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Massive US arms/aid deliveries prop up Al Qaeda in Syria, while US troops stage in Jordan to defend terrorists they spent last decade fighting.
April 18, 2013 (LD) - CNN reports that some 200 US troops are staging along Syria's border, this as reports reveal huge amounts of US-provided flour smuggled into Syria have formed the foundation of Al Qaeda's public relations strategy. Together with huge amounts of US-provided weapons, the aid is fueling Al Qaeda's continued operations and atrocities inside Syria. The addition of US troops along Syria's border appears to be a response to recent and significant gains made by the Syrian government in stamping out terrorist operations nationwide.
“If we had to go in there, it would be non-permissive,” he said, meaning that U.S. forces would have to defend themselves. “If it was a hostile environment, it would be a significant intervention.”
Jordan sending fighters to Syria
Assad also condemned measures taken by Turkey and some of the country’s Arab neighbors to support anti-Syrian terrorists, and their attempts to start a sectarian civil war in the country.
He added that Jordan has allowed thousands of militants to enter Syria through its borders.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.
Damascus says the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the militants.
Two hundred troops does not a significant intervention make.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by teamcommander
I didn't say that it won't happen, or that it couldn't happen. Simply that being alarmed over 200 troops that are there to train Jordanian troops is an over reaction. They've been there since last year at least, and not one of them has gone into Syria, or been close to any kind of fighting, except during training with Jordan.
"The first U.S. troops are likely to arrive in Jordan this month, but most will go in May. They will be based at a Jordanian military installation," Hagel said. "Many in the initial contingent will be civil affairs officers, trained in providing humanitarian assistance.But the Pentagon has also made plans to expand the force to 20,000 or more if necessary, including bringing in special operations teams to find and secure Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles, U.S. air defense units to guard Jordan's airspace, and conventional military units capable of moving into Syria if necessary."