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U.S. Puts Jets in Jordan, Fuels Russian Fear of Syria No-Fly Zone.....

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The United States said on Saturday it would keep F-16 fighters and Patriot missiles in Jordan at Amman's request, and Russia bristled at the possibility they could be used to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a Jordanian request for American F-16s and Patriot missiles to remain in the Western-backed kingdom after a joint military exercise there next week, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Western diplomats said on Friday Washington was considering a limited no-fly zone over parts of Syria, but the White House noted later that it would be far harder and costlier to set one up there than it was in Libya, saying the United States had no national interest in pursuing that option.

Russia, an ally of Damascus and fierce opponent of outside military intervention in Syria, said any attempt to impose a no-fly zone using F-16s and Patriots from Jordan would be illegal.

"You don't have to be a great expert to understand that this will violate international law," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

The idea of a no-fly zone was endorsed by Egypt, the biggest Arab nation. President Mohamed Mursi, an Islamist more distant from Washington than his deposed military predecessor, made a keynote speech in Cairo throwing Egypt's substantial weight more firmly than before against President Bashar al-Assad.

Despite their differences, the United States and Russia announced in May they would try to convene peace talks involving the Syrian government and its opponents, but have set no date.....snip~

U.S. puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone

It appears now we will hold an exercise within Jordan next week.....then at the Request of Host Country we will keep some F-16's there after the exercise.

Israel says prepare for a Civil war with many up and downs. Imagine that. According to Israel they are not taking sides. Plus they are concerned about any missiles from the West making it to those who stand against Israel. Rebels, Assad, or any Militants.

We just got done telling all we weren't even considering a partial No Fly Zone. Nor do we want to take that course. So says Kerry and Obama. Course the Rebels and the Sunni are calling for one. Wonder what the UN will say?
 

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Yet another reason to stay out of Syria and just let the dictator and the terrorists fight it out amongst themselves.
 

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Yet another reason to stay out of Syria and just let the dictator and the terrorists fight it out amongst themselves.
Heya DH.....that's what I say. Plus we need to throw some change up with our policy with the Sunni. Quit listening to a lot of what they have to say. Especially over this push for the sectarian divide. Same deal with what the Brits and the French are saying. Since they are doing all the talking then let their asses handle it.

We also Have Missiles in Turkey.

Moreover Syria is not a threat to our interests. Syria can be manipulated when it comes to dealing with Iran. It not required for a Direct Strategy to deal with Iran.

Plus now we know for certain that AQ is coming thru Iraq into Syria to go after Assad's Forces.
 
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