[Marxism] Syrian Kurds OK US-led oil mission

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 7 14:16:15 MST 2019

The SDF are trying to use both Russia and the US to deter further Turkish aggression against northeastern Syria.  Neither is a reliable ally.

Russia wants to see the SDF weakened so they will accept the restoration of Assad's rule in northeastern Syria.  But Russia probably does not want Turkey permanently occupying a large area of Syrian territory.  So it may be willing to deter any further expansion of the Turkish-occupied zone.

The US ruling class is divided over Syria.  It seems most of them want to keep a presence there, for various reasons including rivalry with Russia and Iran, desire to ensure ISIS does not revive, desire to control the oil, etc.  Public sympathy for Rojava because of its commitment to women's rights and religious pluralism is also a factor which may have some influence on politicians.

The presence of US troops in the oil producing area of Deir Ezzor may deter Turkey from trying to invade that area, or bombing it to destroy the oil wells and deprive the SDF of resources.

Chris Slee
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Another confirmation of the ongoing service of the PYD/YPG for US
imperialism (while at the same time negotiating with Assad and Russian


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