There are multiple reports out this morning of coalition aircraft hitting ISIS targets in and around the Kurdish town of Kobani, located on the Syria-Turkey border:
— Brett McGurk (@brett_mcgurk) October 7, 2014
Coalition Warplanes Reportedly Strike ISIS in Support of Kurds http://t.co/OpTda0LedY
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 7, 2014
And this news, if it pans out, is a potential gamechanger: Turkey’s President Erdogan has reportedly called for the use of ground troops to battle back ISIS:
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 7, 2014
Note: Twitchy reported last week that Turkey had pledged to defend Kobani, but their involvement didn’t stop ISIS from actually capturing parts of Kobani.
Keep in mind there are no reports of Turkey’s army entering the battle yet which leaves the question, is President Obama’s strategy of air strikes only enough to prevent a “massacre”?
Looks like Obama's generals were right: airstrikes alone can't stop ISIS http://t.co/y1neV3bxEG
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) October 6, 2014
Where is Obama's coalition? This is embarrassing! >>>Isis flags raised in Kobani near Turkish-Syrian border http://t.co/6JhMtAnzBs
— Keith Rodebush (@calfcreek_2) October 7, 2014
— FRANCE 24 Debate (@F24Debate) October 7, 2014
ISIS gains more territory in Iraq's Anbar region and could capture Syria's Kobani. Obama must explain what his bombing campaign is achieving
— Brahma Chellaney (@Chellaney) October 7, 2014
— Beanfrompa (@BeanfromPa) October 7, 2014
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 7, 2014
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 6, 2014
Maybe President Obama should have listened to his generals after all.
And it’s not like President Obama wasn’t warned about this latest threat. Here are tweets from last week warning of just what’s happening now in Kobani:
— Arthur Brooks (@arthurbrooks) October 1, 2014
— On Point – NPR (@OnPointRadio) October 2, 2014
Obama’s bombs are proving useless against ISIS thugs. They have tightened their grip on a Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria.
— Sentletse (@Sentletse) October 2, 2014
— Michael 7546 (@mog7546) October 1, 2014
Although maybe there is some good news on the horizon:
— Spasique (@Spasiques) October 7, 2014
— The EIU (@TheEIU) October 7, 2014
We hope so.