Proposal on the Proverbial DOD Table
(Holy Crap, So... Why Now???)
Very disturbing story. Extremely disturbing to say the least. My key question right now is: “Why and why now?”
Washington (CNN): DOD might propose that the U.S. send conventional ground combat forces (Let’s be honest: Commonly known as “boots on the ground, that is: infantry units and supporting units) into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS.
One defense official told CNN: “It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time.” But the official emphasized that any decision is ultimately up to President Trump, who has ordered his defense secretary (SecDef James Mattis) to come up with a proposal to combat ISIS before the end of the month.
The move would significantly alter U.S. military operations in Syria if approved and could put troops on the ground within weeks. Until now, only small teams made up largely of Special Operations forces have operated in Syria, providing training and assistance to anti-ISIS opposition groups on the ground.
Conventional ground units that operate in larger numbers would require a more significant footprint of security protection both on the ground and in the air.
Note: DOD officials are characterizing the concept of deploying ground troops as a point of discussion, stopping short of saying it's a formal proposal
FYI: Don’t forget that Russia has a huge air contingent in Syria, basically bombing the crap of just about anyone regardless of tires, except those who are anti Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria and #1 mass murderer in that region today. So, the U.S. may enter that fray for what purpose other than to assist Russia in propping up al-Assad in that Civil War – for surely it is… thus aligning us with known war criminal and that would include Iran who also is a power player for al-Assad.
The U.S. must not enter that fray with ground troops. So, what is Trump possibly thinking and tying to accomplish: (1) Make his mark now; (2) help his pal, Vladimir Putin – for a ton of unknown reasons; (3) deflect attention from the White House turmoil; (4) show that he is strong and decisive; and (5) show he can create DOD jobs even as we move into our 16th year of non-stop combat in that region.
Bottom Line: This proposal must not happen.
The question is: What are you prepared to do to help resist if Trump gives the green light? Again, what is purpose and threat to the U.S. and why now? It would amount to utter and complete insanity – 100 percent.