Read the Jerusalem post oped below keeping in mind that that Israel has long been allied with the PKK kurds. Keeping in mind that ‘greater kurdistan’ and ‘greater Israel’ are the pillars/instruments of extended Israeli/ US powers in the middle east and central asia challenging the Silk Road/Belt and Road initiative. This topic was written about for many years at my censored by big tech (Google) prior site. At some point in time I’ll drag over some additional pertinent reports, besides the two that are included below the oped!
Do pay particular attention to the way the US/PKK occupied territory of Syria is described.
Turkey has invaded and occupied the territory of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria twice in the past four years.
Israel, like the US has never accepted the agreements made by Russia, Turkey and Iran regarding this area- Also the US, partnered with Israel is an invading/occupying force going back to 2010. This fact is glossed over in the oped- Unsurprisingly
A possible third attack, likely targeting major cities like Manbij, Kobane and Qamishlo, would be worse. The Rojava Information Center, a local research institution, ( research institure? bizarre label to say the least) has warned that such a military operation could displace up to a million people (never heard a word previously about all the displaced arabs, now resident in Turkey except at my censored blog)and leave those who remained without access to critical resources and infrastructure.
The instability in northern and eastern Syria today is concentrated on the front lines of the zone that Turkey and its Syrian National Army (SNA) proxies invaded during Operation Peace Spring in 2019. (Is it?)
To prevent a new Turkish operation, these failures – and the outdated ideas about regional conflicts that justify them – must be understood in detail.
Despite American rhetoric about Turkey’s “legitimate security concerns” in the region, Turkey’s aggressive approach to northern Syria has little to do with any concrete security threat from the AANES or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The author of the Israeli op ed claims Turkey has no concrete security threat from the rebranded PKK in Syria- I beg to differ.
Turkish attacks on the region are wars of choice
Confession through projection… Always accuse your opponent of what you yourself are doing.
Cemil Bayik, co-chair of the Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) – an umbrella organization that the PKK is a part of – even published an op-ed article in The Washington Post titled, simply, “Now is the moment for peace between Kurds and the Turkish state. Let’s not waste it.” (disingenuous–A disingenuous remark might contain some superficial truth, but it is delivered with the intent to deceive or to serve some hidden purpose)
The task before the Biden administration today is a difficult one
First, they must unequivocally oppose any further Turkish intervention in Syria.
The fact that the State Department has publicly called on Turkey to respect the 2019 ceasefire is a necessary first step.
It must be made clear to Turkey that if they choose to go to war against the AANES and SDF and occupy more Syrian territory, they will face consequences greater than those incurred last time
If an attack can be prevented, the US must then commit to addressing the Kurdish question in its full regional context (greater kurdistan)
“The writer is executive director of the newly-formed Kurdish Peace Institute“
Henri J. Barkey is the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Chair in International Relations at Lehigh University and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Henri Barkey, if you’ve been paying attention, was connected to the coup/assassination attempt of Erdogan in 2016
From my censored blog (thankfully I still have access) Oh, if you’re curious, multiple reviews have been requested. Google never responds.
Henri Barkey, involved with an alleged peace touting NGO can’t be reality. His placement within the ranks of this NGO inform us all that presentation and reality are very different.