These are the people the U.S. is about to help: just as in Libya, they’re Islamic supremacists and jihadists.
“Jordan arrests two militants en route to Syria,” from AP, June 5 (thanks to Wimpy):
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) “” Jordanian police have arrested two alleged militants on their way to Syria to fight against President Bashar Assad, security and Islamist officials said Tuesday.
It is the first time that Jordan has publicly stated that its own militants are joining other Arab fighters to support the Syrian opposition.
Last month, Syria said it arrested 26 alleged al-Qaeda “foreign terrorists,” including one Jordanian. But Jordan never commented on the allegation.
The Syrian uprising, which began in March 2011 with mostly peaceful protests calling for change, has turned into an increasingly militarized conflict. Activists put the death toll at over 13,000. One year after the revolt started, the UN put the toll at 9,000, but many more have died since.
Al-Qaeda-style suicide bombings have become increasingly common, and Western officials say there is little doubt that Islamist extremists, some associated with the terror network, have made inroads in Syria as instability has spread….