11 thoughts on “US soldiers to Jordan … and Syria?

  1. It would not surprise me. I remember US army “advisors” in Vietnam not long after the Korean War was over. By the way. Did you know there was a earlier Korean War? I think it was back at the turn of the nineteenth century. I never knew about it until I saw a plaque about it in the US Naval Acadamy.

        • Hi, now I only know what Wikipedia says about the 1871 US-Korean war. Maybe later, if I will find additional information, I will write on it.

          Wikpedia also writes:

          The first documented use of “hermit” to refer to Korea is in the title of William Elliot Griffis’ 1882 book, Corea: The Hermit Nation. The writer of the book had never visited Korea, did not speak the language, and had no first-hand experience with the country. He supported the invasion and occupation of Korea by Japan, and in his works often attempted to prove the superiority of Japan. The publication of The Hermit Kingdom, and its circulation, particularly in North America, led to tacit approval of Japan’s incursions into Korea. It was used to justify Japanese actions by showing the Korean people as primitive, uncultured, unable to function internationally, and needing Japanese direction.

          The expression quickly gained currency in Western discussions of Korea. As early as Carpenter’s Geographical Reader of Asia (NY, American Book Company, 1897) reference is made to “the hermit nation” which is “largely controlled by Japan”. Comments are also made that “Koreans until lately have driven travelers away from their shores” and that “the United States…opened Korea to the rest of the world”.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermit_kingdom

          See also

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Elliot_Griffis

      • Thanks for the link to the 1871 Korean War. If I remember correctly the plaque in the US Naval Military Acadamy said it was a war that took place in an estuary or river in Korea. Thanks again for the link. Wally

  2. Anti-semitic bomb attack suspects ‘had Syria links’

    Thursday 11 October 2012

    French prosecutor Francois Molins said today that the network of Islamists who carried out a grenade attack on a kosher grocery were planning to travel to Syria to join the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

    Five of 12 suspects arrested in a swoop last weekend have been released but the other seven remain in custody. Police said they discovered bomb-making materials thought to belong to the group in an underground car park on Wednesday.

    Mr Molins said the September 19 grenade attack in Sarcelles, which injured one, was “intended to kill” and the network could be the most dangerous established in France in over a decade.

    One suspect is believed to have co-ordinated trips for radical Islamists to join the Syrian uprising.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/124910

  3. INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER STATEMENT – IACenter.org

    ON TURKEY’S GROUNDING OF SYRIAN AIRLINER

    NATO MOVES CLOSER TO WAR ON SYRIA

    Turkey’s war-jets forced down a civilian airliner, flying from Moscow to Damascus. Thirty-five Russians and Syrians were passengers. This aggressive act brings NATO another step closer to open war against Syria as part of an imperialist plan to take over the country.

    U.S. spokesperson Victoria Nuland immediately supported Turkey’s Oct. 10 act of air piracy. Some 150 U.S. special troops had moved into Syria’s southern neighbor, Jordan. On Oct. 9 NATO Secretary Gen. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO would back up Turkey. The British, French and German governments also backed up Turkey and blamed Syria for the crisis.

    Turkey had continued shelling Syria, using as a pretext the charge that Syrian forces had launched mortars into Turkey a week earlier. To this day it is unclear who launched the mortars. It might well have been the counterrevolutionary rebels that the NATO countries and the Gulf oil monarchies have been arming all along.

    Turkey claimed there were weapons aboard the airliner, along with 17 Russian and 18 Syrian passengers, whose lives were endangered by the grounding. As of now Turkey has shown no evidence that weapons were aboard, nor did it in any case have the right to ground an airliner flying on a regular air lane. It underlines the seriousness of the war threat that Turkey risked its important trade and diplomatic relationships with Russia to make this aggressive move.

    It is important to look at who are the forces now threatening to intervene in Syria. The NATO powers are the former colonialist powers that carved up Africa and Asia, and dominated Latin America. Even the Netherlands — where Rasmussen is from — held Indonesia as a colony until after World War II. They still monopolize military and economic power in the world, they completely dominate the media and their 1% superrich are the exploiters of humanity. And they are making war to make new colonies out of sovereign states, with the U.S. leading the pack in the new colonial wars.

    While they pretend to be promoting “democracies,” NATO’s main allies in the Middle East are monarchies Jordanian monarchy. Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been financing the Syrian counterrevolution with their ruling family’s oil billions. NATO’s front line is militarist Turkey, whose troops will supply the main cannon fodder for the war against Syria.

    Each week the civil war in Syria grows closer to a regional war into which all the NATO powers will jump.

    Those anti-war forces that exist in the United States and the other NATO powers have the following responsibilities: to refuse to be swept up in the war propaganda that demonizes Syria and its leader; to argue and educate others to understand that people in their countries can only lose from an intervention against Syria; and to mobilize to stop the aggression from NATO by whatever steps are possible.

    IACenter.org

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