FUBAR: Dept. Of Defense Says Special Forces Are Assisting Group Our NATO Ally Is Currently Bombing
The Department of Defense made a surprising admission today about what we’re doing in the fight against ISIS:
BREAKING: Defense officials tell NBC News that US special ops. forces are on ground in Syria assisting Kurdish forces in fight against ISIS
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) September 16, 2015
Except there’s one tiny little problem – our NATO ally, Turkey, is using the war against ISIS as a pretext to bomb and attack their true targets. That would be the very Kurdish forces we’re assisting.
There are many cartoons about the swindle Turkey’s President Erdogan is committing:
— Capulcu TurkKick (@TurkKick) July 25, 2015
— NO2ISIS (@iraq_mawtini) October 16, 2014
And to be fair, the Kurds are related to what the Turk’s consider to be a terrorist separatist group. It’s not that Erdogan doesn’t have a reason for disliking the Kurds, but it’s just absurd for anyone in the West to believe Erdogan is really actually doing anything serious against ISIS.
Finally, what happens if Turkish forces “accidentally” bomb some of our Special Forces?
It’s yet another example of how the messy internal politics of Europe prevent any Western intervention from ever being completely successful.