Though the administration has repeatedly made a point of saying that ground troops aren’t being envisioned as part of the US attack on Syria, when actually pressed on the matter Secretary of State John Kerry opened the door to them.
“I don’t want to take off the table an option that might or might not be available to the president of the United States to secure our country,” Kerry insisted, saying that he could envision a ground invasion to secure Syria’s chemical weapons.
President Obama has also pushed the idea of a “broader strategy” for military offensives in the region above and beyond the initial missile strikes when talking to Congress, underscoring that the administration, while trying to make this sound like a one-and-done strike, is already cooking up plans for a much bigger war.
It’s a have your cake and eat it too effort for the administration, as they try to placate moderates with empty promises of a brief, meaningless war that they don’t need to think too much about, while reassuring their hawkish backers that once the war starts there is already plan in place, however vague, to go calamitously farther.
16 thoughts on “Kerry Won’t Rule Out Ground Troops in Syria”
Put Kerry on the table with the other warheads. Screw him onto the missile and fire away.
Kerry seems to have an ability to sabotage that attempt at a minimal attack because he can't keep his mouth shut. Keep talking John and almost every member of Congress will vote against that minimal attack as well as any larger attack.
please look at a map, particularly a physical one.
no one is occupying damascus with out first occupying lebanon(good luck with that)
Strange that sending troops to the other side of the world to fight in a civil war alongside Al-Qaida is described as "secure our country".
Unless his country is really indicated by that Israeli-blue tie he was wearing.
“I don’t want to take off the table an option that might or might not be available to the president of the United States to secure our country”
Why is that feebleminded subject impersonating an Intellectual Property lawyer?
The only way to prevent a CWs attack would be to invade and take them out of the country, if they merely bomb CWs warehouses that could be catastrophic with regards a fall out, so if the aim to to stop CWs use they'd have to put boots on the ground to properly handle/secure them.
I don't believe the Assad government carried out the first attack though, so whoever did will still have CWs in their possession no matter what the US does to the Assad government.
But If the aim isn't to take out the CWs then what exactly is the point in military action here ? It would seem odd to attack Syria on the basis that they used these weapons and then leave them in possession of them after its all over.
of course mr. skull and bones is fine with death and destruction for profit. he studied it at yale and performed the task admirably murdering the vietnamese. this guy is pure, unadulterated evil.
I'm shocked by this development. It only took a day to reverse course on this one?
Kerry must sent his own family to be killed. People are looking for the demise of impsters, traitors, liars, war criminals and zionist puppet who have infested the whole sytem for the "globalists", and "greater Israel". Let them fight their own war and to be KILLED. We are fed up with these war criminals and evils.
The plan is: instead of directly attacking North Korea and Iran (why?), smack down every country on the planet that shows the slightest resistance to U.S. dictatorship. You are next, Venezuela, Ecuador, Greece, Germany, etc.
I just watched the heated exchange between Kerry and Rand Paul, which is on Youtube. It was awesome to watch Kerry squirm while Paul skewered him with point after point. Kerry eventually resorted to shouting, trying to intimidate Paul, which didn't work. Kerry presented no evidence of Assad's guilt, stating he would do so in an executive session, which shows he has no proof. An exasperated Kerry, then turned to Gen Dempsey for help. Dempsey just said 'no comment.' Priceless.
“I don’t want to take off the table an option that might or might not be available to the president of the United States to secure our country,” Kerry insisted……
Kerry should really look at a map and actually see where Syria is located. What has Syria got to do with "securing" the US? By making more "terrorists", once you kill more middle eastern civilians?
It's extremely unfortunate that we can't inflict on the US power structure and the arms dealers what they have inflicted on the rest of the world.
Just like Libya, the "all options on the table" never include peace, negotiations, taking into account another point of view…
Syria had been through horrific droughts in the few years before the desperate efforts in 2011 of farmers and other jobless people to get help from the government. Military aid to "rebels", and perhaps directly to "help the civilians" are the last straw for a formerly sovereign country. Surely peace has to be tried. I suppose violent intervention is easier.
The Syrian war is part of the plan introduced to Bill Clinton back in 1990s, Bush and then Obama.
Since then nothing in regard to eu and usa foriegn policies has changed. USA wants to have the world economy under its economic system and control it, the globalization was introduced in 1990s, later the new world order which are a cooperation working for USA and EU corporations. The resistance by government and people around the world, for both ideas (globalization and new world order) has increased to a tremenduce amount due to USA and EU forcing the idea (wars) where they colonilize new countries for their natural resource and strategic locations for feature wars. To implement such idea/s USA and EU need to come up a more forceful acts then previous, lies and booths are just one of them. Losing a war for USA and EU simply is not a option, staging lies is part of it, so as threatening governments both in term of economic (sanctions) and military illegal actions is another.
The US rogue "leaders" never have to pay for giving orders. They go on leading cushy lives, and sending people to early graves with nasty devices.
And so the mission creep begins.
What will be deemed necessary is regime change, but since we cannot allow Islamic fundamentalists to take over the country, we will have to install the Syrian version of Karzai and then occupy the country for many years.
You're welcome, Israel! (As always.)
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