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The New York Times: Sending American Special Forces 50 to Syria Will Not Change the Trend

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The New York Times published a material stating that the decision of US President Barack Obama to send a small number of American special forces to Syria caused only more questions about Washington’s new strategy, its legal grounds and the presentation of information to American society.




“A few years after Obama rejected the idea of ​​ground operations, the deployment of 50 special forces in the north of Syria is a relatively modest commitment made by the United States. But in combination with the 3500 military, which are currently located in Iraq, this reflects the continuing improvisation in the war, which is tormenting Obama and testing the limits of American interests in the region, ”RIA "News".

It is noted that this decision was made after unsuccessful efforts to prepare the Syrian opposition to fight the "Islamic State", and that caused a shift of priorities to the Kurdish allies, who are more effective allies of the United States.

According to the author of the article, in Washington they want to check whether a small contingent of the US military will succeed in coordinating the actions of local militants, which will make it possible to decide on sending more in the future.

“Critics on both sides of the ideological spectrum stated that the presidential decision reflects a tactical shift, not a comprehensive strategy. Republicans consider this step insignificant, which will not change the dynamics of developments in Syria, especially given the fact that Russia is currently actively involved in the war. Some Democrats expressed the opinion that Obama only pushed the United States more deeply into the conflict, ”the material says.

Meanwhile, Senator McCain said that this deployment is not enough.

“Such restrained incrementalism (a policy based on progressive minor changes) is completely inadequate to the scale of the challenges we face,” he said.

“Sending US special forces to Syria is a big policy shift that puts the United States in a potentially dangerous decline in a civil war, the end of which is not visible,” said Democratic Party Senator Christopher Murphy.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 2 November 2015 09: 32 New
    +3
    Democrats and Obama threw a small bone at the Republicans before the elections, but the deployment of a major ground operation at the time of the promotion of the election race in the event of its failure will bury all the chances of asses to win! , the more so since the presence there has been preserved, and some sort of s..naya Ukraine! Now is not the time for sharp movements from the White House!
    1. Misha Honest
      Misha Honest 2 November 2015 09: 40 New
      +2
      It is possible that these brave marines will repeat the fate of 75 fighters trained by the amers of the Syrian opposition ...
      1. Vend
        Vend 2 November 2015 09: 48 New
        +4
        Sending 50 US commandos to Syria will not change the dynamics of events
        May change. Mattresses already demand Russia not to bomb areas where special forces are located. For a pair of mattress covers in different areas, here is a demon flight zone where ISIS can take refuge. I hope ours won’t do it
        1. Turkir
          Turkir 2 November 2015 10: 03 New
          +1
          I suspect that this is precisely the idea that the Americans want to push through.
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 2 November 2015 10: 10 New
            +3
            И что такая "силища" как 50 человек могут сделать?!Ну кроме того что господин "Венд"уже напечатал.А ну да эти 50 славных героя америки, воспитанные на славных традициях фильмов про Рэмбо и игр Call of Duty смогут переломить или даже перекроить всю геополитическую обстановку на Ближнем востоке?
            1. Vend
              Vend 2 November 2015 10: 32 New
              +2
              Quote: Observer2014
              И что такая "силища" как 50 человек могут сделать?!Ну кроме того что господин "Венд"уже напечатал.А ну да эти 50 славных героя америки, воспитанные на славных традициях фильмов про Рэмбо и игр Call of Duty смогут переломить или даже перекроить всю геополитическую обстановку на Ближнем востоке?

