[Marxism] Fwd: insufficient respect: US-backed Kurds coordinate with Russia, Assad to attack rebels

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 8 10:51:54 MST 2016

By Michael Neumann

 From these reports it follows that the US is now underwriting a Kurdish 
movement which attacks, not only ISIS, but the rebels.  In particular it 
is now part of a major joint assault on crucial positions of the FSA 
(Free Syrian Army), the very group the US purports to support.  This 
assault is backed by Russian air strikes and complemented by 
simultaneous régime attacks.  The Kurdish attackers belong to an 
extension of the very same organizations whose main support, up to now, 
has been the United States.  Wherever Obama renders these organizations 
stronger, including all advances against ISIS, he frees up resources for 
attacks on the FSA.  He does so, not in a small way, but to a crucial 
extent.  So while the US condemns Assad and Russia, at the same time it 
backs attacks on the opposition to the régime - not just any part of the 
opposition, but the part which the US has 'vetted' as free from 
extremist leanings.


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