President Obama has signed off on yet another deployment of ground troops to Iraq today, agreeing to send another 350 troops to the capital city of Baghdad to protect “American diplomatic facilities” across the city.
It is the first announcement of new ground troops deployed to the country in about a week, and one of several over the past month and a half as the US builds up its military presence in both Baghdad and Irbil.
So far the US ground troops haven’t engaged in any direct combat in the war with ISIS, and the US has simply launched airstrikes against them to set up Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Shi’ite militias’ ground operations.
The continued escalation suggests that’s probably not going to be true in the long run, or that at the very least the administration recognizing the likelihood of transitioning into a ground war.
And perhaps transitioning into other countries. Sen. Bill Nelson (D – FL) is pushing a new bill that would give the White House explicit authorization to expand the air war into neighboring Syria. Sen. Nelson insisted he wanted to ensure there was “no question” that the president could expand the war as he sees fit.
The White House declined to express any position on the legislation, insisting no decision has yet been made on attacking ISIS inside Syria. Officials have previously indicated they don’t really believe they need Congressional authorization for the war itself, and indeed no effort was made to get an authorization for the Iraq side of the conflict.
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Nelson is another Israeli asset in the US Congress who wants to push the US adventurism into Syria even though there is no proof that Syria is a direct threat to the US. If the Israelis are so concerned with Syria then THEY should man up and take care of their own business. They're a nuclear power and have a well armed and trained military – they should use it if that is what they want. Syria is not a concern (well, shouldn't be anyway) of the US people.
In Godfather 2, the mafia kingpin Michael Corelone, and associates
were in Havana, Cuba. Corelone mentioned having witnessed a (rebel)
with a concealed hand grenade, took out himself, and soldiers at a
checkpoint. Corelone noted it was impossible to defeat someone who
has nothing to lose.
ISIS has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Oboomer is a (fool)
if he can't see this. Iraq is in shambles thanks to the USG which is
responsible for the carnage taking place today.
Foley, and Sotloff are fodder added to the 1 million Iraqis Bush
murdered in his 2003 invasion, and 1 million more Iraqis who died
in secular violence since then.
Oboomer is trying to extinguish a wildfire by dousing it with gasoline.
“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned”
A fascist coup caused the anarchy in Ukraine, yes, but so small it was with the NATO powers hiring at the most a hundred mercenaries, gave them sniper rifles only sufficient to execute 200 protesters and now there must be a World War Three?
Most assuredly, for though the Western world is only 5% of earth population, they have now plundered over half of all the wealth in our Universe, have the gut drive to destroy anyone or anything that threatens to harm their wealth and if all the natural resources in Russia could be added to their plunder, may what a frosting on the cake that would be.
The American people once notified their congress to vote no on a war in Syria . I still believe that was the right decision . I think The Syrians themselves can handle ISIS . If I remember right it was on ISIS side we were going into Syria to help . Why don't we just stop giving assistance to ISIS and the Syrian rebels in Syria and give that assistance to the Kurds and Iraqi army that are fighting ISIS in Iraq . This won't cost us much accept maybe the humilation of admitting we supported the wrong side
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