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Some protests in Jordan, Syria makes the Political Fail Blog

I’m only going to give the link to the Al Jazeera article.  There were more protests in Jordan, less than 1,000 people but protests nonetheless.  The issue continues to be disdain over the King’s choice of replacement PM.  Islamist groups, including Jordan’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, have taken the lead on the Jordanian protests.  It’s worth noting that

The action comes a day after King Abdullah of Jordan met with Muslim Brotherhood leaders at the royal palace, in an attempt to defuse tensions in the country.

Meanwhile, protests in Syria fell flat.

“Syrian dissidents, including Kurds, did not respond to this call because they are convinced protests would be inefficient under the current conditions,” Abdel Karim Rihawi, president of the Syrian League for the Defence of Human Rights, was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.

The current conditions that he is referring may well be the existence of a tough security force and a lack of fellow protesters.


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