The Myth of the Kurdish YPG’s Moral Excellence

I’m reblogging this as a rather cleverly constructed exposé of the true Kurdish situation. A quite larger dilemma than what the current focus on its intrusion into the war in Syria might suggest.

Not that I wish to belittle or deflate the significance of that intrusion, since it carries a much greater impact in that nation’s struggles against terrorism than might be imagined. Not least due to media overplaying and American backing of the Kurdish forces operating there, in what must be the last and least hopeful phase of US regime change policy.

A good read, to be sure.

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July 11, 2017

By Stephen Gowans

A barbed criticism aimed at the International Socialist Organization, shown nearby, under the heading “If the ISO Existed in 1865” encompasses a truth about the orientation of large parts of the Western Left to the Arab nationalist government in Damascus. The truth revealed in the graphic is that the ISO and its cognates will leave no stone unturned in their search for an indigenous Syrian force to support that has taken up arms against Damascus, even to the point of insisting that a group worthy of support must surely exist, even if it can’t be identified.

If the ISO existed in 1865. Of course, Washington lends a hand, helpfully denominating its proxies in the most laudatory terms. Islamist insurgents in Syria, mainly Al Qaeda, were not too many years ago celebrated as a pro-democracy movement, and when that deception proved no longer tenable, as…

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