Also not surprising, isis is engaging the YPG on a 35km stretch of the southern edge of Kobani Canton.
ethan's Musing on the Near East - Page 26
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Monday that as long as he is the leader, a Palestinian state would not be established, reversing his support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Mr. Netanyahu made the assertion on the eve of an election in which he is trailing in the polls. He has been campaigning aggressively, appealing to conservatives for support.
“I think that anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state today and evacuate lands, is giving attack grounds to the radical Islam against the state of Israel,” he said in a video interview published on the NRG website. “Anyone who ignores this is sticking his head in the sand. The left does this time and time again. We are realistic and understand.”
Asked if he meant that a Palestinian state would not be established if he were to continue as Israel’s prime minister, Mr. Netanyahu replied: “Correct.”
It's nice of him to come out and finally admit what everyone already knew.
Yezidi militia commander in Shingal is wary about the PKK: http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/170320153
Seems to me that he is more worried about a power struggle with the PKK than anything to do with the safety of the region.
A Kurd's perspective on it:
Sup. Com. Heydar Shesho: "When we talk with someone, they translate it like he want and sell it as journalism"
Edited by ethanm - 3/17/15 at 12:55pm
France probably will, albeit quietly. maybe the same sort of action like mali, its been relatively quiet there since the foreign legion stepped in..