Turkey's War On Kurds Realigns Syrian Kurds With
By Moon Of Alabama
July 27, 2015 "Information
Last weeks suicide attack on a meeting
of young, mostly Kurdish socialists attributed to the Islamic State
was probably a false flag operation initiated by Erdogan's secret
service. I discussed the possibility of such an attack a month ago:
The Turkish Military Rejects Erdogan's War Plans - "False Flag"
Needed?. The attack on the Kurds was then used to justify an
operation against the Islamic State. But that operation is only
pretended. That Erdogan's claim of attacking the Islamic State is
only theater and that his real aim is a war on the Kurds who fight
the Islamic State can be seen best in these tweets:
Turkey arrests 593 individuals on terrorism charges, though only 32
are #ISIS members, the rest are from Kurdish parties.
(The expression "Kurdish parties" is not
completely correct here. Some people from the marxist DHKP-C party,
which is mostly not Kurdish, were
#BREAKING Sources tell CNN Türk last night Turkish jets made 159
sorties against #PKK camps in N.Iraq&hit 400 targets pic.twitter.com/oGVJmKsGbs
#BREAKING Sources tell CNN Türk last night there was no air strike
against #ISIS, targets were hit by tank fire near #Kilis.
In yesterday's post I named as one of Erdogans
aims as to: "Rally nationalist for a new round of elections to
Erdogan's side. Shut out the Kurdish HDP from the next election to
again win an outright AKP majority."
Today the leader of rightwing-nationalist MH Party
and a vice leader of Erdogan's AK Party
called for prohibiting the leftist HDP from taking part in the
next elections likely this fall. The HDP won 12% in the last
election and is the party that is also representing the PKK Kurds.
Kicking out the HDP would assure that Erdogan's AKP could again
achieve an outright majority of parliament seats. It could then
continue with Erdogan's plan to change the constitution and to move
all executive powers to the president's office which he occupies.
Two soldiers killed, 4 others injured in car bombing
in Turkey’s southeast which guarantees a
further tit-for-tat escalation of the revived conflict between the
Kurds and the Turkish state.
Turkey has called for
NATO consultative meeting under chapter 4. I doubt very much
that his operations, obviously in support of the Islamic State, will
get official help from NATO.
In Syria President Assad held a public speech and
described the current situation in the country. Reuters headlines:
Syria's Assad: Army focusing on holding most
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday
the army had been forced to give up areas in order to hold onto
more important ones in its fight with insurgents ...
Reuters, and others who now report this, are a bit
late to the game. That the Syrian government had decided to keep the
army mostly to holdable defensive positions was
reported and explained here on June 4(!):
The parallel onslaught of U.S., Turkey and GCC
supported al-Qaeda "moderate rebels" and Islamic State Jihadists
necessitates that the Syrian government concentrates its
capabilities and assets and moves into a defensive stand.
This is not a strategic change of course or a
sign of weakness but a tactical move. To sacrifice exhausted
army units in further defending outlying and thereby
indefensible minor parts of the country would simply be unwise.
The Kurds in Syria and their leader Salih Muslim
are under attack from the Islamic State and now also from Turkey.
They have now
offered to reconcile with their only reliable partner, the
Syrian government. Salih Muslim said that the Kurds would join the
Syrian army if that army would show a "new mentality". He spoke
favorably of the father of Bashar al Assad and his relations with
the Kurds and discussed various forms of federalism.
THIS IS HUGE!
Should the Syrian government take up this offer
for talks (likely!) and guarantee some kind of Kurdish autonomy
within some federal Syrian structure the Syrian army would regain
the manpower to again go on the offense. Supported by Iran and
Russia and united with the Kurds the Syrian army would again be
dominant power in the country and likely be able to retake the
insurgency and islamist occupied areas.
Via Moon of Alabama -