SEN. CHRIS MURPHY: TRUMP IS DRAGGING US INTO ANOTHER WAR AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT

Mar 26, 2017 by

 

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United States Senator from Connecticut, in office since 2013.

Here are the first two paragraphs – read the entire piece here: www.huffingtonpost.com/…

“Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Trump has been busy dramatically expanding the American troop presence inside Syria. And virtually no one in Washington has noticed. Americans have a right to know what Trump is planning and whether this will lead to an Iraq-style occupation of Syria for years to come.

Without any official notification, Trump sent 500 new American troops into Syria, ostensibly to take part in the upcoming assault on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. News reports suggest this deployment may just be the tip of the iceberg, with some saying that the plan is for hundreds more American troops to be added to the fight in the coming weeks. No one actually knows how many troops are inside Syria now, because the administration has largely tried to keep the build-up a secret. …”

Murphy rightly questions “… what is our mission and what is our exit strategy?”

Another article in Washington Post on March 15 here:  www.washingtonpost.com/…

 The U.S. military has drawn up early plans that would deploy up to 1,000 more troops into northern Syria in the coming weeks, expanding the American presence in the country ahead of the offensive on the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. defense officials familiar with the matter.

The deployment, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and President Trump, would potentially double the number of U.S. forces in Syria and increase the potential for direct U.S. combat involvement in a conflict that has been characterized by confusion and competing priorities among disparate forces.

Please read both articles in full. We can’t let this quietly escalate and turn into another Iraq.

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