Erdogan and Washington's Neocon Sunni-Firsters Fume as Iraqis Liberate Fallujah and the Race to Raqqa Begins

As has become evident to all military analysts who understand the cautious nature of the Turkish high command, Turkey's military will only mount an invasion of northern Syria in force if the U.S. gives it assurances of providing American troops as human shields from Russian, Iranian and Syrian counterattack. Unfortunately for Turkish President turned dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's neo-Ottoman ambitions, the Pentagon does not appear willing to throw its YPG Kurdish allies entirely under the bus after arming and training them and affiliated Arab tribes of the non-Assad linked Self-Defense Forces (SDF) to fight Daesh. Thus, the Turkish offer of joint operations with U.S. Special Operations Command (JSOC) against ISIS has apparently been turned down by Washington...

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