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Report: Israel Requested Jordan's 'Permission' To Attack Syria Chemical Weapons Sites
HAARETZ ^ | December 3, 2012 | By Barak Ravid

Posted on 12/03/2012 7:12:55 AM PST by Strategy

Israel has asked Jordan twice in the last two months for a green light to attack chemical weapons facilities in Syria, according to a report by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent representatives of the Mossad intelligence agency to Amman twice already, to coordinate the matter with the Jordanians and receive their "permission" for the operation, Goldberg wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: arabspring; chemicalweapons; islam; israel; jordan; middleeast; syria; syriachemicalweapons

1 posted on 12/03/2012 7:13:19 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Strategy
This could explain why a Marine expeditionary force was moved off the coast of Israel “to be available to evacuate civilians” in the event of incoming CHEM/BIO missiles from a failing Syrian regime. Later on it could be from Islamists who get their hands on the Syrian (and former Iraqi) WMD.
2 posted on 12/03/2012 7:18:09 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Strategy

Why does Bibi need Jordan’s permission to defend itself?

Perhaps Bibi is simply advising Jordan of its’ plan and not asking permission?


3 posted on 12/03/2012 7:20:23 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Strategy

Here is another link where you can read the entire article for free: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/12/israel-asked-jordan-for-approval-to-bomb-syrian-wmd-sites/265818/


4 posted on 12/03/2012 7:22:42 AM PST by rawhide
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To: newfreep
Why does Bibi need Jordan’s permission to defend itself? Perhaps Bibi is simply advising Jordan of its’ plan and not asking permission?

Because asking is the neighborly thing to do?
5 posted on 12/03/2012 7:23:44 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Strategy

Within five years, Israel will not ask permission from anyone to do what is necessary to survive. They will be surrounded by a new hostile “United Islamic Republic” (Egypt, Syria and Libya), a nuclear armed Iran, and possibly an radical Islamist Saudi Arabia. Do those sheiks and hypocritical oil soaked loafers really think they are safe from the Islamic radicals? Its hard to believe that Barak has has left the Israeli government and Netanyahu is facing an election and they have not taken definitive action against Iran. Their successors will be forced to fight for their very lives.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 7:28:47 AM PST by allendale
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To: allendale
Within five years...

I advise to anticipate sharp pangs there within a year; perhaps well within a year.
7 posted on 12/03/2012 7:37:35 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Strategy

It amazes me how much goes on in the world that US news outlets never cover. What’s the old saying, “You could fill a newspaper with what they don’t print...” or some such.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 7:44:59 AM PST by The Louiswu (it's all downhilll from here!!!)
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To: Resettozero
Because asking is the neighborly thing to do?

Especially if that neighbor is downwind.

9 posted on 12/03/2012 7:45:09 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Happy 10th FR birthday to meeeeeeeeee)
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To: Resettozero
Also nice to inform Jordan not to turn on their air defense radars or else they might have to be blown up too.
10 posted on 12/03/2012 7:51:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: newfreep

My guess is that it involves use of their air space to carry out the attacks which is standard procedure.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 7:55:04 AM PST by plain talk
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To: newfreep

Exactly. If it’s a matter of air space, just mosey on over the Golan, and in moments you’re flying through Syrian territory.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 12:46:29 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Strategy

If I’m not mistaken, Jordanian Intelligence often works closely with the CIA and the Mossad. In October, they foiled an Al Qaeda attack on diplomatic officials. They are also hosting 150 U.S troops on the border with Syria.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 1:11:14 PM PST by Patriot95
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To: Strategy
And should Israel not get Jordan's permission?

Would they go anyway?

I'd think this is more of a courtesy call

14 posted on 12/03/2012 4:01:12 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: newfreep

Because Jordan is the only Arab country besides Egypt that recognizes and cooperates with Israel. This is more due to the Hashemite royal family’s views, and not the general public.

