#BetrayalOfTheKurds Oh Really? Which Kurds?
Amazingly, the media has done a very good job of gaslighting their sheep to the story of the poor pitiful Kurds. You might ask yourself who are these Kurds that every President since Bush the elder have betrayed? Well they are quite a mixed group of sad sacks I have to say. Who are the Kurds? A user’s guide to Kurdish politics
KDP: Kurdistan Democratic Party, currently the dominant faction in Iraqi Kurdistan, it is a fiefdom of the Barzani clan, and led by the region’s president, Masoud Barzani. He’s the son of a renowned resistance fighter who led the struggle against Baghdad. The KDP is pro-capitalism, pro-West, and close to Turkey.
PUK: the second faction in Iraqi Kurdistan, and a fiefdom of the rival Talabani clan, led by Jalal Talabani, who was figurehead Iraqi president until this year. It is close to Iran, though not unfriendly to the West.
PKK: the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, a Marxist group that fought a bloody war with Turkey for more autonomy in the Kurdish south-east from 1984 to a ceasefire last year. Its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, known throughout the Kurdish world as Apo, or Uncle, has been in a Turkish prison since 1999.
PYD/YPG: the Democratic Union Party and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units, have used the Syrian civil war to carve out a mini-state in three parts of northern Syria, of which Kobane is the one in the middle. It is regarded as so close to the PKK as to be almost a subordinate entity.
KNC: the Kurdish National Council is a coalition of Syrian Kurdish parties not aligned with the PYD/YPG. It is close to Mr Barzani’s KDP – to the extent that some see it as part of his battle with Mr Ocalan for leadership of the Kurdish world.
What has happened is that Turkey has decided to allow Iraqi Kurdistan’s army, the Peshmerga, to join the YPG, the PKK’s Syrian affiliate, in defending Kobane.
Even more compelling then the disparate groups of Kurds, and who is and isn’t a friend of the United States of America, is how long we’ve been their caretakers. Why would the United States of America continue to be used as the private security force of these Kurds? You think I’m joking? I’ve found headlines from the first Bush as to how we have betrayed the Kurds. A People Betrayed : Twice before, Washington let Kurds die to promote foreign-policy designs. Now it’s the Bush Administration doing the deed.
One thing seems clear: The President and his advisers did not adequately consider the consequences of calling for Hussein’s overthrow. “They didn’t even see the wave coming,” said one former U.S. diplomat. For the Kurds trekking toward hostile borders, their third betrayal by yet another Administration in Washington should not really come as a surprise. In the mountains of Kurdistan, there is a saying: “Kurds have no friends.” Once again, the words have proved tragically true.
And just so you’re aware it isn’t just Republicans betraying these people called Kurds, oh no, its bi-partisan all the way to the psychotic media. US abandoned us, say Kurds
Salahuddin – The leader of the Kurdish group which has allied itself with President Saddam Hussein angrily criticised the United States’ missile attack on southern Iraq yesterday and said that he had asked for Baghdad’s support only because the US had abandoned the Kurds.
Masoud Barzani, whose Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) forces have been fighting alongside Saddam’s forces in northern Iraq, said his organisation had no choice but to side with Baghdad. The KDP called on Saddam for help, he said, in response to a threat of an alliance between its rivals in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Iran.
How lucky are the Kurds to have two presidents named Bush betray them, that must be a record for the poor pitiful Kurds. Bush betrays the Kurds
Bush boosters now habitually use the fate of the Kurds, in 1988, as an excuse for their illegitimate 2003 invasion of Iraq. But back when images of Kurdish corpses on the streets of Halabja reached the West, the U.S. opted to sit on the sidelines. Worse still: The U.S. succored Saddam at his most monstrous, providing him with chemical and biological precursors, pesticides and poisonous compounds to carry out his deeds.
It’s a bi-partisan attack on presidents of the United States of America from the right, the left, and the MSM, who get their own spot, though they’re lefty all the way. Do you get the feeling you are being played for these Kurds? I do. Obama Betrays the Kurds
In his speech to the United Nations last week, President Obama pledged to the world that the United States would use its might to stop the horrific depredations of the terrorist movement variously known as the Islamic State, ISIS, or, as he calls it, ISIL.
“This group has terrorized all who they come across in Iraq and Syria,” the president proclaimed. “Mothers, sisters, daughters have been subjected to rape as a weapon of war. Innocent children have been gunned down. Bodies have been dumped in mass graves. Religious minorities have been starved to death. In the most horrific crimes imaginable, innocent human beings have been beheaded, with videos of the atrocity distributed to shock the conscience of the world.
And finally, our newest iteration of betraying the Kurds is President Trump. Why for 2 full days on twitter, he was Saddam Hussein killing off these Kurds, who’ve been amazingly resilient for decades. Kurds have been given weapons of war, (hey, Democrats I know where you can find your hated weapons of war) training, and each and every decade they are used as a cudgel against a US President for not staying in the hellhole that is the Middle East.Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds May Be the Dumbest Move of His Presidency
To review: Trump entered Sunday enmeshed in a fight over impeachment. To prevent the House’s investigation of his blatantly corrupt dealings with Ukraine from threatening his presidency, the White House aimed to portray the inquiry as a partisan witch hunt. The overriding goal was to maintain low-information swing voters’ aversion to impeachment. To do that, the GOP needed to send a clear message — only far-left Democrats believe Donald Trump has been dangerously misusing the powers of his office or undermining our national security.
Note that the psychotic media doesn’t just accuse Trump of leaving these poor pitiful people to their own devices, (well armed devices I might add) oh no, he is doing it to get his impeachment off the front pages. Kurds will be fine, and our time as their personal security force is over. You might not like that, I don’t care. Trump ran on keeping the USA out of any wars by misadventure, and getting out of the wars others placed us in.
Trump is keeping his promise – another reason why We the People will remain his supporters, and voters in 2020.