So I’m sitting here drinking a morning coffee and I read in The Guardian that Obama is sending troops to Syria. And I’m thinking things like “arse-hole” and “bastard” and “fuck off!”
But then down the bottom of the article there’s Former US diplomat Robert Ford.
“The key armed element in north-eastern Syria is the Syrian Kurdish militia named the YPG,” Ford said. “Everyone needs to understand that this means that the Americans are going to be working much more closely with this Syrian Kurdish group, which is loosely affiliated with the PKK, a broader pan-Kurdish group which is on our terrorism list.
Now, if that is true then… well look, here’s a post I did on Rojava a while back. What can I say? If the US are going to support the peoples in the Autonomous Regions, then it would be akin to if the west had helped the Spanish people during the 1930s. Or then again it could be akin to the ‘help’ Stalin gave the Spanish people during the 1930s.
In the end (the coffee has kind of landed) I suspect that Ford is havering and all we’re about to see is another turn in the screw of a never ending clusterfuck in Syria as the US seeks to back military opposition to Assad…the same military opposition that Russia is currently bombing on the grounds of them being legitimate military targets.