“BOOTS ON THE GROUND” ALL OVER THE PLACE …
While U.S. president Barack Obama quietly sends hundreds of additional American soldiers to Iraq as “advisors,” the nation’s top military official opened the door to these military personnel participating in combat operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Yup … not even three years after the withdrawal of America’s combat forces in Iraq, we’re about to go back. Because the $6 trillion and thousands of lives we poured into the desert sands clearly hasn’t done the trick.
“If we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific (ISIS) targets, I will recommend that to the president,” chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Martin Dempsey told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
Great … what could possibly go wrong, right? Right?
In addition to Iraq, the Obama administration is also pushing for military intervention against ISIS in Syria … even though less than six months ago they were arming ISIS-affiliated jihadists battling against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
How’s the latest effort going? Not well … prompting one warmongering U.S. Senator to admit it was a “fantasy” to assume America won’t soon be sending its own “boots on the ground” in Syria.
And again … none of this is happening with congressional authorization, although “Republicans” and Democrats alike in Washington, D.C. appear to be completely swept up by the new war fever as their reelections draw nigh.
And the mainstream media – desperate for a ratings bump – is touting the war with all the subtlety of a Compton pimp.
Where will all this end?
A country that’s more even bankrupt … and less safe … than it is today.
Compton pimp? Hell, keep it local.
Two Notch pimp.
Will, what happened to your article about T-Rav?
I really want someone to leak the “raise the roof” spot.
I wonder if that was made on Will’s advice?
Of course,there will be American troops fighting there again.
I mean who else is going to do if?
The Iraqi”Army?” You remember those guys.The ones who literally dropped their American supplied arms and headed for the hills when ISIS approached.
Or my favorites the “Free Syrian Army?”Those are the guys who signed a non aggression pact with ISIS a few days ago.A “fighting force” of doubtful ability,yet we are going to arm them(almost all of which will end up with ISIS)Dont worry too much though.John McCain has “talked” with them.Hell I feel better already.
There’s always Assad.But hes our “enemy” too.Ditto Iran.
Anyway why worry about all this.ISIS is hanging around Mexico according to some folks.Why worry about whats going on in Iraq and Syria?
But we are in a state of mini hysteria.Why just today Pew released a poll showing that while most Americans “support” all this,they also believe that our actions have INCREASED the likelihood of a homeland terrorist attack.The simple logic of that one?Well….
The M/I complex wanted a “war.”They got it!
(yeah… I can still salute, beetches!) (And I can pee, and you won’t even *know* it!) (who *are* these guys?)
It’s workplace violence.
It’s an over seas contingency operation.
It’s kinetic action.
It’s a video.
It’s the JV.
ISIL is not Islam.
It is a pattern.
Thanks to the incredible leadership and honesty of GW Bush, Cheney, etc. we can rest assured that our grandchildren will get to participate in this great Iraqi adventure.
Smartest thing you ever wrote!
To bad you ain’t you….
That look on Dempsy’ face means one of two things:
“I just farted and now they have to smell it”
“That is the dumbest SOB I’ve ever briefed”
Is Dempsey for real or is he just the last weasel left after Obummer got rid of all the good generals ?
Dempsey is a traditional “tread head” armor type. Has been a conventional warrior his whole career. Not known to “color outside the lines much” but apparently a very reliable combat commander. He inherited much of the ugliness in Iraq around Baghdad and did a pretty good job getting it under control. As Chief of Staff he barely had time to do anything before bumping up to Chairman of the JCS. He’s done okay there I guess, providing something other than a “yes man” to most of the Sec Def and White House’s bovine excreta. Never served under him, only observed from afar but he seems competent.
The recommendations will be given but go unheeded.
Hopefully cooler heads will prevail all the way around. The only way to deal with ISIL effectively is to kill them all but we lack the will to do that. “Bug killin” of the sort the president proposes to undertake will only create more dedicated jihadists.
“cooler heads”…I wish, the only head that matters is the CinC and only the polls will drive him.
I suspect that’s exactly what he’s doing, trying to push it to 2016 before his”legacy”can be damaged. Democrats on the far left are pissed off with this call.
I notice a slight improvement in accuracy.
“they were arming ISIS-affiliated jihadists” formerly would have been “they were arming ISIS”
Obama won’t do anything.He is a muslim and sympathizes with the muslim brotherhood.
Proof of that is he just sent 3,000 troops to Africa to be infected with Ebola while it is mutating.