Author Topic: Poll: Should the US Put Boots on the Ground in Syria? A Defense Department official told CNN that US ground forces could be deployed to Syria to fight ISIS. Is this a good idea?  (Read 154 times)

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Poll: Should the US Put Boots on the Ground in Syria?
A Defense Department official told CNN that US ground forces could be deployed to Syria to fight ISIS. Is this a good idea?
By Elliot Friedland Thu, February 16, 2017

The American government is reportedly weighing the possibility of sending soldiers into Syria to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), according to defense department officials.

"It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time,” the unnamed official told CNN.

The Syrian Civil War has raged since 2011 and has been a humanitarian catastrophe. If the United States places boots on the ground, this is the situation they will be entering:



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Another "no".

At this point, the only thing that will bring "peace" to Syria is, say, 30 or so thermonuclear bombs, properly placed.

Since we can't do that, might be best to let them fight it out and thereby reduce the muslim surface population.

We should try to get Christians out, if possible. They don't deserve this.
I couldn't care less about the muslims.

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Forces loyal to Assad,
ISIS terrorists,
Obama-backed rebels,
Communist Kurds,
Russians

are trying to kill each other.
While they fight each other, they leave Israel alone
There are virtually no Christians left
Syria doesn't have much oil

we have no other interest in the area, other than John McCain's pride.

NO


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A lot of the war is over there; I even saw some map on the BBC that shows ISIS controls a whole lot less than what is on that map now.

But terrorism will still happen, attacks, even drone bombs.

It's also a bit questionable as to the relationship of Syria/Iran vs. ISIS; I mean, yes, they all hate each other but who knows if the Americans were in the picture.  Syria/Iran are not to be trusted.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 10:37:50 AM by TomSea »

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The only one calling for this dumb move is McCain.

No.
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And I agree not just NO, but HELL NO!
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No and we should stop arming and training the rebels (terrorists) too.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 12:52:27 PM by jpsb »

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In a sense, it might be too late to say "no"; I believe an article was posted here the other day that we have already sent some troops in who are in combat and more than advisors but it could be a very small amount. I will look it up later.

But certainly not a large number of troops are active in Syria. 500? 1500?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 12:51:26 PM by TomSea »

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