View from Turkey: What’s going on in Raqqa?

The current developments in Raqqa have proven Turkey’s thesis right: The U.S.’s decision to cooperate with the PYD terrorists was a fatal mistake

According to U.S. Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the PKK-derivative terrorists in Iraq are now accelerating their fight with Daesh terrorists and they will use their “annihilation tactics.”

The PKK honchos know the annihilation tactics very well. They have annihilated thousands of Kurdish men, women and children for the last 36 years in Turkey. They do it by village raids. If they cannot get active support of the rural Kurdish population, who are mostly peasants, they kill the entire village. In his book, the PKK’s imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan, calls it “revolutionary forceful tactics.”

Since the U.S. delivered heavy armaments to these terrorists, assuming that they will act as their allies in the fight against Daesh, the civilian casualties around Raqqa city have increased. Over the last weekend, news sources reported many new civilian deaths, which are not accidental or unintended results of a legitimate fight.

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) are killing the non-Kurdish folk there on purpose. It is called ethnic cleansing. Raqqa and its environs are populated by Arabs and Turkmens, but the PYD needs Raqqa registered as a Kurdish area after the war, so that their so-called flimsy cantons along the Turkish border could gain depth and their neocon masters in Pentagon can defend these areas as Kurdish homeland.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis knows this plan because he helped Pentagon’s civilian advisers develop it when he was in charge of the U.S. forces in Iraq. When those civilians put this century-old plan called “safer route for the pipeline” He did not object to it then, nor does he object to it now.

It is now called “Taming the Turks, Plan B.”

There also seems to be a Plan C, which is called the “Sunni Coalition.” Trump – or his son-in-law and Chief Adviser Jared Kushner – and Netanyahu developed it.


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