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2019-10-11 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
"Kurds did not protect Christians, they persecuted them"
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Posted by  Herb McCoy 2019-10-11 03:51|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6488 views ]  Top

#1 It's not a John Wayne movie. Anyone who sees what's going on in the ME in primary colors or black and white is not paying attention.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-11 08:12||   2019-10-11 08:12|| Front Page Top

#2 Kurds were a means to an end, the sasquatch being the go-to biological weapon of America since the 80s. They misfire sometimes, sometimes they undo their leashes and bite you in the arse.

It's a Democrat conceit to be honest a gift from Prez Carter's time this doctrine of low-intensity proxy conflict and promising 'democracy' to the winner.

If they want their Kurdistan, they should fight for it. Everyone has helped them enough. If the aid and weapons supplied over the years were not pilfered by 'comrades', they could give the Turks quite a little war.

What I still don't get is why didn't those stupid bastards execute the ISIS prisoners ? They could have let the women and children below 15 live, and just ... offed the rest. What kind of faggot communists are they ?
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-11 09:12||   2019-10-11 09:12|| Front Page Top

#3 I think the evangelicals need to be informed most about who exactly fights for what over there, since they're rather upset with the whole thing. I had a talk with many of my own friends in congregations in Indiana and Kentucky and explained the whole thing. I hope they'll tell others.

As for the video, it's source is a Syrian fake news vlogger called Mimi Yupp ! whose journalistic coups include proving Epstein as a Mossad agent and carping about the US invading Syria with the daesh as an excuse.

Many Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish groups fighting the daesh banded together with what were then being called 'christian militias', to protect churches and communities in Iraq against the rise of the daesh. Some evangelicals in America, Asia and maybe Europe (?) supported these militias and rallied behind how they were aided by the PKD backed peshmerga.

Gawd only knows if the projected accord was real or another sample of ;

'Send at least $100 to Brother Louie who'll make sure it reaches a battle weary Kurd fighting for our right to preach the majestic truths only we know ! '

Kurdistan Regional Government (Iraqi region) says it is home to over 350,000 christians. Backed by the PKD (kurdistan democratic party), it has had mutually beneficial dealings with Turkey in the recent past, with Turkey invested in the regional infra. Christians in Iraq are slightly better off because of the democratic nature of the set-up.

The Rojava (Syrian) Kurds are backed by the Communist PKK and have no such leanings. They keep stressing that the Kurds of both regions should unite into a composite Kurdistan league under of course the PKK. A libertarian, mobocracy is all that they want. Their moto of 'Azadi' is similar to that of the Kashmiri secessionists.

Since Kurds of any stripe are ultimately muslims, I neither put much faith in their claims nor their alliances or continued favor toward Christians. But they did protect christians from the daesh. So, it's grey, the situation. And going to be soon shot with scarlet and vermilion and brown of varying shades.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-11 10:15||   2019-10-11 10:15|| Front Page Top

#4 United Emirates of Syria:
Democracy? Dish of bacteria?
"Shaddup and be patient!
We're building a nation
From fifty gray states of hysteria."
Posted by Percy Pelosi5907 2019-10-11 10:44||   2019-10-11 10:44|| Front Page Top

#5 I think either Rantburgers don't know or forget that there are no good guys in the Middle East, and that the Syrian Arab Army is legitimately popular in Syria.

Gee really. Next you'll tell me these peoples have been fighting since the Uruk period.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-11 10:57||   2019-10-11 10:57|| Front Page Top

#6 Gee really. Next you'll tell me these peoples have been fighting since the Uruk period.

NO! They were all peaceful and loving until the Christians crusaded against them!!! /libtard
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-11 11:18||   2019-10-11 11:18|| Front Page Top

#7 Jews 1947 Darth
Posted by g(r)omgoru PB 2019-10-11 11:54||   2019-10-11 11:54|| Front Page Top

#8 During the Turkish Genocide of Armenians, many Kurds were enthusiastic and voluntary participants and many Kurds killed Armenians as mercenaries. There were also a smaller number of Kurds who opposed the genocide and hid Armenians or helped them escape.

Beginning in the 1990s various Kurdish organizations have begun to seriously engage with this fact.
Posted by lord garth 2019-10-11 12:13||   2019-10-11 12:13|| Front Page Top

#9 The ONLY people in the Middle East I support are the Israelis. That's it. Honestly, if Israel crushed them all and took it over, I'd be okay with that.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-10-11 12:49||   2019-10-11 12:49|| Front Page Top

#10 Second that.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-11 12:52||   2019-10-11 12:52|| Front Page Top

#11 I appreciate your insights, Dron.
Posted by KBK 2019-10-11 13:41||   2019-10-11 13:41|| Front Page Top

#12 I often see the Kurds held up as some sort of valiant good guys on Rantburg. It's like you people don't know anything but what the US government tells you to think.

The Syrian Arab Army is legitimately popular and if anyone ever told you otherwise, he was lying. Hold that in mind going forward.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-11 13:45||   2019-10-11 13:45|| Front Page Top

#13 Thank you, KBK.

Herb, according to you we don't know anything period.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-11 13:55||   2019-10-11 13:55|| Front Page Top

#14 It's like you people don't know anything but what the US government tells you to think.

Thanks, Herb - I owe you a gratuitous insult next week.
Posted by Raj 2019-10-11 14:04||   2019-10-11 14:04|| Front Page Top

#15 Smug as a cat farting.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-11 14:08||   2019-10-11 14:08|| Front Page Top

#16 So the Kurds are human: some bad, most good? F*ck off, Herb
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-11 19:33||   2019-10-11 19:33|| Front Page Top

#17  It's like you people don't know anything but what the US government tells you to think.

Most of us people probably already know this, but it is worth repeating: Shiny side of the tinfoil faces OUT!

Otherwise you're just concentrating the mind control rays.
Posted by SteveS 2019-10-11 19:55||   2019-10-11 19:55|| Front Page Top

#18 Herb, have you ever read the Anabasis? You know, the "March of the 10,000"? The Greeks -- as in ancient days of Socrates Greeks -- made their way through what's now Kurdish territory, running from the Persian army. The locals, despite also being enemies of the Persians, ambushed the freezing, starting Greeks as they made their way through.

The Kurds are the Kurds. They're people, rough and violent in a particularly violent part of the world. They're only preferable to their neighbors because their neighbors are particularly nasty.

We used them as much as they used us. They knew we wouldn't stay there forever -- if they didn't, then the Vietnamese would have told them.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2019-10-11 20:22||   2019-10-11 20:22|| Front Page Top

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