By Walid Shoebat
So what happened with all the mounting international pressure and all the hoopla on key NATO member Turkey for a military intervention against ISIS in Syria?
Well, as we stated so many times in the past in which we can sum up the relationship of Turkey and ISIS is that the two are “in bed together” and now the “Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara had no intention of sending ground troops across the border without outside help”, says AFP.
“It’s not realistic to expect that Turkey will lead a ground operation on its own,” said Cavusoglu. “We are holding talks (thats all they do is talk). Once there is a common decision, Turkey will not hold back from playing its part (ya sure).”
The Turkish foreign minister was speaking to reporters in Ankara after holding talks (talk no fight) with visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg … bla bla bla.
You get the picture, never trust a Muslim nation to ‘kill other Muslims’ of the same feather.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the typical spin, conditions, carrots at an end of a stick, and double-talk of impossible demands as usual. Erdogan demanded a safe zone for refugees, backed up by a no-fly zone saying it must be created inside Syria if Ankara is to consider (dream on) military action there.
“We discussed this issue today during our meeting here,” said Stoltenberg. “It has not been on the table of any NATO discussions yet and it is not an issue which is discussed in NATO,” he added.
Some NATO member countries such as France have already voiced their support for a buffer zone.
Amid mounting international criticism of Turkey’s failure to intervene in the fight for the Kurdish-dominated Syrian border town the anti-ISIS, Stoltenberg appeared to be wary of adding to the public pressure, saying that ISIS jihadists posed “a great threat for the Iraqi people, the Syrian people and the region in general” (as if we didn’t know that).
“It’s important to stand in solidarity,” he added (ya sure), saying NATO welcomed the Turkish parliament’s vote last week that gave authorisation for military action.
“NATO stands ready to support all allies in facing threats,” he said (bla bla bla).
In the meanwhile, ISIS controls ‘a third’ of Kobane and are being held by a bunch of Kurdish women fighters which says much about ISIS’s bearded stealth and ability.
Stoltenberg’s (worthless) visit to Turkey came as a Syrian activist group on Thursday said ISIS militants now control a third of the symbolic Kurdish town of Kobane.
The coalition carried out two fresh strikes on the town early Thursday, according to the AFP (but according to Former CIA director Leon Panetta it takes 30 years to kill ISIS), as it continued a flurry of bombing raids on ISIS positions in and around the town.
Nearly 20 coalition bombing raids have hit near Kobane since Tuesday, but Washington has said air strikes alone would not be enough to save it (gee, thanks Obama).
Fierce street battles have been raging in Kobane since the jihadists breached its defences earlier this week.
ISIS fighters pulled out of some areas on Wednesday (thanks to a bunch of courageous women) but have since renewed their offensive and seized more ground (they want the women), according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
This is why I wonder why people waste so much time reading the news instead of finding someone who can scoop the gist of what is truth and what is spin.
We try to cut the spin, so stay tuned.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)