Brule UAE willing to put defence capabilities at Jordan’s disposal
06 Feb 2015 11:59 PM by JT | AMMAN — The United Arab Emirates is willing to dedicate “military capabilities to Jordan’s armed forces”, a senior Emirati official said Thursday.
His Majesty King Abdullah received a phone call from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who offered condolences over the death of pilot Muath Kasasbeh and expressed the UAE’s solidarity with Jordan, praising the Jordanian army and its “heroic role in combating terrorism”.
Sheikh Mohammad, who is also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, condemned the acts of the so-called Islamic State terrorist group, which killed the pilot by immolation, drawing condemnation by the international community.
The King received more calls and cables from leaders offering condolences over the death of the officer.
In the telephone conversations, the leaders expressed their countries’ solidarity and their support for Jordan under these circumstances, the Royal Court said.
The King received calls from King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, King Felipe VI of Spain and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, in a related report, was quoted stressing that the brutality of IS is “beyond comprehension”, noting that such acts have “noting to do with Islam”, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.
King Abdullah also received similar calls from Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar Ahmed Al Tayeb.
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent cables of condolences as well to His Majesty.
He also received cables from Czech Republic’s President Milos Zeman, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani.
Moreover, the Monarch received cables from Bahrain’s Deputy King and Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Lebanon’s former presidents Michel Sleiman and Amin Gemayel, and Lebanon’s former premier Fouad Siniora, as well as from the head of the Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar Al Hakim.
The King also received cables of condolences from heads of several councils, in addition to Arab and international Islamic and Christian entities.
Brule Armed forces launches ‘Operation Martyr Muath’
06 Feb 2015 11:59 PM AMMAN — The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) announced Thursday that Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) fighters carried out “Operation Martyr Muath” in retaliation for the brutal killing of pilot Muath Kasasbeh at the hands of the so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
In a statement read on Jordan TV late evening, JAF said that the attack occurred at 11am, involving “dozens of RJAF fighters”, which were shown in footage as they took off, attacked what appeared to be military structures and landed back in the base.
The army said all targets were destroyed and all planes returned safe to their base.
The operation “came to uproot this terrorist organisation and destroy evil in its lurking places”, JAF said, vowing to continue the war until the terrorists are eliminated and Jordanians are spared their tyranny.
“They will pay for each hair of Muath,” the statement said.
The fighters flew over Amman and the southern governorate of Karak, where Kasasbeh’s hometown lies, Jordan TV said in breaking news, following the missions.
Later in the day, King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of JAF, visited army headquarters where he was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Mashal Al Zaben and other commanders of different army units.
HRH Prince Feisal also attended the meeting, according to a Royal Court statement.
During the meeting, Zaben briefed the King on the “details of the air strikes carried out by the brave men of RJAF today targeting hideouts of IS”, the statement said.
Discussions focused on several army-related issues.
King Abdullah expressed his pride in the great efforts exerted by the military in defending the country’s security and stability and safeguarding its accomplishments, expressing his confidence in the high and advanced level of JAF, in terms of their preparedness and training, the Royal Court said.
Brule Mosul .. intensive raids on nests "Daash"
4:15: 02/07/2015 Khandan - to launch international airline alliance intensive raids on nests "Daash" in Mosul Saturday afternoon.
A military source said of the Khazar axis in a statement to "Khandan", the international airline alliance performs about an hour of intensive air strikes against nests "Daash" in Mosul since.
The source noted that preliminary information indicates that the raids targeted about 20 nest for "Daash" in Bartalah and Ba'shiqah and Kokjla.
The source expected the occurrence of major damage in the ranks of the elements of the organization "Daash" because of the severity of the blows. www.khandannews.com
Mike I don't know jane, haven't we been there for months now? I'm not real happy with Obama either but I am happy with the success of our troops in the sky. The US single handedly kept ISIL out of Baghdad and Erbil with close air support.
" We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid " Benjamin Franklin
rissas dad Totally agree Mike. I think its vitally important that Arabs and Muslims are engaged to a higher level than they have been. We give them all the help they need (and have) with air support, training, arms and logistical support, recon and communications coordination and air-borne refueling.
