Repeated deception

Repeated deception | Русская весна

The world hardly remembered the millions of Kurdish people, who until then had no statehood and were divided between Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq, before the Syrian conflict.

The escalation of the situation in northern Syria is the result of the Arab Spring, which was launched by the United States in 2011.

How did it happen that Syrian Kurds were on the brink of confrontation with the militants of the Islamic State?

The question is not easy. To understand it, we need to remember history.

In Syria, Kurds live in northern and north-eastern of the country. In Kurdish language their place of residence is called «Rozhava» — «West», because Syrian Kurdistan occupies the western part of the Kurdish lands. Although Syrian and Iraqi Kurds have linguistic and ritual differences, they have always perceived themselves as one, albeit divided people.

The territory of Rozhava is divided into three cantons. Each of them has its own executive and legislative councils of self-government. The flag of Rozhava is a yellow, red and green tricolor, and three languages are used in office work — Kurdish, Arabic and Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic). The government refused to grant official status to Kurdish and Assyrian languages.

Until 2011, there were about half a million Kurds living in Syria, almost 300,000 of whom had no Syrian citizenship. This had an impact on their social and economic situation.

Thus, Syrian Kurds have traditionally been in opposition to the Government of Bashar al-Assad, as Iraqi Kurds, have been in opposition to the Government of Iraq.
Since the beginning of the militant invasion of Syria, the Kurds have been one of the few non-governmental organizations that were able to resist the invasion of ISIS*. This could revive the idea of creating a state of its own. In 2012, the head of the Syrian Kurds, Masood Barzani, tried to organize a referendum on independence not only to realize the centuries-old dream of the Kurds, but also to strengthen their own positions in the Iraqi Kurdistan region and increase their authority.

Now it is known that the U.S. provided Masood Barzani with all possible assistance, hoping that the public unrest in Rozhava will accelerate the fall of the government of Bashar al-Assad. The referendum did not take place. Partly due to the fact that in 2012 the U.S. actively assisted the legitimate government of Iraq, which was categorically against the referendum among the Syrian Kurds, fearing the spread of the wave of independence in the Iraqi Kurdistan.

Then, in 2012, Barzani not only lost its authority, but also provoked a conflict with the clans of Talabani and the «Patriotic Union of Kurdistan» headed by him.
7 years later.

There are fights against the rest of ISIS in Syria. Assad's government remains in power. Turkey has seized land of Rozhava and is not going to give it back. Moreover, Turkey and the U.S. create a buffer zone in northern Syria. And in these conditions, the U.S. once again remembers the failed referendum.

Do it want to thank the Syrian Kurds for their courage and steadfastness in the fight against ISIS?

Let's not be so naive. The United States thanks only itself. And they don't need Kurds. They need oil and a treaty with Turkey to divide the oil-bearing regions, where the Kurds will not live, believe me.

And the referendum is for distraction to put up with the Turkish occupation.

Referendum will not take place again, and the Kurdish people will be cheated one more time.

Kurds could not make terms with Bashar al-Assad before the «Arab Spring». Who knows, maybe the time is come.

To expel the Turks from the Syrian territory together, to agree on the state status of the Kurdish and Assyrian languages. And there we will see.

There seems to be no other road.


* Forbidden in the Russian terrorist organization.

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