USA is ready to launch a ground operation in Syria


According to the Israeli portal NewsRu, the US Minister of Defense announced the coalition’s intention to launch a ground operation against the ISIS.

On Friday, January 22, CNBC quoted a statement of the US Minister of Defense Ashton Carter that the Western coalition will involve the army in the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq.

It should be noted that this statement contradicts to earlier statements of the American leadership, who declared that the US will not get involved in a large-scale war in Syria. This was stated by the President of the United States in December last year.

That time the General Secretary of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO will not send troops to war against the “Islamic state” in Iraq and Syria.

Such a sharp change in the position is apparently related to the change in the balance of power in the Middle East, and a notable weakening of the combat power of the ISIS due to internal squabbles in recent weeks. Apparently, yesterday’s report of Sir Owen in London about the Litvinenko’s case has also played its part.

This report has suddenly changed the position of Russia on the world political arena, and now, apparently, the coalition allies do not consider it possible to take into account the presence of Russia in Syria.