Tag: Kurds

Turkey is Not Fighting Kurds – Turkey is Fighting a Specific Group of Extremist Terrorists

A majority of media outlets outside of Turkey and some neighbouring states falsely claim that Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch and a forthcoming/post-US withdrawal operation to neutralise terrorists in Syria east of the River Euphrates is designed to target “the Kurds”. Likewise, many US political leaders including National Security Advisor John […]

Erdogan’s War of Words With Netanyahu Signifies Significant Geopolitical Change in The Middle East

The Erdogan-Netanyahu war of words intensifies  The increasingly frequent war of words between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu has escalated in the aftermath of Israel’s parliament passing the Nation State Law which codifies in very plain language, the long standing reality that the position of Jews […]

The “Manbij Model” Is Promising, But It’s Still Far From Perfect

The so-called “Manbij Model” that the US and Turkey agreed to in jointly administering the strategic city following the YPG’s withdrawal is promising but nevertheless imperfect because it fails to address the Kurdish-led “deep state” that controls the SDF’s political and military activities in northeastern Syria. The US and Turkey […]

Syria Recognises Republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia: A Good Move at The Wrong Time

Syria joins Russia in recognising two small Caucuses states  Today, the Syrian Arab Republic officially established diplomatic relations with the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia. The two republics were formed after Russia saved their inhabitants from an attempted ethnic cleansing by the Georgian regime in 2008. […]

The Putin-Assad Summit In Sochi Proved That “Balancing” Yields Results

Russia’s “balancing” strategy was vindicated yesterday after the Syrian President came to Sochi and announced his country’s full participation in the post-Daesh constitutional revisionism process. Restoring The “Balance” President Putin’s feting of “Israeli” “Prime Minister” Benjamin Netanyahu as his guest of honor during last week’s Victory Day celebrations shocked many […]

Russia Is Already “Balancing” Iran In The Mideast

Russia’s predominant position in Syria & Iraqi Kurdistan places Moscow right in the middle of the misleadingly characterized “Shiite Crescent” and allows the Kremlin to “balance” Iranian influence in the Mideast better than any other country ever possibly could. It’s impossible to ignore the geopolitical reality that the “progressive” faction […]