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by Michael Karadjis
The face(s) of counterrevolution
Trump’s sudden decision to get US forces out of Syria is a green-light to both Syrian tyrant Bashar Assad and Turkish ruler Erdogan to move into the northeastern part of Syria currently controlled by the (until now) US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and of course also a nod towards the big ally of both Assad and Erdogan, Trump’s friends in Russia, who of course praised Trump’s decision. Of course, a US betrayal of its Kurdish allies was always a matter of time.
It should be noted that, while the Kurdish and other people living in the northeast will be the main group of victims, it should not be overlooked that US withdrawal will also hand tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the Rukban camp on the Jordanian border will also be directly exposed to Assadist conquest, especially as Jordan refuses…
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