One can understand the logic (but not the justification for it of course so that nobody tax me of being an apologist of violence) behind someone blowing himself up in Jordan after reading this:
(…)King Abdullah II, himself a former commander of Jordan’s special operations force, has forged ever closer military and intelligence ties with the United States.
U.S.-Jordanian intelligence cooperation grew in the 1990’s as the Iraqi population and Iraqi commerce grew in the country. Iraqi refugees, businessmen and defectors who set up shop in Amman were exploited and recruited, and Amman became a hub for anti-Saddam operations. After 9/11, according to reporting in the Los Angeles Times, the United States increased funding and technical support for Jordan’s General Intelligence Directorate, which today is considered the most effective allied counter-terrorism operation in the Middle East. The U.S. has also established permanent signals intelligence (SIGINT) monitoring stations in Jordan.
There have also been reliable reports that Jordanian secret services and intelligence personnel have done much “dirty work” for their American counterparts, including interrogations and targeted killings. Jordan has been a hub for extraordinary “renditions,” or kidnappings, of high value terrorist suspects, and Jordan has tortured and interrogated detainees for the United States.
Most of this work, though obviously known to the bad guys, goes on in the shadows. But this is not the case when it comes to the military cooperation. Jordan flies American F-16s and its units carry out public exchanges with the 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson, Arizona. The U.S. and Jordan have an active — and mostly public — combined exercise program, and since 1993, annual exercises have taken place and U.S. ships pay regular visits to Aqaba. (…)
And it goes on. According to an article in the Washington Post that I cannot find (for some reason) that appeared yesterday, quoted in the Lebanese Daily Assafir, the US is currently transfering military arsenal worth 4.1 billion dollars from Oman, Qatar and Bahrain that are probably moving to Jordan along the Syrian border.
All hell is taking time to (according to prior personal estimations…) but will eventually break loose. Slowly but surely. The main piece of the puzzle missing is whether we’re dealing first with Iran or with Syria.