November 12, 2013

Kurds in Syria Move Towards Independence

Like killing all the lawyers, it's a good start:

The main Kurdish party in Syria has announced plans to create a transitional government in the areas dominated by Kurds in the north-east of the country.

The move is the clearest sign yet that Syria’s Kurds are moving towards a long-held ambition of autonomy in the areas they inhabit.

And why do I love the Kurds so much? Because they're neither supporters of Hezbollah, like Assad, or supporters of al Qaeda, like many on the other side. In fact:
In recent months, it has fought fierce battles with various Islamist rebel groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham (ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra. After being pushed back in some areas, YPG forces last week regained the ground they had lost.

The clashes came just a week after Kurdish fighters seized the Yaarubiyeh crossing on the Iraq border from jihadists.

If I'm in charge I recognize a free and independent Kurdish state today. Who do we piss off by doing this? The Iranians, the Iraqis, the Syrians, and the Turks.

It's win-win-win-win-win.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:10 PM | Comments |