Monday, August 11, 2014

Kurds demonstrate at White House on 8/9/14 in support of Israel against Hamas terrorists

8/10/14, "Watch: Kurdish Activists Stand with Israel Against Hamas," Israel National News, Ari Soffer


"Kurdish and pro-Israel activists found common ground at a rally in front of the White House on Saturday, as a group of Kurdish activists joined pro-Israel demonstrators in solidarity with the Jewish state's struggle against Hamas.

Both Israelis and Kurds have been fighting for survival against fanatical Islamist foes in recent months.

Kurdish forces in Syria have been engaged in a long and bloody battle against Islamist rebels.

More recently, terrorists from the "Islamic State" group slaughtered hundreds of ethnic Kurds from the Yazidi religious sect as they attempt to expand their control into the Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Iraq, amid fierce clashes with Kurdish Peshmerga forces." via Mark Levin twitter


8/10/14, "Former (Obama) national security adviser: U.S. must help Kurds," Politico, Caitlin Emma

"Former National Security Adviser James Jones said on Sunday the U.S. must come to the aid of the Kurds if Iraq will ever have a chance of being put back together.

The Kurdistan Regional Government is categorized as a Tier III terrorist group under the Immigration and Nationality Act, but that's "ludicrous," the retired general said on CNN's "State of the Union." 

"The Kurds are our best friends in the region, and we can't let Kurdistan fall" to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIS].

The U.S. also has the capacity to deliver more humanitarian aid to help the Yazidi population, Jones said. Providing the aid is low-risk to the U.S., he said, and the U.S. has mastered the art of precision dropping.

"We have enormous capacity to drop as much as we need to," Jones said.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad said the U.S. military mission in Iraq has made the country look good and boosted morale for the Kurds, but it's time for President Barack Obama to take his leadership one step further. Iraq can't be helped by the U.S. alone, he said, and Obama has to make the case for internationalizing the effort."


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