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See: Kurdish forces free seven villages in Iraq from ISIS
Betrayed by Obama Again and Again
- After all why would Obama arms the Kurds to fight ISIS since ISIS has been armed by the U.S.?
(Business Insider) - The Pentagon is weighing a new request from Turkey to train and equip Arab rebels fighting in northern Syria, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
It is an attempt to appease Turkey, which has expressed concern to Washington that the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).
A newly empowered, US-backed Arab rebel brigade aimed at enabling larger groups of Arab forces fighting in Syria would presumably serve as a counterweight to Kurdish territorial ambitions in the north.
That's according to Aaron Stein, a Turkey expert and senior resident fellow at the Atlantic Council who spoke with Business Insider on Wednesday.
That, in turn, would allow the US-led anti-ISIS coalition to stem the YPG's advances — a primary concern for Turkey . . .
Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a Kurdish affairs expert embedded in Iraqi Kurdistan, largely echoed those sentiments.
"Most likely the Turkish plan is to insert these forces into the Azaz border strip and to prevent YPG expansion into these areas in the future," van Wilgenburg told Business Insider on Thursday.Read More . . . .
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Almost all the 2015 gains against ISIS were made by the Kurds who
have been starved of weapons by Dear Leader Obama. Now Obama
may arm Arabs to fight against the Kurds.
|Pro-American Kurdish Peshmerga have fought hard against ISIS|
only to be screwed over by the U.S.