U.S. asks Syrian Kurds to cut their own throats
Washington doesn't ask the Syrian Kurds for much. Not really. We only want them to passively step aside for their enemies to rape and pillage.
US officials are pushing for “a limited number” of Turkish forces to be allowed to deploy on the Syrian side of the border, along a stretch of territory running from the east of the Euphrates River to the Iraqi border, according to a senior official from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The source told Al-Monitor, “The subject has already been broached with us and we regard the presence of Turkish troops on our soil as extremely problematic and have made our position clear.”
The source said that the Donald Trump administration’s Syria envoy, Ambassador Jim Jeffrey, was expected to travel to northeastern Syria in the coming days, when he is likely to renew demands that Turkish forces be allowed to enter northeastern Syria.
SDF commander in chief Mazlum Kobane is known to be viscerally opposed to any intrusion by Turkish forces. But Kobane is also a firm advocate of maintaining the partnership with the United States, which puts him in a bind. Another SDF official told Al-Monitor that the US demand would never be accepted.
Those darn Kurds. Why can't they be reasonable?
They should roll over and expose their bellies on command like good pets.
It's not like the Turks would commit arbitrary arrests, torture and looting against the Syrian Kurd civilians.
Or that 10's of thousands of Kurds were made refugees by our NATO ally.