WHAT's THE RECENT CONTEXT of AMMAN ATTACKS?
In Iraq next door to Jordan, elite forces of the U.S. have wiped out the cities of Tal Afar, Qaim, Karabila, Haditha and Husayba, as they had done earlier with Falluja. The U.S. went house to house, treating each Iraqi home as a haven for "terrorists." Mosques, schools, homes, were wiped out. This was genocide.An estimated 1,000 civilians were reportedly killed in these 5 towns [40 in one U.S. bombing alone] along with 120 "insurgents." The populations were made homeless and denied food and water until they submitted totally. Neither JORDAN, nor the UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL protested these atrocities.
Jordan is strongly suspected to have provided backing, support and intelligence for these operations.
Many of the collaborators being trained to fight alongside U.S. troops are trained in Jordan.
First reports indicate that the martyrdom operators who hit the three hotels in Amman were IRAQIS [three men and a woman] working under the orders of a Jordanian, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi. Thus the attacks were an overflow of the war in Iraq, though the reports need furher investigation.
There were warnings that the hotels might be attacked during the Intelligence meeting; hence, as the L.A. Times reported, the Israeli component of the Intelligence group were evacuated. The Jordanians, however, had no idea what shape the attack would take. The coordination between Israel and King Abdullah is very close. As the Jordanians describe it:
"Traitor, son of a traitor, grandson of a traitor."