              Here I am about the same. Although here I had another idea. 50 commandos are enough to take out all the ISIS military leaders and American consultants.
        2. Evilblacker
          Evilblacker 2 November 2015 10: 17 New
          0
          Судя ао всему так и задумано. Ждём ответа от нашей стороны. Как-то уже тревожно становится как у наших появляются "не те" нотки.
        3. Chertkov Oleg
          Chertkov Oleg 2 November 2015 10: 26 New
          0
          Mattresses already demand Russia not to bomb areas where special forces are located. For a pair of mattress covers in different areas, here is a demon flight zone where ISIS can take refuge. I hope ours won’t do it
          Here is the answer to their cunning
          The negotiators in Vienna to resolve the conflict in Syria agreed that the lists of terrorist groups operating in this country will be compiled at the expert level,
        4. Thronekeeper
          Thronekeeper 2 November 2015 10: 42 New
          +1
          I do not think that these special forces from Kurdish autonomy will come out. Because, otherwise, government troops would direct them or Russian aircraft (if they didn’t shoot themselves), or they would make the ax-head terror.
          And in the Kurdish regions, they will be able to carry out a successful aircraft lead, in order to support the attack on the IS and An-Nusra.
          А так - толку от этого - чуть. Могли бы скоординироваться с курдами без засланных казачков. Паче не верю я, что болты или "Апачи" появятся, особенно вертолёты - наелись песка мирикосы в Ираке и Душманбе.
        5. Alexander Tot
          Alexander Tot 2 November 2015 12: 02 New
          0
          50 beacons - why so much? O (letter) - one for each gang is moderately striped, and it will be their (democrats) happiness.
        6. 33 Watcher
          33 Watcher 2 November 2015 13: 26 New
          +1
          To do this, at least they should inform where they are, with whom, and what they do. And this is not acceptable, not for one special forces. On this, how are they ..? Friendly fire ..? Here, in this case, they can fly into a partner’s, and nothing will be left to ours, how to shrug, they are really simple, they won’t know where they hang around. And no one will stop such a large-scale operation because of 50 people. Who knows what they demand there ...
      2. marlin1203
        marlin1203 2 November 2015 10: 13 New
        +2
        They just don't have Chuck Norris with them! laughing
  2. WKS
    WKS 2 November 2015 09: 38 New
    +2
    50 американских спецназовцев это не равно 50 бомбардировщикам. Где они будут отсиживаться во время командировки никто не узнает. "Погоды" в военных действиях они не сделают.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 2 November 2015 09: 52 New
      +2
      Quote: wks
      "Погоды" в военных действиях они не сделают.


      "Погоду делают" сегодня ВКСные бомбардировки, по территориям, оккупированным ИГИЛ, но если применил оружие с оккупированной территории против ЗАКОННОГО Пр-ва - значит, террорист. Точка.
  3. Balamyt
    Balamyt 2 November 2015 09: 40 New
    +3
    It seems that Obama still believes in the tales and Hollywood action movies of the last century! And these fifty commandos, according to his idea, are nothing but the Terminator and Rambo .... in one bottle)) laughing
    1. Gormenghast
      Gormenghast 2 November 2015 09: 49 New
      0
      Rambo is now not listed in America. In the first part, he beat police, which, of course, is an extremely godly act, but not in America. In the third part, he defended the Taliban. I'm not talking about the fourth - where he killed the bugger - this is generally not kosher in the United States. If you kill the president, it’s not scary, but if you’re a sodomite ... laughing
      1. Bassoon
        Bassoon 2 November 2015 09: 58 New
        +1
        In the fifth part, according to rumors, Remba intends to defeat the IG.
  4. Denis DV
    Denis DV 2 November 2015 09: 42 New
    +2
    deployment of 50 commandos in northern Syria


    After a while, they will report - they are fighting somewhere 4 or 5, and the rest went over to the side of ISIS, or were killed laughing
  5. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 2 November 2015 09: 42 New
    +2
    Are these the 50 musketeers who were beaten in Estonia? laughing
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 2 November 2015 10: 07 New
      +2
      О,вряд ли .Скорее всего это будут "зелёные береты" из 5-ой армейской группы (Форт-Кэмпбелл, Кентукки,25 км южн. Хопкинсвилл).Именно там готовят спецбатальоны и инструкторов для действий на БВ.Если станет жарко или сбудутся мечты Маккейна и ...
      Such restrained incrementalism is completely inadequate to the scale of the challenges we face.
      then the 50st Air Assault Division (Air Force) (101st, 1nd, 2rd and 3th Airborne Brigade, 4st and 101th Army Aviation Brigades) will be the first to support 159 commandos; 5th group of special forces (1, 2, 3 and 4 battalions); 160th Army Aviation Regiment of Special Operations CSR; 101st supply team; 101 ID 61st engineering detachment (in the theater); The 29th transport battalion. In addition, I would like to add that if American soldiers appear in the Middle East, then the British CAC is somewhere nearby. They have long-standing ties with the Kurds.
  6. Same lech
    Same lech 2 November 2015 09: 48 New
    +3
    a small number of American special forces in Syria caused only more questions


    And I have a lot of them ... I assume that they will be there as military advisers to the hehe moderate Syrian opposition ....

