The blame for the current debacle in the Mideast can be placed on so many people. Certainly the Turks, whom will not allow the Kurdish brethren in Turkey to come to the defense of their proper.
|1897 map of Turkey, Kurdistan and the Caucasus|
It seems interesting that the Turks, who have been fighting the guilt and specter of the Armenian genocide for the last hundred years, would wish to be so closely connected with a new genocide. Perhaps it's in their nature? In any case, Erdogan tried a clumsy triangulation/extortion strategy or pinion against Syria as a deal point before he would consider committing his own ground troops. World leaders are justifiably enraged.
Where is Europe? Where is Russia? Where is China? Do not all supposedly civilized countries, many facing their own brand of islamic terrorism at home, have skin in this game? Where, come to think of it, is Ben Affleck? Why is it always the United States responsibility to wipe the world's ass? Who will finally come forward to bell the ISIS cat? The Germans have long had relations with the Turks, they are awfully quiet.
And finally to our own President, Obama. This guy may have a wicked baseline jumper from the left side, but I don't think that he is a natural military leader or tactician. When Jimmy Carter is calling you a pussy, you must really be a pussy. Where are the contingency plans?
Leon Panetta, a longtime centrist democrat, who has held every job imaginable, certainly not an apologist or a man with an axe to grind, was this President's Secretary of Defense, recently wrote a new book pillorying Obama's role in the mideast. I think he was dead on. When Obama drew a red line on chemical weapons and then let Assad gingerly step over it he showed that he could be punked on the world's battlefield. That never would have flown in the neighborhood I grew up in in New York. Maybe things are different in Chicago but it would have been quite maricon in the boroughs as the Puerto Ricans might say.
When people are about to get exterminated, you either say fuck it, it's none of my business or you step up to the plate and do whatever is necessary. Because nobody is going to be interested in hearing your or anybody else's excuses later. We can not be half assed. The world needs to vanquish the virus that is ISIS.