The rest of the Muslim world cant blame the US for another "aggression" if these other countries are with us and perhaps engaged more than we are in the killing of Daash. Theyve made mistakes, but the burning alive of the Jordanian pilot was a big one.
Mike Agreed, Rissas Dad. Meanwhile, millions are displaced, women are raped and sold into slavery and Jordan's response was tepid. Murder one of their pilots, and the gloves come off. Their response is all about revenge and showing strength in the face of terrorism.
You're right, we've given them all the tools, now all they need is the will to fight these guys and remove them from the planet. Heck, maybe even Iraq will do something about these guys, you can't have the Peshmerga do everything, can you?
Mally To me it doesnt matter who does it. If Iraq cant get to the point where they have a functional military in the north it will just create a vacuum when isis is "defeated" and the next group of thugs will rise to the top of the food chain. jmo
Gijane Kurds are still begging for weapons, and Barzani is pissed; Jordon got the "we'll see" last week, so UAE is stepping up - again; just more procrastination from the oval office.
i agree that ME countries need to deal with it more aggressively, but we could give them the materials to do so..... obama is a huge embarrassment.
Wiz IMO - its to everyone's advantage and best interests for the Arab nations to step up and deal with their own regional issues-- clearly UAE has been a ally to the US--but is fed up and wants to win –
not just "help out" and will follow a true leader that wants to win now --King Abdullah aka Jordon.
if the USA Govt really wanted to eradicate ISIS or daash or whatever the boogeyman of the week is then we could have done so months and months ago -- the benefit of the US Govt doing a bad job is that the entire ME is finally stepping up.... as it should. peace—Wiz
Preacher Man Totally agree WIZ,
--(as always treat as rumor and due your own sound diligence)
Gijane Yep Wiz. i just hope our country can survive until January '17......
Mike Hey Wiz, you don't happen to have a link for that article, do you?
--" We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid " Benjamin Franklin
Tlar Muslims fighting terrorism. What an oxymoron. And to think al Qaeda is calling IS barbarians. The same guys who have no problem blowing up innocents all over the globe, Muslims included.
Maybe this is the end of support for all these kinds of groups, kind of like the last big barrage of a firework show. al Qaeda uses kids as suicide bombers to blow up schools, hospitals, and market places but they are judging IS to have no morals and not represent Muslims.
They have no morals as well as a group, and have an unholy, inhumane agenda. Maybe Muslims might finally stand up to all these guys.
These groups are hate groups and their agendas have morphed into killing, rape, theft, kidnapping, torture and assassinations only, with most of their crimes being committed against other Muslims..
They are a bunch of mentally disturbed kids lead by dysfunctional adults with AK-47's and supported by idiot ideology that justifies bedlam as righteous and heaven ordained.
They thrive on anarchism bounded by barbaric butchery. I am hopeful that Muslims everywhere finally realize that this kind of ideal ology, inappropriately named fanaticism, has finally come home to roost and that the thinking of Muslims everywhere is now permanently changed for the better.
We are seeing Muslim organizations, religious leaders, and Muslim countries and governments finally willing to take a stand. This feeling will pore over to apply to all terrorist organizations, al QAeda included, over the next year as Muslims come to realize nobody controls crazy.
Once you open Pandora's box, there is a **** of a price to pay to put her back in the box.
Muslims killing supposed Muslims is that price. I see this as a cleansing fight for the true control and heart of the religion. The cleansing will have to go deep, through the Shieks, Imans and yes even the Ayatollahs.
Anyone supporting a barbaric group or preaching its doctrine will have to be dealt with before this fight is won. The crazies all, will have to be eradicated. This is a religious war and the religion will have to look inward to solve these problems and find it's soul.
IMO it is right for the US to support by giving armaments and air support but we cannot win this war for them, and it is best IMO to let this war for the soul of the religion be fought by Muslims, not American soldiers on the ground.
We should not be seen as the invading crusader in this fight because it could galvanize and mobilize Muslims worldwide against us. Good will win against evil, but that should be the rallying cry for Muslims just as we have started see since Jordan stood up.
This religion has been hi-jacked and the possession of the soul of this religion can only be earned back by those that follow this religion alone, not by outsiders.
We are the outsiders and we can be seen taking sides as we have done, but we must recognize that this is an internal religious war and that this is exclusively a Muslim war.
