"Washington is urging Ankara to seal off a 100-kilometer stretch of borderline with Syria currently used by Islamic State for transportation of fighters and supplies into the Syrian war zone. The Turkish Army would need an estimated 30,000 personnel to do this.
The Obama administration is urging Turkey to ensure Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria receives no supplies through the Turkish border, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources in Washington. The request involves sealing off part of the frontier between the western Turkish town of Kilis and Jarabulus in eastern Syrian.
The US has called particular attention to a small part of the border between Jarabulus and Cobanbey, which is being used extensively by IS to transfer munitions and other supplies from Turkey to Syria, and foreign fighters in both directions." RT quoting heavily the WSJ
Did we really not know that Sultan Tayyip (Someone should do his tughra) is the most effective secret ally of the Baghdadi Caliphate?
"All the world wonders..." and rightly so.
Well pilgrims, I still remember quite a lot of the capabilities of US reconnaissance and there can have been little doubt of Turkey's trafficking with the enemy. Little doubt. This is probably yet another case of the Obamanites simply ignoring reality if it conflicts with their group think R2P nonsense. They would much rather concentrate on extracting agreement from some town to a DoJ consent agreement about the injustices wrought upon people of color. They will not, of course, try that with Chicago. Obama wants continuing access to the money in the pockets of Rahm Emmanuel's friends.
My guess is that Sultan Tayyip will smile and nod and promise and do the opposite of what he says. He is playing what someone here who was familiar with the Raj called the "fooling the sahib" game. pl
"As CJTF-OIR reported on Friday, the US-led coalition had made no sorties against targets in Syria bsince Thursday, while airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq continued, with the coalition making 18 strikes on terrorist positions.
On November 24, a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber, which had been bombing IS positions. Moscow says the bomber was in Syrian airspace which the F-16 violated, while Turkey claims the Russian jet crossed the Turkish border and was repeatedly warned before the attack.
Both the pilot and the navigator of the Su-24 ejected. The pilot was killed by a militant group while parachuting to the ground, while the rescue operation for the Russian navigator was successful to a certain extent: a Marine died providing covering fire in the rescue team drop zone and a helicopter was lost after it was hit with an American-made anti-tank TOW missile the terrorists are armed with.
After the incident, Russia’s Joint Staff took the decision to enhance air defenses at the Khmeimim airbase south of the Syrian port of Latakia.
The following day, on November 25, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced the immediate deployment of S-400 misslies to Syria.
S-400 Triumph system missile launchers were airlifted to Syria by Antonov An-124 Ruslan super-jumbo aircraft 24 hours after the decision was announced on Wednesday." RT
this sounds like there now IS a no-fly zone in Syria. pl