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U.S. Aims to Put More Pressure on ISIS in Syria

The American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State has begun preparing to open a major front in northeastern Syria, aiming to put pressure on Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital, according to military and administration officials.

President Obama last week approved two important steps to set the offensive in motion over the coming weeks, officials said. Mr. Obama ordered the Pentagon, for the first time, to directly provide ammunition and perhaps some weapons to Syrian opposition forces on the ground. He also endorsed the idea for an increased air campaign from an air base in Turkey, although important details still need to be worked out.

Together, these measures are intended to empower 3,000 to 5,000 Arab fighters who would join more than 20,000 Kurdish combatants in an offensive backed by dozens of coalition warplanes to pressure Raqqa, the Islamic State’s main stronghold in Syria. Plans are also moving forward to have Syrian opposition fighters seal an important 60-mile part of the country’s border with Turkey to cut off critical supply lines of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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Mr. President, can you possibly please explain to the American people why this plan is any different from what you have been trying to do for the last 4 years, which has failed utterly and miserably in Syria?!?

And sir, I would like to politely remind you that continuing to do something in precisely the same way one has done it before, yet expecting a different outcome, is a classical definition of insanity.

By the time these "vetted moderate rebels" are ready to deploy, the Russian military will have made mince-meat out of them.

President Obama has absolutely, utterly "no game" here, whatsoever; and the drawing in of these alleged "moderate rebels" almost guarantees that there will be direct military confrontation between US and Russian forces in Syria.