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'Limited Operations' Inch US Towards War in Syria

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In this Aug. 25 , 2016 file photo, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Trump Tower in New York, N.Y. In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump made seven references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world’s turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism.  (Gerald Herbert/AP)

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Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 09:32 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The U.S. seems poised to enter the civil war in Syria. So-called limited operations to destroy the Islamic State are morphing into a campaign likely to bring clashes with three nations purportedly seeking the same goal: Syria, Iran and Russia.

Why would we risk such a potentially far-reaching conflict? After all, Candidate Donald Trump expressly foreswore the idea of embroiling the United States in another war in the Mideast.

Worse, Mr. Trump is being urged to break that promise in order to support so-called “Syrian moderates.” Never mind that, by and large, these “rebels’” goals – if not in every case their tactics – are indistinguishable from those of the Islamic State’s jihadists.

The next step will be for President Trump to inject significant ground forces into Syria’s fratricidal conflict. All I can say is, literally "Don’t go there, Mr. President."

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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President Trump is being urged to break promises in order to support so-called Syrian moderates. By and large, these rebels’ goals, if not in every case their tactics, are indistinguishable from those of the ISIS jihadists.
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