Terrorist attack believed responsible for killing three American special ops troops in Jordan

CBS News:
A new -- and sinister-- picture is emerging in the shooting deaths of three American soldiers earlier this month in Jordan, an important U.S. ally in the Middle East.

When Army Sgt. James Moriarity’s body came home, U.S. officials said a video of the incident in which he and two other American soldiers were killed appeared to show a deliberate terrorist attack -- not, as was first believed, a tragic accident.

The three soldiers were all Green Berets working for the CIA in Jordan, training Syrian rebels. U.S. officials say the security camera video shows several American vehicles stopped in broad daylight at the entrance to the Jordanian air field where the Green Berets were based. The first was allowed to pass through the gate, but then a guard suddenly opened fire on the second vehicle, killing both Americans inside. The Americans in the third and fourth vehicles jumped out and started returning fire. The Jordanian guard shot and killed one of them before he was wounded by the other.
The guard who did the shooting is in a medically induced coma so is unavailable for questioning, but the video makes pretty clear the original story coming out of Jordan saying the Americans did not stop is not true.  I would think that those associated with the guard who did the shooting can be interrogated.  They need to find if it was a "sudden jihad" attack or a more planned operation with collaborators.


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