Damascus had vowed to protect the Kurds if Erdogan launched an air attack against the Kurdish Minority in the Northern Province the city of Afrin near the Turkish border. Erdogan held to his promise to launch the attack but President Assad did not try to stop the war planes from attacking the city as his government had threaten to do.
Scores of civilians were injured or killed in the predawn raid of eight F-16 bombers. And once again the Kurds were left to defend themselves with no country of their own no air force no anti-aircraft missile systems to counter the overwhelming attack of the Turkish air force. I suppose what is really sad is that Kurds have been the most formidable ground fighting force against ISIS and other rebel groups fighting to over throw the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Many world leaders have noted their resolve and strength, including Russia’s President Putin and even former President Obama and now President Trump who was working with the Kurds East of the Euphrates River. But none of the Global powers have the courage to take a real stand for the Kurds. All these World leaders seem to be afraid of the Turkish President including PM Netanyahu who also has held the Kurds in high regard. Yet all the lavish words of praise I suppose really means nothing, perhaps the real problem is that the Kurds have toppled the Elite’s agenda when they crippled ISIS operations to oust President Assad. President Assad is the only one I can understand his fear, his military has been weakened by 6 plus years of war and to take on Turkey a NATO member would crush his country. Syria would become a much stronger force if they would make an alliance with the Kurds which negotiations have begun according to our sources in Syria.
Assad has a very difficult situation and that is inpart because of Russia making an alliance with Turkey trying to break the NATO alliance, but I am concerned that Putin is the one who has been played with fake Coup that will be used against the Russian people in the end.