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American magazine proposes to turn the Kurds in Syria against Russia and Assad

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American magazine proposes to turn the Kurds in Syria against Russia and Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to return all of Syria under the control of Damascus; a quarter of Syrian territory is still controlled by Kurds who are not subject to the Assad regime. As Amy Austin Holmes writes for the American publication Foreign Policy, the Kurds are the only ones who resist Russian influence.


The Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria continues to govern a fourth of Syrian territory, from Raqqa in the west to Derik in the east. All the authorities that are not subordinate to official Damascus work there. The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which controls the area, are simultaneously fighting the Islamic State (banned in Russia), opposing the Turkish invasion and preventing Russia from deploying, much to Putin's dismay.

Currently, the SDF army has reached the number of 100 thousand people, second only to the army of Assad.

Kurds do not give the possibility of further deployment of the Russian army, acting on the side of Assad, despite the fact that Damascus and Moscow are demanding to transfer control over the region to the country's authorities. At the same time, the Kurds are in favor of the territorial integrity of Syria.

In areas controlled by the SDF, Russians feel like guests, not masters, the author claims. This happened because they are on the side of the regime, not wanting to make compromise decisions and in some cases support the Kurds.

One of the preconditions for the Russians to enter the area was that they would interact with us [SDF] and not with the regime. Therefore, we always require explanations from them if they do not comply with the terms of the agreement. The Russians are guests of the SDS, we accompany them on patrol

- the magazine quotes the words of the commander of the troops of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, General Mazlum Abdi.

Since the northeast has refused to submit to Damascus, Russia resorts to new tricks and machinations. The Russians demand the creation of additional Russian bases in the northeast, are trying to split the SDF from within, provoking sectarian tensions between Kurds and Arabs, and are helping the Assad regime's propaganda machine. In addition, the Russians are "encroaching" on American troops in an attempt to force them to withdraw completely.

The Kurds are currently trying to start negotiations with rival Kurdish parties for unity. Unlike the Russian-initiated talks between tribal leaders and the Assad regime, which have led nowhere, the Kurdish negotiations for unity, backed by the United States, are slowly moving forward. At least that's how the American magazine presents the situation.

The author suggests that the United States recognize the Kurdish administration as an alternative to the Assad regime and place a stake in Syria on Kurdish autonomy.
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 22 October 2020 12: 27
    +2
    As soon as the Kurds begin active operations against the combined forces of the SAA and Russian units, they will face massive strikes.
    The states have already thrown them.
    1. credo
      credo 22 October 2020 13: 00
      +4
      Quote: Livonetc
      As soon as the Kurds begin active operations against the combined forces of the SAA and Russian units, they will face massive strikes.
      The states have already thrown them.

      Why do we need to fight the Kurds if the Turks are already at war with them?
      The Americans clearly want Russia to fully fit into the eastern squabbles, including Iraq, Iran, Karabakh, but Russia needs to think with its own brains and not fall for Anglo-Saxon tricks.
      1. Livonetc
        Livonetc 22 October 2020 13: 03
        0
        So the article is not about our actions.
        A proposal was made to turn the Kurds against us.
        1. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 22 October 2020 13: 44
          +2
          Quote: Livonetc
          So the article is not about our actions.

          About our supposed (possible?) Actions, though in a slightly different, but even more worrisome region.

          MOSCOW, October 22 - RIA News. First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin, in an interview with the NSN, did not rule out that one of the options for Russia's response to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh could be a landing.
          According to the deputy, the peace in the region was violated by Azerbaijan and Turkey, so they should be reminded which state remains the leader in the post-Soviet space. At the same time, he admitted that he was not sure exactly how Moscow should act, but he named the landing operation among the possible options.


          "In the form of a demonstrative strengthening of the military potential of Armenia. In the form of an appeal to the CSTO because of the need to take measures to protect the Armenian - not Nagorno-Karabakh, but the Armenian territory through a landing operation. By opening the air blockade"
          , - Zatulin listed.

