Tuesday, October 28, 2014


This is coolbert:

These headlines are misleading?

Headlines that suggest an overland relief of the besieged town of Kobane.

Kobane for weeks now under attack by ISIL combatants.

The city defended by Kurdish YPG militia, aided by American air strikes the situation tenuous as best.

Historically sieges the capture of a city only averted by OVERLAND RELIEF!

"VIDEO: Peshmerga on route to Kobane"

"ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kurdistan Region troops head across the border to Turkey on Tuesday, in the direction of the besieged Syrian-border town of Kobane. Half the Peshmerga flew out of Erbil. Others are in trucks accompanying heavy weapons to be used in the attempt to break the IslamicState siege."

"Peshmerga fighters head for Turkey en route to Kobani"

"Iraqi peshmerga fighters left Iraq for the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds in their battle against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, a senior Kurdish official has said. Hemin Hawrami, an official in the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK), wrote on his Twitter feed that the peshmerga fighters were flying from Arbil to Turkey, from where they will travel by land to Kobani."

I had thought that this was overland relief in the form of units from the Kurdish autonomous region moving en mass toward Kobane. But this is not so. A company sized unit of Kurdish militia [not YPG] attempting to reinforce those Kurdish forces already defending Kobane and nothing more. NO help or assistance from the Turk too I might assume.

Kurdish militias are organized by political party affiliation. YPG has a nominal communist alignment with the PKK. The Kurds at least to a minor extent now acting with agreed upon concerted force?


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