Friday, October 10, 2014

Buffer the ISIS Slayer

My big question about Turkey's proposed buffer zone is: which side of the border is this zone going to be? If Turkey gives over some of its territory for a zone for refugees and maybe the rebels the West likes, then I don't see why the U.S. would be opposed to it. But if Turkey is talking about seizing the Northern strip of Syria, then that is a bit more problematic unless the U.S. wants to risk getting into a direct conflict with Assad's forces.

The Times article doesn't say, but I'm guessing the Turks want the latter.