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Hamas: Stay out of Jordan

[10/30/2011 12:00:00 AM]

Bu Ranman
There is no other country in which its stability and well-being is linked directly to whether or not a Palestinian state becomes a reality than Jordan. A weak, unstable, dysfunctional and threatened Jordan will guarantee a Palestinian state will never see the light of the day. On the other hand, Strong, stable, prosperous and politically distinct Jordan, is the surest way for Palestinians to have any hope for liberating Palestine. Jordan must stay unique in its identity and in its political independence.

His majesty the King of Jordan has been very supportive of the Palestinian cause. When His Majesty said lately that he believes Israel is not interested in two state solution; we must read a lot more into this than what he is letting on. His clear interpretations of the intentions of the criminal Zionist government are very worrying to say the least. His Majesty is being diplomatic and is using measured language. But make no mistake we clearly understand and can read what is between the lines.

His Majesty is worried- and rightly so- that Jordan existence and well-being is in the crosshairs of the criminal Zionists government and their traditional packers in the west. Hamas is just one more thing being used to accomplish their criminal intentions and designs regarding Jordan and Palestine.

Hamas is being ejected from Syria and it’s also being rejected and denied a foothold by other countries in the region. Because of that, Jordan and its leadership are at the receiving end of very vicious arm twisting, threatening and blackmailing by the U.S. and some corrupt Arab governments to force it to host HAMAS on its territory.

I am extremely opposed to any Palestinian political presence in Jordan under any name. Just as much, I am also opposing any political meddling-if there is any- by Jordan in Palestine. Giving our special relationship, all this can be changed once we, the Palestinians, liberate Palestine. Until then, Jordan must be protected from the sick designs of the Zionists and their sponsors who are hell bent on turning Jordan into a battle ground for Palestinian factions and their backers. In Hamas case its Hezbollah and Iran who will end up getting a foothold In Jordan. In the PA case, it’s ironically, Israel and the US which already have a foothold in Jordan.

For Jordan it will be the worst political and strategic mistake to allow Hamas to settle in Jordan. It will lead to a disaster it might not recover from. Jordan leadership must not let this happen at any price. If Jordan’s Leadership hesitates or shows any weakness regarding this issue, the people of Jordan must make their opposition loud and clear. The Jordanians must not allow the government to make such great mistake. Not when Jordan’s existence itself is at stake.

The Jordanian leadership must not make personal and emotional decisions regarding its long term strategic interests and planning. These decisions must be made in the head not in the heart. These existential decisions must be made with the people’s clear consent and not in a dark back alley.

My fellow Jordanians, you have your own issues and challenges to deal with and sort out. Why are you allowing yourself to be put at the risk of losing your own country? Allowing Hamas in Jordan will do great damage and harm to your country.

This has nothing to do with Hamas Ideology or their political views, I could not carless. It’s more about the embarrassing display –in our name- of the showmanship and dirty irresponsible feud between the PA and Hamas. How embarrassing and detrimental to our cause to be asking the whole world to acknowledge us while we are represented by two entities- Hamas and the PA- that don’t even acknowledge each other.

Hamas is as guilty as the PA for allowing itself to be used by the Zionists to manage the largest concentration camp in modern history, GAZA. Hamas leadership is busy going around meddling in other countries business instead of lighting fire under the Zionists feet in Palestine. Come here if you want to liberate Palestine. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. There is no other way.

Good leaders lead by example. What kind of example the Palestinian leadership of both Hamas and the PA are showing when their compass needle pointing everywhere but Palestine? Most of the PA leadership lives and owns mansions in Amman –Jordan, paid for by Palestinian aid moneys. How is this setting a good example for the Palestinians suffering in Palestine?

Israel and the US want to punish the PA for going to the UN. At the same time they want the PA to continue to do their dirty work in Palestine- Managing the occupation- On behalf of the Zionists. When the clowns in the US congress threatened to cut aid to the PA, the criminal Netanyahu asked them not to do it. No, Netanyahu did not have an epiphany that he loves the Palestinians. Rather, he wants the money to keep supporting the corrupt PA and its officials so they can continue to do his work for him; which is suppressing the Palestinian well to rise up against the occupation. Most of that money goes into buying and maintaining outrageous life style for the PA officials in Amman and other places.

I am calling on His majesty the king and the Jordanian leadership to reject hosting Hamas in Jordan. I am calling on him to ask the PA official in Amman to either resign from any political function with the PA or move back to Palestine. Nothing good can come out of allowing Hamas and the PA fighting it out in Jordan. Only disaster and more trouble which Jordan and its people don’t need and can’t deal with at this time. Let’s put an end to it while we can. NO Hamas and no PA in Amman- Jordan.

