Russia and Turkey have something in common--A phony fight against ISIL
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Sunday that Russia has done nothing in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).Turkey uses the same excuse of fighting ISIL when it really is more interested in fighting the Kurds who are actually fighting ISIL. Both have their agenda in Syria, but fighting ISIL is not one of them.
“They haven’t done anything,” Carter told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Carter said Russia’s efforts in the war against ISIS are “virtually zero.”
Russia began its military intervention in the Syrian civil war in September of 2015. Since then, Russia has aided the Syrian government with airstrikes as it works to take back territory from opposition groups.
“They came in, they said they were going to fight ISIL, and they said they were going to help in the civil war in Syria,” Carter said, using another acronym for the terrorist organization.