Saturday, August 17, 2013

"The rebellion in Syria is boomeranging, or “blowing back,” to Jordan"

"... Now, it appears that both Dempsey and the Obama administration are concerned about the Syrian war spreading into Jordan. In the past, the United States has used Jordan as a launching pad for CIA-trained rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad. But the rebellion in Syria is boomeranging, or “blowing back,” as these things usually do.Following reports that Syrian rebels, especially the radical Islamists, are trying to spread the conflict into Jordan—particularly ironic, since Jordan is funneling weapons to the anti-Assad fightersThe New York Times reports that Dempsey is concerned over the threat to Jordan:..."

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