          He added that, if necessary, Russia should explain to Georgia that "the necessary forces and means will be sent to Armenia through its airspace."
          The deputy stressed that this is a forced decision
          .

          https://ria.ru/20201022/karabakh-1580923410.html




          We decided to scare in wordsOR... ?
          1. krot
            krot 22 October 2020 19: 44
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            American magazine proposes to turn Kurds in Syria against Russia

            And in my opinion, the Anglo-Saxons always act against their enemies. Pitting them against each other.
            What can I say. This is a parasitic way of survival.
        2. credo
          credo 22 October 2020 13: 47
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          Quote: Livonetc
          So the article is not about our actions.
          A proposal was made to turn the Kurds against us.

          So am I about the same.
          Both the Kurds and we still get along within reasonable limits and hope for the Anglo-Saxon "trick" we will find an adequate answer.
        3. orionvitt
          orionvitt 22 October 2020 22: 52
          0
          Quote: Livonetc
          A proposal was made to turn the Kurds against us.

          What confuses you? They set up the same in Ukraine, Russians against Russians. And I think it will be easier with the Kurds.
    2. Ahmad Valiev_4
      Ahmad Valiev_4 23 October 2020 21: 46
      0
      The author of the troublemaker, you see, he does not know that the Kurds are already up in arms against Assad. The forces of S.A. And without Russia, nobody and nothing, Igil demonstrated to everyone the helplessness of the Syrian army. In general, there is Turkey, which has shown the power of its TB2 Bayraktars. Moreover, it is not a problem for the Turks to teach the Kurds to use shock drones, then S.A. A will have a hard time, and Russia will watch Assad come kaput. If, all the more, the forces of S.N.A. will be armed with the Turkish Anka S, S.A.A. will be completely defeated by the forces of S.N.A. SNA already has Turkish ACV-15 infantry fighting vehicles and German Leopard 2A4. In February of this year, the forces of S.N.A received from Turkey the Turkish main tanks M60T Sabra.
  2. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 22 October 2020 12: 28
    +3
    In addition, the Russians are "encroaching" on American troops in an attempt to force them to withdraw completely.
    ... American troops, no one called to Syria, not even the Kurds, it was not the guests who were asked to leave ...
  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 22 October 2020 12: 29
    0
    Staff members are always in their role, not even as women with reduced social responsibility, but as "cuckoos" at the station.
  4. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 22 October 2020 12: 29
    +5
    The journalist can write whatever he wants. In fact, the United States has repeatedly thrown the Kurds and will continue to throw them. So I wouldn't count on the Kurds on their part.
    The Kurds are busy with their business, they definitely do not need to bite Assad, and even more so Russia, I think they will gradually agree with them.
    1. Ahmad Valiev_4
      Ahmad Valiev_4 23 October 2020 21: 59
      0
      never confuse Kurds with Yezidis and Alawites, most of the Kurds of Sunni Muslims are against Assad for a reason. With the permission of Assad, Iranian mercenaries and Hezbollah thugs are walking around Syria, and the Sunni Kurds do not want to see either one or the other in Syria, because they know how the overthrow of Hussein and the invasion of Hezbollah’s thugs in Iraq and Iranian mercenaries ended, slaughtered half of the Sunni Kurds, the rest fled to Turkey and Europe. Either Assad expels the Hezballoids and Iranian mercenaries from Syria, or let him dump the head of the S.A.R., since he cannot meet his requirements and ensure the safety of his citizens. Even if somehow the Turkish-Kurdish conflict ends, then there is Israel on the horizon, she is not satisfied and very worried about the presence of Iran and Hezbollah in Syria, and therefore Israel will not stop bombing Syria until both of them are knocked out of Syria, or until Assad will be overthrown.
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    3. Ahmad Valiev_4
      Ahmad Valiev_4 23 October 2020 22: 03
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      and the Jews will still achieve their goal at any cost what the Turks will not be able to achieve. The Jews have great power and strength, they can easily overthrow Assad and change the position of the opposing forces, as they once overthrew and killed Saddam Hussein.
  5. taiga2018
    taiga2018 22 October 2020 12: 32
    +4
    Any Kurdish autonomy for Turkey is like a red rag for a bull. Or is it not?
    1. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 22 October 2020 16: 28
      +1
      Quote: taiga2018
      Any Kurdish autonomy for Turkey is like a red rag for a bull. Or is it not?

