Nobel Peace winner prepping one of his next wars, the biggest being waged against the American people. via U.S. military to step up presence in Jordan in light of Syria strife – CNN.com.
Washington (CNN) — In a critical indication of growing U.S. military involvement in the civil war in Syria, CNN has learned Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the deployment of up to 200 troops to Jordan, according to two Defense Department officials.
The troops, which will come from the headquarters of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, “creates an additional capability” beyond what has been there, one official said.
The group will give the United States the ability to “potentially form a joint task force for military operations, if ordered,” he said.
The new deployment will include communications and intelligence specialists who will assist the Jordanians and “be ready for military action” if President Barack Obama were to order it, the official said.
This comes as the Pentagon has recently reviewed military options for Syria although Obama has not ordered any to be put into action.
There have been several dozen American troops, mainly special forces, in Jordan for the past year assisting the Jordanians.
But that group has been very ad hoc, the official said. This new deployment makes the U.S. military presence more official and is the first formalized ongoing presence of an American military unit in the Kingdom in recent years.
Obama also recently pledged $200m of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Jordan for the Syrian refugees he is creating by arming jihadists and Obama is using U.S. taxpayer dollars to secretly feed Syrians.
The United States is already providing a significant component of the humanitarian aid reaching Syria. It has contributed an overall total of $385 million, according to USAID officials.
Coincidentally, Jordan has agreed to spearhead a Saudi Arabia-led push to arm rebel groups through its borders into southern Syria, in a move that coincides with the transfer from Riyadh to Amman of more than $1 billion (Dh3.67 million).