A young Kurdish boy on the way to losing his innocence in view of the situation in his nation. Has this already happened? Will the effects ever go back? Will he live? Will he become a hardened soul? Will he die?
What comes next is unclear, but undoubtedly it will be bloodier and more chaotic. It provides succor for Moscow, Damascus, Tehran, and even ISIS. And it mocks the allegiances made with those who suffered most in defeating ISIS – the Syrian Kurds– and even explicitly mocks the US’s closest allies in that fight – the UK, France, and Germany.
Amid Drumpf’s other woes, it is a calamity serving as a convenient distraction. Yet it sows such discord, it risks perhaps overshadowing even them.
Who are the Kurds? … The Kurds are one of the indigenous peoples of the Mesopotamian plains and the highlands in what are now south-eastern Turkey, north-eastern Syria, northern Iraq, north-western Iran and south-western Armenia.
They are at the forefront of the fight against IS … and Drumpf is abandoning them!!
Drumpf Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area
U.S. troops have begun withdrawing from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. For years, the Kurds have been close allies to the United States in the fight against ISIS. On Sunday, however, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region, announcing that Turkey would be “moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria,” following a phone call between Drumpf and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.