Posted by Zubair Khan
Source: Asia Times:
By M K Bhadrakumar
For the first time through the two-year old Syrian conflict, the United States has mentioned the holy cow – “boots on the ground”. The Secretary of State John Kerry has pleaded that the US Congress should approve the use of American ground troops although the Obama administration may not intend to take recourse to such action.
This is a hugely significant turning point in the fast-developing scenario of US military intervention in Syria. There was added poignancy that Kerry was speaking at a congressional hearing on Tuesday with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, seated beside him.