      I would formulate a little differently - any allocation of ethnically Kurdish autonomy will lead to destabilization of the southeast of Turkey, therefore, in order to annoy Erdogan and Iran, the United States will be able to push the autonomy of the Kurds
      1. taiga2018
        taiga2018 22 October 2020 16: 34
        +1
        Quote: ZEMCH
        Erdogan and Iran,

        Iran, yes, but it does not seem that the US wants to annoy Erdogan, in my opinion, he is quite satisfied with the Americans for now.
        1. ZEMCH
          ZEMCH 22 October 2020 16: 38
          0
          Quote: taiga2018
          Iran, yes, but it does not seem that the US wants to annoy Erdogan, in my opinion, he is quite satisfied with the Americans for now.

          If he did, then they would not organize a coup))
          1. taiga2018
            taiga2018 22 October 2020 16: 42
            +1
            Quote: ZEMCH
            If he did, then they would not organize a coup

            I wanted to say that he suits the United States because they do not have a more suitable and strong candidate now, for now.
    2. Pavlos Melas
      Pavlos Melas 22 October 2020 18: 02
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      Quote: taiga2018
      Any Kurdish autonomy for Turkey is like a red rag for a bull. Or is it not?

      True, but there is already one autonomy in Iraq. The Turks learned to do business with her.
      1. taiga2018
        taiga2018 22 October 2020 19: 37
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        Quote: Pavlos Melas
        Iraq already has one autonomy. The Turks learned to do business with her.

        Well, yes, sometimes they hit them, if I'm not mistaken, apparently they remind of themselves so that they don't relax.
        1. Pavlos Melas
          Pavlos Melas 22 October 2020 19: 43
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          Quote: taiga2018
          Quote: Pavlos Melas
          Iraq already has one autonomy. The Turks learned to do business with her.

          Well, yes, sometimes they hit them, if I'm not mistaken, apparently they remind of themselves so that they don't relax.

          The formation of a state is a difficult process. The Turks in northern Iraq are trying to keep the situation under their control. The Kurds are sitting quietly because at the moment they cannot give a kick to the Turks. They try to keep what they've got. They lost Kirkuk Sinjar and settled with Yezidis and got there like self-government. I think, if possible, they will fight for Kirkuk.
  6. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 22 October 2020 12: 41
    -1
    The Kurdish elite is reminiscent of the Polish elite. They bet on the wrong ones and the result will be as usual - the government in exile in London wassat
  7. Sergey Obraztsov
    Sergey Obraztsov 22 October 2020 12: 45
    +1
    Are these the same Kurds who were thrown by those same Americans, stupidly draining their dream of an independent Kurdistan into the toilet? Well, good luck to them.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 22 October 2020 19: 27
      -2
      The fact of the matter is that the Kurds do not want independence. They do not want their own state.
      They want to be left alone, not to pay taxes and not
      to serve in the military. Neither the Syrian nor the Iraqi.
      They have anarchic socialism. Something like Walk Pole Makhno.
      Iraqi Kurds live in oil fields, Iraq sells their oil,
      unfastening itself a significant part.
      The Syrian Kurds want the same.
  8. Old Bolshevik
    Old Bolshevik 22 October 2020 12: 46
    0
    If Putin is passionately friends with Turkey in full force and receives from it in response the most tomatoes in Idlib, Libya and Karabakh, then of course the Kurds will be against the Russian Federation.
  9. Eug
    Eug 22 October 2020 12: 46
    +1
    Some international leaders consider the Kurds to be terrorists. Will the United States, in the event of its incitement to the Kurds, be recognized as a "country supporting terrorism" with all the ensuing consequences in the form of sanctions, embargoes, etc.?
  10. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 22 October 2020 12: 48
    +1
    the northeast is controlled primarily by minke whales, and then by the Kurds under them .. and that is why they are still there .. and show-off, as if they defeated everyone .. Tobacco ..
    And the article could be called, let’s use the Kurds in the war against Russia and Assad .. only the striped whales don’t need it, they are satisfied with the current situation, and the Turks in the west are ready to "love" the Kurds
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 22 October 2020 12: 50
    0
    American magazine proposes to turn the Kurds in Syria against Russia and Assad

