According to the latest “10 Foot Poll” the consensus seems to be that both Iran and Michigan are in danger of being invaded by the US as a reaction to North Korea’s nuclear test last month. Meanwhile, Syria is safe…for now.
On to more serious issues:
The Jordanian Parliament returns to a normal session at the end of this month and there are rumors abound that parliamentary elections scheduled for next year might be delayed. If this does happen the government will be sending the biggest signal that it has failed at any sort of political reform in the past year and a half specifically. The factor that would play the biggest role in any such delay is most likely the fear and/or speculation that elections in Jordan would probably lead to the Islamic party dominating the parliament due to the recent shift in social conservatism in the region coupled with the successful rise of political Islam in the form of Hizballah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Is this likely to happen? Yeah, pretty much. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is up for oneself to decide. The direction Islamists would lead the country might be appealing to some and not so much to others.
That being said, a new 10 Foot Poll question emerges to ask:
Should parliamentary elections be delayed?