The mainstream media paints a simple picture: Turkey was merely defending itself. But America’s ally, Turkey’s Erdogan, sees his greatest enemy as the Kurds as he works behind the scenes with ISIS. He doesn’t want Russia attacking ISIS and its cheap oil for Turkey. Meanwhile French President Hollande is working with, not against, Russia’s Putin focusing on ISIS, which is what Europeans and Americans see as their greatest enemy. This remarkable discussion with Salon foreign affairs columnist Patrick Lawrence is quite disturbing. We need to be aware of realities behind the headlines on this issue.

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