Skip to comments.Israel ready to help Jordan fend off Iraq insurgents if asked
Posted on 07/04/2014 7:26:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Israel is ready to meet any Jordanian request to help fight off Islamist insurgents who have overrun part of neighboring Iraq, an Israeli official said on Friday, although he believed Jordan was capable of defending itself.
Asked to elaborate on the statement, Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said potential Israeli assistance could include sending troops or arms, though he saw that as unlikely.
"We have an interest in ensuring that Jordan does not fall to, or be penetrated by, groups like al Qaeda or Hamas or ISIS," he told Reuters.
"If, God forbid, there is a need, if such a request comes, if there is an emergency situation, then of course Israel will extend all help required. "Israel will not allow groups like ISIS to take over Jordan."
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Just too bad for us that we don’t have a southern border neighbor like them
Is this really a productive message? Certainly, it sueths nevers in the west, but it is likely fueling tension in Jordan. If your a Jordanian and inclined to Muslim radicalism, your probably NOT anamored with the monarchy running Jordan...and now you hear Israel, which you’ve been raised to hate will be bailing out the monarchy you live under.