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Tue Sep 23, 2014, 06:51 AM

U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not

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Source: CNN

(CNN) -- The campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria has pitted several Arab countries into action alongside the United States.

Analysts say the involvement of leading Sunni Muslim nations in a fight against the Sunni extremism of ISIS is crucial.

"I think that's very important going forward as it does show that we've got some regional buy-in, it shows that there are Arab countries willing to put their reputations on the line," said retired Lt. Col. Rick Francona, an Air Force veteran intelligence officer and CNN military analyst.

But there are also some U.S. allies and regional powers that are conspicuous by their absence from the new phase of the conflict with ISIS.
Strikes target ISIS safe havens in Syria Multiple targets hit in Raqqa Syrians cross into Turkey to flee ISIS

Here's the lowdown on who's taking part and why -- and who's staying on the sidelines.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/world/meast/syria-airstrikes-countries-involved/index.html?hpt=hp_t1



Who is in:
Saudia Arabia
Jordan
UAE
Bahrain
Qatar


Who is not:
Turkey
Egypt
Iran
UK
France


Good that some Middle Eastern nations are involved in the air strikes. What's the deal with Turkey? Maybe we should support an independent Kurdistan and tell Turkey to go F off.





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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:01 AM

1. Thanks for list. I was

 

told by a DU member Turkey will be in. Who knows.?

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Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:18 AM

2. Locking

This is background to the story broken here and would be great posted in that thread.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=901197

Thanks!

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