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This is 1 hour ago..... Video shows the shooting action, picture below confirms he is one of the ISIS commanders... .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING: Following Picture is of the  dead ISIS commander

 

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The General Commander of the entire YPG force defending the city of Kobani is a woman....

Nalin Afrin,

 

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The YPG signed a pact with FSA, who in turn the US supports and arms. Not sure why the Press Secretary / Rear Admiral, didn't get the memo in terms of having reliable partners on the ground...

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Killed by a man, woman, or child, the fighter will not enter a "heaven with 70, 72, or 1 virgin.  There is no heaven for them, only a realm of punishment in hades where they wait for final judgment and hell.   

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And yet it remains.... isn't  the whole point ..no matter where they go, ...would it not be better to send them from the ME and NOT our borders???

IF... and that's becoming a really HUGE IF..... IF we are there to stop ISIS... why are we not supporting actual people on the ground who are not only moderate, but are actually fighting on the side of those actually chosen by the US to arm......and are they are actually stopping them?....

 

How can it possibly escape the attention of anyone that the entire world is out protesting calling for support of these fighters in Kobane, who are actually killing ISIS and not grain silos.... and yet the one force actually accomplishing something is left to die for doing so?

 

The significance of this battle can NOT be overstated on so many levels...

 

Why are major news channels actually jibber jabbing about the threat of ISIS to US borders and not demanding we arm the one group that seems to be effectively stopping them... They are killing ISIS.... Not bombing grain silos and post offices...

 

Did you know that Turkey is allowing wounded ISIS fighters past their borders and load them into ambulances to be taken to Turkish hospitals?? An American over there witnessed it over and over again, while being detained by the Turks at the border?

 

Or that Turkey is stopping any and all assistance going into Kobane,? Massive numbers of Kurds wanting to go to their assistance are turned away, and now people are dying at the border in squirmishes trying to get over there....

 

Or that ISIS is replenishing their arms through Turkish borders?

 

It goes on and on... At the very least, and apart from worrying about where they go after they die.... There are a whole bunch of incredibly brave people fighting to kill them and are willing to sacrifice their lives to do so... And despite protests literally across the world.... not one country is coming to their aid in any kind of committed support for them in stopping ISIS.....

 

If you're really worried about ISIS, then do something ... cause you can do something... sign the White House petition, email your senators, focus on the target... cause it sure as heck seems that none of our world leaders are all that concerned about really stopping them....

 

BTW CentCom  Public Affairs can be reached at (813) 529-0214... Or, maybe if enough of us send them the youtube links they can get a better fix on what's needed... . 

 

 

This is the daily update report from the YPG:

 

KOBANE CANTON_ It is 26 days Since 15th September, terrorists linked to ISIS have been trying to occupy Kobane, hurt  the Kurdish people's will, but

YPG/YPJ fighters are creating heroic epics every hour ; repulsing their attacks with a great will and steadfast.

We the people's Defense Units( YPG) continue to fight mercenaries back and not let  them to achieve their goals ,since they fired on civilian areas near  the border with heavy 

weapons.

On the eastern front; severe clashes have erupted between our fighters and ISIS terrorists lasted till morning , in turn our forces have launched a special operation in order to halt ISIS advancing, as a result 29 terrorists have been killed.

Elsewhere on southern front ; terrorists tried yesterday , using all kind of heavy weapons including tanks, rockets and artillery, to attack our trenches but they failed and our fighter repelled  them leaving 17 terrorists killed.

On western front; our units carried out, yesterday, another special operation targeted enemy's positions which left  two vehicles destroyed and 22 terrorists killed.

Every moment in this historic resistance, our fighters are sacrificing their souls without hesitating, for that we know that victory is ours. Five of our comrades martyred defending this land.

We in turn pledge again to be the thorn in enemy's throat , those are humanity's enemy , for everybody to know that we never surrender, Kobane shall be a graveyard and hell for such terrorists.  

