Putin bypasses Israel, sets up joint war room for S. Syria with Jordan



Debkafile: “In a pivotal step reflecting the changeability of military and political deals in Israel’s neighborhood, Jordan has almost overnight agreed to establish a shared war room with Russia for the concerted conduct of their operations in Syria. This represents an extreme reversal of Amman’s policy.

Until now, Jordan fought against Russia’s protégée Bashar Assad from a joint war room north of Amman called the US Central Command Forward-Jordan, as part of a lineup with the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.

But this week Jordan shifted onto a new plane.

debkafile’s military and intelligence sources say Jordanian King Abdullah’s decision to team up with Moscow starts a whole new ball game rolling on policy-making and intelligence-sharing.”

Opinion: That didn’t take long. In our post from Joel Rosenberg (here) yesterday, the best-selling author and political analyst said this:

After initially refusing to make time to meet with America’s most faithful Sunni Muslim Arab ally in the hot war against ISIS, President Obama changed his mind and decided to make time after all … For five minutes. “This stunning decision by Mr. Obama to snub the King of Jordan is as nonsensical as it is offensive.”

It is uncanny how the Obama foreign policy team has managed to blow up relationships with the only Arab nations that have traditionally been on a stable footing with Israel: Egypt and Jordan.

But yet, there is still one Arab relationship that is stronger than ever:


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