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Turkey-NATO-US-KRG-ISIL Alliance

Reader comment on item: I Give Up: There Is No Terrorism, There Are No Terrorists
in response to reader comment: No Bet Here For 2017.

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 1, 2015 at 08:38

Hi, Tovey

You will have to explain to me the significance of "2017". It's a prime number, and the digits add up to "1". Beyond that, I'm clueless.

The latest bizarre turn in Obama's "Escher War" has been his throwing our Kurdish allies under the bus. The Kurds have presumably been allied against ISIL; but in fact, only the PKK and YPD -- the very factions Obama has betrayed -- have been supporting our efforts. President Barzani of the KRG has been conspiring all along with American and NATO companies to help ISIL What's more, Turkey's "joining the fight against ISIL" has consisted of some windowdressing attacks on ISIL combined with massive attacks against the PKK. The "ISIL-Free" Zone which Turkey has been promoting and Obama has endorsed, meanwhile, is not against ISIL at all: It is intended to divide Syrian Kurdish-controlled areas from each other while keeping open ISIL's vital supply link to Turkey.

The net result of all this is:

  1. weakening the war against ISIL and
  2. causing a rupture among the Kurds.

The Iranians have warned Obama of his folly in these matters -- ironically, as presumed American partners against ISIL and as newly-won friends of Obama because of his concessions to them in the Nuke deal.

The Iranians, unlike the Americans and NATO allies, have been serious about fighting ISIS. What seems to be coming out in these latest shenanigans, is the formation of a US-NATO-KRG-ISIL coalition, all in the name of the first three fighting the last. If ISIL really felt threatened by the latest turn of events, they would have staged a major attack against Turkish, KRG or American forces by now. I keep looking for headlines to that effect, but see none. So much for the subject of the OP here, namely, "fighting terrorism".

The Iranians, it seems, have actually been outmaneuvered after all by the "G5+1": They are now becoming married to the "Great Satan" and its allies through irresistable business invenstments brought about by the lifting of sanctions, while advantage has gone against their Iraqi Syrian and Lebanese proxies in favor of the de facto US-Turkey-ISIL coalition. It seems only a matter of time, before they join the coalition themselves. The lineup will then be complete for Ezekiel 38-39.

Concerning Russia, they have been negotiating with the Turks about a gas pipeline deal. At the same time, Russia is supplying the Iranians with an advanced air defence system. The Chinese, meanwhile, are selling the Iranians aircraft built with Israeli technology -- a breach of trust with the Jewish state.

The big losers seem to be the Jews and the secular (PKK & YPG) Kurds. Perhaps the two can form an alliance of sorts. It could be helpful to Israel, in its war against Turkey.

Shalom shalom :-)

PS. Again a not to the OP: The PKK has been labeled by the US and Turkey (and the YPG as well, by the latter) as a "terrorist" group, though they are actually the most effective fighters against the ISIL arch-terrorists. Doublespeak is alive and well.

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