    The American edition is adjusting public opinion to a fait accompli! They don't keep up with the facts.
    Kurds see little Turks bombed?
  12. Pereira
    Pereira 22 October 2020 13: 56
    0
    How did this magazine get to the Kurds? Scattered from the plane? What language was this number printed in?
  13. barin
    barin 22 October 2020 14: 16
    17
    The desire of this author is understandable. Then let him personally go and set up the Kurds, damn puppeteer.
  14. Senka naughty
    Senka naughty 22 October 2020 14: 48
    0
    What kind of "American magazine" ???? Are you really crazy? How long can you publish outright nonsense without links to primary sources?
    The author suggests that the United States recognize the Kurdish administration as an alternative to the Assad regime and place a stake in Syria on Kurdish autonomy.

    Does this author accidentally receive a salary from a topvar?
  15. to bite
    to bite 22 October 2020 15: 58
    +2
    The author suggests that the United States recognize the Kurdish administration as an alternative to the Assad regime and place a stake in Syria on Kurdish autonomy.

    Yes passed it already ... Everyone knows how the amers throw their "allies"! I hope the Kurds will not start doing this again.
  16. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 22 October 2020 16: 23
    +1
    The Kurds are currently trying to start negotiations with rival Kurdish parties for unity. Unlike the Russian-initiated talks between tribal leaders and the Assad regime, which have led nowhere, the Kurdish negotiations for unity, backed by the United States, are slowly moving forward. At least that's how the American magazine presents the situation.

    American journalists, in order to assess the situation in Syria, need to come to Syria and communicate with the population, and not reprint someone else's information.
    The Kurds, besides the SDF, have many other political forces that ask the United States for money. and the negotiations that the United States are allegedly conducting are in the announcement of the amounts wink
    And negotiations initiated by the Russians between tribal leaders and the Assad regime allowed the economic recovery to begin
  17. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 October 2020 17: 14
    +1
    Am-ers are great experts at wishful thinking. Kurds go to cyrlah, just not to anger Russia. The Turks are pressing them and for complete "happiness" they only lack war with ours.
  18. mu1972
    mu1972 22 October 2020 18: 00
    0
    already half of the world is against the USA and the rest of the world needs to be tightened
  19. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 22 October 2020 19: 12
    0
    The author suggests that the United States recognize the Kurdish administration as an alternative to the Assad regime and place a stake in Syria on Kurdish autonomy.

    If it really squeezes .. It seems like Texas wants to be independent, and California, Mexico is not averse to getting back ..
    Considering how many Hispanics there are in the US .. And even the craze with blacks ..
    No matter how it turns out that someone recognized the independence of a state ..)
  20. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 22 October 2020 21: 40
    0
    Who would doubt that))))
    they themselves profukul, after the fight do not wave their fists !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. kriten
    kriten 23 October 2020 15: 24
    0
    Someone was waiting for another? They should be set against Erdogan, but for the Kremlin, Erdogan is a friend and ally.