Fellow Palestinians, for the past few decades we were deprived of a true, genuine, and capable leadership; a leadership that worked to realize our dream of recovering our rights to our homeland. Don’t support Hamas or the PA officials moving out of Palestine and setting up homes and offices in surrounding countries. We are risking making enemies of our friends and fellow Arabs. No need to go back digging up past history. We all know the huge and deadly miscalculations these Palestinians factions are guilty off. They put the already distraught Palestinian populations in the surrounding Arab countries on the defensive and on many occasions on the run. They always managed to shoot themselves in the foot. If HAMAS is forced into Jordan, I am afraid, this time Palestinians will end up shooting themselves in the Head.

Remember, the Arab spring is putting many of our fellow Arabs on edge. It won’t take too much for misunderstandings to happen and for a backlash to start. This is exactly what Israel and its sponsors are looking and planning for; Killing two birds –Jordan & Palestine- with one stone.

We need to learn from our fellow Arabs in their effort to free themselves from the clutches of tyranny. Did the Tunisian go to morocco or to Jordan to liberate Tunis? Did the Libyans and the Egyptians? Look at the Syrians and how much they are sacrificing. It’s all done from within; all liberations movements’ starts and ends inside the land which is to be liberated. Not from cross the river Jordan or anywhere else. The liberation of Palestine does not go through Amman. The liberation of Palestine must come from within Palestine itself. Long distance rhetoric and the outsourcing of the Palestinian struggle will never get us closer to our goal of liberating Palestine.

Finally, As far as millions of Palestinians are concerned, The PA and Hamas are well beyond their expiration date. It’s time for them to be dismantled and done away with. If your concern is the havoc and chaos that will result in Palestine, then let Israel the occupying power deal with it. Only then will a new, fresh and focused movement will rise and take on the challenges of liberating Palestine.

God Bless Jordan and Long Live Palestine

  • 1 SyrianCitizen 10/30/2011 3:09:58 PM

    On the other hand, Strong, stable, prosperous and politically distinct Jordan, is the surest way for Palestinians to have any hope for "liberating Palestine" LOL

  • 2 Mohammad Jasser 10/30/2011 4:38:00 PM

    If you think israel is going to facilitate a palestinian state in the west bank & gaza then you are a total ignorant.The Pa and jordan have their hearts with palestine and their swords with israel since it's inception.In you opinion how can a state be established in between jordan with half it's poplulation palestinian and israel with one fifth of it's population palestinian.I just saw a movie last week were the plotter of a conspiracy saya that hitler was not crazy rather he was an idiot,instead of fighting russia and america he should have made them fight each other,then fight the exhausted winner.Here comes our hero the writer who is ... and instaed of wanting both palestinians and jordaniand fight for their future he fell into israel's trap and wants to fight his fellow arab citizens in order for his lousy state to remain alas in the service of israel for ever.

  • 3 QARABAH! 10/31/2011 9:54:30 PM

    It is thoughtful and farsighted article. But few people who call for "equal" rights don't like the truth and such thinking. We should recognize the following facts: 1-- The peace treaty forced Israel to recognize Jordan's borders. 2-- Out of three million Palestinians living in Jordan, two millions, the refugees, are subject to UN resolutions and agencies like #194 and UNRWA. Israel likes nothing more than Jordan granting the refugees full equal rights. Equal rights means the cancellation of all pertaining UN resolutions to the refugees' problem including the right of return. 3-- Presently, the Palestenian refugees in Jordan enjoy rights and privileges unmatched by any other Arab country and we should be grateful. 4-- In conventional wars, Israel is superior to its combined neighbors. For internal and external reasons, the presence of Hamas in Jordan now would be in the interest of Israel. Farsighted people, as stated in the article, should do their best to strengthen Jordan and not weaken the country. 5-- When the parties concerned reach a resolution to the Arab/Israeli conflict, all Jordanians, including the refugees who opt to settle in Jordan, must have equal rights and duties, and the laws must apply to all without any discrimination. 6-- The above five points/facts are known to all concerned, including the few who call for "equal rights". Meanwhile, hypocrisy today is part of the culture of many of us. But people in charge must make their decisions based on what is best for secure and stable Jordan.

