Well lookie here: US AIR DROPS
After coming to the reality the Kurds were going to hold the city at all costs the Pentagon appears to be trying to save face. After reading many of the reports from the region it appears the political strategy of the White House is also coming clear.
In order to protect themselves from the natural questions which would flow from President Obama and President Erdogan’s prior position of refusing aide for the Kurds in Kobane – the White House needs a political explanation. My hunch is you’ll hear the White House claim they were intentionally luring ISIS into amassing around Kobane so they could target the enemy in one centrally located area. In addition, the ploy -per se- will be sold as pinning ISIS to a singular geography and then targeting their resupply efforts.
Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket.
It’s an explanation just like the White House intentionally drawing the Syrian WMD “red line” because Secretary Kerry knew Russia would step in to take charge of removing the Assad WMD stockpiles. Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket.
SYRIA – […] US Secretary of State John Kerry said the appointment of defence and interior ministers after weeks of delay was a ‘very positive step forward’ in the fightback against ISIS in Iraq, which Washington has made its priority.
But US-led warplanes kept up their strikes on the jihadists around Kobane on Syria’s northern border with Turkey, helping the town’s Kurdish defenders to repulse a new attempt to cut their supply lines.
The Kurdish fighters, who have been under attack from ISIS for more than a month, weathered fierce street fighting and at least two jihadist suicide bombings but the front line remained unchanged today, a Kurdish official said.
‘(ISIS) brought in reinforcements… and attacked hard,’ Idris Nassen said .
‘But thanks to air strikes and (the Kurdish fighters’) response, they did not make any progress.’
The ISIS fighters suffered heavy losses in their effort to seal the battle for the town, which has become a key prize as it is being fought under the gaze of the world’s press massed just over the border in Turkey.
From Saturday into this morning, a total of 31 jihadists died in the battle, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Coalition air strikes killed 15, while another 16 died in the ground fighting, including two suicide bombers. (read more)