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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 9:07 p.m. PST

… Turkey to Take Raqqa and Destroy the Islamic State?

"The problem with letting the Turks take Raqqa and presumably the entire Euphrates Valley that is now held by ISIS is that the Turks are endeavoring to hem in the Kurds. To do this, Turkey hopes to establish its Arab proxies in a new "Euphrates state" in eastern Syria. This would partition Syria into three states: a western Asad-ruled state; an eastern Turkish and Sunni Arab rebel-ruled state, and a northern Kurdish state.

Asad's army has already taken a large swath of territory east of Aleppo, which cuts off Turkey's access to Raqqa from al-Bab. Turkey has proposed taking Raqqa from the north at Tel Abyad. This approach would penetrate the Kurdish region at its middle and cut it in two. This objective of splitting the autonomous Kurdish region in two is the main reason Turkey offered to take Raqqa…"


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Great War Ace Inactive Member03 Apr 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

Yes, of course: there are always at least three wars going on with each belligerent involved. For instance, the Kurds are fighting against Iraq, Turkey and ISIS. And that is just what I know about. Turkey is always casting a wary eye on Russia, trying to neutralize the Kurdish insurgency, and battling its own radicalization. Syria is at war with Israel, its own people and ISIS inside and outside. And so it goes……………

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

So… a real mess!. (smile)


RTJEBADIA03 Apr 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

My preferred move in Diplomacy:
Support Country A into Territory X with army 1
Support Country B into Territory X with army 2

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2017 10:15 a.m. PST



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