Tag: Turkey

Jan 23 2018

Increasing US Aggression in Syria Leads to Chaos

Syrian Internal Security Forces are sworn in during their graduation ceremony, at Ain Issa desert base, in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S-training course that is preparing an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

All the news today is about Turkey attacking Afrin, a Kurdish governed city in northern Syria and threatening another Kurdish run city named Manbj. This is a very dangerous situation and another devastating assault on the Syrian people who have already suffered so much from a war that that was started by foreign manipulation and …

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Jan 23 2018

A Brief Analysis of the Turkish Invasion of Syria

Behind the Headlines: Turkish F-16s attack the Kurdish held city of Afrin in Syria ~photo from Ruptley

by Judith Bello

All the news today is about Turkey attacking Afrin, a Kurdish governed city in northern Syria and threatening another Kurdish run city named Manbj.    This is a very dangerous situation and another devastating assault …

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Nov 06 2015

US Alliance With Syrian Kurds Can be Costly

The US media has made a very big point that the Kurds are the only viable force on the ground  in Syria capable of fighting ISIS.   This is a convenient half truth.    In fact, the strongest force on the ground in Syria is the Syrian Arab Army, which is often portrayed as a kind of personal militia of the President.   This is far from the truth.   The Syrian army is a national army drawn from the population and tasked with protecting the people, and they have fought the longest war to save their nation.    The US determination to delegitimize Syrian President Bashar Assad has led to some very distorted analysis of events on the ground as well as poorly framed battle plans and unstable alliances.

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