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Will the US Help the Kurds Fight Isis?
New Yorker, by Dexter Filkins

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/7/2014 4:33:10 AM

The latest string of victories by Islamic militants in Iraq raises an enormous and obvious question: What’s the U.S. doing to help the Kurds? This week, fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, captured the town of Sinjar and, the next day, Mosul Dam, the biggest dam on the Tigris River. These victories offer two terrifying prospects, one for humanitarian reasons, the other for strategic reasons. Sinjar is home to several thousand members of the Yazidi sect, a religious minority with roots in Islam and Zoroastrianism. Islamist extremists, including those who make up the vanguard of ISIS, regard Yazidis

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/7/2014 4:52:45 AM     (No. 9956328)

Our Commie/Marxist/Islam President will fight against USA and FOR ISLAM. Bet on it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 8/7/2014 6:23:34 AM     (No. 9956382)

Yeah, he´ll air drop those pork MREs like Clinton did.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bubby, 8/7/2014 6:37:05 AM     (No. 9956397)

No. The Kurds aren´t Muslim and besides obama doesn´t care what happens in Iraq that´s their problem. Leading from behind requires little effort which obama specializes in and doesn´t interfere with golfing or fund raising. Besides WTP support the Kurds so that is another reason for obama to ignore requests for help.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: altoona, 8/7/2014 6:52:07 AM     (No. 9956411)

Turkey´s Erdogan, one of O´s best pals, does not want Kurdish success, so look for O to do nothing for the Kurds--except maybe to hamper their efforts against ISIS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 8/7/2014 8:32:36 AM     (No. 9956563)

From Barry, they´ll get EXACTLY the same support he gave the Iranian dissidents.....

Squat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: toddh, 8/7/2014 10:10:30 AM     (No. 9956658)

"Yazidi sect, a religious minority with roots in Islam and Zoroastrianism."

Its taproot is much older than Islam.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/7/2014 11:20:03 AM     (No. 9956771)

Not a chance, and ISIS knows it.

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