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"love triangle" in Kurdistan-Islamic Caliphate-Turkey

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 21, 2014 at 03:23

I notice that the PKK is in the front lines -- in Kirkuk, at the dam, and in the Sinjar Mountains. PKK is at war with Turkey, which is allied with Barzani's KDP. One can hardly expect the KDP to be involved much in fighting IS, seeing that Turkey sponsors IS.

Meanwhile, the US plans to increase its 1,000 troops there to around 1,300. No boots on the ground, of course: They are barefoot :-) Plus a carrier task force and its aircraft... It looks amazingly like Vietnam in 1960. Those weren't troops either: They were "advisers". For an "antiwar" President, Obama is sure getting us entangled in places.

Also, I won't venture to say how many thousands of US troops are in Jordan and Israel. -- and in Turkey, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and other places in the area: tens of thousands of US servicemen altogether -- many of them "barefoot". For having "pulled out" from Iraq and the Middle East, we seem quite engaged. The Brits and French are there as well, meddling everywhere on all sides.

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