I would like to remind my readers that about a year ago the president went before the nation and announced that we would “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State.
After many many airstrikes by the US and its coalition members the news from the battle front is not the best we could be getting. It appears that the terror group known as ISIS is no closer to defeat than a year ago when this all began.
Recently the media reported a favorable situation Turkey has decided to allow US planes to use their airspace and air bases as a base of operation…..they also decided to join in the fight. The problem with their participation is that they are flying more ops against the Kurds, a long time enemy, than against the ISIS positions.
The Kurds an ally of the US and the most successful fighters against ISIS is now a target of one of our allies…
So my question now is…..was the US duped by Turkey so they could wage an all out war against a long time foe? This question needs an answer if this whole plan is to be remotely successful.
There is something rotten in Istanbul!