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Trump May Send Up To 50,000 Troops To Syria

  • Trump May Send Up To 50,000 Troops To Syria
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    It appears that Mike Cernovich, who earlier this week wrote that Trump’s national security advisor, Gen. H.R.McMaster, was planning on sending as many as 150,000 troops to Syria, may have been right again. According to Bloomberg commentator Eli Lake, who has now made a habit of confirming Cernovich “conspiracy theories” (he did so previously with the Susan Rice scoop), Trump may be on the verge of escalating the proxy war in Syria by sending anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 troops on the ground, and – if Cernovich is indeed correct – as much as three times more.

    Per Lake, after U-turning on attacking Syria last week and on a variety of economic policies yesterday, the Donald Trump’s “biggest foreign policy surprise may be yet to come.” Specifically, he says that McMaster, has been quietly pressing his colleagues to question the underlying assumptions of a draft war plan against the Islamic State that would maintain only a light U.S. ground troop presence in Syria.” McMaster’s critics inside the administration say he wants to send tens of thousands of ground troops to the Euphrates River Valley. His supporters insist he is only trying to facilitate a better interagency process to develop Trump’s new strategy to defeat the self-described caliphate that controls territory in Iraq and Syria.”

    To be sure, there have been ground troops, typically special forces, in Syria since 2014, when Barack Obama famously flipflopped on his own promise of “no more boots on the ground”, first in Iraq and then the broader region.  However, the U.S. presence on the ground has been much smaller and quieter than more traditional military campaigns, particularly for Syria. As Lae puts it, “It’s the difference between boots on the ground and slippers on the ground.”

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https://www.apnews.com/920191ff3eb14e56a64131917ee8ef31

This article is mostly propaganda. US forces are not in Syria to fight ISIS. They are supporting ISIS and fighting against Syria-Assad. Click on image for article.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/02/17/syri-f17.html

Click on image for article.

https://twitter.com/sahouraxo/status/850871980391886851

Click on image to goto tweet.

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April 14, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , ,

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