Older Turkey vs. Syrian Kurds: Whose Side Are We On?

With Ankara’s recent military incursion into Syria to fight Afrin-based Kurdish forces, the US finds itself in a bizarre proxy war with its longtime NATO ally, Turkey. Turkish airplanes are literally taking off from the same airbase to bomb the Kurds as American planes are taking off from to arm the Kurds. US policy in Syria to create an autonomous Kurdish region to facilitate the continued (illegal) US military presence in the country is reckless and unsustainable. It is also absurd. For more on this strange state of affairs, tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

4 thoughts on “Older Turkey vs. Syrian Kurds: Whose Side Are We On?”

  1. Rojava bet on the wrong damn horse (AGAIN!?). Putin is their best bet for autonomy and he always has been. I’ve been singing this same old song for years- Look east, little Rojava, look east to the land of Kropotkin.

  2. Looks like a grotesquely overgrown protection racket to me.
    “Gee, what a nice country you have there…it would be a shame if some terrorists were to ruin it…”

  3. Not really a surprise. Its a MacKinderan-Spykman geopolitical imperative to keep this particular segment of the rimland arc of instability hot.

    Col. Ralph Peters infamous map of a remade Middle East had Kurdistan plunked in the middle with half of Turkey. The U.S. and Turkey were destined to shadow-war over Kurdish destiny.

    “Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”” – Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Nov. 18 2006, GlobalResearch. ca

    There are lots of ME maps showing the distribution of the Kurds. Half of Turkey is mixed Kurdish.

    “Here’s The New Kurdish Country That Could Emerge Out Of The Iraq Crisis” – Jeremy Bender, Jun. 19, 2014, Businessinsider. com

    Most critically, Kurdish Turkey territory just happens to encompass the headwaters of both the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Turkey’s lock on ME water has been understood for decades, especially by the U.S.. The key to unlocking that lies with the Kurds.

    “The World; Where Kurds Seek a Land, Turks Want the Water” – Stephen Kinzer, Feb. 28, 1999, NYtimes. com

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