too little, too late


Kurt Pelda is a Swiss freelance war reporter, currently in Kobane, a strategically important town near the Syrian border with Turkey. It seemed that IS would take it any day now (there were even reports that IS already won the battle), but so far the Kurds are able to defend the city.
It is quite clear that NATO member Turkey is playing a strange game here, making it difficult for Kurdish supplies and fighters to cross the border into Syria. (They make it much less difficult for foreign jihadists to cross the border to get to IS.)
Since yesterday coalition airplanes are finally hitting IS positions and I have a feeling that the IS campaign to take the city will fail (at least for now).