Intel Trump Shared With Russia Came From Jordan, Not Israel

Intel Trump Shared With Russia Came From Jordan, Not Israel | Jordan doubts Israel had spies in ISIS anyhow

Last week, President Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and certain current and former officials revealed that Trump shared intelligence about ISIS’ laptop bombing plot. This included the name of a city that a foreign spy had infiltrated ISIS in, providing the intelligence.

This sparked a lot of scandal, centering on claims Trump shared information he should have, and officials claiming that they put the “Israeli spy” at risk, prompting a backlash from Israeli intelligence officials. Now, reports are indicating that the intelligence in question came from Jordan, not Israel in the first place.

Jordanian officials were said to have doubted that Israel would’ve had infiltrated ISIS, whereas thousands of Jordanians have joined the group, giving the nation ample opportunity to plant spies. There is no indication that Jordan isĀ  particularly upset about the revelation.

This adds more confusion to the revelations on which the scandal was initially based, both why US officials incorrectly identified the nation as Israel and why Israel, despite not being involved, played along and acted all outraged in response.

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  • RickR35

    How about that? Israel lying as always.

  • JanD

    Hmm, did Israel, in fact, made sure this was leaked or confirmed? Not everybody in Israel deep state might like the direction Trump is going currently, no matter how “pro” he appears. The reality is a bit more complex.

  • parmisuchi

    Intel Trump Shared With Russia Came From Jordan, Not Israel ……

    ……… Lies and more Lies !

  • chris chuba

    It was probably to protect Jordan from the outrageous story given to WaPo. Israel doesn’t give us any Intel.

    BTW I don’t hate Israel. It is what it is. Countries act in their own interests. I don’t hate Israel for doing that but I don’t fawn over them either like so many in the U.S.

    • Wueen

      LOL …. “Israel doesn’t give us any intel”

      That’s funny. Got any other good ones. You wouldn’t want to sell me a bridge in the desert while you are at it, uh?

      • chris chuba

        I heard that from a U.S. officer that worked w/Israel. In any case, Israel might get signal intelligence but they simply don’t get human intelligence from the surrounding countries, how would they?

        Countries like Jordan, Turkey, the KSA , and Syria would be able to acquire HUMINT because they can infiltrate ISIS or at least interact w/people who are in contact with them. Not saying that all of those countries share either but they would have more humint intel.

  • TellTheTruth-2

    LOL @ Israel having spies in ISIS … the US CIA and Israel Mossad ARE ISIS. Why would they need a spy when they call the shots?

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  • Jericho

    Cover story.

    Note the source, “times of Israel”. In other words, straight from either the IDF or Mossad. So, just a cover story.

  • masmanz

    Jordan helping US was not an acceptable narrative for Israel-first folks of the right or the left. Although I recall that Trump did say he would call the king of Jordan to explain the situation. But the news immediately got changed to Israel being the source. Israel played along as it was in their interest to play along.

  • Aireck

    Don’t let a chance to be a victim go to waste.