If Israel’s actions destabilizes the Jordanian monarchy so that it collapses like Mubarak did, then they will have no friends at all in the region.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 5:59:54 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Strategy

The old saying, “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission” seems appropriate.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 6:04:45 PM PST by Amish with an attitude
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To: Shadow44

bttt


17 posted on 12/03/2012 6:05:11 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

7 A prophecy against Damascus:

“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
but will become a heap of ruins.
2 The cities of Aroer will be deserted
and left to flocks, which will lie down,
with no one to make them afraid.
3 The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be
like the glory of the Israelites,”
declares the Lord Almighty.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 6:10:35 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Strategy

The problem with stories like this article is that they give the false impression that only Assad has chemical weapons inside Syria.

The rebels have them, too.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 8:51:26 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Strategy

Why would Israel even need to ask Jordan when they didn’t ask to execute Operation Orchard? It’s Haaretz!


20 posted on 12/04/2012 2:42:16 PM PST by hamboy (Psalm 109:8: Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: Strategy

Government forces use chemical weapons in the fight against Free Syrian Army (FSA), Turkish Timeturk newspaper quotes FSA members as saying on Tuesday.

According to the opposition, last month Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in the city of Deir ez-Zor.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 5:14:18 PM PST by Fennie
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To: All; Strategy
This 'news' sounds quite convenient for the 0zer0 regime which wishes nothing more than to turn Syria into another "Arab Spring" Moslem stronghold.

I watched a little news this weekend and hear of big bad Syria and their chemical weapons with 0zer0 & Hitlery both signaling consequences if chemical weapons are used by the Syrians in Syria.

Tell me again WHAT national security interests are endangered by Syrians killing Syrians?

What of Iran? Hitlery has red lines for Syria but nothing for Iran who builds nuclear weapons and threatens our ally Israel>

I have a feeling this is all community organizer theater -the same we saw in both Egypt and Libya...

22 posted on 12/04/2012 5:53:59 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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23 posted on 12/04/2012 6:14:47 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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24 posted on 12/04/2012 6:15:25 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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25 posted on 12/04/2012 6:16:28 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Southack

That is a very good point.


26 posted on 12/04/2012 10:15:01 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: Strategy

USA COMMUNIST FALSE FLAG INITIATIVE TO INSTALL ISLAMIST REGIME IN SYRIA. THERE ARE NO SARIN GAS BOMBS,

THIS IS PURE PROPAGANDA TO ENABLE OVERT UNAUTHORIZED US MILITARY FORCES TO ATTACK SYRIA WITH NO CONSULTATION OF CONGRESS.

OBJECTIVE, OVERTHROW THUG ASSAD, INSTALL ISLAMIST REGIME WITH AL QUEDA FIGHTERS FUNDED BY USA THROUGH ARMS SHIPPED VIA QATAR.

OUTRAGE OF THE DAY. I HATE THIS OBAMA LYING COMMUNIST TYRANNICAL REGIME. THIS WILL MAKE BENGHAZI LOOK LIKE A TEDDY BEARS PICNIC.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 9:31:12 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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Tell me again WHAT national security interests are endangered by Syrians killing Syrians?

Keep in mind that Obozo has gone to great lengths to destabilize what were relatively benign regimes throughout the region, to provide (apparently) situations which the Muslim Brotherhood could rise to power. This cannot be blamed on incompetence, simply because the results are too consistent.

A spin off of that is that some serious weaponry has been obtained by the MB which ties in with Al-Qaida, Hizb'Allah, Hamas, and other lovely folks in the region. They also hobnob with other international terrorists, and who knows what may appear on a ship in a US harbor, outside an airport, etc., right here in the US.

If tons of drugs make it across the US border annually, serious weaponry could too.

If Assad retains control, as bloody as that option is, there will be a stable 'peace' imposed, much as Khadaffi imposed on his tribes, or for that matter, Mubarak. Stripping the strong men who kept the region stable from power is the gambit, to remove the structure which kept tribal rivalries at bay. In the ensuing shuffle for power, the plurality of the Muslim Brotherhood, if not majority, will end up taking over and the arsenals of the deposed regimes will be theirs to command.

While we (and, obviously Israel) have skin in the game, Obozo appears to be fighting on the other side.

28 posted on 12/06/2012 1:15:34 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Strategy

Somebody has to do it! An attack should be eminent to avoid
the death of thousands.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 10:22:04 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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