Friday, October 17, 2014
To send or not to send U.S. ground troops to Iraq-5
The fact is that right now with even more air strikes against ISIS and the option of Iranian troops on the ground not acceptable to any of the coalition partners, the only option now available which is in a recent survey of the American public says that more and more Americans believe that ground troops will be needed in addition to air strikes, so it will be just a matter of time before we will see a limited number of U.S. troops on the ground fighting the ISIS (which they are already there supposedly advising the Iraqi Military on ground operations). The more ISIS is gaining ground, the more I am convinced that absent Iranian troops, the U.S. will ultimately have to send in their own forces to flush out the ISIS. I know it is not an option that the President of the United States would like to exercise but face to face combat will be the only other option available besides air strikes. So I believe that once again the U.S. (along with some of its reluctant allies) will have to send in the ground forces if they want Iraq to remain one country and not splinter up into several parts and besides nobody would want a radical Sunni state amidst them threatening vital U.S. interests and allies. So stay tuned for the time when you will witness the introduction of ground forces of the United States (and its allies if any).