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  • Jordan wargames: Patriot batteries, F-16s and 4,500 US troops near Syrian border

    06/14/2013 6:03:46 PM PDT · by ncfool · 18 replies
    RT.Com ^ | June 13, 2013 | unknown
    Multinational military exercise 'Eager Lion' has been launched in Jordan amid condemnation from neighboring Syria and its ally Russia. The US brings Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border, which could remain deployed afterwards. The exercises will last for 12 days, bringing together about 8,000 personnel from 19 countries, mostly Arabic, but also including the US and Europe. The maneuvers will also involve some 3,000 Jordanian and 500 British troops.
  • Obama's Next Big Push: "Solving" the Middle East Crisis

    04/20/2010 5:26:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 744+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | Joel Mowbray
    Evidence is mounting that President Barack Obama will unveil a new Middle East peace plan in the coming months.  While a desire for peace is indeed admirable, such a move should only be welcomed by the enemies of America. Not only would this attempt inevitably fail, but it would directly harm U.S. security by shifting our national focus away from very real—and far more dangerous—threats in the region.Nearly two weeks ago, both the New York Times and the Washington Post reported on the same day about a high-level meeting two weeks beforehand in which National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones...
  • Pelosi speech to Knesset warmly received (MUST READ, you will not believe your eyes!!!)

    04/01/2007 9:36:32 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 66 replies · 2,568+ views
    JerusalemPost ^ | 04-01-2007 | Gil Hoffman
    In her speech at a state dinner held in her honor at the Knesset Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Dem.-CA) vowed to present Israel's case to the leaders of Syria. Her speech was uniformly supportive of Israel, and she received a standing ovation at the end. Pelosi spoke emotionally about her meetings with the families of the kidnapped soldiers and dramatically held up the soldiers' dog tags, which she said she displays prominently at her office in Congress and she would bring with her to Damascus. "I will send a message to the president of Syria from the families of...
  • Nothing but woes for Baker group

    11/24/2006 8:46:56 AM PST · by VictoryGal · 10 replies · 868+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | November 22, 2006 | Timothy M. Phelps
    WASHINGTON -- Internal strife within the Baker commission, outright opposition from President George W. Bush and Tuesday's assassination of a cabinet member in Lebanon are complicating the prospect of U.S. overtures to Syria and Iran over Iraq, informed sources say.
  • Iraqis Fed Up With Insurgency, General Says

    03/09/2006 3:03:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 683+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – The people of Iraq are rising up against an insurgency bent on derailing democracy in the country, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today. "The people of Iraq are uniting against the insurgency," Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said during a news conference from Baghdad. "Out in al Anbar, the terrorists and foreign fighters have become the enemy to the people." People in that province have collectively turned against Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his network, Lynch said. Seven of Zarqawi's leaders have been killed in Anbar since September, and insurgent access to Ramadi...