Are we headed towards some kind of “Global Spring?” Maybe, says Time magazine:
While the demonstrators that have mobbed the streets of Amman for two weeks now are demanding the overthrown of King Abdullah — a criminal offense in Jordan — it’s not the demand for democracy that sparked their protests. Instead, thousands of Jordanians have been spurred to act by a more basic issue: the rising price of gas after the government withdrew its subsidies.
Jordanians are hardly alone in their anger.
I dunno. Our President has been jacking up energy prices on purpose, and we just reelected the hell out of that guy.