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The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
Using a mix of manned aircraft – fighter jets and bombers – plus Tomahawk cruise missiles, the strikes were part of the expanded military campaign that President Barack Obama authorized nearly two weeks ago in order to disrupt and destroy the Islamic State militants, who have slaughtered thousands of people, beheaded Westerners – including two American journalists – and captured large swaths of Syria and northern and western Iraq.
U.S. officials said the airstrikes began around 8:30 p.m. EDT, and were conducted by the U.S., Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The first wave of strikes finished about 90 minutes later, but the operation was expected to continue for several more hours, according to one U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly by name about an ongoing mission.
At a conference on Sept. 11 with Secretary of State John Kerry, key Arab allies promised they would “do their share” to fight the Islamic State militants. The Obama administration, which at a NATO meeting in Wales earlier this month also got commitments from European allies as well as Canada and Australia, has insisted that the fight against the Islamic State militants could not be the United States’ fight alone.
Because the military operation was ongoing, no details could be provided yet, said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary. He said the military made the decision to strike early Monday. A White House official said Obama was being updated.
Under Obama, the US Government has done worse than release the commander of the maniacal Islamofascist outfit ISIS — it even trained some of its terrorists:
Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.
The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Assisting terrorists even worse than Assad has been American policy under Obama. Outrages indulged in by the lunatics attempting to overthrow him have included kidnapping nuns and orphans, beheading priests, crucifying opponents, and eating human hearts.
If you want to know what side Obama is backing with your tax dollar in any Middle Eastern conflict, just ask yourself who is most likely to be an existential threat to America, and you will have your answer.
Jordan’s reward for being a loyal ally and going along with this:
ISIS previously posted a video on YouTube threatening to move on Jordan and “slaughter” King Abdullah, whom they view as an enemy of Islam.
It would be hard to imagine what the objective of Obama’s Middle East policy might be if not to help create a vast and powerful caliphate under the control of al Qaeda types.
ISIS taking over Iraq.
Only there as observers and advisers.
The U.S. intends to build up its military presence in Jordan in an attempt to exert more control over the current situations in Syria and Lebanon, a political analyst tells Press TV. mi “The U.S. has continued to build its military capability in Jordan… Under the guise of a humanitarian operation, the United States is putting full combat command inside Jordan,” said Gordon Duff in a Sunday interview with Press TV.
“One of the reasons behind this is not only the issue in Syria, but the increasing meltdown that’s being orchestrated within Lebanon,” he noted.
The analyst argued that the U.S. is considering a military role in the region, as Israel has no capability to operate in Lebanon again.
In early February, Jordanian media reported that a U.S. airplane loaded with weapons and ammunition planned to reach the foreign-backed militants operating in Syria landed in the Mafraq Airport, some 80 kilometers north of the capital, Amman.
It has also been disclosed that a new group of 1,500 gunmen have completed training in a center in Jordan for fighting in Syria and are now ready to join thousands of other rebels in the war-torn country.
In January, U.S. security officials disclosed news on the secret endorsement of a bill by Congress to fund weapons shipments to the opposition in Syria through Jordan.
The weapons, including a variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets, is flowing to what the U.S. calls the “moderate” militants fighting in the south of the country.
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Readers of Aaron Klein’s latest piecing together of the Benghazi-Syria arms puzzle will take special notice of the role that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have played in pushing the policy to arm the jihad front fighting Assad.
It was the New York Times in February that highlighted Clinton’s “activist” plan to “vet the [Syrian] rebel groups and train fighters, who would be supplied with weapons.” In essence, this was just Libya Redux. In Libya, of course, any supposed figleaf “vetting” process failed to stop the US and NATO from both arming and militarily enabling the victory of jihad forces over the anti-jihad Qaddafi — a red-line-crossing I think of as Uncle Sam joining the jihad. “Our” jihadis in Libya were actually led by senior members of “al Qaeda” in Europe and the Med, with close, demonstrable links to the perpetrators of the catastrophic jihad attacks on London, Madrid, Tunisia and Casablanca — as John Rosenthal lays out in his shocking, dot-connecting new book The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion.
Hillary’s Syria plan, according to the paper, was rebuffed by the Obama White House. Last week, however, Klein points out, the Times reported that a secret plan that sounds like Clinton’s has been implemented by the CIA to arm “rebels” in Syria in fits, starts and escalation since early 2012. The US plan involves Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Croatia and probably other unsavories.
Reportedly a meeting was held in Turkey recently to discuss the situation in Jordan. The Muslim Brotherhood was in attendance and was asked about a possible role in a new Jordanian government. King Abdullah has been a staunch US ally for several years. Like Egypt’s Mubarak, Barack Obama is ready to throw him to the dogs.
What gall. Obama called former US ally Hosni Mubarak after pushing him from office. Mubarak wouldn’t answer the phone. Mubarak is now on trial in Egypt.
Israel Radio reported Monday morning that King Abdullah of Jordan said “Israel has an expiration date.”
Abdullah’s comments were reportedly made to the BBC last week. During the interview Abdullah said Israel’s survival was dependent on a two-state solution. Israel does not realize it needs such a solution, he added.
Abdullah added his government would increase pressure on Israel to reach a final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
He did not, however, provide any concrete facts to buttress his oft repeated assertion of Israel’s imminent doom.
Israel remains a regional leader in the realms of economics, military, science, and technology.
Meanwhile, former defense minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer said Israel cannot afford to cut the defense budget because Israel is likely to find itself in renewed conflict with Egypt in the long-run.
By Debbie Schlussel
If I wrote a mystery thriller about what’s been going on at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), you’d say it was implausible, far-fetched, and bigoted against Arab Muslims, that they are loyal Americans who would never do such a thing. And a top Homeland Security intelligence official would never help launder Homeland Security cash to Islamic terrorists, right?
ICE Intelligence Chief James Woosley Helped Steal Homeland Security $s Sent to Palestinian Muslim Accounts in Jordan