October 06, 2014

Kurds Beg West For Help; Obama Ignores Pleas

These people have been making a last stand at Kobane for weeks. ISIS has them surrounded. The few airstrikes Obama approved have been ineffective.

Now the city is falling to ISIS.

NEW YORK - Kurdish-American campaigners are pressuring the US Government to better support embattled Syrian Kurds in Kobane, where Islamic State (IS) fighters are making gains against the holdouts.

Kurdish-Americans across the US have appealed to Senators to boost support for Syrian Kurds who are defending Kobane -- a Kurdish town near the Syria-Turkey border -- from IS, the sectarian Sunni militia that is also known as ISIS and ISIL.

"Kobane has been surrounded for almost two weeks; the latest reports indicate that the city is under heavy bombardment and parts of the city may have fallen," says a campaign letter that has circulated among hundreds of Kurdish-Americans.

"If democratic nations fail to provide immediate military support to Kurdish fighters, Kobane will suffer the same tragic fate as Shingal," it adds, referring to the massacres of Christian minorities in Iraq this summer.

Their blood is on Obama's hands.

(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

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