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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:17 PM

 

Jordanians ‘Suspicious’ About U.S. Troop Movements

Jordanians are suspicious about US weapons and troops being deployed to the kingdom, even if Washington seeks to help its ally protect itself from a possible spillover of Syrian violence, experts say.

Worried about the security of Jordan, which is already struggling to cope with around 550,000 refugees from its war-torn northern neighbour, the United States has kept F-16 warplanes and Patriot missiles in the country since a joint military exercise ended on June 20.

A US defence official has told AFP that Washington has expanded its military presence in the country to 1,000 troops.

“Jordanians do not feel comfortable about the presence of US troops, weapons and equipment in the kingdom,” analyst Oraib Rintawi, who runs the Al-Quds Centre for Political Studies, told AFP.

“For Jordanians, the US military presence is linked to plots and conspiracies against their neighbours, which would impact the country itself.”

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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:23 PM

1. Gee, ya think? After all our "help" to their neighbors.

 

If they weren't nervous about US troops and weapons they'd have to be a) crazy b) stupid.

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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:38 PM

2. They know their history, indeed.

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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:29 PM

3. I'm suspicious of our troop movements too.

 

We be tripping yo.

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