Friday, July 31, 2015
The Islamist President of Turkey, Erdogan, has thrown in with the good guys...finally! He’s committed Turkey to the fight against the Islamic State. He’s backing the Free Syrian Army, bombing IS, opening his bases to US aircraft and may even send his own guys across the border.
He’s taken his time to get here. It seems to have taken a string of Kurdish victories along the Syria-Turkey border, a lost election at home and some serious arm twisting from NATO.
The question is, what does Erdogan want?
- Maybe he wants to get on the good side of the Syrian and Iraqi Kurds.
- Maybe he wants to get on the good side of the Kurdish political party
that just blocked him gaining total control of the Turkish government.
- Maybe he wants to take a swing at the Syrian and Iraqi Kurds while
pretending to focus on IS. (Add the PKK - Turkey’s anti-government Kurds)
- Maybe he’s finally making a play to snatch Syria out of Iran’s hands.
All we know for sure is that the Middle East is a riddle in a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Hat Tip to Winston Churchill.
“iGuerilla should be the first book packed in the duffel bag for those carrying the fight to the enemy.”
–Peter J. Schifferle PhD, Lt Colonel.(ret) Professor, School of Advanced Military Studies U.S. Army.
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American Amigos (Monday, October 19, 2015)
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Nuclear Terror (Friday, October 9, 2015)
1979 Redux (Sunday, October 4, 2015)
Watch Oregon (Thursday, October 1, 2015)
Dispatches (Tuesday, September 29, 2015)
Repeat (Monday, September 28, 2015)
Schism and Colonization (Wednesday, September 23, 2015)
Invasion (Sunday, September 20, 2015)
NOTICE (Saturday, September 12, 2015)
Back to the Future (Wednesday, September 9, 2015)
Hijrah (Sunday, September 6, 2015)
Wolves in Sheeps Clothing (Thursday, September 3, 2015)
IS and the ‘Angel of Death’ (Tuesday, September 1, 2015)
Sitzkrieg (Monday, August 31, 2015)
Hack Attack (Thursday, August 27, 2015)
Blatant Disregard (Monday, August 24, 2015)
Iran names its Enemies (Sunday, August 23, 2015)