Skip to comments.Syrian government forces enter Afrin to help Kurds repel Turkish assault
Posted on 02/21/2018 8:10:02 PM PST by Rabin
U.S. has provided Kurdistans forces with arms, air support and military advisers
regards the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its powerful military wing YPG/YPJ, as key ally against Islamic State IS and the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria. // snipp // Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had stepped in to block Syrian forces in Afrin, where Ankara is seeking to destroy the Kurdish YPG
Erdogan later said in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Damascus would face consequences if it struck a deal with the YPG. // snipp // On Sunday, a Kurdish political official said Damascus had agreed to send Syrian troops into Afrin to help fend off the offensive by Turkey and allied Syrian insurgents.
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We need to arm the Kurds (to the teeth) and do it directly.
Call in the Kurdish Air Force now!
Yup, as I said a while back the Kurds would do well with about 600 of our latest Stinger & 5,000 of the latest Javelin antitank missiles to swat down every Turk entering their space. For far too long these turks have been oppressing everything in reach.
Under which constitutional provision are we allowed to provide military foreign aid? Why are we getting involved?
McCain, McMullen Kerry and Hillary will not be pleased.
You realize we are bound by law to defend Turkey?
They were not attacked and therefore NATO has no obligation to protect them. Erdogan and his thugs are the aggressors and should be thrown back across their border with heavy losses.
Yeah since they are in NATO. But they are such assholes in their fanatical hatred of everyone that they do deserves a good as kicking.
Your comment makes the most sense yet. The word “pretext” explains it.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
erdogen thinks hes the mahdi....and Many moslims think hes sposed to be mahdi....this is very dangerous
Kick Turkey out of NATO as Erdogan is a muzzie snake problem.
My fear is:
Erdogan and Russia will make a deal over Afrin and the Kurds will be the losers. How is yet to be seen. It could begin with the Assad forces taking charge in Afrin - to insure the Kurds are not. That linkage could expand from Afrin when it is convenient to Assad and Russia. The Kurds having rid ISIS for everyone’s benefit, may yet be defending themselves against Assad and Russia.
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