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BREAKING: Turkey Scrambles F16s after Syria Bombs Border Town. Turkey worried Assad may Resort to Chemical Weapons - Hillary Issues Warning
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[quote:Newshunter:MV8yMDY5NjA1XzM0ODI5MjM3XzZDMkQ5OTdD] [b]Israel Asked Jordan For Approval to Bomb Syrian WMD Sites[/b] By Jeffrey Goldberg inShare.0Dec 3 2012, 7:54 AM ET The U.S. is not the only country worried about the possible use of chemical weapons. Intelligence officials in two countries told me recently that the Israeli government has twice come to the Jordanian government with a plan to take out many of Syria's chemical weapons sites. According to these two officials, Israel has been seeking Jordan's "permission" to bomb these sites, but the Jordanians have so far declined to grant such permission. Of course, Israel can attack these sites without Jordanian approval (in 2007, the Israeli Air Force destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor), but one official told me that the Israelis are concerned about the possible repercussions of such an attack on Jordan. "A number of sites are not far from the border," he said, further explaining: "The Jordanians have to be very careful about provoking the regime and they assume the Syrians would suspect Jordanian complicity in an Israeli attack." Intelligence sources told me that Israeli drones are patrolling the skies over the Jordan-Syria border, and that both American and Israeli drones are keeping watch over suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites. He went on to provide context of the Israeli request: "You know the Israelis -- sometimes they want to bomb right away. But they were told that from the Jordanian perspective, the time was not right." The Israeli requests were made in the last two months, communicated by Mossad intermediaries dispatched by Prime Minister Netanyahu's office, according to these sources. (I asked the Israeli embassy in Washington for comment on this, but received no answer.) http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/12/israel-asked-jordan-for-approval-to-bomb-syrian-wmd-sites/265818/ [/quote]
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Tweeted from Turkey Newspaper Journalist:
Turkey scrambles F-16 fighter jets after Syrian warplanes bombs Ras al-Ain on the Turkish border.
Tensions running high on the border.
link to twitter.com
Comes on heals of report that Syria is moving chemical weapons for possible attack.
Stay tuned for updates.
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