CRS: DOD Estimates ‘Over 75,000 Troops’ Needed to Secure Syria’s Chem Weapons

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posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 05:35 PM
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The Congressional Research Service made a report that says the Pentagon is 'estimating' 75,000 troops will be necessary in order to somehow 'secure' those nasty gas weapons in Syria.

Well ain't that a surprise !!

Haven't heard much about THAT in the general MSM stories or from the politicians from either side of the support issues.

It looks like bombing and missileing them won't get the weapons into 'secure' areas.

Besides that, what would stop the next group from getting the materials next time ?



The Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in a report released on August 20 that the Pentagon has estimated it would take “over 75,000 troops” to secure Syria’s chemical weapons.

Meanwhile, the draft text of the resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use force in Syria that is being taken up by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today prohibits the president from putting ground troops in Syria "for the purpose of combat operations"--but appears to leave open the possiblity that the president could put troops in Syria to secure chemical weapons.



But,


"The authority granted in section 2 does not authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Syria for the purpose of combat operations," says the text of the draft resolution.

However, Section 2 of the resolution gives the president the authority to use the Armed Forces in Syria "as he determines necessary and appropriate" for a limited set of purposes, including "to protect our allies and partners against the use of" weapons of mass destruction.

CRS: DOD Estimates ‘Over 75,000 Troops’ Needed to Secure Syria’s Chem Weapons


No small wonder Obama keeps pressing the 'no boots on the ground' theme.

And since he usually says the opposite of what is true or what he REALLY plans to do, it makes sense to assume the plan IS to send in troops.

That's how this sloppy Administration works.


They are Buttering Up the Public !!





posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 05:40 PM
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What a great way to start an illegal war that NOBODY wants. We ARE going to Syria whether we like it or not. Whether it's legal or not. How long do you think it will take before Obama drops all the pretense and declares himself dictator for life?



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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My fear is that through a complete missile campaign they are going to strike the Chemical weapons depots thus gassing tons of civilians. Then in turn say oh no no we didn't do that we took out command and control infrastructure Assad gassed his people again.

Then we have Kerry and Obamanation lying some more to justify all the troops they want because that evil Assad the leader of a Sovereign nation, fighting Amerikan funded terrorists got bombed to oblivion and the chem stock piles destroyed but we all know the spin about to come from the crap.

So sick of Amerikan aggression, so sick of Amerikan Interference, so sick of the P.O.S Amerikan government.

If there is a regime that needs to be removed it is the one that supposedly represents the people of the United States of America

Americans need to speak up and tell the Amerikan government to pound sand because they are sick of all this B.S.

SaneThinking



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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Double post
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posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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I predict this is how it's going to play out:

"We just want to perform a limited strike, just enough to dismantle Assad's ability to do this again. Therefore, no need for boots to the ground."

Then:

"Okay, they're putting up a little bit more of a fight than we anticipated. So we may need to send a few good men."

Then:

"Darn, this is dragging out much worse than we thought. We better send in more troops to bring this to a grinding halt."

Then:

"Dammit, we're in a full scale declaration of war my fellow Americans. We need more troops ! God bless America ! Support your troops !"

Then:

"We need every allied military regime possible to join us and help us bring these enemies to their knees ! You're either with us or against us !"



And so...

200,000 dead US and allied troops later...
The middle east still has control of the oil.



Ergo, in 5 years from now, it starts all over again.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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Uh, can someone tell me where we are going to get these 75,000 or 150,000 boots?

How many rebels are there? From this article there are a bunch. Link


Numbering 50,000 men, the Free Syrian Army, a self-declared non-sectarian group of early army defectors, remains the largest opposition group in the country. But during the past year other factions have entered the fray. If their numbers, as well as their political views are anything to go by, the possibility of a united front seems remote.

The Syrian Liberation Front, numbering 37,000 fighters, and the Syrian Islamic Front, numbering 13,000 fighters, operate in Syria's southeast and northeast respectively. Both of these groups espouse an Islamist ideology, in contrast to the self-declared non-sectarianism of the Free Syrian Army.


This has long pro-tracted war written all over it.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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I been saying this (to friends and family) since the talk of a strike.

There will never be "JUST" a strike. Dropping a few bombs and sending over a few cruise missiles is not going to do anything but kill innocents.

They can't blow up the chemical weapons without causing serious problems for those in the area. Bombing infrastructure and military assets isn't going to do much either unless they obliterate 90% of it.

To remove the chemical threat, they need to have boots on the ground, period. Anything short of that will accomplish nothing other than bringing more death and destruction to those already ravaged by it.

Looks like "Merica" has been conned once again and the only ones who are going to benefit from it are the current tyrants in power.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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Hmm yeah and then Obummer seizes all transportation and nationalizes all industry and begins the draft.

Martial law will be implemented sometime in October.

C...



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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Not going to happen. Just because an alternative source says there will be boots on ground doesn't mean they don't print crap to lure in readers just like MSM.

For those of you who don't know, CRS stands for Congressional Research Service Reports. Those are serve as a standard contingency for all types of military options that are 'on the table'. The article is luring in to making the reader want to believe ground forces are imminent, however, this is not the case. There are various similar types of reports done in the active military today that emulate the same idea.

Fact is, our personnel resources are spread a little thin right now.. you know, due to the fact we're in nearly 150 different countries.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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I guess nobody really learns from history and this is considered recent.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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Looks as if I cant post the video but its called "Untold History of United States - Bush & Obama: Age of Terror"



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:20 PM
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Kaone


I guess nobody really learns from history and this is considered recent.



This is it.....

but it's in Spanish and is a 'talk-over' in English.

"Untold History of United States - Bush & Obama: Age of Terror (Subtitulado Español) "



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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Here you go friend.

xuenchen beat me to it.
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posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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Thank you very much. I doubt many will watch it, but it really shows how easily people are manipulated when their authority is anybody but them self.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:28 PM
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Its my understanding we aren't trying to secure anything...we are gonna just blow it all up, the ability to use, the factories, stockpiles, etc.
Might take a ton of people to secure it, but only a few drones to drop bombs on em and not worry.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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Another thing to ponder .......

Perhaps Obama has a plan to reduce unemployment.

More troops required = a new round of draft calls !!

What a way to get the numbers down !!

After all, it WOULD be a national security issue right ?



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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This is the perfect cure for the youth unemployment rate.

A draft is coming.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:33 PM
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SaturnFX
Its my understanding we aren't trying to secure anything...we are gonna just blow it all up, the ability to use, the factories, stockpiles, etc.
Might take a ton of people to secure it, but only a few drones to drop bombs on em and not worry.



Drones ?

They would have to get all the Syrian defense systems down first right ?

Syria is not Libya and it's not Afghanistan, and it's not Yemen.

Doesn't Syria have some missiles of their own ?

What IF they manage to sink a U.S. ship ?



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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A draft won't just be for the youth. The last one in the United States went up to 45.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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funny enough, they (the 75,000) will all be wearing sandals so there won't be "Boots on the ground".





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