Time to Reconsider
There is a grave tragedy taking place in Kobane which seems to be at the epicenter of an even greater injustice occurring in western media sources, in which the auspicious truth about the fierce and valiant resistance of Syrian Kurdish fighters in that city is either ignored or withheld from the locus of public opinion of its readers.
Aside from the absence of first-hand reporting within Kobane, the various stories told by most world leaders in the region have done little to help the desperate Kurdish fighters there. Despite the intermittent and scanty assault on ISIS forces by coalition jets, the Syrian Kurdish fighters have withstood the siege for nearly two months now. These Kurds have prevailed against the relentless ISIS maniacs without having adequate outside support, which at this point is grossly delinquent, and without having heavy weapons with which to defend themselves. Meanwhile, ISIS appears to be well equipped with such weaponry since they captured much of what was left behind by the American supplied and trained deserting Iraqi soldiers.
Obviously, and sadly, the American military leader John Kirby has much to learn about the true character of a warrior since he has completely ignored the formidable Kurdish fighters in Syria, both men and women alike. I was appalled when I read these very recent comments he made: "We don't have a willing, capable, effec- tive partner on the ground inside Syria right now," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby said on Wednesday. And how many times have we heard it said that air-power alone cannot prevail without having boots on the ground as well?
One could not have a greater ally in this cause against the maniacs of ISIS than the Kurdish warriors of Kobane, whose defense of their homeland against all odds and prediction is Homeric. And the history will not soon forget this. It is time we recognize this truth instead of relying on the deceit of those so-called allies across the border in Turkey, whose bootless soldiers gape on from idle tanks stuck in the mud of their own making.