Iraqi violence bleeding into Jordan, etc.
I put a post
up onto Just World News this a.m. in which I explored some of the historical and geopolitical links between Iraq and Jordan. I noted that though the neocons had advocated a theory of "Everyone Move Over One" that moved from left to right-- Likud gets the West Bank; the Palestinians get Jordan; the Hashemites get Iraq-- what actually seems to have happened is an EMOO that has moved the other way
. In other words, the Iranians have exerted their sway over large parts of Iraq, and the disaffected Iraqi Sunnis are now exerting their influence inside Jordan...
Anyway, I also look at a few implications for all this for war, peace, and regional stability.
Other recent Iraq-related posts on JWN include this one
, which raises more questions about the contest in which the Saddam trial is being held; this one
, about Sir Christopher Meyer's memoirs; this one
, about Chalabi's dear friend and long-time flak Jim Hoagland; and this one
, titled Empire and the discourses of 'justice'
. There are also quite a few related to torture.
And of course my small expression of glee
that my home-state Virginia repudiated Bush's last-minute push to get voters to support his candidate in Tuesday's gubernatorial election.