Saturday, June 22, 2013

Binocular Snapshot for 06/22/2013

"United States, the European Union and Russia—are simply going through the diplomatic motions to convince themselves that dialogue was tried before embracing a policy of overt intervention."

The decision brings to about 1,000 the number of U.S. troops now deployed in Jordan. It came a week after the White House announced that the United States would begin providing light arms to Syrian rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar Assad.

“The detachment will remain in Jordan, in full coordination with the government of Jordan, until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed,” Obama wrote. “The deployment of this detachment has been directed in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, including the important national interests in supporting the security of Jordan and promoting regional stability.”

More of what the 515 LOUPE zoomed in on "Has the project changed? Quite the contrary, their project is more geared to confrontation"

The CIA and US army's Special Forces have been training small groups of Syrian rebels in secret bases in Jordan and Turkey since November 2012, CBS has reported Saturday.

The attacks are the latest in a wave of killing that has claimed more than 2,000 lives since the start of April. It is the bloodiest and most sustained spate of violence to hit Iraq since 2008.

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