[Marxism] [Critical-Syria] Re: Fwd: In blow to Trump, Syrian Kurds call on al-Assad to Save them from Turkey | Informed Comment

mkaradjis . mkaradjis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 07:00:45 MST 2018

"A blow to Trump"?? What has Juan been smoking? Trump has made clear
he wants Assad to survive; and the US is allied to the SDF. So since
the US didn't want to confront NATO member Turkey in Afrin, I'm sure
Trump will be good with this.

Of course, this is yet another reason the participation by some rebels
in Turkey's attack on Afrin is a very bad thing. But then again, the
regime is also extremely unlikely to actually heed the call, I think
the regime is quite happy to see rebels and Kurds kill each other.

As for the PYD calling for Assad to "protect Syrian sovereignty", yes
it's a laugh, but at least we can say they are doing it under
pressure. I wonder what excuse for Noam Chomsky and a dozen or so
other left celebrities calling on such famous non-violators of Syrian
sovereignty as ... Iran, Russia and the US ... to "protect Syria's
sovereignty"!! One wonders why they didn't call on that other famous
non-violator of Syrian sovereignty, Israel, to join in as well.

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 11:58 PM, Andrew Pollack <acpollack2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've seen this Ocalanite statement in various posts and tweets and was
> waiting, before commenting, to be sure it's not a forgery.
> It's one thing to project a non-state, non-national, cross-border entity.
> It's another to do so as an excuse to not fight for national
> self-determination. And it's yet another thing for the leaders of such an
> entity to call explicitly for Assad to protect Syrian national sovereignty
> (the statement explicitly says Assad has a duty to do so!).
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 7:39 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism
> <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> "There's a sucker born every minute."
>> P.T. Barnum
>> https://www.juancole.com/2018/01/trump-syrian-turkey.html
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