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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Michael R. Gordon, "Kurds and U.S. Open Offensive to Cut ISIS Supply Route": Meanwhile, Erdogan Attacks the Kurds

Michael R. Gordon of The New York Times has written an excellent article entitled "Kurds and U.S. Open Offensive to Cut ISIS Supply Route." Reporting from Iraq, Gordon begins:

"MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq — A ground offensive backed by American air power to retake the western Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State fighters began early Thursday, according to a Kurdish official. The objective was to cut a major jihadist supply line between Syria and the Iraqi city of Mosul.

A statement from the security council of the Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq said that up to 7,500 Kurdish pesh merga fighters were moving on 'three fronts to cordon off Sinjar City, take control of ISIL’s strategic supply routes, and establish a significant buffer zone to protect the city and its inhabitants from incoming artillery.' ISIL is an acronym for the Islamic State.

'Coalition warplanes will provide close air support to pesh merga forces throughout the operation,' the statement said."

The Middle East's 30 million Kurds are America's only true Muslim friends in the region, they are willing to fight, and its high time that the Kurds be allowed to declare their independence from Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

Meanwhile, Obama's friend Erdogan continues to wage war on the Kurds in the Turkish city of Silvan. Care to comment, Mr. President, or is all your criticism reserved for Israel?

1 comment:

  1. Dexter Filkins on Iraqi Kurds, posted Nov 13, ( before the attacks in Paris, which had #44 fumbling for words @ 5:45 pm EDT):