About the US-led coalition alliance air strikes against ISIS positions; despite the air strikes were very effective two days ago, it was  less sufficient  recently.

We call upon the US -led coalition to increase air strikes in order to weaken ISIS artillery force and heavy weaponry.

 

YPG Media Centre

11.10.2014

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Ya know, its going to be so much harder bullshatting the public, with political razzle dazzle when Youtube evidence says it all...

 

This is ISIS crossing over into Turkey, and Kurd snipers taking them out nonetheless... its from last week... but whining that ISIS is not crossing freely into Turkey is big bad lie... 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7JvOoFYX3M

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Thanks Rayzur...Appreciate the number...I'll see if I can burn it up...It's a shame these women have to stand on the front line an area where men ought to tread...There's so many targets for these Ladies to become proficient as sniper with the 50 cal., where they could reach out and slap their objective...Give me comms hookup with a female spotter who calculates for a female sniper who I've got a bets with both of them to buy the beer and cigars to cover my butt after we clean house. I aint never had the opportunity but I've been around some women that I know wouldn't flinch in the course of action and wouldn't hesitate to have them covering my butt....Although we could never let them know....''What''????????????????

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Stay tuned next week

 

The liberal virus will be condemning the Kurdish people

For wanton murder of innocent ISIS people who only want their own country and to govern their own destiny

 

 

          No Surrender No Retreat and No Compromise

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And yet it remains.... isn't  the whole point ..no matter where they go, ...would it not be better to send them from the ME and NOT our borders???

IF... and that's becoming a really HUGE IF..... IF we are there to stop ISIS... why are we not supporting actual people on the ground who are not only moderate, but are actually fighting on the side of those actually chosen by the US to arm......and are they are actually stopping them?....

 

How can it possibly escape the attention of anyone that the entire world is out protesting calling for support of these fighters in Kobane, who are actually killing ISIS and not grain silos.... and yet the one force actually accomplishing something is left to die for doing so?

 

The significance of this battle can NOT be overstated on so many levels...

 

Why are major news channels actually jibber jabbing about the threat of ISIS to US borders and not demanding we arm the one group that seems to be effectively stopping them... They are killing ISIS.... Not bombing grain silos and post offices...

 

Did you know that Turkey is allowing wounded ISIS fighters past their borders and load them into ambulances to be taken to Turkish hospitals?? An American over there witnessed it over and over again, while being detained by the Turks at the border?

 

Or that Turkey is stopping any and all assistance going into Kobane,? Massive numbers of Kurds wanting to go to their assistance are turned away, and now people are dying at the border in squirmishes trying to get over there....

 

Or that ISIS is replenishing their arms through Turkish borders?

 

It goes on and on... At the very least, and apart from worrying about where they go after they die.... There are a whole bunch of incredibly brave people fighting to kill them and are willing to sacrifice their lives to do so... And despite protests literally across the world.... not one country is coming to their aid in any kind of committed support for them in stopping ISIS.....

 

If you're really worried about ISIS, then do something ... cause you can do something... sign the White House petition, email your senators, focus on the target... cause it sure as heck seems that none of our world leaders are all that concerned about really stopping them....

 

BTW CentCom  Public Affairs can be reached at (813) 529-0214... Or, maybe if enough of us send them the youtube links they can get a better fix on what's needed... . 

 

 

This is the daily update report from the YPG:

 

KOBANE CANTON_ It is 26 days Since 15th September, terrorists linked to ISIS have been trying to occupy Kobane, hurt  the Kurdish people's will, but

YPG/YPJ fighters are creating heroic epics every hour ; repulsing their attacks with a great will and steadfast.

We the people's Defense Units( YPG) continue to fight mercenaries back and not let  them to achieve their goals ,since they fired on civilian areas near  the border with heavy 

weapons.

On the eastern front; severe clashes have erupted between our fighters and ISIS terrorists lasted till morning , in turn our forces have launched a special operation in order to halt ISIS advancing, as a result 29 terrorists have been killed.

