MESOP SAMPLER : JOSHUA LANDIS COMMENT – CONTRA ROBERT FORD / SALIH MUSLIM PYD STATEMENT (20. Juni 2017)
Both KSA & Israel want US to push back against Iranian hegemony in Northern Middle East. Kurds offer US bases & leverage against Iraq/Syria.
To argue that Washington will dump the Kurds because it dumped Syria’s Sunni Arab militias is to misunderstand vast difference b/n 2 groups.
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US won’t abandon Syria’s Kurds, I believe. YPG is not like the Arab militias: Islamist, fragmented & anti-US. Also, US needs them 4 leverage https://twitter.com/TofighK/status/877020755023843329 …
If you ask why the “De-Confliction Zones” don’t work: “I’m not aware of the de-confliction zones, the Pentagon is referring to.” – S.Lavrov
Salih Muslim & Leaders Of Syrian Kurds Send Warm Messages To KSA and US. They Blame Iran, Syrian Regime & Turkey –