Not only is Obama not sending weapons to the Kurds who are fighting ISIS, he’s blocking all of our allies from sending weapons to them as well. It’s so bad that they are now looking for ways to send the Kurds weapons behind Obama’s back:
TELEGRAPH – The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.
Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.
They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.
High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed.
The officials say they are looking at new ways to take the fight to Isil without seeking US approval.
Could it be any more clear that Obama is on Erdogan’s side here? Erdogan hates the Kurdish fighters, considers them terrorists. In fact it was just reported that Erdogan is considering invading Syria to stop the Kurds from creating their own state. Seriously. Who cares if ISIS creates their own state, but no, no the Kurds.
So yeah, Obama isn’t going to help the Kurds fight ISIS as long as Erdogan says no.