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2018-01-21 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkey launches major new ground and air cross border operation in Syria
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Posted by Fred 2018-01-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6522 views ]  Top
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#1 Oh crap.
Posted by Woodrow 2018-01-21 03:27||   2018-01-21 03:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Oh, why can't they all just get along? /sarc
Posted by DooDahMan 2018-01-21 03:29||   2018-01-21 03:29|| Front Page Top

#3 YPG, PKK, Syrian Kurds, Iraqi Kurds, Iranian Kurds, Turkish Kurds - I can't keep em straight. Which ones are friendly to the West? I'm inclined to support them all since Turkey seems to hate them so much, but don't know if that's the right call. We get in trouble backing the enemy of my enemy an awful lot...
Posted by Hupeaque Slearong4953 2018-01-21 08:16||   2018-01-21 08:16|| Front Page Top

#4 this in de facto acknowledgement that the previous Turkish initiatives in 2016 and 2017
Posted by lord garth 2018-01-21 09:51||   2018-01-21 09:51|| Front Page Top

#5 It appears that the second war of Kurdish liberation has now begun.

Erdogan is a complete idiot. He has led with his chin on this as his emasculated and terrorized military cannot fight with battle hardened Kurds...and who in the Turkish military wants to fight for him anyway.

As soon as Iran steps into this all bets are off.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-01-21 13:18||   2018-01-21 13:18|| Front Page Top

#6 Which ones are friendly to the West

I’d think they’re all friendly to the West, Hupeaque Slearong4953, as various nations are providing weapons and training. It is my understanding, such as it is, that all the Kurdish parties range from European-style center left to stright up Marxist-Leninist Communists historically supported by the Soviet Union. As I recall, the YPG are Syrian Kurdish commies, while the PKK are Turkish Kurdish commies, now living in Iraq. Perhaps someone with deeper understanding and a better memory could amend, add, and correct the above.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-01-21 19:45||   2018-01-21 19:45|| Front Page Top

#7 The West likes the Kurds because they stood up to ISIS better than anyone else in the West. Even though they claim to be communists they promote democracy. I think that is to gain support from the west.

Turkey is Islamic so there and the Kurds are not, therefore the Kafirs must die per the Islamists.
Posted by Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 2018-01-21 21:01||   2018-01-21 21:01|| Front Page Top

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