Report says Pentagon has known 75,000 troops would be needed in Syria since 2012

syria chemicalsThe Obama administration has been telling us that there would be no “boots on the ground” needed in Syria.

But it turns out that’s not quite true — at least if the goal is to secure the chemical weapons in that country, according to a report by my friend and colleague Joseph L. Parker.

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Parker reported at Examiner:

The CRS released the report, (click here to view), on Aug. 20, that 75,000 ground forces would be needed in Syria.

The Pentagon has known since 2012, that in order to secure Syrian chemical weapons ground troops would be needed, should Assad be deposed.

He added:

In a worst-case scenario if Assad’s regime falls it will take tens of thousands of combat troops to secure Syria’s chemical and biological weapons.

Reuters reported there have been secret discussions taking place. The speculation in these meetings assume that all of Assad’s security forces might disintegrate. This would leave stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons in Syria ripe for pillaging.

So, they knew a year ago it would take 75,000 troops to do this, but now it won’t…

What’s changed since then?  Or is it just another case of being lied to?

More here.


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