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These people feel oppressed by the small, but controlling, Hashemite tribe… and that could spell trouble. Abdullah would be supported by his military and the United States, but not his Sunni Muslim population, which would likely be sympathetic to ISIS.

On top of that, if ISIS controlled Jordan, it could surround Damascus, which is just 100 short miles north of Amman. In that regard, Jordan could be the key to winning in Syria.

Only time will tell what the violent Baghdadi has in store next. But one thing is certain: Barack Obama can’t continue to ignore this very real threat.

 

This article originally appeared at WallStreetDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 

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