Syrians living in Jordan hold Syrian opposition flags as they shout slogans against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a protest in front of Syrian Embassy in Amman, February 8, 2013. 
Muhammad Hamed

With the moderate armed opposition close to collapse in Syria’s northwest, the Southern Front has emerged as a more alluring venue for advocates of regime change. The appeal is understandable. The Assad regime is practicing economy of force in Syria’s south, and unlike in the northwest, operations there do not need to contend with significant Russian activity or risk running afoul of Turkish interests. Best of all, anti-regime military operations can be supported from Jordanian bases. And Jordan is a resolute U.S. ally.

Whether such cooperation with the United States is in Jordan’s interest is open

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