But yeah. It looks like kinda like we are about to abandon the Kurds because we aren't willing to put resources towards helping them. Again.
I think you are absolutely correct on that, except I would add that it's very likely that he probably also just wishes this would all just go away.You cant help but notice that the intensity & type of bombing fall miserably short of what is needed. Does Obama want to win here? I think its obvious he doesnt. He just wants to look like he's doing something so he is not blamed for the massacre that is going to take place if they take Kobani.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
You know, with all of these conservatives clamoring to aid the Kurds of Northern Syria, am I the only one who sees an irony here? We spent the better part of the last century fighting against communism. The Kurdish fighters fighting against ISIS in Northern Syria, including those in the vicinity of Kobani, are comprised principally of guerrillas from People's Protection Units, which are the military wing of the Democratic Union Party, which, in turn, is an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey. The PKK is the communist-inspired political party which fought a separatist guerrilla war and terror campaign against Turkey for almost three decades. Now we have all of these conservatives, who spent most of my life screaming about the threat of communism, clamoring to aid them because they've turned over a new leaf and are our friends now. Just goes to reinforce the old proverb: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
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