New York Times: U.S. Investigates Deaths of 3 Soldiers in Jordan as Possible Terrorism
JERUSALEM — American officials said Wednesday that they were investigating the killing of three United States soldiers at a Jordanian air base this month as a possible terrorist attack and dismissed suggestions that the three had done anything to provoke the shooting.
The Nov. 4 shooting has been shrouded in secrecy as American and Jordanian officials investigate it, a sign of the sensitivity surrounding the episode. But the Americans evidently became irritated at reports that seemed to place at least some blame on the soldiers.
“Investigators are considering all potential motives and reasons for why American service members came under fire, and they have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive,” the American Embassy in Jordan said in a statement. “Contrary to press reports, there has been absolutely no credible evidence to suggest that U.S. personnel acted contrary to orders or established procedures when accessing the base.”
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WNU Editor: When no news was released on what exactly happened that resulted in the deaths of these 3 soldiers was a sign to me that this was an act of terrorism. I suspect more details will be released in the coming days/weeks/months.