Another Obama "Success" Story
You just can't make this shit up
- 1) First Obama and our Islamist allies pour mountains of weapons into the hands of ISIS and other Islamist "rebels" in an unconstitutional war against Syria.
- 2) Then we somehow don't notice as an entire ISIS army just happens to cross the wide open deserts to invade Iraq.
- 3) Then we give small amounts of weapons to the Kurds and Christians to fight the ISIS monsters that we just armed.
- 4) With one hand we give small amounts of air support to the Kurds fighting ISIS. Meanwhile US supplied jet fighters from NATO member Turkey bomb the Kurds we claim to be supporting in their fight against ISIS.
- Conclusion - Clusterfuck. This insanity is the Military-Industrial Complex on steroids. We supply weapons to everyone while bombing everyone.
(Al Jazeera) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkish tanks are advancing under intense bombardment towards a major northern town in Syria held by Kurdish-led forces.
Fighting between the Turkey-backed fighters and the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) was concentrated on Saturday near the town of Tel Rifaat, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Ahmad Aaraj - member of the Syrian National Democratic Coalition, which is allied with the Kurds - said Turkish tanks crossed the border near the town of Marea and were heading toward Tel Rifaat.
The Syrian Observatory said 13 Turkey-backed rebels and three SDF fighters were killed.
|Pro-American YPG Kurdish fighters being bombed by NATO |
member Turkey using U.S. supplied fighter jets.
|Turkey entered the Syrian conflict in August with air |
strikes and artillery fire [File: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters]
The Turkish military intervened in the Syrian war in August to clear the border area of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters - and US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces linked to Turkey's own outlawed Kurdish insurgency.
Turkish-backed forces will press on to the ISIL-held town of al-Bab in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, emphasising Ankara's drive to sweep ISIL and Syrian Kurdish fighters from territory near its border.
The Syrian military, however, said the presence of Turkish troops on Syrian soil was unacceptable, and a "dangerous escalation and flagrant breach of Syria's sovereignty".
Backed by Turkish tanks, special forces, and air strikes, the rebels fighting under the loose banner of the Free Syrian Army crossed into northern Syria in August and took the border town of Jarablus from ISIL largely unopposed.
The rebels have since extended those gains and now control an area of roughly 1,270 square kilometres in northern Syria.
While Turkey's initial focus was on driving ISIL from Jarablus, much of its efforts have been spent on stopping the advance of US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters.
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