In what is being reported as “the most significant escalation in the US military campaign against ISIS to date,” Obama has just authorized boots on the ground in Syria.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the U.S. would be deploying “less than 50” Special Operations forces, who will be sent to Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria. The American troops will help local Kurdish and Arab forces fighting ISIS with logistics and are planning to bolster their efforts.
Remember back in fall 2013 when Americans were literally protesting an invasion into Syria because everyone knew it was b.s.?
Well, they wanted in to Syria somehow. It’s one of the [amazon text=paths to Persia&asin=0815703414], so-to-speak. They were going to make it happen any way they could.
All it took was two years and a little ISIS scaremongering to change all that real quick, huh?
Zero Hedge has reported how much this doesn’t make sense on the surface:
As we’ve detailed extensively (and this isn’t exactly a secret), Iran effectively runs the Iraqi military via its various Shiite militia proxy armies. That’s not an exaggeration. As Reuters reported earlier this month, “the Fifth Iraqi Army Division now reports to the militias’ chain of command, not to the military’s, according to several U.S. and coalition military officials.” So when the Apaches and their crews aren’t supporting the Kurds, they’ll be openly supporting Iran-backed fighters.
Only that isn’t at all consistent with placing US ground troops with Syria’s “moderate rebels” like the Free Syrian Army because after all, they’re fighting the very same Iran-backed Shiite militias. So the US would be bolstering the militiamen in Iraq with Apache gunship support and then firing on those exact same militiamen across the border in Syria in support of the “moderate” rebels battling to oust the Assad regime.
It’s beyond absurd.
On top of that, Chairman of the Russian Upper House committee for foreign affairs Konstantin Kosachev has already noted that this not only violates international law, but it inches the US further toward open war with Russia —
Commenting on the potential involvement of US ground troops against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Kosachev once again highlighted that, when it comes to Syria, the US-led anti-ISIS campaign is already violating international law. Potential troops on the ground, Kosachev believes, will further violate international regulations.
“No ground operation is possible [in Syria], because that would inevitably involve Russia in the ongoing war,” the politician told RT.
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