Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Don't Count Your Turkey Before It Actually Steps Up

Kerry: U.S. seeks aid from Turkey against Islamic State

Turkey: Yeah, we'll get back to you on that.

The Washington Post: Turkey breaks up crowds at Syrian frontier protesting Islamic State, border closings

The money quote from the WAPO article:

“Turkey does not have a problem with ISIS,” Xelil said. “Sometimes they facilitate the transit of their fighters and even open the hospitals for their injured, while they do not allow [our] injured to cross and use their hospitals.”

Turkey would rather support ISIS to weaken the Kurds and expand Sunni Islam than fight ISIS. Methinks Kerry will be waiting for real aid and participation from Turkey for quite some time.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yep, another one of those 'dirty little secrets'...