December 12, 2011
Whistleblower activist Sibel Edmonds reported on Sunday that “foreign military groups, estimated at hundreds of individuals,” have taken up positions in the city of al-Mafraq in northern Jordan on the Syrian border.
Edmonds’ blog attempted to contact the Department of Defense and get confirmation of the reports, but had not received a response as of 6:00 PM on Sunday.
An update on Edmonds’ blog, Boiling Frogs, states that a “journalist with a major mainstream media publication was told by his editors that there would be no coverage or follow up on these developments.”
The presence of foreign troops were also reported by a Jordanian military officer who asked to remain anonymous. He said hundreds of soldiers who speak languages other than Arabic were seen during the past two days (as of Sunday) moving back and forth in military vehicles between the King Hussein Air Base in al-Mafraq, ten kilometers from the Syrian border, and the vicinity of Jordanian villages near the Syrian border, including Albaej, the area around the dam of Sarhan, the villages of Zubaydiah and al-Nahdah adjacent to the Syrian border.
Another Boiling Frogs source in Amman identified a U.S.-NATO command center in the village of al-Houshah near al-Mafraq and the Syrian border.
“Some of the US forces that left the Ain al-Assad Air base in Iraq last Thursday, did not come back to the USA or its base in Germany, but were transferred to Jordan during the evening hours,” an Iraqi journalist in London told the blog.
“At least one US aircraft carrying military personnel landed in the Prince Hassan Air base located about 100 km to the east of the city of al-Mafraq,” another source reported.
Boiling Frogs has provided extended news coverage the establishment media has ignored in order to keep the American people in the dark about the planned attack on Syria following the takedown of the government in Libya and the assassination of Moammar Gaddafi.