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Kurds struggle to defend besieged Syrian town

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The Kurds are surrounded by idiots including on the air coalition, self-serving Turks, dictatorship of Assad regime, and both Muslim extremists Sunni and Shiite alike. Indeed, when you are weak. all these vultures will prey upon you. This lesson can happen anywhere in the world, especially Japan. Your shed more of your bloods due to self -serving's narcissist politician and spineless bureaucratic U.N. You are dispensable with lesser value that their agendas. Shame.

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The battle for Kobani is still raging despite more than two weeks of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants in and around the town. The strikes, which are aimed at rolling back the militants’ gains, appear to have DONE LITTLE to blunt their onslaught of Kobani. (Or anywhere else for that matter) After the first week, they had spent 64 million on just bombs alone, that doesn't include transporting and firing them. I wonder how much more money will be waisted before we realize, this strategy will NEVER work!

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Time for China and Russia to send in ground troops.

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I wonder how much more money will be waisted before we realize, this strategy will NEVER work!

It's only a waste if military stocks don't go up in value. Otherwise it's a success!

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Or the other option would be to match force with force and expand a heavy ground campaign, other than that you will never realistically win this war. And yes, if Russia and China WERE so called wannabe superpowers that in their own right have to deal with radical Islam they would send troops, but for them, battling democracy is of a more higher priority for them.

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Bgood:

" The Kurds are surrounded by idiots including on the air coalition, self-serving Turks, dictatorship of Assad regime, and both Muslim extremists Sunni and Shiite alike. "

Not quite true. The Shiites are actually fighting ISIS. Remember that Assad is an Iranian ally and Hizballah is fighting for Assad. ISIS is a solidly Sunni organization and they murder Shiites as happily as they murder Christians and Yazidis.

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Strangerland: Can you show proof that the average citizen benefits from the profits made by the military industrial complex?

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'Time for China and Russia to send in ground troops.'

Russia or the then Soviet Union learned a lesson in Afghanistan after a complete debacle ( a failure partly enabled by western powers who funded and armed scumbags like Bin Laden ).A lesson certain other countries didn't learn. Less intelligent countries think they can control or reshape these areas bitterly divided by many things, not least the stupidity of religion. China has no military interests outside what it sees as its own backyard. I have no time whatsoever for the governments of Russia and China but I credit them with the common sense to stay out of a complete mess that will not be resolved by foreign intervention.

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So, Jimizo, what you're saying is all countries, including the U.S. and Turkey, should stay out of Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan, and just let them fight it out until the strongest bands of thugs get the upper hand. I imagine we'll be seeing girls being forbidden to go to school and terrorist training camps operating freely...

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@Serrano What has western 'intervention' in Iraq and Afghanistan achieved? 100,000 dead Iraqis and soldiers coming home in body bags. Have you looked at the recent news from Afghanistan? The invasion of Iraq was undertaken with criminal neglect what would be put in place. I can't see what this 'intervention' hopes to achieve either. Perhaps you can enlighten us. No short term solutions please.

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Serrano:

" . I imagine we'll be seeing girls being forbidden to go to school and terrorist training camps operating freely... "

...but it is not American intervention that will prevent that, but rather local secular forces. Americans tend to be great at blowing up things, but then they don´t have the willpower to stay and babysit the mess.

In Gaddafis Libya, there were no girls being forbidden to go to school and terrorist training camps. Now, there are. In Assads Syria, there were no girls being forbidden to go to school and terrorist training camps.Now, there are.

So why in the world do the American and some European leaders jump in with sanctions, bombs, and support for so-called rebels each time they see some mob protesting against a local authoritarian regime? Wherever did they the deluded idea from that the Middle east is full of moderate democrats who just wish to come out? It is so naïve, it is infuriating.

Vladimir Putin was spot on in his open letter in the NY times regarding Syria last year. Did you read it? Do so! He predicted everything that is happening now.

Short quote:

Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organizations. This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world. Mercenaries from Arab countries fighting there, and hundreds of militants from Western countries and even Russia, are an issue of our deep concern. Might they not return to our countries with experience acquired in Syria? After all, after fighting in Libya, extremists moved on to Mali. This threatens us all. *
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Kurds are the only muslims with guts. Why not supply them with advance weapons ...

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Kurds are the only muslims with guts. Why not supply them with advance weapons ...

Because a large area of Turkey is Kurdish and the Kurds want their own nation.

Turkey holds more sway with NATO, USA, etc., than stateless Kurds.

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"Kurds are the only muslims with guts. Why not supply them with advance weapons ..."

Are you kidding??!? I wouldn't give any Muslim group any weapons in the first place.

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