What I don't get for those so concerned with freedom and liberty, is the ignorance of the situation going on in Jordan. The Palestinian population of Jordan is roughly 88%, oppressed by the ruling Hashemite minority.
Which is why it's no surprise that Jordan has stopped the Palestinian refugees from entering their country even when Assad has been gassing them.
Jordan accused of rebuffing Palestinians fleeing SyriaWhere are the protests against Jordan for not allowing open borders?
Advocacy group Human Rights Watch accused Jordan Thursday of refusing entry to, or forcibly deporting, Palestinian refugees escaping Syria in what it called a defiance of the country's international obligations.
In a report released in Amman, the New York-based group said Jordan has officially banned their entry since January 2013 and has forcibly deported more than 100, including women and children, who managed to enter the country since mid-2012.
The report said Jordan's rebuff of Palestinians fleeing Syria contrasts with its treatment of Syrians, more than 600,000 of whom have taken shelter in Jordan since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011.
Oh yeah, they are a real Dictatorship and they are totally cool when their policies directly are going to lead to mass genocide.
So, I figured it would be best to see what is going on in Jordan from a Palestinian perspective:
The concept of a Palestinian state in Jordan is not new. In fact, Jordan was created based on the Faisal-Weizmann agreement by which Jews agreed to give away 78 percent of the British Mandate for Palestine to the Hashemites to establish a homeland for the Palestinian Arabs.http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/A-Palestinian-Jordan-Opportunities-vs-threats-359553
The Hashemites have never kept their promise. Even today, the UNHCR reports that Jordan’s Palestinian majority is still treated as “refugees” by Jordan’s king.
Still, the concept of a Palestinian Jordan – and a Jewish Israel – has come back to life after the Arab Spring.
Jordan has an 88% Palestinian majority – as indicated by a US Embassy Amman cable – and if the king falls, that majority will elect a Palestinian president, a Palestinian parliament and a Palestinian government. Therefore, we Palestinians will have a state for the first time ever.
Countless reports confirm the Palestinians have been oppressed by this king much more than by his father; in fact, Abdullah is still stripping Palestinians of their passports.
So where are the protests for Palestinian rights in Jordan? Oh yeah, there are none.