Nearly a dozen officers have been arrested in Jordan on charges of misleading the United States Central Intelligence Agency, CIA.
According to sources in Jordan, the Americans had reportedly asked some high-ranking Jordanian officers to provide CIA with sensitive information on Syria, as the Jordanians were in good terms with their Syrian counterparts.
The officers, however, gave wrong and misleading information to the US intelligence service.
The incident made Jordan’s King Abdullah II order the arrest of at least six colonels and four officers.
The arrests have reportedly created jitters among army and people in Jordan.
Meanwhile, Russian sources have revealed the presence of 1,500 foreign military experts on the ground in Syria. The foreign experts are believed to be in touch with the US government as well as the CIA to coordinate Washington’s possible military strike on the Arab country.
The recent war rhetoric against Syria first gained momentum on August 21, when the militants operating inside the country and their foreign-backed opposition claimed that over a thousand people had been killed in a government chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus.
Damascus categorically rejected the accusation, but a number of Western countries, including the US, France, and the UK, quickly started campaigning for war.
Since then, media outlets have reported US plans for likely surgical attacks, which would be in the form of “cruise-missile strikes,” and “could rely on … US destroyers in the Mediterranean.”
Blatant calls for war by the US President Barack Obama administration have not faded despite reluctance by some of its closest allies to engage in any military intervention in Syria.
Obama has said his administration will first seek authorization for the attack from a skeptical Congress.