Monday, March 13, 2017

War - Doomed Damascus

Turkey threatens as U.S. deploys troops in Syria -
UPI reports: "As the Syrian war edges toward its seventh year on Wednesday, several hundred elite U.S. Army Rangers and Marines with heavy artillery have deployed in northern Syria in a modest but significant military escalation by U.S. President Donald Trump in the campaign against the Islamic State [...] the U.S. action height­ened tensions with Turkey, a NATO partner and nominal ally, and sharply exposed the increasingly complex geopolitical rivalries that have emerged in northern Syria. They come amid final preparations for the battle for Raqqa, de facto capital of the caliphate proclaimed by the Islamic State and the group's last urban stronghold in Syria."

Comment: I'm not sure what to think of this besides noting that the U.S. public has not been prepared for American casualties in Syria. 

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