Elsewhere on southern front ; terrorists tried yesterday , using all kind of heavy weapons including tanks, rockets and artillery, to attack our trenches but they failed and our fighter repelled  them leaving 17 terrorists killed.

On western front; our units carried out, yesterday, another special operation targeted enemy's positions which left  two vehicles destroyed and 22 terrorists killed.

Every moment in this historic resistance, our fighters are sacrificing their souls without hesitating, for that we know that victory is ours. Five of our comrades martyred defending this land.

We in turn pledge again to be the thorn in enemy's throat , those are humanity's enemy , for everybody to know that we never surrender, Kobane shall be a graveyard and hell for such terrorists.  

About the US-led coalition alliance air strikes against ISIS positions; despite the air strikes were very effective two days ago, it was  less sufficient  recently.

We call upon the US -led coalition to increase air strikes in order to weaken ISIS artillery force and heavy weaponry.

 

YPG Media Centre

11.10.2014

Rayzur, I really appreciate your posting this sites.  Good information.  

It would be so helpful is the Turks would assist, but their agenda is to all ISIS to get ride of as many Kurds as possible.  They have been fighting for a long time.  What I can't understand is how Turkey can be part of NATO an still refuse to assist a neighboring country when their NATO partners are helping.  

It would not take long for ISIS to be wiped off the face of the earth is our leadership had the guts to "win" the battles and the war!  But, they do no have that in mind.  

Right now, the Turks could cut off all supplies to ISIS, close the boarder and march forward.  Turks could com in from the North, allied and US planes could pulverize the tanks, gun positions, and troop positions on the ground.  US and partner countries could move out of Baghdad west, north, and South with "boots on the ground."  ISIS would be cut off in Iraq and could be destroyed in the open country. Reinforcements from Syria and Turkey could be hit with such savagery from the air and from forces out of Turkey that ISIS and any terror group could be eliminated as well.  This war could be over in a couple of weeks IF the military is given lea way to do what is necessary to WIN and NOT TO PROLONG THE WAR!    But that takes guts and a personality of strength and resolve from the current administration.  

Hiding behind the facade' of damaging the US reputation is as bad a holding up a child as a shield! Their is no such thing as leading from behind!!!  What a crock!!  

Reminds me of a demonstration that was being held in a city park.  One of the organizers of the demonstration arrive and no one was there.  On enquiring he ask one of the park custodians where the people had gone.  The custodian said, they marched to the city hall to demonstrate.  The organizer said, "Well, I'd better catch up!  I'm there leader!"  

It is nearly certain that this person WAS NOT THEIR LEADER!  He was a "wanna be" without the know how "to be."

Sorry, getting off the track.

Anyway, we need to be in front leading with plans to win and not to just pacify.  

Three cheers for these men and WOMEN who are giving their lives to protect the people of the city and their way of life.   

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NEGL,  I am agreeing with YOU also, that is just the way the muslim thinks, there is NO heaven without Jesus Christ !

God Bless

GO RV 

Hey, I knew you did. Making the statement for some that think otherwise.  God bless.  

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This was as of approximately 9 hours ago.... the huge Twitter campaign   #airdrop2kobane    seems to be making an impression on the US administration

 

 

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where the U.S.-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes for more than two weeks, activists said Sunday.

 

The coalition, which is targeting the militants in and around Kobani, conducted at least two airstrikes Sunday on the town, according to an Associated Press journalist. The U.S. Central Command said warplanes from the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates conducted four airstrikes in Syria on Saturday and Sunday, including three in Kobani that destroyed an Islamic State fighting position and staging area.

The Syrian Kurdish enclave has been the scene of heavy fighting since late last Month, with the heavily armed Islamic State fighters determined to capture the border post and deal a symbolic blow to the coalition air campaign.

