Wednesday, August 13, 2014

France to join US in arming Kurds

MEE and agencies's pictureMiddle East Eye
MME and agencies, Wednesday 13 August 2014

France has been pushing the European Union to meet for several days to coordinate a European response to the crisis in Iraq
Iraqi children from the Yazidi community wave to Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Dohuk after they fled their hometown which was attacked by Islamic State militants (AFP)

France will join the US in sending weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic militants in Iraq, President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday.

"In order to respond to the urgent need expressed by the Kurdistan regional authorities, the president has decided, in agreement with Baghdad, to deliver arms in the coming hours," Hollande's office said in a statement.


In a 13 August 2014 blog post found at The New Statesman on line, George Eaton asks the question, "Will the UK follow France and arm the Kurds?" READ THE POST...

Jeremiah saw the spirit of the kings of the Medes rise up so as to be capable of drawing up battle lines against the land of the Chaldeans, invade, defeat and plunder her treasures. The Kurds are the modern-day "Medes", and with the coalition of powers now arming them against the Islamic State militants, they may be on their way to becoming the "great nation out of the north" capable of such military achievement.



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