- Lindsey Graham: 7,000 More Troops Going To “War In Syria” – Ramping Up For Another Regime Change
by It’s better than Christmas for Lindsey Graham and John McCain as they’ve got a real opportunity to get the war they’ve wanted desperately ever since the previous one in Iraq wound down and then wound back up.
Graham tries to answer in “America first” type of language but he can’t do so and still support the endless conflicts that are bankrupting America and forever impacting so many lives, both here at home and in the nations abroad where they are being fought.
Tucker Carlson leads off the discussion of the future military operations in Syria by dismissing the common belief that the Syria strike was a “one off” action in response to a chemical weapons strike, calling for an additional 6,000 to 7,000 US troops to be sent to Syria, in force levels similar to what we now have in Iraq. Carlson makes the statement that the purpose of placing the troops there would be to depose President Assad, which Graham sanitizes as being there to defeat ISIS.
He follows that declaration with a statement that, “Regime change comeswhen we “train up” Syrians. The Syrians will take care of Assad, ISIL’s [ISIS] a direct threat to the homeland and Assad’s not. I’m not suggesting that Bashar al-Assad’s going to attack America. I do believe ISIL would if they could. More troops would mean we could take Raqqa sooner and we wouldn’t have this Kurd – Turkey fight,” he says. “More Arabs would join the fight if you had more American troops.”
Graham then lets the cat out of the bag just as he did on O’Reilly immediately prior to the airstrip strike, saying, “So I think you’re going to see a ramp up of American troops,” describing them as taking support, not front line positions. When Carlson characterizes it as “a whole new war,” Graham responds, “No, an end to [an] old war.”