Reportedly a meeting was held in Turkey recently to discuss the situation in Jordan. The Muslim Brotherhood was in attendance and was asked about a possible role in a new Jordanian government. King Abdullah has been a staunch US ally for several years. Like Egypt’s Mubarak, Barack Obama is ready to throw him to the dogs.
What gall. Obama called former US ally Hosni Mubarak after pushing him from office. Mubarak wouldn’t answer the phone. Mubarak is now on trial in Egypt.
Courthouse News Service
MANHATTAN (CN) – A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late Wednesday to block provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism. Signed by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, the 565-page NDAA contains a short paragraph, in statute 1021, letting the military detain anyone it suspects “substantially supported” al-Qaida, the Taliban or “associated forces.” The indefinite detention would supposedly last until “the end of hostilities.” In a 68-page ruling blocking this statute, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed that the statute failed to “pass constitutional muster” because its broad language could be used to quash political dissent.