Restive Region
Jordan Feels the Heat From the Syrian Fire
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  • Michael Ferrin

    Attn copy editor: In first sentence, change “whose” to “who’s”.

    • Corlyss

      Editing on this site among the “professionals” is about as sorry as it is in the publishing industry. If spell-check don’t pick it up, forget it.

  • lukelea

    Actually I can think of few things more promising than Jordan splitting in two in a civil war, with the Palestinians getting the Western half. Then (and only then?) we might see some progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lebensraum is not to be pooh-poohed necessarily. I know this is a terrible thing to say. But mightn’t it be true?

    • Corlyss

      Probably true. I hate to see Iran and Al Qaeda swarm the place like they will.

  • Corlyss

    I’ve been waiting for the Jordan shoe to drop in all this. In the current atmosphere of hysterical, wailing emotion about how refugee concerns are paramount to all others, including national stability, I’m not sure it could get away with expelling the Syrians like they did the Palestinians in the 70s. In the good ol’ days, massive immigration like Jordan and Lebanon experience used to be a casus bellae. These days, the attitude is completely in favor of the immigrants. The destabilization seems to matter not at all to the international community, i.e., the conscience of the world. (gag).

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