Arm the Kurds. Now!

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Obama! It's time to bypass the community organizing stuff, and start being the President of the United States. The Kurds are controlling a pretty impressive, large area of land in north Iraq and north Syria.

They are tough, battle-hardened veterans and have been winning battles against ISIS. If anybody deserves the support of the United States, it is the Kurds. But they are fighting with old, obsolete inferior weapons, most of which is just small arms, against ISIS, who is well-arm with top-notch weapons, much of which is American-supplied, which they stole from the Iraqi troops.

This situation calls for immediate action. Not sitting around, contemplating, making tough-sounding speeches which do nothing, holding summit meetings, and going golfing.

If the Kurds were armed with good up-to-date weapons, and more firepower, they could accomplish a lot more in this war, stop Christians et al from being kidnapped, and save a lot of innocent lives.

How to Deal With the Islamic State Arm the Kurds Bernard-Henri L vy
 

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It isn't that easy. Turkey opposes arming the Kurds. obama opposes arming the Kurds. The reasons are different only the result is the same.
 

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Arabs killing Arabs is nothing new. Instead of choosing a side to help we should learn from historical mistakes as when the Taliban was fighting the Soviets and we helped the Taliban. That worked SO well.
 

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Arabs killing Arabs is nothing new. Instead of choosing a side to help we should learn from historical mistakes as when the Taliban was fighting the Soviets and we helped the Taliban. That worked SO well.
We should back off and out, sell arms to all sides, and let them eliminate each other.

Worst thing that ever happened in the Mid-East was the end of the Iran-Iraq War.
 

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Obama! It's time to bypass the community organizing stuff, and start being the President of the United States. The Kurds are controlling a pretty impressive, large area of land in north Iraq and north Syria.

They are tough, battle-hardened veterans and have been winning battles against ISIS. If anybody deserves the support of the United States, it is the Kurds. But they are fighting with old, obsolete inferior weapons, most of which is just small arms, against ISIS, who is well-arm with top-notch weapons, much of which is American-supplied, which they stole from the Iraqi troops.

This situation calls for immediate action. Not sitting around, contemplating, making tough-sounding speeches which do nothing, holding summit meetings, and going golfing.

If the Kurds were armed with good up-to-date weapons, and more firepower, they could accomplish a lot more in this war, stop Christians et al from being kidnapped, and save a lot of innocent lives.

How to Deal With the Islamic State Arm the Kurds Bernard-Henri L vy
the Kurds are not a solution to ISIS, they don't really have the power or ability to operate strongly outside of their historic regions of control and their periphery. The Kurds are largely in the fight because ISIS attacked THEM.
 

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yeah , they may not be arab but they are muslim .
 

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you decide . I just reported a FACT !!
 
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but regarding Kurds being muslim . Looks like the KURDS are 'good' muslims as opposed to being nasty muslims like 'isis' osimir . Still don't think that that's contextual but it is an observation of mine . Turks also aren't arab but Turks are muslim . Plus turks are slowly going the way of becoming hardcore muslim .
 

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but regarding Kurds being muslim . Looks like the KURDS are 'good' muslims as opposed to being nasty muslims like 'isis' osimir . Still don't think that that's contextual but it is an observation of mine . Turks also aren't arab but Turks are muslim . Plus turks are slowly going the way of becoming hardcore muslim .
Kurds can be pretty socially conservative in other areas though. For example, they have the highest rate of female gentile mutilation in Iraq. Kurds also have a plethora of political and even religious groupings. Most are Sunni Islam, but they aren't limited to that. The Turks are incredibly diverse too so it seems odd to attempt to classify them as a singular unit in the way you are doing.
 

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Turk are ok , said to be very good fighters . Problem with them is that they don't oppose isis .
 

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Arabs killing Arabs is nothing new. Instead of choosing a side to help we should learn from historical mistakes as when the Taliban was fighting the Soviets and we helped the Taliban. That worked SO well.
Taliban originated in Pakistan
 

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Can libs please make up their mind. Obama says Muslims and Arabs have to fight this but then says we can't arm those willing to fight......
 

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we won't arm the Kurds because the kurds and turks are enemies . At least we won't arm them under mrobama .
 

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So can anyone name these Arabs or Muslims that will fight.....that Obama finds worthy......Kurds...nnnooooo. Egypt......nnnooooooo. Who does that leave
 

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