The extremist group has carved out a vast stretch of territory stretching hundreds of miles from northern Syria to the outskirts of Baghdad and imposed a harsh version of Islamic rule. The fighters have massacred hundreds of captured Iraqi and Syrian soldiers, terrorized religious minorities, and beheaded two American journalists and two British aid workers.

The U.S. has been speaking with Turkish officials about stepped up efforts to equip and train Syrian rebels battling both the Islamic State group and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. U.S. and European military officials will travel to Turkey this week to meet with officials there and discuss the different ways Turkey can contribute. this kind of political mumbo jumbo is reprehensible, outrageous and disgraceful... Contribute?!?! Are you serious?!?! We are going to trust the very people that are letting the only ground force fighting ISIS get slaughtered!?! Have you lost your frickin mind?!?!?!?

On Sunday, a Turkish government official confirmed that Ankara has agreed with the U.S. to train 4,000 Syrian opposition fighters vetted by Turkish intelligence. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

A Turkish Kurd, standing in Mursitpinar, in the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, watc …

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamic State militants have not been able to advance in Kobani since Friday but are sending in reinforcements. The Observatory's chief, Rami Abdurrahman, said the group appears to have a shortage of fighters and has brought in members of its religious police known as the Hisbah to take part in the battles.

 

Since the offensive on Kobani began, some 550 people have been killed, including about 300 Islamic State fighters, 225 Kurdish gunmen and 20 civilians, said the Observatory, which relies on a network of activists across Syria. It said the number of jihadists killed could be much higher.

 

Farhad Shami, a Kurdish activist in Kobani reached by phone from Beirut, said the town was "relatively quiet" on Sunday apart from sniper fire. He said Islamic State fighters launched an offensive south of the town on Saturday but were repelled and lost many fighters.

 

"There are large numbers of dead fighters for Daesh who were either killed by the People's Protection Units or the (coalition) airstrikes," Shami said, referring to the main Kurdish force and using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

He said Kurdish fighters also were able to regain the border village of Tel Shair west of Kobani.

Thick smoke, debris and fire rise following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria as …

 

Abdurrahman said 36 jihadi fighters were killed in Kobani on Saturday. The jihadists control more than a third of the town.

Meanwhile in Beirut, hundreds of Kurds marched through the streets of the city to the U.N. headquarters. They chanted pro-Kurdish slogans and called on the world to help those fighting in Kobani, where more than 200,000 people have fled across the border into Turkey.

 

In Cairo, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters on the sidelines of a Gaza reconstruction conference on Sunday that "thousands of lives are at stake" in the town. I  once again call on all parties that can act to step up to prevent a massacre and protect civilians at Kobani," he said.

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Turkey is allowing ISIS to replenish its arms and people as well as allowing ISIS past their borders for hospital care.... while at the same time refusing any humanitarian aid, and/or allowing the now thousands of Kurdish volunteers past its borders to assist Kobani. IF Kobani falls, ISIS will have a portal to transport arms and people through Turkey and will be strategically reprehensible in stopping ISIS. It would likewise bolster ISIS in then being able to boast it defeated the US military coalition.... I'm beyond gobsmacked that any strategic plan would allow this... or that the administration didn't see this as a strategic opportunity.... (I need to stop here... lest I say things I wouldn't want to) G-d Bless Kobani with His Mercy  

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40% of the wounded soldiers are women:

 

 
dal blog di Marco Cesario
4 ottobre 2014
18:47
Syria: the Kurds who bravely fight against ISIS
"If the city of Kobanê falls into the hands of ISIS, Turkey will have a huge responsability in the genocide that will follow". Jacques Berès, surgeon and co-founder of Médécins Sans Frontières, speaks after a humanitarian mission in the battle zone near Turkish-Syrian border.
 