    only the trouble ... from the point of view of international law, all of this is illegal ... the current government of SYRIA did not give consent to it ... therefore, there this is outlawed by our special forces and our VKS can quite rightly put a dozen KABs on their heads if they are among executioners jihadist ... heh heh moderate opposition.
    1. Gormenghast
      Gormenghast 2 November 2015 10: 03 New
      +3
      Совбез ООН что-то реально мог решить только в период СССР, когда товарищу Громыко достаточно было сказать "нет"; и за этим стояло 45000 ядерных боезарядов. А теперь США действуют по принципу первобытного строя - дикаря с дубинкой, который стукает себя по башке.
  7. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 2 November 2015 09: 54 New
    +6
    Yeah, awesome power! I strongly recommend that Assad surrender and resign. You cannot stand against such a force, so it’s not shameful to capitulate!
  8. Bassoon
    Bassoon 2 November 2015 09: 57 New
    +1
    I would like to wish these commandos to fall under artillery fire of government forces, as well as under our bombs. They do not belong there.
  9. samoletil18
    samoletil18 2 November 2015 09: 57 New
    0
    “The sending of US special forces to Syria is a big political shift that puts the US in a potentially dangerous recession in a civil war, no end in sight,”
    Будут перекидывать по "своим" террбандам американцев и просить Россию туда не бомбить. Теоритически, это 50 объектов в постоянном прикрытии.
  10. mamont5
    mamont5 2 November 2015 10: 02 New
    +2
    Quote: Wend
    Sending 50 US commandos to Syria will not change the dynamics of events
    May change. Mattresses already demand Russia not to bomb areas where special forces are located. For a pair of mattress covers in different areas, here is a demon flight zone where ISIS can take refuge. I hope ours won’t do it

    The USA can demand anything, Russia will do what it needs.
  11. Fearless
    Fearless 2 November 2015 10: 09 New
    +2
    Yes, 50 commandos what they can do there along the way universal soldiers, and where they will be Van Dam and Dolph Lungren :)
    1. FIREMAN
      FIREMAN 2 November 2015 12: 26 New
      0
      Новая часть х/ф "Неудержимые-50" снимается в Сирии: в главных ролях Ван Дам, Сталоне, Уилис, Шварцнегер, Лунгрен & С итого 50 человек. Полная победа ч/з 1,5 часа после выхода на экран.
  12. Etric
    Etric 2 November 2015 10: 27 New
    +2
    but they will be able to cling to victory when the time comes, as in the First World War
  13. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 2 November 2015 11: 28 New
    +1
    По ходу это расходный материал.После очередного налета Российских ВКС, где то в развалинах откопают дохлого американца, и .....воя будет на весь мир,русские накрыли военнослужащих США, которые обучали "умеренных" опазиционеров (ИГИЛ)....
  14. Good cat
    Good cat 2 November 2015 11: 32 New
    +1
    50 is not enough, but if it were 60 or 65, then tada is of utter strength, damn it, striped like children, by God!
  15. ilija93
    ilija93 2 November 2015 11: 51 New
    +1
    Fifty shades of khaki. wink
  16. Kantanara
    Kantanara 2 November 2015 12: 01 New
    0
    3,14ndos are cunning, like cockroaches, where 50 then 150 and then 1500 and then XNUMX, for them the main thing is to start climbing into someone else's territory
  17. pts-m
    pts-m 2 November 2015 12: 04 New
    0
    it looks like the Yankees are moving on to a reality show. one says ... I will put things in order with 50 ... called a sheep, and the other echoes him ... and I with 5 called a sheep ... a circus and nothing more. they’re still Kakhlovsky the basics “were thrown into Syria, they have secret mines called ... shatok sala ...
  18. max15243
    max15243 2 November 2015 12: 07 New
    +1
    Мне не понятен статус этих 50 спецназовцев. Если это советники (инструкторы), то не понятно зачем объявлять об этом на весь белый свет, если они будут выполнять какие-то задания то им будет жизненно необходимы средства передвижения. Америкосы любители кататься на спецзаданиях на вертушках, так что нужен аэродром и службы обеспечения и т д и т п. Есть правда ещё один вариантик но очень уж он пакостный-полным составом этих спецов угробить и растрезвонив, что "войнов света и демократии" таких "белых и пушистых" кто-то зверски уничтожил, а потом ввести войска как в Ирак. США сейчас не хватает "кровавого" повода с участием своих граждан.
  19. roskot
    roskot 2 November 2015 12: 31 New
    +1
    Their business trip is certainly dangerous, but they themselves agreed. And there will be little sense from them.