US Boots on the ground in Syria

| January 10, 2017

last convoy out of Iraq

The Washington Post reports that, despite White House pronouncements that there would be no boots on the ground in Syria, US troops are carrying out military operations;

The raid took place Sunday near a small town along the Euphrates River valley, in the vicinity of the city of Deir al-Zour and deep in the heart of Islamic State territory, according to the officials and Syrian activist groups.

The troops, who landed on helicopters, spent about 90 minutes in the area, then left carrying Islamic State captives and bodies, according to witnesses quoted by the website Deir al-Zour 24, which monitors Islamic State activity in that province.

According to U.S. defense officials in Washington, the U.S. forces intercepted a vehicle carrying an Islamic State militant whom the U.S. military hoped to capture and interrogate. One official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an operation whose details have not been publicly announced, said that a firefight broke out and the suspect, along with another person in the car, was killed. No Americans were injured.

Don’t get me wrong, I fully support the application of US expertise in the war against ISIS, what I don’t like is that the Obama Administration was completely disingenuous when they tried to make it look like they could fight ISIS without US troops being directly involved.

Category: Terror War

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  1. borderbill (a NIMBY/BANANA) says:

    Nine days. 9 count them.

  2. Joseph Williams says:

    Can anyone find the hidden numbers of many Troops we have deployed in the ME? Joe

  3. Graybeard says:

    The 0 lied to us?

    This is my shocked face. /s

    I would so like to bust him in the chops – once for every lie he told while running for and while in office.

    I’d need help though. I would wear out somewhere through the first week of his first campaign.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, let’s just call a spade a spade, shall we? The Obama Administration lied to us. Bodaprez is losing his job a week and a half from now. Let’s just hope we get more truth out of Trump’s people.

    As for WaPo: ‘they landed on helicopters’????

    Man! That must have been some speshul kind of helicopters if the guys landed ON them! Retractable rotors, maybe? I thought they still used editors at WaPo. My mistake.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Well there you’ve gone and done it, Ex!!! You realize, don’t you, that by referring to our esteemed black president as a “SPADE” that you are going to bring the federal thought police and social justice warriors from everywhere down on TAH like flies on horse apples???

      Jonn, I think it probably best if you begin reviewing Ex-Ph2’s posts until she demonstrates she has regained the degree of racial sensitivity necessary to post comments of sufficient political correctness not to to offend the intrepid social justice warriors who tread here such as Lars.

      Spade, indeed! I’m just soooo offended!

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Please see my response below.

      • Claw says:

        Give that man an ARCOM for being offended.

        Here’s the breakdown on award criteria when people are (so/soo/sooo,etc,) offended:

        Sooo (three O’s) = Achievement Medal.
        Soooo (four O’s) = Commendation Medal.
        Sooooo (five O’s) = Meritorious Service Medal.
        Soooooo (six O’s) = Legion of Merit.

        Therefore, watch the numbers of o’s you post in your so’s and don’t be needy or greedy. /smile

      • OC says:

        If it’s okay with you Poe, I’ll spank her. 😉

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Not only is B-HO out of a job in nine days, his wife’s job is being taken by an immigrant! I can see the liberal mess media’s headline right now, “TRUMP FORCES BLACK FAMILY OUT OF HOME”.

      • desert says:

        Why not? Michaels other half was an immigrant as well, illegal, but still an immitation grunt! “immi-grunt ” for short….

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      My best response to your astute and esteemed observations, Poetrooper, is to tell you to jam it.

      Love you, too!

  5. cato says:

    Obama lied to the American people?
    The most transparent president ever?
    I’m so surprised. >s<.

    When was the last time he told the truth?
    I don't recall.

    • Graybeard says:

      That question presupposes that he has told the truth at least once.

      That is a proposition which needs some evidence for acceptance.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Well, I am sure somewhere in the Oval Office, there is a pen AND a phone.

      • Bill M says:

        No pens. Jarrett makes him use crayons so he doesn’t poke himself with a pen. She signs his name to anything that needs his signature.

  6. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    This would be the same administration whose head received a Nobel Peace prize and then went on to bomb more countries than the last two presidents combined correct?

    Truth seems a novel concept to those folks.

    • SFC D says:

      VOV, you’re just not getting it.
      The truth is what the Obama regime tells you is true. Assimilate. Resistance is futile.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    NINE more days and a wake up until the United States Military once again has a Commander in Chief that truly cares about them.

  8. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “My answer is simple: I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria.” The Emperor

    “In Syria, the boots on the ground have to be Syrian.” The Emperor

    “We’re not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach.” The Emperor

  9. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The way The Emperor, thinks, those statements are correct. For the first not-a-lie lie, the Americans wore Candian boots. For the second not-a-lie lie, he didn’t say “the only boots,” and, for the third not-a-lie lie, there was no consideration. He just did it. And that’s how this horror of an administration works.

  10. Michael says:

    The idiots that steal valor claiming to be there in 5… 4… 3…

  11. 11b-mailclerk says:

    Nine days and counting.

    Then, the press suddenly rediscovers all the wars in progress, the “inexorably growing” body counts, and the secret and unauthorized fighting in all those places they werent ignoring because democrat. IMPEACH!

    all that to splash around day 2, because day 1 would be just a bit obvious, and zer0 shares day one till noon, of course.

    Likewise, look for discussions of inflation, unemployment, deficits, debt, and all that icky stuff
    not seen under democrats.

  12. 11B-mailclerk says:

    So on Inauguration day, we should pass out cheese and crackers, to go with all that Whine we will get.

    Remember to tell all our lefty associates “All Your Base Are Belong To Us”.

  13. Joe says:

    He doesn’t send in the troops, you guys bitch and moan. He does send in the troops, you guys bitch and moan. Sheesh!