Help yes, but boots on the ground as some in our military are clamoring for, IMO is dead wrong. It can result consequences far more damaging than offering material assistance to the good side we are offering. tlar
Mike Great post, Tlar.
G-Lin Tlar. Excellent. And 100% accurate. BruleU da best! Always the truth as you see it.
Gijane tlar- re: "...galvanize terrorist..." what exactly did "we" do to encourage/galvanize the 1st Trade Center bombing? the USS Cole? or the numerous attacks by Muslim terrorists all over the globe, before and after 9/11?
sorry, but the terrorists actions are based on their quest for world domination via their twisted ideology. they hate our way of life and belief system, but they love to live here and take advantage of our freedoms - which are quickly dissapating under the 'leadership' of this administration.
danny griffin good jane. yours was the most straightforward and accurate post i have read today. don't be a stranger.
Gijane thanks Danny. i'm not going to be silent anymore. conservatives are just as entitled to their opinions as liberals, and i ain't 'skeeeered'.
Flyboy Wiz/Jane... I agree to a point... And Tlar I most often agree with you as well...,but, in this case our policy is so unclear that it is almost nonexistant...We should make it clear to thses clowns that the US is off limits and I mean really clear.
They jab at us just to see what our reaction will be....It is clear to me, a Jane said...they hate us and our way of life....but in my life time when the Sh*t hits the fan the world comes to us for help....and also in my lifetime we give the help...including blood, sweat and tears. Just sayin... Love the site and all who offer opps...thanks
JBG Jane....I am happy to see you positng again...hang around this time...please...love the way you stand up to some of the people on this site and tell it like it is.....you are right, alot of us have stopped posting because of some of the people on this site who are downright annoying and tiresome...
most of the good people who I enjoyed following have left...don't blame them...too clickish these days...so welcome back....
gijane thanks JBG. we need to have each others' backs, and stand against the mob-mentality that's been too prevalent of late. i can dish it AND take it, so as far as i'm concerned, EVERYONE is free to express their opinion... just expect to be challenged if it doesn't sit well with others. 8)
tlar Jane, you and I are in total agreement. I too am a conservative. What I wrote I believe to be common sense. It is a portrayal of the war that I believe is just now getting started in the Muslim world for the soul of Islam. I can see no good coming from our sending our boys to fight this war.
IMO it must be fought and won by thinking Muslims. Hopefully what emerges is a more tolerant Islam.
Islam did lash out at us using extremists but now the Muslim community may be seeking to put a muzzle on that rapid dog and it is my belief that in doing so they will find extremists ideology across the board to be intolerable.
That is my personal belief only and if I were president, I would support by air, sea munitions and any other tools that would be required to help the Muslims fighting extremists.
I would not send our guys in for anything other than training and recon. I realize this is a galvanizing view as many want us to go in and kick but, me included, but IMO logically speaking I believe it is the wrong thing to do.
My post was neither an endorsement with this administration nor was it an indictment. It is my personal belief and hope of what we should do only.
By the way I may have miss described myself unintentionally. I am an ultra-conservative on most issues being the old fart that I am. I see things more in black and white than in a 1000 shades of gray.
So as you read my stuff, no where I come from. I am not an apologist for my country nor do I hate democrats. I just don't agree with some of their ideas as I am sure they don't agree with many of mine.
That doesn't make either of us bad people. You catch more bees with honey than you do with vinegar.
Arguing for the sake of arguing convinces no one to come to a point of view so I try to only control the things I can in my life and tolerate others with different points of view knowing full well we are all human and no one is 100% right or wrong. tlar
JBG Tlar....have always loved that statement "you get more with honey than you do with vinegar"....happy that you are posting again too.....stay with us this time....
you are one of the good people that I have missed...I have always had your back in the past and will continue to do so....
sorry you have taken a such a mean and vicious bashing over and over again from some of the people on this site in the past....don't let it deter you from continuing to post....hang in with us...we need you too.....
gijane tlar- i have no desire for our troops to trudge the deserts of the ME, but i do think well-placed 'operatives' would do wonders....
i was beyond grateful to see Netanyahu offer support to Jordan. Amazed at the ME leaders that actually do whatever is necessary to protect their citizens, and work for the greater good. Someone could take a lesson from them...