 
 

“I’ve been doing this job for more than forty years. But what I have actually seen in the past weeks in Syria is worse than anything I’ve ever seen in my entire life. If the Western countries do not act immediately there will be surely a genocide”. Jacques Berès, surgeon and co-founder of Médécins Sans Frontières and Médécins du Monde, returned last night from a humanitarian mission in the battle zone near Turkish-Syrian border, in Rojava territory (Western Kurdistan), where ISIS squads are besieging the city of Kobanê and other cities under YPG / YPJ control.
“The war in Syria is horrific – Berès said during a press conference at the headquarters of the magazine La Règle du Jeu in Paris – I’ve seen bodies burned, torn to pieces, with no arms or  legs, most of them civilians. My job, in a two-week mission, is inadequate compared to the work required. I couldn’t perform more than 7 or 8 surgical operations per day. But every attack by ISIS jihadist caused dozens of injuries.Every day there are dozens of these attacks. ”

Among the fighters killed or wounded to defend Rojava (Western Kurdistan) from ISIS barbarian hordes, there are young people and many women. “The percentage of women who fight in the ranks of YPG / YPJ (People’s Protection Unit) – tells Berès – is very high. At least 40% of the fighters severly injured that I medicated are women. This is a feature unique to the region. The structures of Kurdish society are secular, women’s role is very important, at the head of every institution there are usually a man and a woman, a view which is in contraddiction with the typical misogyny of this area of the Middle East. This view also clashes with ISIS dogmatic fundamentalism. I was just a kilometer away from the battle front and I have seen women and young fighters repel the assaults of the jihadists with simple rifles and kalashnikov. Fighters are armed with courage, they often come from Turkish Kurdistan to help the resistence in Rojava. But they are equipped only with old Kalashnikovs.

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The issue of weapons, it’s not secondary. On one hand ISIS gangs are equipped with tanks, missile launchers, armored vehicles and heavy weapons. On the other hand Kurdish forces are equipped only with Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers. Where are the weapons the West promised to deliver ? “We haven’t seen Western weapons here – tells Berès – instead we saw not only jihadists coming from Turkey but also armored tanks passing through the Turkish border. Turkey continues to have an ambiguous behaviour because of the strategic and economic interestes involved”.
The Rojava, Western Kurdistan, it’s also a land rich in oil, which attracts not only ISIS but also Turkey. “In this region – explains Berès – there are 1,173 oil fields. Most of them were operational before the civil war. More than 60% of Syrian oil came from this region. Today they are closed but the energy potential is very high. Before the civil war this region was among the most prosperous  and tolerant of all Syria. Here you find mosques or synagogues. If ISIS takes the control of Rojava it will be the end of all this “.

And Kobanê? “It’s now like an enclave. In the region we have seen coming the FSA (Free Syrian Army), the Al Nusra Front, now the city of Kobanê is besieged by ISIS squads. The problem is that the border with Turkey remains closed and Turkey built a wall 5 meters high. No weapons, no medecins not even a bag of rice or a liter of milk goes through the border. Turkey freezes any convoy. So the Kurds fight alone, they are trapped between Turkish soldiers and ISIS gangs and they cannot escape anywhere. But one thing is certain: if the city of Kobanê falls into the hands of ISIS, Turkey will have a huge responsability in the genocide that will follow”.

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Thank you Rayzur for your thoughts. :)

 

It truly is a shame that any of this had to come to this point...

unless there was a motive for allowing it to happen. It is simply

shameful and shame on those who are playing with the lives

of so many people.

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      For us, ISIL and the (Kurdish) PKK are the same,” Erdogan said in televised remarks today in Istanbul And that’s literally true because from Turkey’s vantage point the Kobani showdown is a case of terrorist-on-terrorist. The Kurdish fighters in Kobani are linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK. The latter has waged a separatist campaign of armed insurrection and terror inside and around Turkey for 30-years and has long been considered Turkey’s top security threat. In fact, Turkey has received untold amounts of US aid, equipment and intelligence over the years to help suppress this uprising. That’s the reason that PKK is officially classified as a “terrorist” group by the U.S. and the government in Ankara.

