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Obama's October Surprise: US Special Forces Are Now 'Assisting' Rebels in Syria

Remember when Obama said "no boots on the ground" in Syria? He fibbed.

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Barack "ended 2 wars" Obama has just announced that he is placing "special" U.S. boots on the ground in Syria, allegedly to help assist unidentified forces fight ISIS.

Did Obama ask the Syria government if it was okay for U.S. soldiers to "do stuff" in Syria? Not exactly, but at least the Pentagon "consulted" with...Iraq? This is unreal: 

<figcaption>Helping "moderate" rebels "fight ISIS"</figcaption>
Helping "moderate" rebels "fight ISIS"

The Pentagon has also been “consulting” with the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to establish a special operations taskforce to fight Isis “leaders and networks” across the Syrian border in Iraq, a senior administration official told the Guardian on Friday.

Here's what the Guardian fails to mention

The Iraqi government said Wednesday it didn't ask for — and doesn't need — the "direct action on the ground" promised by the Pentagon.

Ha-ha. Back to the U.S. special forces operating illegally in Syria: 

The White House insisted that its overall strategy to combat Isis remained the same and said the special forces troops would be helping coordinate local ground forces in the north of the country and other non-specified “coalition efforts” to counter Isis rather than engaging in major ground operations.

Yes. Obama has sent U.S. soldiers into Syria to conduct "non-specified coalition efforts". Any questions? 

Now Russia will have to stop bombing al-Nusra. Can't kill Americans. 

Happy Halloween? 

Off to Syria for unspecified reasons!
Off to Syria for unspecified reasons!

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