Skip to comments.Jordan the Muslim Brotherhood and Obama’s weak image in the Middle East
Posted on 10/13/2012 8:07:18 AM PDT by darkwing104
Facing strong Opposition in Syria the Muslim Brotherhood looks south to gain a new base to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad. They must believe that the West friendly King will be a push over. By consolidating the Palestinians living in Jordon the Brotherhood is gaining leverage in a power play to gain more control of the region. It would make an excellent base for an al-Qaeda strike into Syria. This week our Secretary of Defense announced that American Troops were being sent to Jordon to assist the Jordanians and to deter to escalation of the violence to spilling over into the Kingdom.
Tension between Syria and Turkey has resulted in the exchange of fire between the two Arab nations. This week the Turks intercepted a Syrian Airliner and forced it to land in Ankara. Upon searching it they found it was carrying Russian supplied military equipment and ammunition. Russia has taken a more active role in the Syrian civil war. The escalation of tension with Turkey, since they are in NATO, may drag Americans and NATO allies in this war. Despite demands from Turkey for assistance from NATO it has have expressed little desire to get involved. Taking a lead from Obama who isnt taking this situation very seriously, (hes got fundraisers to attend) he cant be bothered with foreign policy. Why is this important? Have you checked gas prices lately? All of this effects key oil transport routes through Turkey .
Syria has a well-established chemical weapons program. They maintain a stockpile of these terrible weapons to deter any external threat. To date there is no evidence that Assads forces used these weapons against the rebels or civilian population during the 19 month long civil war, but that could change
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If Obama is reelected, there is no doubt that Jordan will fall to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Palestinians make up the majority of the population there, and I have no doubt they have already been told to prepare for the takeover. Obama is orchestrating the transfer of power to radical Islam throughout the region. The only reason Syria has not yet fallen to the MB is that Iran has not yet signed off.
Obama is always yapping about investing in "green" projects.