Look at the map and you will see what I mean.
Keeping track of the happenings in this area...
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Thousands of Jordanian troops have been deployed to its border with Iraq as the country escalates its fight against ISIS militants, NBC News reported Tuesday. The troops were deployed as a show of force, and to prevent fighters aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from crossing the border into Jordan, NBC reported, citing two Jordanian officials. Jordan's King Abdullah said last week that he would seek revenge against ISIS for the death of Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian fighter pilot who was burned alive by ISIS fighters in a graphicOf course Jordan is escalating this fight as a response to the killing of the Jordanian pilot?
Because responding, avenging is less negative then instigating, being the aggressor or upping the ante? Right?
When perception & spin are the norms of a obviously sick global society- But I digress.
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan has deployed "thousands" of troops at its border with Iraq as it ramps up a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze, two Jordanian government officials told NBC News on Tuesday.Show of force to who, exactly ?
The troops were sent to prevent the infiltration of ISIS fighters into Jordan and as a show of force, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Abdullah also pledged to hit ISIS militants "hard in the very center of their strongholds."And since ISIS is holed up in Iraq and Syria- Jordan will be bombing Syria, as they have been all along- Keep in mind the post form last night that UAE has moved planes to Jordan to assist in the bombing raids- Also, curiously, removing their UAE emblem from some of the planes
Jordan's deployment appeared to be "an intensification of ongoing efforts to secure the border to stop movement of men and weapons" and not the precursor to an incursion, according to Matthew Henman, an analyst at Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre in London. "It underlines a robust response on the part of government and the king in response to the killing of Muath al-Kasasbeh," he added.Begin with-
The kingdom has unleashed up to 20 missions per day by Jordanian jets targeting the militant group's positions in Syria.
"We are determined to wipe them [ISIS] from the face of the Earth," Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Jobour told NBC News on Sunday, citing the need for "revenge" after al-Kasabeh's killing.
Jordan is part of a U.S.-led military alliance that has been bombing ISIS targets in Syria for nearly five months. The Sunni militants have taken over large parts of Iraq and Syria since last summer.