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Steve Lendman – Obama’s Syria Strategy – 8 October 2014

StevelendmanIt’s lawless. Ruthless, Transparent. Islamic State (IS) fighters hold mostly Kurdish-populated Kobani along Turkey’s border under siege.

Controlling it looms. So does likely mass slaughter. Hundreds already are dead. Around 200,000 fled cross-border.

Today’s Zaman is one of four English language Turkish broadsheets. On October 8, it headlined “Turkey asks US to ramp up air strikes against ISIL,” saying:

They’re needed to keep Islamic State fighters “from seizing” Kobani. According to Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan:

“Our government and our related institutions have emphasized to US officials the necessity of immediately ramping up air bombardment in a more active and efficient way.” Continue reading