[lix] www.fairobserver.com/360theme/unrest-reform-jordan. This military cooperation agreement is the fifth extension of the agreement established in 2014. An expansion of cooperation between the two countries is currently under discussion as part of a Memorandum of Understanding. U.S. President George W. Bush welcomed the passage of the agreement between the two countries. “The security agreement deals with our presence, our activities and our withdrawal from Iraq,” Bush said. He added that “this day seemed unlikely two years ago – but the success of the recovery and the courage of the Iraqi people laid the conditions for these two agreements to be negotiated and approved by the Iraqi parliament.”  NOTE: This link gives you a link that is no longer related to the documents themselves. U.S. contractors working for U.S. forces are subject to Iraqi criminal law, while contractors working for the State Department and other U.S. authorities may retain their immunity. “The issue of immunity, the biggest issue we are talking about, is addressed in the…
Accord ,” said Alan Chvotkin, who works on behalf of contractors including Moyock, N.C.-based on Blackwater Worldwide. Chvotkin said he believes Blackwater`s guards, according to L. Paul Bremer`s Executive Order 17, still have immunity. Blackwater currently has no license to work in Iraq.  [xxxii] Jordan Fact Sheets, U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan. Http://jordan.usembassy.gov/acs_jordanian_legal_system.html rehearsal. For centuries, Jordan was part of the Ottoman Empire. After the defeat of the central powers in World War I, Britain controlled most of the Middle East on behalf of the League of Nations, calling present-day Jordan Transjordan.
[iii] Jordan became a Hashemite of Jordan after World War II. [iv] The current government is a hereditary constitutional monarchy led by the hashemite family that claims the direct ancestry of the Prophet Muhammad. Jordan`s first king was King Abdullah, who ruled from 1946 to 1951. [vi] King Hussein bin Talal ruled Jordan from 1953 to 1999 after the assassination of his grandfather, King Abdullah, in 1951 and the brief reign of his father Talal. [vii] King Hussein retained power during the defining events of Jordanian history, including a large influx of Palestinian refugees after the establishment of the State of Israel in 1949,[viii] the adoption of Jordan`s first Constitution,[ix] of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, where Israel took control of the West Bank [x] a civil war with Palestinian rebels in 1970,[xi] and the establishment of a peace treaty with Israel. [xii] In 1988, Jordan relinquished its right to the West Bank and granted this right to the Palestine Liberation Organization (“PLO”). [xiii] Some unnamed U.S. officials and experts, who are continuing the war, have argued that they believe that parts of the agreement could be circumvented and that other parties may be likely to be interpreted, among them: the parties, the provisions of the Iraqi law on American soldiers who commit crimes off base and out of service, the part that requires U.S. troops to obtain authorization for any military operation, and the party that prohibits the United States from carrying out attacks against other countries from Iraq.
 For example, government officials have argued that the persecution of U.S. soldiers in Iraq could take three years, and by that time the United States will have withdrawn from Iraq under the agreement. In the meantime, U.S. troops will remain under the jurisdiction of the U.S. uniform code of military justice. Michael E. O`Hanlon, of the Brookings Institution research group, said there were “these areas that are not as clear as the Iraqis think.”  In protest at an agreement they considered to be an extension of a “humiliating” occupation, tens of thousands of Iraqis burned an image of George W.