Gen. Dempsey: ‘15,000 troops needed for ground campaign in Syria’

By Shepard Ambellas |

Here we go again

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to reports, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation’s top military chief, advised top brass in a briefing Friday, pointing out how we need a “ground component” in the campaign against ISIS, calling for “12,000 to 15,000” combat troops to be placed in and around Syria to fight an estimated 30,000 militant insurgents. 

Moreover, President Obama claims that U.S. troops will not be deployed onto the ground in Syria, reiterating the matter several times during his latest speech. 

However, this all follows lockstep with previous campaigns which have seemingly never ended. And yes, we all know where it’s headed from here.

UK joins the bandwagon

The New York Post reported:

In Great Britain, Parliament gave an overwhelming vote, 534-43, to join the Iraq coalition Friday — just days after ISIS released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines.

“This is about psychopathic terrorists that are trying to kill us, and we do have to realize that, whether we like it or not, they have already declared war on us,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“There isn’t a ‘walk on by’ option. There isn’t an option of just hoping this will go away.”

The UK is dispatching six Tornado fighter jets. Belgium is sending six F-16s, and Denmark is sending seven more.

ISIS Funding

Interestingly enough, the C.I.A. created terror group known as ISIS is considered to be the wealthiest terror groups on the planet, converting stolen oil into profit.

In fact the Huffington Post reported:

According to recent estimates, the militants are making as much as $3 million a day, most of it through the illegal oil trade. U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria this week targeted some of the ISIS-controlled oil installations in an effort to curtail the militants’ revenue stream.

Other Sources: 

United against Isis: Which countries are doing what? —

Obama hails US leadership as coalition jets strike Isis in Iraq and Syria — The Guardian

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