Erdogan's BFF The Obama 'admin' sending a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) to
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu confirmed media reports that the United States will be sending a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) – a U.S. light multiple rocket launcher mounted on a standard Army Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) – to Turkey's border that has been hit by DAESH rocket strikes recently.
Speaking to reporters in Abu Dhabi on Monday, Çavuoğlu said that the HIMARS will be deployed in May and that NATO allies hope to assist 'moderate'
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu: Our priority is to mop up the 98 kilometer Manbij area and eradicate DAESH. After accomplishing this, the safe zone will come into being on its own, eventually. Most recently, [U.S. president Barack] Obama said that he is not against the idea of a safe zone and Germany is on the same page with us about this issue as well.
To eradicate DAESH from this area, the opposition must be empowered. In fact, if the armed conflict in Syria stops, it could be possible to assign more forces to fight against DAESH. We have to support the moderate opposition. Our cannons have a range of 40 kilometers while American HIMARS rockets have a range of 90 kilometers. We have come to an agreement with the U.S. regarding the closing down of the Manbij area.
The Americans have learned the truth about the PYD and they are aware that the PYD is unreliable. However, they were always in search of alternatives in the fight against DAESH on the ground as they cannot send any troops to the region. We are warning of how dangerous it is to collaborate with the PKK, the PYD and the YPG [People's Protection Units]. For instance, the PYD opened an office in Moscow as they ideologically feel close to the Russians. Now, the Americans are working on creating a power against DAESH among different groups such as Turkmens, Arabs and other communities.
Fundamentally, the U.S. has not entirely changed their politics regarding the PYD but they told us that they understand our concern about the YPG. [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry, himself told me that YPG is unreliable.
We will see the change in their approach through their actions. We do not want the U.S. to team up with the PYD and YPG from now on because we proved to them that the PKK is no different from these groups with documents. Hmmm.....As i said at the time of Erdogan's last meeting with Obama: 'Obama just threw the Kurds under the Bus'. Read the full story here.
Obama and BFF Erdogan agreed on throwing the Syrian #Kurds under the bus. https://t.co/Mi73gaCMm5 pic.twitter.com/6cXDzX6t49— MFS - The Other News (@MFS001) April 4, 2016