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NATO Headquarters: Pentagon Conspiring With Jordan, Turkey Against Syria

U.S. Department of Defense
October 10, 2012

Panetta: DOD Works with Jordan, Turkey on Syria Repercussions
By Cheryl Pellerin
Edited by RR

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“We’ve…been working with [Jordan] to try to develop their own military and operational capabilities in the event of any contingency there,” Panetta added.

For that reason, he said, “we have a group of our forces there, working to help them build a headquarters and to ensure that we make the relationship between the United States and Jordan a strong one so we can deal with all of the possible consequences” of the war in Syria.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at October 10 press conference in Brussels

WASHINGTON: The Defense Department is working with Jordan and Turkey to help with collateral humanitarian and security issues affecting them because of the brutal war that continues in Syria, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

During a news conference held at the close of a NATO defense ministers meeting, Panetta described U.S. efforts in the Syrian border countries of Jordan and Turkey…

“We have been working with Jordan for a period of time now on a number of the issues that have developed as a result of what’s happening in Syria,” Panetta said.

Pentagon officials…have been working with Jordan in the effort to monitor Syrian chemical and biological weapon sites and to try to determine how best to respond to any concerns in that area, he said.

“We’ve also been working with [Jordan] to try to develop their own military and operational capabilities in the event of any contingency there,” Panetta added.

For that reason, he said, “we have a group of our forces there, working to help them build a headquarters and to ensure that we make the relationship between the United States and Jordan a strong one so we can deal with all of the possible consequences” of the war in Syria.

The U.S. presence in Jordan consists of about 150 mostly Army special operations forces, some of whom have been in Jordan for several months, a senior defense official said.

The United States also has reached out to Turkey on humanitarian and chemical and biological weapons issues, the secretary said.

“They’re obviously concerned about the CBW sites as well,” Panetta said, “so we’ve worked with them to do what we can to monitor that situation.”

On the U.S. approach to the situation in Syria, Panetta said the nation, in addition to working with allies to apply as much diplomatic pressure as possible, operates in three important areas.

The third area involves assisting the opposition, the secretary added, including providing nonlethal support.

“I know there are countries in the region that are providing lethal support,” he said, “but our effort is aimed at trying to work with the opposition in every way possible to…try to develop their capabilities as well.”

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  1. October 12, 2012 at 1:50 am

    The man is a war criminal, and under different circumstances should be included with that part of the Obama team that is prosecuted with the Bush crowd. That he cannot understand the sheer venality and destructiveness of the policies he has promoted and executed indicates not only a moral blindness but also rank stupidity.

    • richardrozoff
      October 12, 2012 at 2:38 am

      Bravo. You’ve said it all in so few words.

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