      And, no, the Syrian and Turkish Kurds so classified as terrorists are not some black sheep cousins of the “good guy” Kurds in Erbil and northeastern Iraq that CNN parades every night as America’s heroic ally on the ground. They are all part of the greater Kurdish nation of some 30 million who inhabit southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria and Iraq and western Iran. Taken together, these Kurdish enclaves comprise the single largest ethnic population in the Middle East that does not have its own state, and which has been a source of irredentist conflict and instability for decades.
       
      As a matter of fact, Erdogan has been pursuing a rapprochement with the Turkish Kurds for the better part of the last decade and had actually made progress in quelling the violence and initiating a political solution. Yet Washington’s two latest campaigns of “regime change” could not have been more inimical to a peaceful resolution of the region’s long-festering Kurdish problem. And, of course, the historic roots of that problem were served up by the West 100 years ago when its strip pants diplomats carved out borders that gave practically every major ethnic group their own nation, except the Kurds.
       
      In that context, the Bush/neocon destruction of Saddam’s dictatorship in Iraq paved the way for fragmentation of the Sykes-Picot borders and the de facto partition of Iraq, including a rump Kurdish state in the northeast. Then Washington’s foolish delusion that it was spending $25 billion to train and equip an “Iraqi army” added fuel to the fire.
       
      The so-called Iraqi army was never a national military arm of the Iraqi state because the latter had already failed owing to the onslaught of the US “liberation” and occupation. Instead, it was a glorified Shiite militia whose members had no interest in dying to protect or hold Sunni lands in the west and north. So the “Iraqi army’s” American arms, abandoned wholesale and then captured by ISIS, literally created the necessity for the Syrian Kurds to mobilize and arm themselves in self defense. Presently, another rump Kurdish state rose along much of Turkey’s 560-mile Syrian border.
       
      The original trigger for that development had actually been Anderson Cooper’s War to liberate the Syrian people from the brutish but secular regime that ruled them in Damascus. It too set off forces of fragmentation and partition that have now come home to roost in Kobani.
       
      Thus, after the Arab spring uprising in 2011, the US ambassador to Syria pulled the equivalent of what we now call a “Yats” or an organized campaign to overthrow the government to which he was accredited; and in short order the R2P ladies aid society in the White House (Susan Rice and Samantha Powers) made the State Department’s maneuvering to undermine Syria’s constitutionally elected government official policy, proclaiming that Bashar Assad “has to go”.
       
      In no time, the Kurdish enclaves in Syria essentially declared their independence, and reached a modus vivendi with Damascus. Namely, they would keep Assad’s main enemy—the majority Sunni Arabs—-out of the Kurdish enclaves on the central and eastern Syrian border with Turkey in return for being left alone and exempt from visitations by the Syrian air force.
       
      Needless to say, that looked to the Turks like collaboration with Assad—whose removal from power ranks far higher on Ankara’s priority scale than making war on ISIS. On the other hand, Turkey’s proposal to staunch the flood of Kurdish and other Syrian refugees across its border by occupying a 20 mile “buffer zone” inside Syria is seen by the Kurds as a plot against them.
      As Bloomberg explains,
      Kurds say the plan is aimed at crushing their nascent autonomous administration, carved out during Syria’s three-year civil war as Assad’s government lost control of their part of the country. Turkey says the Syrian Kurds are collaborating with Assad and should have been fighting him. Meanwhile, the modern-day George Washington of the Kurdish peoples, Abdullah Ocalan, who has languished in a Turkish prison on an island outside Istanbul since 1999, warns that if Turkey does not come to the aid of Kobani his negotiations with Erdogan might end and the three decade civil war which had resulted in 40,000 Turkish deaths might resume.  Yet as one expert in the region further explained to Bloomberg, coming to the aid of the Kurdish militia affiliated with the PKK would go beyond the pale for Ankara:
       
       

      It’s “unthinkable” for Turkey to go beyond that and assist PKK-linked groups such as the Syrian Kurds, according to Nihat Ali Ozcan, an analyst at the Economic Policy Research Foundation in Ankara.
      “No Turkish politician can explain to the public why the government is aiding the PKK and its affiliated groups after fighting against it for 30 years,” he said by phone.

