"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, August 24, 2013

U.S. backed Jihadists march on Damascus

Bow to our great Caesar
Funny, I can't remember Congress declaring war on Syria

"We the People . . . " has no meaning in this "modern" United States.  Neither the political hacks in Congress, the strongman President-of-the-moment nor, it appears, the people themselves give a crap about the Constitution.

Congress has abdicated their Constitutional power to declare war because they are too frightened, spineless and ball-less to take a vote.  So off to war we go with Syria after two unconstitutional wars in Libya and Yemen.

Muslim Guerrilla fighters trained by the CIA began moving towards Damascus in mid-August, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Thursday.

The rebels were trained for several months in a training camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border by CIA operatives, as well as Jordanian and Israeli commandos, the paper said.

The first group of 300 handpicked Free Syrian Army soldiers crossed the border on August 17 into the Deraa region, and a second group was deployed on August 19, says the Jerusalem Post.

The paper quoted a researcher at the French Institute for Strategic Analysis as saying the trained rebels group was passing through Ghouta, on their way to Damascus.

In June, the Los Angeles Times reported that CIA operatives and American special operations units have been training Free Syrian Army soldiers with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons since late 2012.

The newspaper reported that the training took place at covert bases in Jordan and Turkey.

So far, the Obama administration has been hesitant to sanction large-scale military aid to the rebels for fear that the arms could end up in the hands of radical Islamists currently fighting in the Assad regime.

Washington has been urged by lawmakers at home and critics abroad to increase involvement in the Syrian conflict, which has claimed the lives of tens of thousands in the last two years.

The United States has left about 700 US combat-equipped troops in Jordan after a training exercise there, at the request of the Jordanian government, Obama said on Friday.

"This detachment that participated in the exercise and remained in Jordan includes Patriot missile systems, fighter aircraft, and related support, command, control, and communications personnel and systems," Obama said.

FLASHBACK  -  June 2013

Jordan wargames: 4,500 U.S. troops near Syrian border.  Patriot batteries, F-16s launch military exercise 'Eager Lion'

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.

Read more at (www.wnd.com/2013/06/jordan)

Mass Beheadings Message from Abu Hafsوعد من ابو حفص من سوريا بقطع الرؤوس 

US to keep F-16s, Patriot missiles in Jordan
At the request of Jordan, concerned about possible threats from the the civil war in neighboring Syria, the U.S. will leave behind a detachment of F-16s and U.S. Patriot missiles after an international exercise.
About 5,000 U.S. personnel were among about 8,000 from 19 countries participating.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel approved Jordan’s request to keep the Patriots and F-16s in country after the exercise, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.

The USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), ported in Agaba, Jordan, during the offloading for
Exercise Eager Lion, June 7. Exercise Eager Lion 2013

Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Jordan.

US Troops in Jordan this last June.

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