Will Jordan Be Next to Fall?

Tablet’s Lee Smith writes that the U.S.’ small contingent of troops in Jordan have been stationed there not only to keep an eye on the Syrian civil war, but also to monitor the growing protests against the Jordanian monarchy, a longtime American ally. “Should King Abdullah II become the next Arab ruler to fall as part of the upheavals that have swept through the region now for almost two years, it will mark another major setback for the United States in the region,” writes Smith. 

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