In an interview with the BBC earlier today, Barack Obama ruled out the possibility of the United States deploying foot soldiers to Syria.

The US President added that military efforts alone could not solve the country’s problems.

“It would be a mistake for the United States to send in ground troops and overthrow the Assad regime [i.e Syrian Government]” he told the BBC.

Regrettably, Obama noted that he did not believe the Islamic State [ISIS] would be defeated in his last nine months of office.

He also said the Syrian war represented “a heart-breaking situation of enormous complexity”.

“I don’t think there are any simple solutions,” the US President said about the conflict.

“In order for us to solve the long-term problems in Syria, a military solution alone – and certainly us deploying ground troops – is not going to bring that about.”

But he said the international community would have to continue to apply pressure to all parties, including Russia, Iran and moderate opposition groups “to sit down at the table and try to broker a transition”.

“I do think that we can slowly shrink the environment in which ISIS operates and eventually take on strongholds like Mosul and Raqqa that are the beating heart of their movement,” Obama added.

 

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skoblin
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skoblin

…until Hillary is elected President.

petergregory
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petergregory

Just special operations which are not considered troops

Marama
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Marama

that is probably because other than Russia and Iran no one else has a proper mandate unless coordinated with SY government

chahuapa
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chahuapa

Because, let’s be frank here, who would they fight? The CIA backed ISIS? Pentagon backed rebels? Russia??

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prince teutonic

Yes, you can’t!

Yonatan
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Yonatan

It is a shame there isn’t a Nobel Prize for lying. That’s one that Obama could honestly claim as his own.

El Cid Asaei
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El Cid Asaei

But…. American funded and armed islamist terrorists will and are!

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

In the Iran/Iraq conflict, US armed both parties. In fact, 57 countries were selling weapons and 29 of them were selling to the 2 countries. If the US decide to topple a state, they’re likely to arm and fund all the ennemies of this state, they totally don’t care about the consequences. In the 2003 Iraq invasion, one of their theorical allie told the US : we are able to put up a coup, get Saddam down and replace him with s.o. that will be OK to normalize things and make Iraq a secular democracy… The US refused, this allie… Read more »

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Since, hundreds of thousands have died, much more have been injured and the country is destroyed and still at war for 13 years 🙁

Koyu Jean
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Koyu Jean

Obama is a joke!

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OP.

They already are!! Under the name of IS! 🙂

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Yonatan : in fact, he’s not lying : they won’t send boots. And he’s confirming my analysis that the US were pulling out of the syrian business. Well, he does as the US always do : they will never accept to say they have failed : think about the Vietnam, even now, public opinion will say “in fact, we won the Vietnam war, it’s politicians and these dirty hippies who messed it up.”… About the international community, US influence has shrank a lot, you see now E.U. countries pressuring the US to follow them in their weapon embargo against Saudi… Read more »

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

“Regrettably, Obama noted that he did not believe the Islamic State [ISIS] would be defeated in his last nine months of office.”
=> If ever both the IS and al-Qaeda affiliates were defeated in Syria but not in Iraq before his term, I’d like to see his face at this moment, same thing about Hillary, Erdogan and Salman…

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Real goal of this horrible affair :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar-Turkey_pipeline
Keep it in mind. No fun, the plot has failed…