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for more on the diverse politics of Syrian and other Kurds see various
posts at syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:19 PM, Chris Slee via Marxism <
marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> The interview  with Yasser Munif is in some ways very good, but it is
> spoiled by his hostile attitude towards the PYD.
>
>
> Munif claims that the PYD has "alliances...with  the Russians and the
> Syrian regime".  He says that "The Syrian regime does not bomb them [the
> PYD]".
>
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> In fact the Assad regime has bombed the PYD on a number of occasions.  See
> for example:
>
> http://anfenglish.com/kurdistan/syrian-regime-attacks-sheikh-maqsoud
>
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> But it is true that the PYD tries, as far as possible, to avoid armed
> clashes with the Assad regime forces.  The PYD also wanted to avoid clashes
> with the anti-Assad rebels.  It tried to remain neutral.
>
>
> However, some Turkish-backed rebel groups repeatedly attacked
> PYD-controlled areas such as Sheikh Maqsoud, a predominantly Kurdish
> neighbourhood of Aleppo.   See for example:
>
>  http://kurdishquestion.com/article/3132-138-civilians-
> killed-912-wounded-in-sheikh-maqsoud-attacks
>
>
> The problem is that some Syrian rebel groups have been coopted by Turkey
> and used in its war against the PYD.  Recently some rebels have
> participated in the Turkish invasion of the northern part of Aleppo
> province.
>
>
> But not all rebel groups are lining up with Turkey.  Some groups from the
> very diverse "Free Syrian Army" tradition have joined the Syrian Democratic
> Forces and are fighting alongside the YPG/YPJ.
>
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> From: Marxism <marxism-boun...@lists.csbs.utah.edu> on behalf of Louis
> Proyect via Marxism <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu>
> Sent: Monday, 9 January 2017 4:55 PM
> To: Chris Slee
> Subject: [Marxism] Fwd: Syria and the Left | Jacobin
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> An important about face from Jacobin.
>
> https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/syria-war-crisis-
> refugees-assad-dictatorship-arab-spring-intervention-russia/
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