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How Will Russia Respond

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in response to reader comment: The Kobane Front: Latest Map; similar to Warsaw, 1945

Submitted by mozere (United Kingdom), Oct 4, 2014 at 05:15

In order to help the Kurds of Kobane the Turkish forces will have to invade Syrian Territory,how will Russia respond to this ? Probably by shooting down Turkish planes and tanks,you cannot expect Turkey to stand up to a superpower and risk its citizens lives for a cause which is not a vital interest. So Russia is ultimately responsible for the fate of these Kurds as it is and Russia the Chinese are the powers that protect Syria.

In the meanwhile Turkey has opened its borders to Kobane Kurds 140000 of whom took refuge in Turkey and medical care is freely given.Comparing the situation to the Russian forces in front of Warsaw is disingenuous.

The UK also did not get the parliamentary approval to attack Syrian soil,so they are also helpless in aiding the Kurds. /, T

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