I was really not that aware of the risky situation in terror-plagued Iraq until after attending a recent news conference by Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri here in Amman. The Islamist Sunni politician expressed distress about the quick advancements of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) into his country. There was unmistakable dismay in his statements over the inadequate support Iraq was receiving from neighbors and friends in its war against ISIS and radicalism. Jabouri, indeed, frightened us journalists when he warned with confidence that terror would reach all Iraq’s neighbors if ISIS was not defeated in his “always-at-war” country. Diplomatic euphemisms aside, such feelings were not difficult to establish from Jabouri’s brief statements and answers to journalists.
With ISIS advancements again into the Iraqi cities of Anbar and Mosul, coupled with the deteriorating situation of the Iraqi security forces, the U.S. administration has not yet decided on any decisive military measures to help the Iraqis regain balance on the ground.Raed Omari
If one day Jordan decides to provide military training to Iraqi forces, I would expect this to take place in the security-concerned kingdom.Raed Omari