CBPO Jon A. Underwood, CBP, (Ret.)
Just a quick note:
ISIS or ISIL or IS, whatever they want to be called for the moment, is positioning itself for a play for Baghdad, the Capital of Iraq…. Kobani Syria is a lost cause and our Generals know it. The Turks have created a short sighted course of action that, as the Turkish street riots have indicated, have incensed the Kurdish refugees that have fled the battle front. They are sitting there and watching from on high in Turkish territory while ISIS or ISIL or IS slowly defeating the brave Peshmerga, street by street despite ineffective US Air attacks. They want the Kurdish fighters to be killed as much as possible to limit their taking action against Turkey, defending other Kurdish groups that are currently in Turkey…. The problem with that is they are cutting off their nose to spite their own faces.
What would benefit Turkey more?
By showing the Kurds in Turkey that they are fighting to save other Kurds, especially the Peshmerga fighting an evil like ISIS or ISIL or IS, it would be a poker chip in the big game to limit the influence of the Tactical Kurds in Turkey….
Our own Generals and all the other pundits for the moment were saying that ISIS or ISIL or IS could not possibly take the Iraqi Capital.
I can guarantee that ISIS or ISIL or IS will not take Baghdad…. due to the current population being mostly Shia, IRAN WILL INVADE IRAQ TO SECURE BAGHDAD before ISIS or ISIL or IS has a real chance to take over the city, the real seat of power in Iraq.
Once Iran is in control in Baghdad, and due to the feckless US Obama administration, THEY WILL NEVER LEAVE.
Mark my words!
JON A. UNDERWOOD
CBPO, CBP, (RET.)