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U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria
New York Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael R. Gordon and Elisabeth Bumiller

Posted on 10/10/2012 6:12:51 AM PDT by Zakeet

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; flee; jordan; military; muslimbrotherhood; refugees; syria; syriarefugees; turkey; usmilitary; waronterror; wot

You right wing nuts can rest assured that the Royal Idiot and I know exactly what we are doing ... we have things completely under control ... our troops are completely safe ... we would never become involved in another quagmire ... and the Muzzies we protect will appreciate our efforts this time!

1 posted on 10/10/2012 6:12:58 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

“The United States military has secretly...”
Not a ‘secret’ any longer?


2 posted on 10/10/2012 6:16:47 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Zakeet

Look for a black flag event in Jordan that will give Obama cover to support the “Jordanian Democracy Movement”, AKA the Muslim Brotherhood.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 6:18:08 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Democrats - The Treasonous Pervert Party)
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To: Zakeet

Meanwhile libs are calling Romney a warmonger.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 6:18:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Zakeet

Why do we PAY to our enemies?


5 posted on 10/10/2012 6:28:31 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Zakeet

More American targets for our muslim “brothers-in-arms” to shoot in the back.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 6:29:09 AM PDT by moovova (Obama was Swiftboated...er... Big-Birded by Romney. Is there no decency left in this world?)
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To: Zakeet
based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman

A ROCK QUARRY????, They are based in a hole in the ground?????
Talk about fish in a barrel... Who the h3!! thought this basing scheme up ???

7 posted on 10/10/2012 6:30:07 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Zakeet

Poor little Administration. So eager to brag to the whole world about what foreign policy geniuses they are that they forget it’s supposed to be a surprise. :)


8 posted on 10/10/2012 6:40:16 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Zakeet
U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria

Hussein and the 'Beast positioning the troops (BTW which they hate) for their little "October Surprise" - the start of Armageddon.

9 posted on 10/10/2012 6:41:15 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: duckman

NY Times, our enemies best friend.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 6:46:57 AM PDT by Texas resident (Let's elect an American this time.)
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To: Zakeet
The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan...

To read the headline, the military acted on it's own without orders and Zero and Clintoon have nothing to do with this.

My Lord, the media are so in the tank for Zero and the Rats to already be constructing the disconnect for the White Hut regime when this blows up in America's face.

11 posted on 10/10/2012 7:09:59 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Zakeet
With no Congressional, i.e, Constitutional authority nor oversight whatsoever...naturally.
12 posted on 10/10/2012 7:48:08 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

According to reports we are sending troops to the Jordon border to protect the border with Syria.

We don’t even protect our own borders and we are sending military there?


13 posted on 10/10/2012 9:36:49 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Zakeet

OWS to erupt in orgy of protests in 3...2...1...0.....-100...-1000


14 posted on 10/10/2012 10:37:57 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Milagros
Why do we PAY to our enemies?

because even though they OUR enemies, they're NOT obama's enemies!

15 posted on 10/10/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: Zakeet
Queen Rania of Jordan:
16 posted on 10/10/2012 11:34:04 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Zakeet

Well I’ve always said that if Obama thought he was going to lose the election, something really bad would happen just in time, to well, cancel elections.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 12:09:15 PM PDT by eak3
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To: duckman
Not a ‘secret’ any longer?

The NYT is given more info than Jay Carney is from this admin.

18 posted on 10/10/2012 12:31:53 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: pgkdan
they OUR enemies, they're NOT obama's enemies

Sad truth.

19 posted on 10/10/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Zakeet

Sure looks like the chunky chick is buying her clothers off the same rack as Yasser used. Tribes have patterns and I’m guessing her pattern is a dead giveaway for the Wheretheflockarewe’s?


20 posted on 10/10/2012 12:46:04 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Zakeet

Okay I get it. This is where the Bengazi bad boys that saw a video are hangin with the muzzard B Hood. Yo, mah brutha(s), we be on the down LOWWWW on dis, yepper.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 12:59:04 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Zakeet

Leon already announced 8 days ago that we have NO IDEA where the chem weapons went, so what is this REALLY about..?

After the dirty details of the manufactured F&F “crisis” in the US southwest, and ALSO the Bengazi Video LYING, WHO BELIEVES the purported motives of THIS administration....?

WORSE THAN NIXON BY MILES AND MILES.

How many Syrians will die for the efforts of this admin to distract by it’s impending electoral defeat...? Cuz they were FINE with US cops dying, and were fine with poor brown Mexicans dying, too —HUNDREDS of them.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 3:30:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: EEGator

Queen Rania of Jordan: A truly beautiful woman. Regal.


23 posted on 10/10/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT by Rapscallion (If Obama wins he will be an evil tyrant over America.)
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To: EEGator

Queen Rania of Jordan: A truly beautiful woman. Regal.


24 posted on 10/10/2012 3:37:13 PM PDT by Rapscallion (If Obama wins he will be an evil tyrant over America.)
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To: Navy Patriot
The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners community organizers and other specialists to Jordan...
25 posted on 10/10/2012 3:39:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: Zakeet
“Special” Obama troops making sure that any captured Syrian WMD labeled, “Made In Iraq” are buried so deep in the sand only the Shai-Hulud could find them.
26 posted on 10/10/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("The good news? Obama lost--the bad news? Mitt won.")
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To: Rapscallion

I concur completely.


27 posted on 10/10/2012 4:05:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Milagros

“Why do we PAY to our enemies?”

Jizya.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 4:52:57 PM PDT by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Happy Rain

I’d say Obama’s henchmen are there to...

1. use chem-weapons

2. Say pro-Assad guys did it

3. Compel direct US military involvement

4. Provoke Russia to get involved

5. Involve NATO, at least officially

6. Start WW3

7. Permit Barry to remain Prez for life

THIS IS THE OCTOBER SURPRISE


29 posted on 10/10/2012 5:58:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: MeganC
Jizya

Time to educate America what this Dhimmtude is - the oldest real APARTHEID system in human history.

30 posted on 10/10/2012 7:23:58 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks Zakeet.
31 posted on 10/10/2012 7:53:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sickoflibs
secretly sent and expected to lead the management of 180K 'refugees' ???

all while their location is published and chem weapons are floating around...

wake me up !!!

32 posted on 10/10/2012 8:21:10 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3
So my taxes are going to fund a worldwide police force now, great news, I cant even go around the block or think a private thought without having some government agency stuffing my behind with fines and fees

I guess now the whole world will have to deal with it too, ...."pentagon dipatch to 3rd Marine Division, we have a code three in Syria"

33 posted on 10/10/2012 10:40:18 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Gilbo_3

Don’t forget he sent troops to Uganda after the con/deceptive Kony2012 youtube. Then that guy went nuts.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-sends-100-us-troops-to-uganda-to-combat-lords-resistance-army/

Another interesting story—

Mysterious fatal crash offers rare look at U.S. commando presence in Mali July 8 2012

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mysterious-fatal-crash-provides-rare-glimpse-of-us-commandos-in-mali/2012/07/08/gJQAGO71WW_story.html


34 posted on 10/11/2012 2:28:19 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

US AFRICOM head in Mauritania, discusses intervention against al-Qaida linked group in N. Mali
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/us-africom-head-in-mauritania-discusses-intervention-against-al-qaida-linked-group-in-n-mali/2012/09/27/bf5776c6-08c9-11e2-9eea-333857f6a7bd_story.html

Put Africom in the search...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/newssearch/search.html


35 posted on 10/11/2012 2:39:19 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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