[Marxism] YPG & Assad: beyond "necessity"

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Fri Oct 25 16:52:41 MDT 2019


Comrades, I really can not see why all this is presented as such a 
complicated matter.

I think that those comrades, who argue that the PYD/YPG had to build an 
alliance with Trump resp. Putin and Assad in order to avoid a bad 
outcome for the Kurdish people, don’t think the logic of their argument 
to the end.

If this argument would be legitimate for the PYD/YPG, one should not 
criticize those Syrian FSA units who have joined the SNA under the de 
facto command of the Turkish army. They should also defend the 
TFSA/SNA’s decision to play the foot soldiers in the recent Turkish 
incursion.

The Kurdish people are under threat by the Turkish army. But the Syrian 
people have been under much more threat by the Assadist/Russian 
aggression since 2011. Half of them have been made refugees. A quarter 
of them had to flee abroad. They are in a far worse situation than the 
Kurdish people in Syria. So if the PYD/YPG mercenary policy would 
justified in order to avoid the Kurdish people being suppressed or 
expelled, the TFSA/SNA would be (at least) equally justified to serve as 
mercenaries for the Turkish army. One could say so since their role is 
to get some land (with the help of the Turkish army) which is out of 
control of Assad/Russia and where the millions of Syrian refugees could 
get resettled. One could say so even more since the current Turkish/SNA 
incursion takes place mostly in areas with an Arab majority population 
(which were occupied by the PYD/YPG before).

As comrades will be aware, I (and my comrades) have consistently argued 
since years that the policy of both – the PYD/YPG as well as the 
TFSA/SNA – is terrible wrong. But I think it is really strange that the 
supporters of the PYD/YPG apply such a double standard! This is not 
justified from an internationalist and socialist point of view. It is 
only understandable from a narrow (pro-Kurdish) nationalist point of view.

Am 25.10.2019 um 21:26 schrieb Chris Slee via Marxism:
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> Syria Call seems to be a supporter of the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria, so I would not consider them a reliable source of information.
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> Some have argued that the YPG turned to Assad out of pure necessity. Under
> the guns of Turkey's attack, what choice do they have, it is asked. It's
> difficult to dismiss that argument. However, this article, if accurate,
> shows that the collaboration goes far beyond that. According to this
> report, the YPG is collaborating with Assad's forces in arresting
> protesters. And we have to keep in mind that being arrested by Assad's
> forces most likely means torture and very possibly death. Sorry, there is
> absolutely no justification for this betrayal.
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> https://nedaa-sy.com/en/news/16506?fbclid=IwAR30IcXc3chfmG5Y3ImDn54PkbaNVSWE9d9kIpmnOsmwBJPVGJN2GJihmWU
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