  • 4 Abdulillah 10/31/2011 10:22:59 PM

    Firstly it appears Ranman my brother that the Jordanian Government has heard you, so despite # 1 and #2's comments above which I will try to address here, your appeal seems to have triumphed over thiers.As for # 1, Yes you fool a "Strong, stable, prosperous and politically distinct Jordan, is the surest way for Palestinians to have any hope for "liberating Palestine", as is having the same thing in every Arab country as well!! Now it appears you are from Syria so, my question to you is how are you fairing under your NON STABLE, NON PROSPEROUS, AND FOR THAT MATTER UNDISTINCT AND UNDEMOCRATIC TOTALITARIAN REGIME? I bet not too well from what I read unless of course you are of the few who use your goose stepping boots to stomp on your brothers.#2 - Where do you read that this writer is stating that Israel is going to faciltate anything to the Palestinian? I do not read that anywhere in the piece. The only thing I read is his palpable frustration with the present leaders of Palestine who in his opinion have done little of anything in the past 20 years but blow hot air and fight each other. Meanwhile he is advocating that Jordan not be sucked into another 1970's situation where Israel is trying to push the Palestinain popluation on Jordan and the neighboring countries. He rightly in my opinion see's this as a way for Israel to escape its obligations under every UN resolution for the right of return of all Palestinians to their land. You may not think this is going to happen and you may very well be correct, but I can assure you that you NOW are not ready to fight anyone. The writer has not advocated fighting his fellow people. He mearely does not want Hamas to be in Jordan because the group cannot even make peace with its own brethern first and that the liberation of Palestine cannot be through another country, and that independence is achieved in ones own homeland not from across borders. I get it, I hope you will soon.

  • 5 Interested 11/1/2011 3:59:09 AM

    I agree PA should have been gone long ago. Hamas is what Israel fear. We should support it, not at the expense of Jordan. Keep the good work.

  • 6 Mazen abu Huda 11/1/2011 4:07:38 AM

    Mr Jasser, Palestinians will not settle for less than their full rights to a State as stipulated in many UN resolutions. The writer is clearly more knowledgeable and is aware of the pitfalls and challenges facing his people. Your comment shows your ignorance and lack of knowledge. Instead, let us know your solutions and suggestions.

  • 7 Laura, Boston 11/1/2011 11:09:25 PM

    The statement “On the other hand, Strong, stable, prosperous and politically distinct Jordan, is the surest way for Palestinians to have any hope for liberating Palestine” happens to be true. Two countries hold the keys to any future Palestinian state, Israel and Jordan. Mr. Ranman clearly understands that only strong and secure Jordan will allow new state in Historic Palestine to exist. Jordan can easily work with Israel to put obstacles to thwart any Palestinian state. Giving the Palestinians history of political blunders, I share ranman’s sentiment.

  • 8 ranman 11/2/2011 7:09:24 AM

    To Mr. Mohammad Jasser: I am only asking that Jordanians and Palestinians respect each other's political independence while fighting their common enemy. Which part of this simple logic you don’t understand? Introducing Hamas and or other Palestinian factions to Jordan will destabilize that country. That would be a tragedy for people who love Jordan and want it to be strong and in apposition to support our cause and it will be a major victory for Israel. I understand this logic might require some thinking on your part, none the less; I encourage you to do it. Also, a new Palestinian State will not be a lousy state, nor will it be in service for Israel. Thanks for your comment.

  • 9 Hamed 11/2/2011 8:37:33 PM

    “Hamas Leadership will not Move to Amman - Govt Spokesman” “AMMONNEWS - The leadership of the Hamas, including the political bureau, will not move to settle in Amman, Minister of State for Media Affairs Rakan Majali said on Sunday.”Just read this news on ammonnews.net. I think they read your article and took your advice. Well done http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleNO=14361

  • 10 ranman 11/3/2011 11:37:02 PM

    My dear brother Abdulillah, thank you for being the voice of reason in your commentaries. Regardless of which side of the fence, you are always wise and reasonable. Best wishes to you and your family. Also, I like to thank Mr. QARABAH, for an excellent comment.

  • 11 ranman 11/4/2011 2:42:37 PM

    To the Syrian citizen: I have written an article in support of our brothers and sisters in Syria. Unless you are as my dear friend Abdulillah described as one of the people “who use your goose stepping boots to stomp on your brothers" you might find the article uplifting to your spirit in these difficult days. You can read the article here .http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleNO=13289. I might add, also a Strong, stable, prosperous and politically stable Syria will be helpful and supportive of Palestinian rights to their own country on their own land, would not you agree?

  • 12 Jafar M Ramini 11/4/2011 5:37:11 PM

    While we are all busy squabbling with each other Israel is consolidating the Judaic colonisation of Palestine. Let us for a moment examine a wish list that most of us have entertained through the course of our lives. We wished for Pan-Arabism. It didn't happen. We wished for the Islamic Ummah to engage. It didn't happen. We wished for foreign governments, the US in particular to play the honest broker. It didn't happen. So let us face the facts. Any further wish lists have to begin and end with ourselves, the Palestinians. Ranman was right when he said,' The liberation of Palestine must come from within Palestine itself. Long distance rhetoric and the outsourcing of the Palestinian struggle will never get us closer to our goal.' Those of us who keep our fingers on the pulse know full well what the Zionist Imperialists are planning for our blighted part of the world. His Majesty King Abdullah II has emphatically said that he believes that Israel is not interested in the two state solution. He actually accused the Israelis of trying to destroy Jordan. Let us not give them a helping hand.

  • 13 Sophie 11/6/2011 12:25:09 AM

    A wise article and a relief to hear the danger of Hamas moving to Jordan seems to have passed.

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