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RKOB says:


'Chris Slee says:”RKOB ignores the occupation of Afrin by Turkey.”

'Answer: not true!'


I didn't mean you have never said anything about the occupation, just that you 
didn't mention it when discussing the talks between the Democratic Federation 
of Northern Syria and the Assad regime.

The SDF might be hoping for some form of support in their campaign to drive the 
Turkish occupation forces out of Afrin.  This seems unlikely at present.  But 
if Assad were to conclude that Erdogan intends to occupy parts of northern 
Syria permanently, he might decide to give some aid to the SDF to put pressure 
on Turkey to leave Afrin.

Chris Slee

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Chris Slee says: “RKOB quotes praise for the YPG and SDF by US
generals.This just reflects cooperation between the SDF and the US in
the fight against ISIS, something I have never denied.”

Well, do you want to suggest that the relationship between the US and
YPG/SDF is one of cooperation between equals? On one hand we have the
biggest imperialist power of the world and on the other a
petty-bourgeois nationalist militia representing an important sector of
the Kurdish minority in Syria. Really, one does not to be Einstein to
understand that this is not a relationship of equals but a hierarchical
relationship with US imperialism in the command.

This is also one reason, by the way, why the YPG/SDF fights for US
interests (as well as its own nationalist interests) in Arab territories
with hardly any or none at all Kurdish population. This is why the
YPG/SDF acts as national oppressors in the Arab-populated territories in
Eastern Syria.

Chris Slee says:”RKOB ignores the occupation of Afrin by Turkey.”

Answer: not true! See our statement with the very title “Syria: No to
Turkey’s Attack on Afrin! Defend the Syrian Revolution against
Annihilation!”,
https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/no-to-turkey-s-attack-on-afrin/
Syria: No to Turkey’s Attack on Afrin! Defend the Syrian 
...<https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/no-to-turkey-s-attack-on-afrin/>
www.thecommunists.net
The Syrian Revolution must reject sectarianism and strive to create 
multinational unity among Arabs, Turks and Kurds! Rally all forces against the 
Assadist-Iranian-Russian Aggression in Idlib!



(see also the collection of all our articles on Syria:
https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/collection-of-articles-on-the-syrian-revolution/)

Chris Slee asks: ”If the SDF are the "foot soldiers" of US imperialism,
why did the US do nothing to stop the Turkish invasion of Afrin?”

Answer: because the YPG/SDF is too small and weak to satisfy the
interests of US imperialism in Syria. Washington needs more and stronger
allies and hopes to win over Turkey in one way or another. But, as we
have seen since some time, this is highly difficult and contradictory.
Turkey would be a very insecure ally. So Washington is manoeuvring and
tries to keep YPG/SDF and at the same to improve cooperation with the
Erdoğan regime.

Personally, I think it is entirely possible that the alliance between US
imperialism and the YPG/SDF could end at some point. This could be the
case when the US no longer needs them as foot soldiers. This could be
the case either if the US has found a stronger ally (Turkey comes into
mind). Or if the US completely withdraws from Syria. But the US-YPG
alliance would not end because of any anti-imperialist impetus of the
YPG/SDF but because Washington has found a better mercenary. In this
context it is possible that the YPG/SDF finally joins the camp of Assad
and Russian imperialism. No improvement to the present situation. Just a
replacement of one bloody reactionary master by another.

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