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Trump Betrays the Kurds: Solidarity with the Kurdish People!

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French Communist Daily Stood by the Kurds in their Hour of Need.

L’Humanité had a special correspondent on the ground during the jihadist genociders’ siege of Kobane.

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They comment today


This is another tragic demonstration of Donald Trump’s erratic diplomacy. A flip-flop with potentially explosive consequences. Yesterday, after a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of the United States gave the green light to Ankara’s long-planned offensive in north-east Syria against Kurdish fighters. YPG (People’s Protection Units) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF, including the YPG and their Arab allies).

This is the tragic news.


Turkey ready to send troops into Syria after Trump abandons the Kurds

US President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw troops from the region so Turkey can start its own operations.

The Turkish Defence Ministry has said that all preparations are completed for a military incursion into northern Syria.

Framing the operation as humanitarian, the ministry said in a tweet: “The establishment of a Safe Zone/ Peace Corridor is essential for Syrians to have a safe life by contributing to the stability and peace of our region.”

“The Turkish Armed Forces will never tolerate the creation of a terror corridor at our borders. All preparations for the operation have been completed.”

This has not gone down well in the USA.

Channel Four, which also has consistently given the Kurds a voice reports.


Here is Trump.

Here are some real comrades.




Here are the Ghouls of Socialist Worker  – some of the first of the ‘anti-imperialists’ to gloat,

The US, Russia and regional powers, such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran, intervened in a bid to grow their influence in the Middle East.

The US didn’t feel strong enough to send in ground troops after its defeat in the Iraq war. It bombed and used the Syrian Democratic Forces—which the YPG is part of—as a proxy army.

The US policy infuriated Erdogan because the YPG is closely linked to the PKK, the main Kurdish nationalist group in Turkey.

US imperialism has a long history of using the Kurds—then dropping them when it no longer suits its interests. It will always be a mistake for the Kurds to trust any of the imperial forces in the region.

Trump struck a bargain with Erdogan to withdraw US troops and support for the Kurds in exchange for Turkey suppressing what’s left of Isis.

Guy Verhofstadt of the European Union said the “US decision to abandon the Kurds will likely create greater regional instability”.

Liberal critics of Trump favour an alliance with long-time Western ally Saudi Arabia rather than the more erratic Erdogan.

The aim remains to project Western power, not to side with ordinary Kurds or Arabs’ fight for self-determination or democracy.

Written by Andrew Coates

October 8, 2019 at 10:55 am

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