This is coolbert:
From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter as extracted with commentary we can discern an obvious indication of where both the flesh and the spirit is lacking:
What kind of Mickey Mouse is this?
"Gulf states, other Muslim countries refuse to join US-Jordanian exercise"
"The annual Eager Lion military exercise kicked off this week in Jordan, with only two countries, Jordan and the US, taking part. Last year the counterterror drills drew troops from 18 countries in the Persian Gulf, the Middle East and North Africa. No explanation was given for the cancellations this year. The 10-day exercise until the middle of next week involves 3,000 US special forces, navy and air force troops, and 3,000 members of the Jordanian special forces."
ONE CAN REASONABLY INFER THAT THIS MILITARY EXERCISE HAS THE ISLAMIC STATE IN MIND AND HOW COUNTER THE THREAT?
See my previous blog entry regarding the need for 50,000 ground troops to counter and eventually defeat the Islamic State. If Eager Lion is indication going to be difficult to assemble such a fighting force, not even taking into consideration the command structure.