“Boots On The Ground” In Shifting Syrian Quicksand
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
While our leaders in the House decided not to vote on Obama’s Syrian war (because it was just too embarrassing a defeat for the Obama), the threat of war has not gone away. The claim of ‘no boots on the ground’ has turned to ‘well, maybe:’
The White House and the Pentagon have repeatedly ruled out “boots on the ground” in Syria, but Defense Department officials were less certain Thursday on whether U.S. military personnel might be sent to help secure or destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.
Pentagon Press Secretary George Little gave a vague answer when asked if U.S. troops were prepared to assist should an international agreement allow Russia to take control of the tons of chemical weapons believed to be in the stockpiles of President Bashar al-Assad.
“I’m not going to speculate on who may or may not be participating in a process that may or may not take place,” Little said. “We’ve got to see where the process goes” before the U.S. military considers involvement, he said.
FLASHBACK: Obama “I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria!”
Syria is not helping either by poking the British badger: