http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featur ... 11892.html
If you guys have seen basically any propaganda that ISIL has put out, you know that they constantly are trying to bait the US into sending troops.US special forces will team up with local militias in new operations targeting ISIL in Iraq and Syria [Nabil Al-Jurani/AP]
Washington DC - After years of pulling back from the Middle East, the Obama administration's new plan to use elite American ground troops to combat ISIL is meeting with scepticism among analysts and US lawmakers.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced on Tuesday the US may soon intensify air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Raqqa and Ramadi, and begin to use special forces on specific missions.
In this kind of early Vice interview (Aug 2014) their press officer literally says at 4:54: "Don't be cowards and attack with your drones, send your troops".
So its now officially happening, officially a plan of the presidential administration instead of just a covert one(special forces were already on the ground).
Its been 12 years since 2003's Iraq War, about 14 years since 2001 9/11, and the Islamic State first started in 2007 by anti-US insurgents in Iraq.
This is the longest fucking war the USA has ever been in and it doesn't look like its gonna end.
Meanwhile, Syria barely exists anymore and refugees are rightly so getting the fuck out of that nightmare, only to be treated like plague rats by Europe and the world's Far-Right.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -soar.html
This is going on while Russia sends its air force and Iran send its ground troops(they had special forces in there before but now I guess they've sent their main army units). Both seemingly to basically only target anti-Assad rebels and ignore ISIL. There's also been unconfirmed accounts of Russian -troops- fighting as well, though its hard to know if these are maybe just mercenaries or "advisors".Refugees from war-torn Syria claim racism in Germany has become so extreme they want to go home as a growing anti-Muslim movement sees soaring attacks on foreigners.
The nation has been gripped by a spate of anti-foreigners rallies, violence and arson attacks against refugee homes or would-be shelters as hundreds of thousands seek refuge in the country.
This year has already seen about 200 arson and other attacks against refugee housing while support for anti-Muslim movement, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA), has been growing.
The soldiers in this video are speaking Russian. They are also very obviously White people as opposed to being the mix of races many Middle Eastern people are. The guys though are laughing and not too bothered though, so its possible even with all this its just training that happens to be taking place -in Syria-.
Here's footage of actual fighting, though as part of Russia's aerial attacks.
Yeah this shit looks like City 17, yeah war is pretty horrible. But those refugees just want to steal Europe's money right? (This is what the Far-Right actually believes)
Turkey also has recently attacked the Rojavan Kurds(the people who live in/defended Kobani from ISIL) and has been confirmed by documents recently found in Syria by US Special Forces to have been aiding ISIS(in hopes they would exterminate the Kurds) and played a major role in how they became so powerful. The last bit is something that came to light despite Turkey being a part of Nato and a major US ally, meaning its likely not bullshit or planted evidence. It also matches up with what some ISIL defectors are saying, that their commanding officers told them to not be afraid of Turkey because Turkey would never attack them and was their friend.
I feel like we can safely say shit has finally hit the fan.
EDIT: Right as I got done writing this, apparently a boat with around 200 refugees sank off the coast of Greece. I'm sure the fucking literal nazis(The New Dawn Party) in Greece are celebrating.
EDIT 2: Also I forgot to mention that Assad, the Syrian dictator that is the reason the civil war started, has been confirmed to have killed even more civilians than ISIS. Yet, he's got the support of Russia and Iran who are currently basically waging war for him and saving him from his inevitable defeat by the FSA and other rebel groups.