And he is now claiming parts of Syria as US soil!
It’s a familiar pattern by now. From “we’re staying out” to “just some logistical aid to rebels” to “okay, some mere light arms to fight the evil dictator” to “well, a few anti-tank missiles wouldn’t hurt” to “we gotta bomb the new super-bad terror group that emerged!” to “ah but no boots on the ground!” to “alright kinetic strikes as a deterrent” to “but special forces aren’t really boots on the ground per se, right?” And on and on it goes.
As of this week the public is getting a rare glimpse of more US boots on the ground in southern Syria. Not just boots, but a US Special Forces Forward Operating Base, along with evidence of US operational control of a sovereign country’s border crossing.
[source : Syria: From ‘no boots on the ground’ to (not so secret) forward operating bases, Libertarian Institute, https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/blog/syria-remember-no-boots-ground-mantra-first-photos-us-base/, 15th June 2017]