The following statement appeared in the New York Times today (behind a paywall), in reference to American military forces stationed within Syria.
“Commanders have requested guidance outlining how U.S. forces might deal with an attack from the assortment of armed groups, including Russian-backed Syrian government forces, that have, in the past, tried to seize territory held by the United States.”
The absurdity of that statement, presumably issued by someone with an IQ above room temperature, is off the scale. The question being asked, and the situation leading to the question, is the work of total idiots. The least stupid part of that question is that the Syrian Arab Army is not merely one of an “assortment of armed groups.” The real question should be phrased as,
“What do we do if the Syrian Arab Army tries to take back territory which we are illegally occupying within their country.”
How does a democratic nation come to such a pass?