Friday, November 23, 2012

Should not Manuplated by Sectarian Game

Will Syria’s rebels face a Kurdish front?

...The regime recognizes the historic tensions between Arabs and Kurds, the incompatibility of pan-Islamism and Kurdish nationalism, in addition to Turkey’s escalating ongoing conflict with Kurdish separatists. 
This enabled al-Assad to manipulate these realities to his strategic advantage. By withdrawing from the mainly Kurdish northeast this past summer, the regime opened the gates for a Kurdish escalation. With al-Assad’s enemies now struggling to liberate areas from his tanks, fresh fighting between Kurdish militias and Syrian rebels around Aleppo threatens a second front for the already bruised Syrian opposition. 
While the al-Assads have suppressed Kurds with decades of “Arabization,” Bashar calculated early on that his Kurdish subjects, as a whole, were unlikely to fight alongside the opposition. Not out of any loyalty, but for historic and strategic reasons.  
So far, al-Assad’s gambit has paid off. Kurdish interests vary but often contradict those of their ethnic neighbors. We may call them Syrian or Iraqi Kurds, but their interests are anything but Syrian or Iraqi. That, however, did not stop the opposition from seeking Kurdish fighters to join their ranks.  
Unfortunately for the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Syrian National Council (SNC), these negotiations failed. The Kurds were reluctant to shed blood for a mainly Arab-Islamist opposition that was unable to offer autonomy in post-bellum Syria. Since then, Syrian Kurds are charting their own course.  
Not surprisingly, al-Assad has manipulated Kurdish neutrality for his own benefit. His army’s coordinated withdrawal from Kurdish areas in the summer was a serious development. That redeployment purposefully left hard-line Kurdish militias in control, thereby posing serious strategic problems not only for Syrian rebels, but for al-Assad’s new Turkish enemy to the north. Turkey as a rule is opposed to any Kurdish gains in Syria given concerns over its own restive Kurdish population.

FSA should make one front, this is a leadership problems, in early days,  SNC leadership were attacking every fronts, Jews example, when you don't have much resources you have to concentration your energy and resources focus. So question we can ask  as, i) How  FSA revolutionary to make deal with Kurdish? ii) Least let the Kurdish stand as neutral at the moment, so FSA not have to confront another front. iii) FSA revolutionary should think Syria interest comes first(wining this war), not Turkish or any others but theirs first, then make their picture clear, after all Kurdish  are Syrian too remember that.    

West bit of precise action and not swayed by what other saying i.e. Iran and Russia are running the terrorist Assad regime now, and Syrian people or Kurdish or another minority should not played by terrorist Assad sectarian game. 

Here also an article from the economist about this issue! 

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