Skip to comments.Ruthless Erdogan Will Show No Mercy on the Kurds
Posted on 03/27/2018 12:09:08 PM PDT by Kaslin
It is a terrible thing to be a people without a state or province to call its own. Just ask the Kurds, who now find themselves under the hell of Turkey's ruthless ruler, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who may as well be one of the Turkish sultans of the past.
For he has unleashed a campaign of genocidal fury against people of his ever-expanding realm. And no one can say the world hasn't been given fair warning of his genocidal intentions. At latest report, his troops and some Syrian puppets under his control were driving farther and farther east, planning to cross the Euphrates, occupying one Kurdish town and village after another. And not just old borders, but the old Kurdish names of cities are to be wiped off the map to oblige the all-conquering aggressor.
All around the Turkish border with what should be an independent Kurdistan, Ankara's ruler is establishing his own arbitrary rule and calling it peace. "We'll continue this process," he declares, "until we completely abolish this corridor," which has been labeled a "terror corridor" because the Kurds won't bow to his dictates.
And there's no telling where he and his minions might strike next. "One night," he warns, "we could suddenly enter Sinjar," or go as far as Qamishli -- even though that's currently Syrian territory. In the Middle East, nothing may prove as fluid as borders.
But you can't keep good people like the Kurds down indefinitely. By now they've been reduced to fighting a guerrilla war against the Turks, waging hit-and-run attacks against the Turkish legions. The organization dedicated to reporting the human toll of all this warfare -- the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights -- says more than 280 civilians and 1,500 Kurdish freedom fighters have died in the latest exchange of attacks, along with all the other symptoms of anarchy that devour nations left to the not-so-tender mercies of waging perpetual war in the name of establishing perpetual peace.
What the Turkish ruler calls peace, however, bears more than a little resemblance to utter devastation. Both residents of the Kurdish city and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report the usual looting and wanton destruction that dominate war-torn cities. The news coverage shows burnt-out shops and invaders both uniformed and civilian carting away household goods from Kurdish homes. Others drive away with stolen tractors and farm supplies.
A commander of the Turkish-supported Syrian forces blames the looting on thieves and says a special unit to protect property has been formed to prevent further robberies. But who's to prevent this special police force from taking its own share of the loot? Thieves come in so many guises and disguises, including those donned by oh-so-officials.
And so it goes when law and order collapse. And an old and loyal ally is betrayed once again. God have mercy on the Kurds, for it is clear the Turks will show none.
Three words: Arm the Kurds.
This is a repeat of their genocide against the Armenians.
Seems hypocritical to me....
I think John R. Bolton will have something to say about that
The Turks-Ottomans were and are master manipulators. Masters of pitting ethnic groups against each other. They used the Kurds as shock troops to mass murder-kill Christian Armenians and Greeks in the early 20th century.
Turkey has been considered deep state for ages. Where the words were commonly used to describe it years ago.
I wonder how many Christians were murdered, enslaved or assaulted today in the Mid East and North Africa?
Someone needs to put a stinger missile through Erdogan’s bedroom window.
There are 2 Christian Churches in Efrin. FACT.
There is also a report that 17 Ezidi women were deemed Sex Slaves by the ISIS animals who helped take the city. Erdogan’s troops have 3,000 ISIS soldiers in it. There are said to be documents proving that. An Egyptian friend of mine told me they were moving the ISIS leaders into Efrin right after the fall and showed me a photo of a bus with them on it.
He knew then how many there were but did not tell me at the time.
3,000 ISIS and more al Qaeda.
“Three words: Arm the Kurds.”
Ugh. Mind if we start by NOT arming Turkey?
Erdogan like his hero Hitler was to practice GENOCIDE. NATO needs to expel Turkey!
That would be a good start.
First the Armenians and now the Kurds get slaughtered by the Turks.
Wrong 3: Send for Hogg!
Sad but true.
The Turks stabbed us in the back in the Kuwaiti War and Obama didnt like them either. So the Turks get to slaughter more people kick them out of NATO and make them an enemy of the USA....They are not our friends they are nazi killers....
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