Paul Vallely: Jordan Is Next Target of ISIS

Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 11:25 AM

By Melissa Clyne

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorist group has wiped out the border separating Iraq and Syria in the north and is making its way to Jordan, retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely said on Newsmax TV’s "America’s Forum."

"We understand their next big move will be against Jordan, and that is very critical because if that border goes down, then the threat to take down the borders into Israel becomes very apparent, and we know the ultimate takedown over there is Israel," Vallely said.

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Unrest in the Middle East is spreading rapidly, with numerous factions looking to establish a caliphate, an all-Islamic state.

In Syria, forces of President Bashar al-Assad are attacking civilians, particularly hospitals where they are "taking out doctors and nurses," Vallely said. Medical staff can no longer wear white smocks because it makes them a target of militants.

Then there are al-Qaida and ISIS. The former is fighting to topple the Assad regime, while ISIS members have captured large swaths of Iraq with their eyes now set on Jordan.

None of the other Gulf States are getting involved, which Vallely attributes to the United States remaining idle except for deploying a few hundred Special Forces to the region.

"It appears nobody's making a move because the United States is not making any kind of move other than sending in Sen. [John] Kerry, who seems to accomplish nothing when he goes to these countries," Vallely said.

"We don't seem to have the CIA, State Department that properly vetted all of these different elements and who's against who, and who's who on the chess board," he said. "But we did that. We have a good feel for it now. But it's so convoluted, and it's very complex, no doubt about it."

The United States needs to act immediately in the form of airstrikes, Vallely said.

He suggested employing the "lily pad strategy," which entails using aircraft carriers as the home base for "air capacity, reconnaissance aircraft, and drones" to find the enemy and "take those targets out."

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