Conrad Black: The Middle East’s strange, strange bedfellows

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As U.S.-led airstrikes help Kurd militias push back the ISIS fighters laying siege to the Syrian city of Kobani, events have demonstrated the nonsensical nature of the objections raised by Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau to the Canadian government’s move to send our CF-18 aircraft to the bombing campaign while assisting the official Iraqi army.

[np_storybar title=”Air strikes against ISIS in Kobani are just a PR exercise, Turkey says” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/17/air-strikes-against-isis-in-kobane-are-just-a-pr-exercise-turkey-says/”]ANKARA — American-led attacks on jihadists in Kobani are a “public relations” campaign that is doing little to defeat them or resolve the conflict in Syria, Turkey’s prime ministerial advisor has told The Daily Telegraph.

The battle for the Syrian Kurdish town on the Turkish border has become the central focus of the international coalition’s war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in recent weeks.

Anwar Muslim, the Kurdish leader in the town, said Thursday that Turkey’s refusal…

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