posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:50 AM
a reply to: Merinda
Taking Kobani would be a symbolic victory over the Kurds for ISIS, and a demonstration to the international community that they are unstoppable.
Over the past months the build up to the battle for Kobani has generated huge public interest around the world.
ISIS have stated that they will crush the Kurdish defence of Kobani, and now it has become their "Stalingrad", the Kurds have stopped them in their
tracks against all odds, but they(ISIS) do not want to give up so they keep on piling more reinforcements into the town, and still the Kurdish
defenders hold them off. By all accounts ISIS are at this stage sending in Western fighters with little combat experience, and the defenders, along
with coalition airstrikes, are killing a lot of them.
Turkey is playing it's part by blockading the border and stopping the resupply and reinforcement of the town's defenders. They want ISIS to kill as
many PKK fighters as is possible, this in turn has raised the ire of the international community, and the more attention this fight has gained, the
more determined and desperate ISIS has gotten.
Edit: Of course this is just my reading of the situation.
edit on 15-10-2014 by seabhac-rua because: (no reason given)