Dear Friend of America's Survival,
The leftist Guardian screams: Latest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of Isis
The far-left Institute for Public Accuracy screams: U.S. Allowing Turkish Assault on Kurds in Syria: Escalating Chaos and Helping ISIS?
The PKK, the Kurdish terrorist organization also known as the Kurdistan Workers Party, has killed thousands of people in Turkey and has bombed or attacked the country’s tourism industry, hospitals, and businesses. The PKK was another one of the “liberation movements” started by the old Soviet intelligence service, the KGB.
Retired Turkish diplomat Murat Bilhan, who served in Moscow, noted, “The PKK had an office in Russia and from time to time it received assistance and support from Russia in the 1990s; Russia never considered PKK as a terrorist organization.”
Obama’s administration was arming the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a branch of the PKK, supposedly to fight ISIS. But the PYD’s increasing consolidation of power in northern Syria posed a military threat to Turkey.
Turkey, a long-time NATO member, is caught in the middle by ISIS and the PKK, while Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says Obama’s support for the PYD is helping to create a “sea of blood” in the region.
In addition to sponsoring International Coalition military attacks on ISIS from its own Incirlik Airbase, Turkey is the only Muslim country that belongs to NATO. Since the days of the old Soviet Union, Russia has hated NATO and has wanted to see it abolished. During the Cold War, American nuclear weapons were deployed in Turkey to counter the Soviet/Russian threat.
During testimony before a Senate panel, Obama’s then-Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said “yes” when asked by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) whether the PYD and its militia force, the YPG, were aligned with the PKK. The Reuters news agency noted that Graham had said, “We are arming people inside of Syria who are aligned with a terrorist group: That is the finding of the Turkish government.”
Isn’t that a variation of the pro-terrorist policy that led to the Benghazi massacre?
For America's Survival,