Testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee today, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey conceded that the promises of no combat troops in Iraq are only tentative, and that the reality is they’ve only been ruled out “for now.”
Gen. Dempsey says that in the future he may recommend that the ground troops in Iraq, presently labeled “advisers,” will fight alongside the Iraqi military in offensives against ISIS.
Dempsey insisted the current plan is to just provide them with advice, and airstrikes, but if that fails, and pretty much everyone expects that to be the case, the advisers will start accompanying the Iraqi forces on combat missions.
Iraq has truly become a slippery slope in this regard, with the new war launched less than a month ago as a “humanitarian intervention” aimed at dropping aid to Yazidis, and quickly escalated into an air war spanning Iraq and Syria, with a coalition of scores of nations determined to “destroy” ISIS.
At each turn, the American public has been assured that the next step would absolutely not be taken, and that the US was not heading back into a ground war in Iraq, despite all of those ground troops they kept deploying. Now, the admission is that even the ground combat pledge is evaporating, and the US is well and truly in a new open-ended regional war.
5 thoughts on “Pentagon Admits: US Advisers May Fight Alongside Iraqi Troops”
The governments which have the ability and resource to defeat the Saudis/UAE barbarians are the Iraqi, Iranians and Syrian and the Kurdish nations both in Iraq, Syria and Turkish.
Others, like USG/English/Saudis/UAE they carry a agenda with their military or political advise and advisers. These governments are essences for people in Middle East facing all kind of fascism regimes.
It is foolish to think that USG is doing all that for nothing in return, nor the English or Saudis and UAE.
ISIS was created to divid mor of nations in Iraq, Syria and Iran, ISIS was created to eliminate the unity between Iran, Iraq, Syria. ISIS was created to bring about more profit to oil and gas black markets companies in Turkey and those whom are the oil cartel puppet regimes. ISIS is not only about barbarians, is also about the world economy and USG geopolitical agendas; therefore, there should not be any argument by the democrats insisting that Obama and his staff didn't know about the out come of their fake democracy, or helping "moderate rebel" in Syria will change anything. Although the argument about "lesser evil" facing more "evilish" been around for sometimes, hence, terrorists are terrorist there is no "good one" or lesser terrorists ever existed, you help them, they become ISIS.
Why not hand the ball to the Israeli military? They are ready and able. Our kids need the rest and I am sure pride will force the Israeli military to take the lead on this one.
"May fight" obviously means "will fight". The same thing happened with our 'advisors' in Vietnam; the mission was to teach and they wound up doing the heavy lifting. Aaaaaannnnd look where it got us.
advice? my name is dick chaney and you are all in danger
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