Islamist Turkey Allows Kurds to Die
- While children armed with AK-47s fought to the death to defend Kobane, Turkey's powerful military - which comprises the second largest NATO army - refused to intervene. Here a Turkish soldier sits in his tank (above) and watches fighting between ISIS terrorists and massively outgunned Kurdish troops over the border in Syria.
- We have a nightmare clusterfuck. A Defense official told Fox News, “The Department of Defense has not provided direct arms to the Kurds and has no plans to do so in the future."
- Meanwhile the CIA, Britain and our allies shipped in 75 planeloads of arms from the Zagreb airport to give the Islamist rebels. And let's not forget the CIA training camp in Jordan. The U.S. has done its best to fund and arm everyone involved. Then we claim war has broken out and we need to bomb.
Chilling photographs of Islamic State militants prowling the streets of Kobani emerged yesterday after air strikes failed to stop their advance.
The jihadis, carrying guns and wearing casual clothing, were seen wandering through backstreets in the suburbs of the besieged Syrian town just 200 yards from the Turkish border.
Three days of US-led bombing raids had pushed the extremists back to the edges of the border town, which had been besieged for three weeks, and was about to fall.
But the photographs of IS militants in the suburbs of the town without coming under attack is likely to raise fears that the heavily outgunned Kurdish forces are becoming weaker, with one US official admitting that ‘hell is unfolding’.
Read more: Daily Mail.
Embedded with ISIS and al-Nusra
|Smoke rises during airstrikes on the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province.|
|In a chilling scene on Monday afternoon, militants raised the black flag of jihad over a building in the eastern suburbs of the largely Kurdish town.|
|A damaged school building, which was used by Kurdish fighters as a base, is seen in Al-Aziza village close to Kobane today. ISIS seized control of the area yesterday.|
|An Islamic State fighter relaxes at a checkpoint previously used by Kurdish forces this morning. ISIS yesterday took control of the area - which is close to Al-Jurn village, just outside Kobane.|
|Turkey's huge army is left standing at the border - just 200 yards from Kobane (background). Turkish soldiers have so far done little to stop ISIS butchering hundreds of people, including children, in the Syrian town.|
|Heavily armed female members of the Kurdistan Workers Party are also helping to patrol the outskirts of Makhmur, a northern Iraqi town near Erbil, from attacks by ISIS.|