The Obama administration has sent something like an Obama executive order to Turkey. Close your 550 mile long border to Syria or . . . the “U.S. will no longer ACCEPT Turkish claims that it is unable to cordon off the remaining short section of the border still used by Isis” (emphasis mine). This is described as a “tough message” by our government which refuses to take a tough stance against terrorism, verbally or through action. Ironic, isn’t it, that the U.S. with a still demented visa program allowing the 9/11/01 hijackers to do what they did, and a corrupted migrant program with gosh-only-knows who’s in this country now, can make demands on others when our own muscle is so atrophied.
The game has changed. Enough is enough. The border needs to be sealed,” a senior official in President Barack Obama’s administration told The Wall Street Journal, describing the tough message that Washington has sent to the Turkish government. “This is an international threat, and it’s coming out of Syria and it’s coming through Turkish territory.
The US estimates some 30,000 Turkish troops would be needed to close the border between Jarabulus on the Euphrates and the town of Kilis, further west in Turkey, according to the paper. US intelligence agencies say that the stretch of frontier most commonly used by Isis is between Jarabulus, where the official border crossing has been closed, and the town of Cobanbey. Source: Independent UK
We know where they’re entering, yet we can’t haven’t stopped them.
European nations have promised “significant blowback” if another terror attacks happens with Turkish facilitation.
I have no problem criticizing Turkey. I pity the poor Turks who lived with relative calm and freedom under previous secular leadership, but today, we have no one in the Muslim world to trust, and no one to trust in our own administration.
According to the report linked above, if Turkey follows the U.S. demand, it will be “more damaging to ISIS than all the air strikes” leveled at them currently.
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