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Rubin: Masrour & Nechirvan Barzani more Turkish proxies than Kurdish leaders
Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, confirmed that Turkey uses the PDK bases as vanguard ones for it’ army, saying : ” Masrour and Nechirvan Barzani are more Turkish proxies at this point than Kurdish leaders”.
POLITICS 14 Feb 2021, Sun – 07:51 2021-02-14T07:51:00 NEWS DESK NEWS GIVARA SHEIKH NUR m
On Feb 10th, 2021, Turkish Occupation Forces commenced attacking the Gara Mountains in Southern Kurdistan from it’s bases there, that arouses doubts of participation by the PDK in the operation, on which an interview was carried out by ANHA’s with Michael Rubin that goes as follows:
What is the relationship of this to the threats made by Erdogan to launch attacks on Sinjar?
The reason why Erdogan wants to attack Sinjar is three-fold. The first simply is racist. He hates Kurds. He hates non-Muslims, and privately he celebrates the death of Yezidis. The second is he recognizes that groups that uphold the general philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan are a threat to him and his proxies. Such groups are very popular in Sinjar and increasingly across Iraqi Kurdistan simply because they tend to offer cleaner, more efficient governance in comparison both to the KDP and Turkey, both of which are corrupt. The last reason why there is fighting is both the KDP and Erdogan want to deflect attention from the fact that their economies are in crisis because of their own mismanagement.
Can Turkey launch attacks without US approval?
The United States gave Turkey the capability to launch these attacks at a time when we trusted Turkey much more than we do now. During the Trump administration, people like Jim Jeffrey and Rich Outzen ran interference for Turkey within the inter-agency process and so Turkey was, quite literally, able to get away with murder. The current attack are a test for the Biden administration. So far, Biden, Blinken, and Sullivan seem more inclined to issue statements than do anything real. Hopefully, that will change.
Is the Iraqi government involved in the attacks and how?
Turkey probably alerted the Iraqi government as the attacks were beginning, and perhaps the KRG earlier since Masrour and Nechirvan Barzani are more Turkish proxies at this point than Kurdish leaders. Mustafa Kadhimi simply has too much to do at present with the economic crisis and the threat from Iranian-backed militias and so he is disinclined to push back hard on Turkey even though defense of Iraqi sovereignty requires it.
What is the role of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in these attacks, especially since the transfer of Turkish soldiers takes place from bases from within the Iraqi Kurdistan?
Turkey sees the KDP bases as forward operating bases of its own military. Basically, as far as the Turkey is concerned, the KDP peshmerga are Turkish army troops with a different uniform. The Turks could not so easily perform this sort of operation without the assistance of the KDP. Masrour Barzani is afraid because groups closer to the PKK are gaining popular legitimacy while his mismanagement has caused the KDP to lose theirs. This whole episode shows that the KDP has become the party of the jash.