Obama military strategy: Backward Ho! Kurds told to move back

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John Wayne’s military strategy: Westward Ho!

 

The Obama military strategy — Backward Ho!  Kurds told to move.  Crazy?

The Obama Administration told Kurdish forces in Syria to move back from their positions.

This was right  after the Kurds  seized control of the ISIS-held Syrian town of Manbij.

Kurdish female fighter
Kurdish female fighters right  after they  seize ISIS held  Manbji

“We’ve made it absolutely clear [to the Kurdish forces that] they must move back across the river,” Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Turkey on Wednesday.

The Kurds, “They cannot — will not — under any circumstance get American support if they do not keep that commitment.”

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pick a fight

Biden’s stance is widely seen as an attempt to pacify Erdogan’s Turkey, alarmed by recent Kurdish gains against ISIS in Syria. Erdogan’s

Turkey, after maintaining long tacit alliance with the Islamic State, has recently dispatched military troops into Syria.  Turkey is not in Syria  to fight ISIS but to hold the line against Kurds.

In contrast, Kurds of Syria and Iraq have proven themselves as the most reliable fighting force in war against the Islamic State.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-send-more-tanks-into-syria-as-kurds-pull-out-of-manbij-1472129794

Kurdish fighters
Kurdish fighters of ISIL

Pompous 1 says,”We will defeat ISIL with the help of our super friend and allies The Kurds.”

Pompous 1 says,”Hands up, don’t shoot.”

 

 

 

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