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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Making a complex situation even more insoluble.


Obama orders US special forces to 'assist' fight against Isis in Syria

White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

In 1950, Truman sent "military advisers" to assist the French in their fight against Viet Minh forces. In the 1960's newly elected Kennedy sent more "advisers" to assist (prop up) the Saigon government in their fight against the Viet Cong. 
Now, Obama sends US special forces into Syria to “Advise and assist” rebel armies in the northern Syria who are fighting Isis. This western generated mess becomes even more complex with the North FSA/Turkish/Kurdish/Isis conflict with the American advisers supporting 3 of these factions all fighting each other!
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. This time however, the United States is making a complete mess even more insoluble.