Awesome! Turkey Sends Ground Forces Into Syria in US Led Operation
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: thrm at August 25, 2016 11:30 AM
Welcome to Erdoganistan.
Nation building compliments of the USofA
Posted by: 11B40 at August 25, 2016 07:16 PM
Posted by: KIM at August 26, 2016 08:46 AM
Why did they all wait so long?
Posted by: Kafiroon at August 26, 2016 10:52 AM
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
Fuck our Murdering Turk "Allies" and God Bless Putin
Posted by: McLOVIN at August 27, 2016 12:03 AM
Posted by: greyrooster at August 27, 2016 07:27 PM
It would be nice to see the name Constantinople back on the map, though.
Posted by: irish19 at August 27, 2016 10:51 PM
Posted by: greyrooster at August 30, 2016 09:30 PM
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