President Obama, who once said he “will not put American boots on the ground in Syria,” is now deploying U.S. Special Forces to the war-torn country.
During a Sept. 10, 2013 speech on Syria, the president said:
First, many of you have asked, won’t this put us on a slippery slope to another war? One man wrote to me that we are “still recovering from our involvement in Iraq.” A veteran put it more bluntly: “This nation is sick and tired of war.”
My answer is simple: I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria. I will not pursue an open-ended action like Iraq or Afghanistan. I will not pursue a prolonged air campaign like Libya or Kosovo.
But on Oct. 30, 2015, CNBC reported that Obama is in fact putting “American boots on the ground in Syria:”
A senior administration official confirmed that President Barack Obama has authorized a contingent of less than 50 special operations forces to deploy into northern Syria.
“We have been focused on intensifying elements of our strategy that have been working, while also moving away from elements of our approach that have proven less effective,” the official explained.
The White House was expected to announce the decision later Friday.
Obama is well-known for lying: he once told Americans that despite Obamacare, “if you like your doctor — or health care plan — you can keep it.”
This turned out to be patently false as millions of Americans lost both their doctors and their healthcare plans once Obamacare was enacted.
But Obama’s latest broken promise to avoid an “open-ended action” in Syria could lead to a full-blown war with Russia considering that Russian military has been operating in Syria for weeks.
“…For the first time ever, the American strategists have developed an illusion … that they may defeat a nuclear power in a non-nuclear war,” Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin told AP. “It’s nonsense, and it will never happen.”
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