Who profited from Amman bombings?
Al Jazeera Magazine | November 15 2005
In the wake of recent bomb attacks targeting three hotels in the Jordanian capital Amman, the corporate media attempted to shape events to the liking of the Bushcons and the Israelis.
Same day the bombings occurred, Reuters news agency said explosives were "placed in a false ceiling" of the Radisson hotel, hinting at the possibility that the attackers, now said to be Iraqis, would have required serious cover of the sort enjoyed by a state intelligence service working in tandem with Jordanian intelligence.
According to a former cabinet minister, since Jordan is "a police state with a democratic facade," placing bombs in such a busy hotel would have been a very difficult and almost impossible operation without the government complicity.
The ceiling story was dismissed by the Jordanian police who introduced instead the four Iraqi bombers scenario later in the day on November 9, stated Uruknet.
The next day everything was prepared. On November 10, the mythical Abu Mus’ab Al Zarqawi posted a messaged on a notorious website (as usual) claiming responsibility for the bombings in the "moderate Arab nation" that "has fought a long-running battle against Islamic 'extremists' opposed to its 1994 peace deal with Israel," stated the Associated Press.
Same day, thousands "of Jordanians rallied in the capital and other cities shouting 'Burn in hell, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi!'"
Now, with the ceiling story dismissed and the evacuation of the Israelis prior to the attack story all but extinguished, "we are told these al-Zarqawi militants included a "husband and wife team" and they "carried out the Amman attacks with explosive belts after carefully staking out the hotels for a month," according to The Associated Press. The “suicide bombers” story was cooked up to cover up the real crime.
Abu Mus’ab Al Zarqawi was declared dead after the U.S. forces occupied Afghanistan- But biased media outlets brought him back to life in Iraq, carrying bomb attacks that usually kill civilians, including women and children, rather than Americans, who should be Al Zarqawi’s real enemies, according to Arab2000 website.
The "husband and wife team" scenario was introduced with the aim of telling us that the Iraqi resistance is brutal, cold-hearted, and inhuman. "It was believed to be the first time a married couple has carried out such attack. The couple bombed the Days Inn after the woman "chose to accompany her husband to his martyrdom,' the statement, allegedly from Al Zarqawi, said."
It’s been revealed that Jordanian security forces evacuated a number of Israelis from Radisson SAS hotel hours before the attack took place, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel.
The Foreign Ministry asserted that no Israelis were injured in the attacks, although there is usually a number of Israeli businessman and tourists in Amman, including in the hotels hit Wednesday.
Those who remained in the hotel were only Arabs who were attending a wedding party and some Palestinian high ranking officials as well as Chinese military personnel.
"In its latest statement, Al Qaeda said the bombings were carried out in response to 'the conspiracy against the Sunnis,' referring to the Muslim Arab group favored under Saddam Hussein's regime and now believed to form the core of the Iraqi insurgency." But this is against logic; the Sunnis form nearly 92% of the Jordanians, so attacking them to defend Iraq’s Sunnis is simply nonsensical.
Uruknet suggests that Amman’s attacks were carried out by seasoned experts, particularly from Mossad, with the complicity of Jordan’s intelligence and America’s CIA, in an attempt to shift the support from average Sunni Jordanians for the Sunni resistance in Iraq.
And according to Arab2000, the real target of the attacks was the Palestinians and the Chinese, including “students” from China’s University of National Defense and members of a delegation invited by the Royal Jordanian National Defense College on an academic exchange program.
It was reported those Chinese “students”, over 40 years old, were at the hotel to meet with the Palestinian officials.
The Chinese government is known for its support to the Palestinian cause. In November 2004, the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao stated that “The restoration of the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights, including the right to statehood, should be the primary objective of the efforts to resolve the Middle Ease issue.”
Last modified November 16, 2005