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Is the West abandoning the Syrian Kurds to please Turkey?

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Sep 26, 2014 at 19:10

Watch this border crossing.

"Thousands of Syrian refugees continued to pour across the border into Turkey to escape the Islamic State today as Ankara finally said it was prepared to take any measure necessary to ensure its own security in the fight against the terror group."

-- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2770706/Thousands-Syrians-flee-Turkey-country-finally-vows-join-fight-against-ISIS-vows-measures-necessary-smash-terror-group.html#ixzz3EStvtbVC

I wonder if "take any measure necessary" includes annexing the Kurdish Syrian state of Rojava as the Turkish "buffer zone" the latter state has been advocating for several years. That would, of course, effectively put nearly all the North Kurds -- and the PKK -- directly under their dictatorial thumb.

I have been saying for some time now, that Turkey will move into any power vacuum in Syria and Iraq. The situation is similar to Hitler occupying the Sudetenland: Once the border has been breached, nothing will restrain Turkey from trying to take over the rest of Syria.

Meanwhile,

"The air strikes of the US-led coalition have failed to target ISIS forces that are besieging the Kurdish city of KobanĂȘ with tanks and heavy weapons. Other targets in Syria have been hit, and this has caused ISIS to send even more forces to attack KobanĂȘ. Yet YPG/YPJ (pro-Kurd defence force) leaders have repeatedly offered to coordinate with the US and its allies and give them details on ISIS positions and movements in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). The Kurds are currently the only forces effectively fighting ISIS on the ground in Syria but, so far, they have been abandoned by the world powers."

-- http://kurdistantribune.com/2014/will-west-betray-koban-salih-muslim-calls-for-immediate-action-prevent-genocide/

In terms of its long-term threat to the region, Turkey far outweighs ISIS.

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