[Marxism] Northern Syria: Massive ethnic cleansing, humanitarian catastrophe, foreign intervention and betrayal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jan 23 18:23:32 MST 2018


On 1/23/18 8:12 PM, Chris Slee via Marxism wrote:
> 
> "One of the Syrian opposition's greatest mistakes was to buckle to Turkish pressure and exclude the Kurdish opposition from the Syrian National Council (SNC). This, in turn, led to the political under-representation of Kurds, even though there was a robust Kurdish political opposition that was eager to join the SNC.

Exclude the Kurdish opposition? The opposition to what? The Kurds never 
had the slightest interest in joining the revolution against Assad. In a 
way, they were the "good" ISIS, taking advantage of chaos to create 
their own Caliphate based on the teachings of Murray Bookchin rather 
than Salafist texts.



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