U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria

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    The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan

    So much for secretly if it is in the NY Times.



    U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria
    By MICHAEL R. GORDON and ELISABETH BUMILLER
    Published: October 9, 2012

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/wo...isis.html?_r=1

    Just kind of reminded me that we are still "Team America"


    WASHINGTON — The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict.
     
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    Interesting but not surprising. If it turns into a wider regional conflict, I'm sure the Turks will handle it.
     
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    Granny says, "So what if we are? - dat Assad needs to go...
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    Is U.S. Training Syrian Rebels in Jordan? State Dept. Won’t Say
    March 12, 2013 – The State Department on Monday declined to confirm or deny reports that the United States is involved in training Syrian anti-regime rebels in Jordan, a development that -- if true -- would signal a deepening involvement in an increasingly messy conflict.
     
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    Syria's children bein' targeted in civil war...
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    Syria's children targeted and under fire
    13 March 2013 - Spare the children. That is what so many have said for so long. But in Syria, the littlest ones are not, as we often say, just "caught in the crossfire".
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    Syria's war affects generation of children
    Mar 13,`13 -- Mohammed works at a Beirut supermarket where he waits on customers and carries their groceries home for a small tip that the 14-year-old saves to send later to his family in a village in northeastern Syria.
     
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    Or announced by the Secretary of Defense in a press conference


    Panetta: US sends forces to Jordan - Yahoo! News

    The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday. Speaking at a NATO conference of defense ministers in Brussels, Panetta said the U.S. has been working with Jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria and also to help Jordan deal with refugees pouring over the border from Syria. The troops are also building a headquarters for themselves.
     
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    U.S. troop build-up in Jordan...
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    Step toward possible military intervention in Syria
    April 17, 2013 - The Pentagon is sending about 200 troops to Jordan to help deliver aid to refugees and to plan for possible military action, including a rapid buildup of forces.
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    U.S. military to step up presence in Jordan in light of Syria civil war
    April 17th, 2013 - In a critical indication of growing U.S. military involvement in the civil war in Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the deployment of more American troops to Jordan.
     
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    Jordan gettin' Patriot missiles to shoot down Syrian missiles...
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    U.S., Jordan discuss placing Patriot missile batteries in Jordan
    May 31st, 2013 > The United States and Jordan are actively discussing the possibility of sending American Patriot missile batteries to Jordan to boost its defenses as the civil war in Syria continues to threaten the region, according to a senior Pentagon official.
     
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    Now why in hell would we waste one more American life in the Middle East?
     
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    wonder if they will now be listed as a co-conspirator when they investigate that leak?
     
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    If it's true that war is a racket, which side(s)? of the Global War on Terror are US elites and al-Qa'ida fighting on?

    "The following video features Hillary Clinton candidly acknowledging that America created and funded Al Qaeda as a terrorist organization in the heyday of the Soviet-Afghan war.

    "What she does not mention is that at no time in the course of the last 30 years has the US ceased to support and finance Al Qaeda as a means to destabilizing sovereign countries.

    "The Global War on Terror (GWOT) is led by the United States.

    "It is not directed against Al Qaeda.

    "Quite the opposite: The 'Global War on Terrorism' uses Al Qaeda terrorist operatives as their foot soldiers.

    “'Political Islam' and the imposition of an 'Islamic State' (modeled on Qatar or Saudi Arabia) is an integral part of US foreign policy."

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