Friday, October 25, 2019
TIP of the iceberg? Continuing yet again with a response to the challenge as posed by the Colonel USMC.
The situation in Rojava [Northeast Syria] and the danger to the combat and civilian elements of the [Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] and the Kurdish ethnic group [YPG] greatly ameliorated by a cease-fire and truce as negotiated between the Turk and Russian?
Rojava and the American military withdrawal apparently only secondary now to the machinations for good or bad of various world powers that have an interest in the area. World power politics in action.
HARDLY HOWEVER IS THIS CURRENT CEASE-FIRE/TRUCE UNIQUE. PREVIOUS CEASE-FIRE/TRUCE THE ROJAVA REGION HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN THE WARRING FACTIONS, THE SUBJECT OF A PREVIOUS BLOG ENTRY.
The Sultan [Erdogan] in Angora [Ankara] his motivations now as in the past threefold:
1. Resettle Syrian Arab refugees in that northern part of Syria as controlled by the Turkish military and Turkish proxy forces. 2. Eliminate the military threat to Turkey as posed by the YPG fighters. 3. Guarantee a safe haven for ethnic Turk Uighurs as now and for sometime occupying abandoned Syrian villages.
See also previous blog entries the subject Uighurs in Syria:
"Chinese Uighur Settlers Flow into Syria, Replacing War Refugees"
TIP THE TURKISTAN ISLAMIC PARTY [TIP] UIGHUR COMBATANTS AS SUPPORTED BY TURKEY AND ALLIED WITH THE AL NUSRA FRONT AN AFFILIATE OR AN OFF-SHOOT OF AL QAEDA.
THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG AND IT IS ALL SO COMPLICATED, ISN'T IT? A GOOD REASON FOR THE USA TO STAY OUT OF THE FRAY?