular basis

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A journalist investigation has revealed that Jordanian intelligence officers kept stealing US-provided arms intended for Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘ISIS’ and sold them on the black market for their own profit.

A joint investigation by the New York Times and Al Jazeera revealed a messy scheme of arms theft that Jordanian intelligence service (the General Intelligence Directorate, or GID) officers used to smuggle weapons provided by the US and Saudi Arabia for Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘ISIS’ trained on Jordanian soil.

The CIA reportedly conducted ‘ISIS’ training programs for decades. One, the less effective, was intended to train Syrian fighters to fight against Daesh. This program was shut down after it reportedly managed to train only a handful of fighters. The second one, though, trained fighters to fight against Syrian government of Bashar Al-Assad. This one, reportedly, was way more effective.

Since 2013, both the United States and Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime shipped weapons, which included assault rifles, RPGs and mortars, to Jordan, to arms ‘ISIS’. However, a group of Jordan intelligence officers siphoned truckloads of the weapons worth millions of dollars from the stocks, and they ended up on a black market, where criminal networks and rural Jordanian tribes, as well as foreign smugglers, provided a stable demand.

These weapons were used in a recent shooting when Anwar Abu Zaid, a Jordanian police captain, gunned down two American contractors. The FBI investigation into the shooting included weapon numbers tracking, which led to the revelation of the whole scheme.

The existence of ‘ISIS’ training program is classified, as are all details about its budget. It is — or was, apparently — also a state secret in Jordan.

Representatives of the CIA and FBI declined to comment.

Mohammad H. al-Momani, Jordan’s minister of state for media affairs, however, said allegations that Jordanian intelligence officers had been involved in any weapons thefts were “absolutely incorrect.”

He said GID is “a world-class, reputable institution known for its professional conduct and high degree of cooperation among security agencies.” It is unclear whether the current head of the GID had knowledge of the theft.

Notably, news of the weapons theft and eventual crackdown has reportedly been circulating inside Jordan’s Zionist puppet regime for several months. Husam Abdallat, a senior aide to several past Jordanian prime ministers, said he had heard about the scheme from current Jordanian officials.

The theft scheme ended a couple of months ago, after the Americans and Saudis complained about the theft. Investigators at the GID arrested several dozen officers involved in the scheme, but they were ultimately released from detention and fired from the service, but were allowed to keep their pensions and money they gained from the scheme, according to Jordanian officials.

According to the New York Times/Al Jazeera report, Zionist puppet King of Jordan provided grounds for US covert operations for decades, thanks to its key position in the Middle East, in exchange for massive monetary support provided to the Jordanian Zionist puppet regime since the second half of twentieth century.

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