Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jordan: Build up continues- Deploys thousands of troops to the border..

......with Iraq, which is pretty much the border with Syria also.
 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 graphic
Of 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.

From NBC:
 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.

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.
Show of force to who, exactly ?
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

Aerial war on Syria is expanding- UAE is back & the US (Israel) is pleased.

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.

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.
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Syria- No, to Foreign Troops on Syrian Soil- Syrian/Belarus cooperation

 

3 comments:

  1. Video(s) lead to ground moves?

    Obama slated to go for ISIS authorization
    http://www.straitstimes.com/news#sthash.6VUqKCS7.dpuf

    Kurds take aim at new town Tal Abyad? Is this the defacto safe zones in North Turkey has been calling for?
    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/02/10/Syria-Kurds-target-new-border-town-after-retaking-Kobane.html
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-plays-down-idea-of-safe-zone-along-syria-turkey-border.aspx?pageID=238&nID=75086&NewsCatID=359

    Also the ongoing US deliveries into Lebanon - armed up humvees and long range artillery yesterday. more to come in April per France.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/08/us-mideast-crisis-lebanon-usa-idUSKBN0LC0LT20150208

    As an aside back when Saudi deployed allegedly 30K troops to border rumored this form Reuters:
    "Diplomatic sources in the Gulf say Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq is relatively well defended, but that its frontier with Jordan might provide an easier route for any militants trying to enter Saudi Arabia from Iraq."
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/03/uk-saudi-iraq-border-idUKKBN0F80J320140703

    Slightly off topic but this is interesting per Argentina
    1. Neoliberal coup plot
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.641727

    & this.
    Migrants Try to Enter Uruguay with Phony Israeli Passports. Customs personnel were on the alert after receiving a report from Spanish police about “a similar case” in Madrid, the head of Uruguay’s immigration agency, Carlos del Puerto, told Efe. The 10 ostensible Israelis were unable to respond to questions in Hebrew or English and declined to provide any information, Del Puerto said.
    http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2373389&CategoryId=23620

    Back in Oct
    Peru arrested Hezbollah operative planning attacks on Israelis, Jews
    http://www.jpost.com/International/Report-Peru-arrests-Hezbollah-operative-planning-attacks-on-Israelis-Jews-380369

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  2. Hi Penny,

    The following video starts with a Ukranian army officer beating the tired old propaganda recruitment drum, but then the microphone is taken by a woman who gives an absolutely amazing speech.

    There are subtitles!

    Anthony

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAQABuQUqMQ

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