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U.S. Sends Military to Jordan To Impose "Buffer Zone" At Syrian Border - Video

WASHINGTON [NY Times] — 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.

The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman. It is now largely focused on helping Jordanians handle the estimated 180,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border and are severely straining the country’s resources.

American officials familiar with the operation said the mission also includes drawing up plans to try to insulate Jordan, an important American ally in the region, from the upheaval in Syria and to avoid the kind of clashes now occurring along the border of Syria and Turkey.


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You mean

U.S. troops weren't already there? I find that almost more shocking as pathetic as that may be.

The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

The United States has provided economic and military aid, respectively, to Jordan since 1951 and 1957. Total U.S. aid to Jordan through FY2012 amounted to approximately $13.1 billion.

Levels of aid have fluctuated, increasing in response to threats faced by Jordan and decreasing during periods of political differences or worldwide curbs on aid funding.

On September 22, 2008, the U.S. and Jordanian governments reached an agreement whereby the United States agreed to provide a total of $660 million in annual foreign assistance to Jordan over a five-year period.

The President’s FY2013 request includes $360 million in Economic Support Funds (ESF), $300 million in Foreign Military Financing (FMF), and $3.7 million in International Military Education and Training (IMET).


Where Is Our National Security Interest?


"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Nearly ALL of Jordan's...

cabinet ministers, and all the way up to the President went to college in Knoxville, TN!!! I learned this from a Jordanian who lives in Knoxville.
Knowing this, does it make complicity with the CIA et al. more or less likely? Will the Jordanian government actually help the US and the Zionist regime start WW3?

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

can you name one?

Here's the current cabinet-

What school are you referring in Knoxville?

Thanks! That's a great list...

Sorry, I cannot name anyone in thier government. I was told that there has been a long-standing tie between UT-Knoxville and Jordan...not sure what that tie has been or how it started years ago. To me it's important that those in Jordanian government not only speak fluent English, but that they understand how Americans think and that there is a difference between the wishes of the people and the actions of the government.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Here we go...WW III

Watch this, video starts at 20 sec.

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Clearly the mission

wasn't sent that "secretly" if the NY Times is reporting it. Seems its nothing more than business as usual...disgusting.

if I was Gary Johnson

I would make this a major campaign issue.

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I Ttally Agreed Tom!

Thanks for sharing..