Turkey playing double game over ISIL: Analyst


The West fiddles ... while Kobani burns
The West fiddles … while Kobani burns

Turkey playing double game over ISIL: Analyst

… by  Jim W. Dean, VT Editor       … with  Press TV,  Tehran


Turkey plays a double game over ISIL, planning to enter northern Syria to topple the Syrian regime, says an analyst.


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“Certainly, Turkey has a double game going on here …. Erdogan says this is what we have to do, go in there (Syria) … to fight ISIL. We need to go in there and take over all of northern Syria …. His whole game is to get (President Bashar) al-Assad out,” Jim W. Dean, managing editor of Veterans Today from Atlanta, said in an interview with Press TV.

Turkey continues to block the supply of military equipment and reinforcements for Kurdish fighters defending the border city of Kobani in northern Syria against the ISIL militants.

Ankara has also prevented Turkish Kurds from crossing the border into Kobani to join the Kurds in the besieged city fighting tooth and nail against the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.

The move comes as the ISIL terrorists have added further reinforcements to their ranks in an effort to break the resistance of Kurdish fighters defending Kobani for nearly a month.

  –because the US could stop it if  the coalition countries wanted to,” the analyst added with regard to the US role in confronting the ISIL terrorist group.

The US says it is striking ISIL positions in both Iraq and Syria, but there is skepticism on both sides of the border about the real objective of the airstrikes.


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Jim W. Dean is Managing Editor of Veterans Today involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews. He broke into television work doing Atlanta Public TV programs for variety of American heritage, historical,military, veterans and Intel topics and organizations since 2000. Jim’s only film appearance was in the PBS Looking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates, and he has guest lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon, GA.

He is working to find time now to database his extensive video archive of Americana and interviews filmed during his public TV days so individual topic segments can be key word searched to quickly use in future multi-media projects.

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