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Jordanians protest proposed U.S. troop deployment

By Dale Gavlak

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:43 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2013

AMMAN, Jordan » About 300 Jordanians have demonstrated against the proposed deployment of 200 U.S. troops on their nation's border with Syria.

Some protesters warned that the small force could be just the beginning of a process that leads to U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war to secure its chemical weapons. Other demonstrators, backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, burned American flags.

At the Friday rally in Amman, leftists and independents chanted, "No to U.S. troops in Jordan. This is not in our national interest." They said they do not want to see a U.S.-led invasion of Syria like the 2003 war in neighboring Iraq, based on faulty intelligence about weapons of mass destruction there.

Jordan has sent reinforcements to the border to guard against the fighting spilling across.

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whs1966 wrote:
Looks like we've not learned anything in the Middle East. Here's how this will unfold: 1.) Our small unit will be attacked; troops killed; 2.) We will send in more troops to protect the small unit; more troops killed; 3.) We will continue to expand our presence there; more troops killed; 4.) Americans will get tired or the nonsense as more troops are killed; 5.) We will leave, having made more enemies than friends. 6,) We will go through these steps in another country; repeat the insanity.
on April 26,2013 | 04:37AM
SteveToo wrote:
I agree. No U.S. troops in Jordan. Don't matter which side wins in Syria, they will still hate us.
on April 26,2013 | 07:07AM
DABLACK wrote:
Enough killing of our warriors ! Who'll protect us if we need them ??
on April 26,2013 | 07:19AM
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