Obama Has No Syria Strategy

By dispatching as many as 50 Special Operations Forces to Syria, President Obama is doubling down on the U.S. alliance with the Kurdish People’s Protection Force (YPG). This Syrian Kurdish militia is closely aligned with the PKK, the Turkish Kurdish separatist group that has been behind a long-running terrorist campaign aimed at Ankara. It’s not hard to see the attraction of the YPG, which is secular and fairly well organized — in contrast to many of the Arab Sunni fighters who are either Islamists (ISIS, al-Nusra Front) or simply disorganized (the Free Syrian Army). But is the bet that Obama is making a wise one?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Kurds want the wherewithal to fight, including sufficient weapons and ammunition, certainly more than tokens and symbols. And if they gain sufficient quantities to kick Turkish ass, so much the better.

  • simus1

    Obama “helping” the marxist PKK Kurds for no sane reason, they being a longtime Russian supported client going back to the post WW2 USSR, would be in keeping with what appears to be his goal of generating maximum mayhem on all sides in the middle east. Or perhaps it just came at the end of a long day of “decision making” on how to piss off Sultan Erdogan and the more pro US Kurd factions.

  • Ho Hum

    As I mentioned in another thread Obama is using these 50 soldiers as human shields to protect so-called “moderate” rebels from Russian attacks. It is a diabolical scheme that should see Obama impeached.

    The linked article doesn’t make sense. I doubt Obama is planning on embedding U.S. troops with the Kurdish forces which are being bombed by our “ally” Turkey.

  • Ho Hum

    The most sensible U.S. politician that I have heard on the subject of Syria is Hawaiian
    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Here she is in an interesting interview with neocon chicken-hawk Wolf Blitzer.


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  • lgeubank

    Obama is as clueless as an idiot child on international relations. He’s only good at conniving, grifting, and mau-mauing whitey. Anything else is far beyond him.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama’s Spec Force operators are there to make sure no Iranians are harmed.

  • Obozo is doing exactly what a good Muslim should do.

    He is helping the spread of Islam (by taqiyya). And the feckless democrats are complicit.

  • Pavelina

    Is there some law that says Obama must telegraph our troops’ movements to the enemy? Maybe he just doesn’t want to give our side an unfair advantage. If not, who knows? – our side might be victorious and we all know Obama hates the word “victory”. IOW, his sympathy is with our enemies.