The Pentagon statement about sending Special Operations Forces to Syria to fight Daesh (ISIL) is an “outright lie” because Washington had these commandos on the ground since it started war against Syria, an American writer and political analyst says.
“The fact is that whatever they say about commandos and troops or boots on the ground is just complete nonsense,” Daniel Patrick Welch told Press TV on Tuesday.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday that Pentagon is “prepared to expand” the role of Special Operations Forces in Syria. “These special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders.”
Welch said that the US “had these commandos on the ground from the very beginning. They’ve been instrumental in directing and fomenting this war against the Syrian state to weaken it and they spend millions of dollars… in a deliberate campaign to destabilize the Syrian state.”
He added that the commandos are actually “the problem. They are not the solution.”
The United States has announced that it has deployed dozens of ground troops to Syria claiming they will assist Kurdish forces in their battle against Daesh terrorists.