In concept, war-party Washington claims to be towards the concept of separatism. It claims it does not need to see any autonomous areas emerge to threaten a robust central authorities. In apply, although, US coverage has been driving the precise reverse aim, significantly when it pertains to the Kurds.
As a consequence of this divisive coverage, the Kurdish YPG, the principle recipients of US army help, have been busy carving out an autonomous area within the terror-ravaged nation – identical to their counterparts in Iraq.
On the pretext of chasing out ISIL and Al-Qaeda within the province of Hasakeh, the YPG and its political wing the PYD have declared the realm “autonomous” and give you an more and more sophisticated algorithm for a way the area is to work together with a hypothetical future Syrian authorities that acknowledges its autonomy. Extra importantly although, they’re rising.
The place this leaves post-war Syria is anybody’s guess. One factor is for sure, although; the existence of this area dramatically undercuts Washington’s claims for a unified Syria within the submit warfare interval. Any doubters ought to ask Iraq:
Washington needs the communal violence to proceed in Syria – identical to in Iraq. This manner it could possibly power the Syrian authorities and its allies to present in, settle for American phrases and occupation, and cease supporting Hezbollah – Israel’s most potent adversary.
One other actuality is that Washington is working very exhausting to forestall any peace deal among the many warring factions. To this finish, it continues to pour petrol on the fires by supporting Arab terrorist teams and pro-US Kurdish separatists. This helps extend the warfare and switch away the weapons from Israel.
Requires “jihad” towards Syria and its allies by hard-line Saudi clerics and officers ought to be seen inside this context as effectively. The Saudi vassals are as keen as their American masters to stoke the fires, escalate energy battle, and mobilize extremist followers utilizing implicit sectarian appeals to assault every thing that’s not pushed by Wahhabism. They’re additionally straight engaged within the armed battle to worsen Syria’s communal variations.
The intention is to poison Syria by enjoying upon the fears of Kurdish teams to rally help, remodeling the political battle right into a sectarian-religious battle, and making the bloodshed tougher to include. The US, the worldwide Zionism, and the Saudi-led Wahhabi Takfiri camp have a toxic media empire to again this marketing campaign too. They unfold spiritual, racial, and sectarian hatred, and promote the US Congress invoice which seeks to intestine Syria and Iraq.
Suffice it to say, the US-imposed warfare on Syria is the principle wrongdoer for the perils of this sectarian polarization. This has been strengthened by Washington’s help for the continuing marketing campaign by separatist Kurds to carve out an ever-growing autonomous area in Hasakeh.
As foreign-backed violence spreads into different elements of the area, it’s clear that the results of this coverage will attain far past Syria. A fast decision is unlikely, however an elevated understanding of the nationwide scope of those issues is a vital step in direction of addressing them. It ought to be very clear that pouring gasoline on the separatism hearth is neither within the pursuits of Washington nor its regional allies.