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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:13 PM

Report: Defense Department Considering Sending Conventional Ground Troops Into Syria

Source: Slate


FEB. 15 2017 4:45 PM

By Osita Nwanevu

CNN reported Wednesday afternoon that the Defense Department is, for the first time, considering making a proposal to send conventional American combat troops into northern Syria to fight ISIS. The network's Barbara Starr said that the Pentagonís considerations were prompted by President Trumpís demand for a plan to defeat ISIS by the end of February. The proposal has not yet been sent to Trump.

As on all issues, Trump has made conflicting statements on how he would like to tackle ISIS in Syria. In March 2016, he said during a debate that he would listen to the recommendations of "the generals" who he said had recommended 20,000 to 30,000 American troops on the ground. In July of the same year, though, he said he'd send "very few" troops into the fight. The U.S. has around 500 troops, tasked largely with assisting the Syrian opposition, in the country as of December.

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Reply Report: Defense Department Considering Sending Conventional Ground Troops Into Syria (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 15 OP
StrictlyRockers Feb 15 #1
still_one Feb 15 #8
nikibatts Feb 15 #2
StarryNite Feb 15 #16
hibbing Feb 15 #3
Still In Wisconsin Feb 15 #4
Ilsa Feb 15 #5
Cognitive_Resonance Feb 15 #6
2naSalit Feb 15 #13
watrwefitinfor Feb 15 #7
TranssexualKaren Feb 15 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 15 #10
keithbvadu2 Feb 15 #19
jalan48 Feb 15 #11
Oneironaut Feb 15 #12
canetoad Feb 15 #14
femmocrat Feb 15 #15
turbinetree Feb 15 #17
tanyev Feb 15 #18
Wuddles440 Feb 15 #20
YOHABLO Feb 15 #21
watoos Feb 16 #22
Little Tich Feb 16 #23
heaven05 Feb 16 #24
JesterCS Feb 16 #25

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:14 PM

1. This is a bad idea.

Are we really planning on sticking our dick in that beehive?

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:40 PM

8. Wonder how that grabs tulsi gabbard?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:15 PM

2. Don't fall for it. Keep your eyes and ears on Russia-gate.

Diversion #2

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Response to nikibatts (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:33 PM

16. Yup

This is just the dump's way of distracting the news media away from Russia-gate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:17 PM

3. Please no

We already have any wounded and deceased vets from that god awful war of choice in Iraq.


Peace

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:17 PM

4. Send US ground troops into a conflict with at least three disparate, ill-defined competing factions,

PLUS Russia? All with no plan whatsoever for a post-conflict regime/government. What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:18 PM

5. I don't see how this will go well. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:18 PM

6. Wag the Dog. nt

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Response to Cognitive_Resonance (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:05 PM

13. Ding ding ding!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:25 PM

7. We've seen how he runs the White House.

Imagine how he would run a war.

Wat

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:52 PM

9. I take this as a good sign.

He has become so desperate to rescue his presidency that he has decided to start a war hoping that as a wartime president we will like him.
Hitler in the bunker anyone?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:56 PM

10. Classic move: when your regime is crumbling, start fighting a war on foreign soil. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:44 PM

19. Wag the dog? Grenada? Is this a rerun?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 06:58 PM

11. Trump wants to increase the Defense budget-better start spending more money.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:04 PM

12. They're making a mistake. That's what ISIS wants.

Their ranks will grow x10. Syrian militias on our side will switch to being our enemies. In the end, Russia and Syria benefit while we pay the price.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:10 PM

14. Remember Muath Al-Kasasbeh?

If just one American troop is captured they will suffer a similar or worse fate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:24 PM

15. The protests will make the Women's March look tiny.

There is no way to sell this to a war-weary nation.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:37 PM

17. Where is the drafting dodging bunion hurting sexual predator on this and where is the

Congress and there "Kids" on this..........................lets bring back the f**king draft, so that everyone can feel the love of possibly getting killed----------------like they / we did in Vietnam...................

They keep forgetting for some strange reason of hypocrisy that Congress has to authorize this "stuff" lets see a f**king vote for accountability, it is after all in the Constitution, that's these people swore to uphold

This just BS, and this sexual commander in chief is going to listen to his "generals" really------------look at how well this team did in the National Security Agency and in other positions of crimes being committed by this team, this right wing fascist congress and senate


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:44 PM

18. I can't tell you how many times I saw a Trump supporter comment on an HRC Facebook post

during the campaign that they were scared Hillary would get us into WW III.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:48 PM

20. I'm confused....

I thought our Dear Leader had a "secret plan" that he was going to use to defeat ISIS? Is it so secret that he doesn't even know what it is? So very perplexing....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:02 PM

21. Bad idea. No U.S military lives taken. Just so Trump has a 'wag the dog' from his malfeasance.

Trump is a National Security disaster about to happen. If not already.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:31 AM

22. Wars are always about money, always

I read an article where Trump is sending generals to Russia to talk with Russian generals. If they come back with a plan of cooperation with Russia to fight ISIS and they have some success, well then the only thing left to do is remove the sanctions and the Drill Baby Drill, and oh Donald can forget about all of that money he owes the Russian mob.
I'm just guessing on this and what I am guessing depends on what Russia does.

Also, speaking of money, Russia helped Assad out because there are 2 proposed gas pipelines that need to go through Syria and Russia opposed the Qatar pipeline and favored the Iranian pipeline. We, the US, have been arming al-Qaeda mainly and possibly ISIS as long as they fought to remove Assad because we favor the Qatar pipeline. Will Russia switch and cut a deal with Qatar and turn on Assad just to get sanctions removed?

Russia is the key player in all of this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:41 AM

23. Nope. Bad idea. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:16 PM

24. boy-potus and presidents bannon and miller

are getting desperate and WILL start creating false flag attacks and diversions such as this. Once our troops go into harms way as an intended distraction (remember the WWII false flag attack by poles on some german troops pre-WWII)all types of ugliness will start. We are in such deep shit, luckily we still have a paddle.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:41 PM

25. NO, NO, AND HELL NO n/t

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