Last night this page on the Israeli newspaper Haaretz website reported Israelis were forewarned about the bombing in Amman, Jordan, and this morning the same link points to an article saying there “is no truth to reports that Israelis staying at the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman on Wednesday were evacuated by Jordanian security forces before the bombing that took place there.” Meanwhile, the L.A. Times reports this morning that the “Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Israelis staying at the Radisson on Wednesday had been evacuated before the attacks and escorted back home ‘apparently due to a specific security threat’… Amos N. Guiora, a former senior Israeli counter-terrorism official, said in a phone interview with The Times that sources in Israel had also told him about the pre-attack evacuations…. ‘It means there was excellent intelligence that this thing was going to happen,’ said Guiora, a former leader of the Israel Defense Forces who now heads the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. ‘The question that needs to be answered is why weren’t the Jordanians working at the hotel similarly removed?’” Now we are expected to believe this never happened, or Guiora’s “excellent intelligence” never occurred, or suffered a bit of revisionism. Of course, even making mention of this will be considered antisemitism. As for the question of why the Jordanians were not removed, this really is a no-brainer—al-Qaeda was designed in part to kill and terrorize Arabs and Muslims.
Once again, the usual suspects are to blame for the bombings. “The Iraqi offshoot of al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for three hotel bombings yesterday that killed at least 56 people in Amman in Jordan’s worst violence since 1970,” Bloomberg reports. “Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of Iraq’s al-Qaeda cell, said in a statement posted on the Internet that his followers carried out the attacks, Petra [Jordan’s official state news agency] reported without providing further details.” No further details are necessary—all we need to know is al-Qaeda is responsible, thanks to yet another anonymous message post on the internet. As for the 1970 violence mentioned above, known as the Black September, it was conducted by terrorists as well—terrorists working for the state of Jordan—who ended up killing tens of thousands of people. Of course, the conflict between Palestinians and the monarchy of Jordan would have never happened if thousands of Palestinians were not forced to live in squalid refugee camps, thanks to their illegal eviction by Israel from Palestine.
Meanwhile, Jordanians have demanded “Death to al-Zarqawi, the villain and the traitor!” Since al-Zarqawi is already dead, these chants are little more than a rhetorical device and an exercise in futility. “The Amman protest was organized by Jordan’s 14 professional and trade unions—made up of both hard-line Islamic groups and leftist political organizations—traditionally a vocal critic of King Abdullah II’s moderate and pro-Western policies,” notes CBS News. “Protesters—including women and children—gathered outside a bombed hotels…. Drivers honked the horns of vehicles decorated with Jordanian flags and posters of the king. A helicopter hovered overhead…. State television said a second rally was planned in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, where attackers using Katyusha rockets narrowly missed a U.S. ship and killed a Jordanian soldier in August.” In short, the attack worked in favor of the Jordanian monarchy—close to the Americans and Israelis—and further accomplished the goals of the Likudite-neocon faction. As with all attacks blamed on the mythical al-Zarqawi, it worked against the genuine Iraqi resistance, as Laith Kubba, Iraqi government spokesman, declared. “I hope that these attacks will wake up the ‘Jordanian street’ to end their sympathy with Saddam’s remnants … who exploit the freedom in this country to have a safe shelter to plot their criminal acts against Iraqis,” Kubba said. Message sent: if average Arabs support the resistance in Iraq, they can expect terrorist bombings aimed at civilians—that is after all the Israelis have been evacuated from posh hotels.
Once again, murder and mayhem directed against innocent Arabs serves as an object lesson—the people of the Middle East (that is to say Muslim people) have two choices: either they accept the Likudite-neocon plan to cut their countries into malleable chunks based along ethnic and religious lines, and endure the rule of hand-picked puppets and monarchs, or they will suffer the machinations of al-Zarqawi, the dead cretin who is now embodied in a counter-gang black op of endless violence and mass murder designed to push Iraqis—and Jordanians, eventually ordinary Syrians and Iranians—into supporting the dictatorships installed in their country. Of course, regardless of these covert ops, the Iraqi resistance (and soon the Syrian and Iranian resistance) will continue to struggle to evict foreigners and occupation forces from their country.