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Absolute Unconditional Support and Love to our Kurdish Sisters and Brothers.

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Christmas celebration in Qamishli -Rojava – Kurdistan.

As the New Year approaches we remember the heroic fighters of Kurdistan.

We also remember that it was the Americans who came to help our beloved sisters and brothers in their hour of need.




Written by Andrew Coates

December 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Posted in Anti-Fascism, International

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  1. Thanks for all your coverage on this issue over the past few years, Andrew.

    Here’re a couple of articles you might be interested in reading. (I came across them through David Aaronovitch on Twitter, funnily enough after reading about his new book in the Guardian.)

    They analyse the de-facto alliance between the Americans and the PKK alongside the views of the Turkish Govt..

    All the best for the New Year.

    “The PKK, operating in Syria through a front group known as the People’s Defense Units, or YPG (with an all-female version called the YPJ), has emerged as the country’s most potent anti-jihadi force. Having crushed the Islamic State in Kobane in February, Tal Abyad in June, Hasakah City in July, and now in al-Houl on the Iraqi border, the Kurds and their local allies are gearing up for further offensives on jihadi strongholds near Raqqa and south of Hasakah. The White House desperately wants to support them, seeing few other ways to pressure the Islamic State in Syria.”


    “It seems impossible already, and that’s before we take a major political obstacle into account: the Kurds’ key ally, the United States, has promised Turkey to refrain from backing any Kurdish offensives west of the Euphrates. That’s because the driving force behind the SDF is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has its origins among Kurds in Turkey and is still fighting the government in Ankara. Instead, the Americans are most likely coaxing the SDF to keep going south into Arab territory near Raqqa in order to force the Islamic State to pull troops home from the Aleppo front.”


    John R

    December 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm

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