Okay for Turkey. Turkey isn't to be blamed. But why the USA and allied forces not acting with their ground forces. Why just Turkey.
US standing in the entire world, not only in Cuba, would be so much better if the government would follow a DFR policy, that's 'Decency in Foreign Relations'. Let me remind you about US congressman William C. Fulbright and his message in "the arrogance of power". I wish everyone would take the time to read it. Today, almost twenty years after his death, being an allied of the US is getting all the time more of an embarrassment.O.Moltumyr, Norway
This is Hitler in Islamist clothing joint allied forces from Europe and the surrounding Arab States need to go in there and stop these militants now. It's patently obvious that this pattern is not going to end without ground forces. As they gain strength and ground they will be harder to defeat and the cancer will continue to spread emboldened and flush from new conquered resources.
"we might wish to reflect that these heavily armed fighters being allowed to cross into Syria had been fighting Turkey's government for years"That is not true. Turkey is not allowing PKK fighters to help in Kobani. It is only allowing Iraqi Kurds who are from another Kurdish faction that is not allied with the PKK.
The reporter makes reference to allied actions at the Battle of the Marne that ultimately "won the war." No one won this miserable war, a stalemate that accomplished precisely nothing. What it did was kill millions while unleashing the forces that spawned a century of nonstop warfare and savagery that continues to the present day.As the songwriter Sting has noted: Corpulent generals, safe behind lines; history's lessons drown in red wine...
Actually the primary result of the Allied bombing campaign was to kill huge numbers of German civilians, about 700,000 by some estimates. Many armaments factories were moved to captured territory in the east, beyond the reach of bombers. Production increased throughout the war, only collapsing when the advancing Russian armies overran the factories.