      In short, the region’s logical bulwark against ISIS—-the huge, modern, lethal Turkish military—is stymied by a tide of Kurdish irredentism that Washington’s “regime change” policy has elicited all around it and within Turkey’s own borders. In fact, it now has two rump Kurdistan’s on its borders and its huge internal Kurdish population bestirred and mobilized in a pan-Kurdish drama. Rather than progressing toward internal political settlement, the Kurdish political leadership in Ankara—-which has supported Erdogan in return for lavish economic development funds in Kurdish areas—is now openly critical:

      “The people of Kobani feel deserted and furious,” Faysal Sariyildiz, another pro-Kurdish legislator, said yesterday.

      The current activities of the Turkish military on the border check-by-jowl with the ISIS militants laying siege to Kobani say it all. On the one hand, they are managing the flow of Syrian Kurdish refugees desperately fleeing across the border. At the same time, they are systematically attempting to stop the inflow of native Turkish Kurd fighters streaming toward Kobani to join the defense of their kinsmen. Ankara clearly does not want Turkish Kurds to become battle-trained in urban warfare. So far, however, they have apparently not fired even a single round of artillery at the ISIS-manned American tanks that are within a kilometer of an epic slaughter in Kobani.
       
      Vice-President Biden was right for once. Washington has no real allies in the region because they all have another agenda. Turkey is focused on its near enemy in the Kurdish regions and its far enemy in Damascus, not the ISIS butchers who have laid claim to the Sunni lands of Euphrates valley in parts of what used to be Iraq and Syria. The Qataris want Assad gone and a new government—even one controlled by ISIS—which will grant them a pipeline concession through Syria in order to tap the giant European market for their immense natural gas reserves.
       
      Likewise, the Saudi’s want to destroy the Assad regime because it is allied with their Shiite enemy across the Persian Gulf in Iran and because they fear their own abused Shiite populations which are concentrated in their oilfield regions. Consequently, they see the fight against ISIS as essentially a pretext for escalating their war against Damascus, and are not even interested in bombing the non-ISIS jihadi like the Nusra Front that they see as allies in the campaign against Assad.
       
      At the end of the day, Obama’s air campaign amounts to nothing more than a glorified international air force training exercise. Pilots and air crews from the UK, Denmark, Belgium, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan etc.  will get to run a few live fire sorties at politically correct targets. So the Brits will bomb in Iraq but not Syria; the Saudi’s will bomb ISIS targets close to Assad-held territories, but NOT Nusra Front positions; and the Qataris will go along for the ride pretending to help, even as they preserve deniability that they ever dropped an actual bomb for that day down the road when they seek to make a pipeline deal with the Islamic State.
      Never in recorded history has the US conducted a more feckless, pointless, and strategically irrational war.
      Indeed, the real lesson is that by inserting itself into tribal and sectarian conflicts in these pockets of anarchy Washington only succeeds in generating more of the same. That is exactly what the siege of Kobani is all about.
      So maybe Joe Biden could explain this to the big thinkers in the White House. If the Turks are unwilling to stop an easily preventable mass slaughter by ISIS on their own doorstep what kind of fractured and riven coalition has Washington actually assembled?
       
      And how will this coalition of the disingenuous, the hypocritical and the politically opportunistic ever succeed in bringing peace and stability to the historic cauldron of tribal and religious conflict in Mesopotamia and the Levant that two decades of Washington’s wars and regime change interventions have only drastically intensified?
       
      By all accounts and as so dramatically portrayed by the siege of Kobani, eliminating the threat of ISIS is not now, nor was it ever the target of  Washington's coalition. The American people have  been led into a disingenuous war leaving the world to wonder what if anything, will happen to engage accountability in redirecting the  focus on the ISIS target they were sold.
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