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SYRIA-TURKEY CRISIS UPDATES : Almost 150 killed as Syria truce collapses, Meanwhile US Deploys Troops & 70 Nuclear Bombs in Turkey
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[quote:DoomneT:MV8yMDEzMDYxXzMzODYzMTM1XzhFMEUzRDFD] [b][color=red]Inspect US planes passing through Iran airspace: MP [/color][/b] [i] An Iranian lawmaker has called on the government to intercept and inspect all US airplanes passing through the Islamic Republic’s airspace. Nader Qazipour said on Friday that the Islamic Republic must respond to the US pressures exerted on Tehran’s neighbors to ground and inspect Iranian airplanes destined for Syria. “American planes fly from Afghanistan to Iraq and from Iraq to Afghanistan across Iran’s air border and we expect the [Iranian] government to respond in kind to them (Americans),” he said.[/i] Read More: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/10/12/266306/inspect-us-planes-passing-iran-airspace [b][color=red]US upset about Iran-Iraq-Syria alliance[/color][/b] [i]A prominent military analyst says the United States is deeply concerned about the alliance among Iran, Iraq and Syria and their stand against Israel, Press TV reports. “There are deep concerns within the US that a coalition between Iran, Iraq and Syria will stand against Israel and Turkey which frankly is their long-serving surrogate since Ottoman times,” Gordon Duff said in an interview with Press TV on Friday.[/i] http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/10/12/266298/us-fears-iraniraqsyria-alliance/ [/quote]
The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan
To help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict.
The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman. It is now largely focused on helping Jordanians handle the estimated 180,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border and are severely straining the country’s resources.
American officials familiar with the operation said the mission also includes drawing up plans to try to insulate Jordan, an important American ally in the region, from the upheaval in Syria and to avoid the kind of clashes now occurring along the border of Syria and Turkey.
The officials said the idea of establishing a buffer zone between Syria and Jordan — which would be enforced by Jordanian forces on the Syrian side of the border and supported politically and perhaps logistically by the United States — had been discussed. But at this point the buffer is only a contingency.
link to www.nytimes.com
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