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US Troops On Syria Border As Obama Arms Rebels


” Three hundred US Marines have been deployed to northern Jordan to pave the way for the West to arm Syrian rebels.

A Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, designed to protect Jordanian territory from attack by Assad missiles, has also been moved into the area.

The deployment, seen by The Times north of Al-Mafraq, has been put in place under cover of a military training exercise being held this week, but it will remain there for months.”







Israel Threatens To Bomb Russian Shipments Of Advanced S-300 Missiles To Syria…




” And when Israel says they’ll bomb something, nobody doubts them.

JERUSALEM (AP) —Israel’s defence chief said Tuesday a Russian plan to supply sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Syria was a “threat” and signalled that Israel is prepared to use force to stop the delivery.”










Obama Said Close To Arming Syrian Rebels





” U.S. President Obama is close to deciding to give military aid to Syrian rebels and likely will make a final decision within weeks, senior officials said.

“We’re clearly on an upward trajectory,” one of the administration officials told The Washington Post. “We’ve moved over to assistance that has a direct military purpose.”

The officials did not spell out what military-purpose U.S. assistance was under consideration, but rebels have specifically requested anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles.

Supplying arms was one of several options under consideration, the officials stressed to the Post, adding diplomacy remained the preferred option.

Obama spoke of possibly escalating assistance to the rebels during a news conference Tuesday.

“There are options that are available to me that are on the shelf right now that we have not deployed,” he told reporters in the White House briefing room. “And that’s a spectrum of options.”










” However, Kuperwasser says the crisis isn’t about Gaza. He defined the latest conflict in plain terms: Hamas “wants to destroy Israel” and take over Tel Aviv. “For them, Tel Aviv is occupied territory.”

Kuperwasser expressed that Hamas has been emboldened and empowered by an influx of the aforementioned infrastructure from Libya and Iran. He confirmed media speculation that Hamas has acquired Libyan anti-aircraft missiles. It has been suspected that Hamas had obtained significant amounts of Libyan arms around the time of the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. “