US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Friday that the US-led coalition will put boots on ground in Syria and Iraq to fight against the Daesh terrorist group. The news immediately provoked indignation among Twitter users saying the decision was reminiscent of 2001 and it felt like Groundhog Day.
Previously, US President Barack Obama repeatedly vowed that there would be no American presence on the ground in Syria and Iraq. It seems, though, that social media users were expecting Washington to break the promise.
Aug 7 2014: "Limited" "humanitarian" airstrikes in Iraq Jan 22 2016: Boots on the ground in Iraq pic.twitter.com/x12OLwVOYp— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) January 22, 2016
U.S. to Put 'Boots on the Ground' in Iraq to Combat ISIL https://t.co/oLrwwhKTn8 More things change, the more they stay the same. MORE WAR!— IG: ijustdontget_it (@cypherdivine) January 22, 2016
Daesh is a terrorist organization active in both Iraq and Syria and prohibited in numerous countries including the United States and Russia.