Turkish PM Says Syrian Opposition and Kurds Must Save Kobani
Turkey’s prime minister said that a military operation is needed to retake the Syrian town of Kobani, but that Turkey http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/us-mideast-crisis-davutoglu-idUSKBN0IH0XC20141028 to send troops. He said only the Syrian opposition and Kurdish fighters can save the town from ISIS control. British hostage John Cantlie appeared in an http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/video-isil-propaganda-video-places-hostage-in-kobane.aspx?pageID=238&nID=73553&NewsCatID=352 released on Monday that had been filmed in Kobani; it is unclear when the footage was taped. Meanwhile, the Pentagon said the daily average cost of the fight against ISIS increased to $8.3 million, up from $7.6 million a week ago.
Police and military action are essential—but so is organizing a professional, http://blogs.cfr.org/abrams/2014/10/25/the-challenge-of-isis-is-not-only-military/?cid=nlc-dailybrief-daily_news_brief–link18-20141028&sp_mid=47283395&sp_rid=Y3VtaHVyaXlldGRlZGVAZ21haWwuY29tS0to show young Muslims that ISIS betrays their ideals, writes CFR’s Elliott Abrams.