The biggest issue is the equipment as they are using some pretty basic stuff. They are fighting an enemy which using boby traps, roadside bombs, mines etc. This is slowing down any progress made from the airstrikes so we need to provide -resistant armored vehicles, bomb defusing robots and advanced technology to counterexplosive devices. They are also using mainly light and medium arms vs ISIS who are using a lot of heavy arms which they picked up last summer from the fleeing Iraq army.
The worry for me is though just from talking to the Kurds is that if they are successful in re-gaining their region they will not continiue to push on, they could be using this as a way of finally breaking away from Iraq and will establish their own territory using the weapons provioded to dig in and defend. I can easily see Iraq breaking up into seperate regions as a result of this fighting which has almost become tribal.
I can definitely say they are not religious or pro-goverment.Erdogan's voters don't protest anything trust me.
The protestors were hardcore leftists.
Turkey should be out of NATO.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Its no wonder U.S. foreign policy is currently such a disaster. This thread exemplifies the current american response to any situation: gross ignorance and insecure juvenile posturing. "Lets kick turkey out of NATO because some leftwing students attacked U.S. sailors and we are too stupid to know they aren't Islamists." Contrary to popular belief, being a wannabe tough guy in foreign policy doesn't compensate for inadequacies in real life.