Awesome! Turkey Sends Ground Forces Into Syria in US Led Operation

I have a very bad feeling about this.

Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and demanded Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border region and drive back Islamic State with its first major incursion into its neighbor.

Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes on Wednesday entered Jarablus, one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border, in a U.S.-backed offensive. Gunfire and explosions echoed around hills in the region on Thursday.

President Tayyip Erdogan and senior government officials have made clear the aim of "Operation Euphrates Shield" is as much about stopping the Kurdish YPG militia seizing territory and filling the void left by Islamic State as about eliminating the radical Islamist group itself.

Turkey, which has NATO's second biggest armed forces, demanded that the YPG retreat to the east side of the Euphrates river within a week. The Kurdish militia had moved west of the river earlier this month as part of a U.S.-backed operation, now completed, to capture the city of Manbij from Islamic State.

I've always said that Turkey wants to use ISIS, to become the savior so to speak of the region from ISIS. By that they intend to regain some of what was lost in WWI.

One thing for sure first Turkey is going to screw over the Kurds and ask ISIS militants to come in from the cold, as if they ever were in the cold.

Then they are going to screw over Obama and John Kerry. In fact they are already screwing US over. Lets face it this is not a US led operation, Turkey is calling the shots and insisting the US screw over the Kurds as the price for so called incursion against Islamic State.

Posted by: Howie at 11:02 AM


1 you forget that Israel also supports ISIS because they fight Iran

Posted by: thrm at August 25, 2016 11:30 AM

2 Greetings:

Welcome to Erdoganistan.

Nation building compliments of the USofA

Posted by: 11B40 at August 25, 2016 07:16 PM

3 Maybe if filthy Muslim Turks cross paths with Russians and shoot down another aircraft.....Christians from Great White North retake Constantinople?

Posted by: KIM at August 26, 2016 08:46 AM

4 The Russians, Chinese, Turks, Iranians, and etc all see this as the time to take what they want. Barry Hussein, The first, will do nothing but apologize and scold us.
Why did they all wait so long?

Posted by: Kafiroon at August 26, 2016 10:52 AM

5 "US led" means they told Obama that his officers
were in charge. Doesn't mean they were in charge.
Probably stranded in a field somewhere with a
sabotaged vehicle listening to their Kurdish friends
die over the radio.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at August 26, 2016 12:40 PM

6 On the eve of World War 1, there were two million Armenians in the declining Ottoman Empire. By 1922 there were fewer than 400,000. The others....Some 1.5 Million .......Were Murdered by Mohammad's followers in Turkey...

Fuck our Murdering Turk "Allies" and God Bless Putin

Posted by: McLOVIN at August 27, 2016 12:03 AM

7 Seems like the Kurds always take it in the butt no matter what they do.

Posted by: greyrooster at August 27, 2016 07:27 PM

8 The Kurds will wind up with the dirty end of the stick for sure. And Jean-Francois "I served in Viet Nam, you know," Kerry will crow about what a success the whole thing was. IDIOTS!!
It would be nice to see the name Constantinople back on the map, though.

Posted by: irish19 at August 27, 2016 10:51 PM

9 America hasn't led anything since Obama took office.

Posted by: greyrooster at August 30, 2016 09:30 PM

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