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Kurdish Official Comments On U.S. Troops Withdrawal From Syria: We Never Pinned Our Hopes On Foreign Forces

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Kurdish Official Comments On U.S. Troops Withdrawal From Syria: We Never Pinned Our Hopes On Foreign Forces

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In the first Kurdish respond to the U.S. decision to withdraw its troops from Syria, Aldar Khalil, co-president of the executive body of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM), said that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) never pinned their hopes on foreign forces.

“We never said that we will protect ourselves with foreign forces or that we will achieve our revolution with the support of foreign forces, we rely on our own power,” Khalil said commenting on the withdrawal of U.S. forces from northeastern Syria, according to the Syrian-Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA).

The TEV-DEM is a coalition of several Kurdish parties in northeastern Syria, including the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Together these parties lead the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), which is the political wing of the SDF.

Earlier, a US official told the Reuters news agency that the time-frame for U.S. troop pullout from Syria is expected to be between 60 to 100 days. However, Khalil said that no time-frame for the withdrawal has not been set yet.

“If they stayed we can benefit from their presence, and if they left, the resistance of our people is more important,” Khalil added.

The TEV-DEM co-president also warned from Turkey’s planned attack against the SDF in northeastern Syria and called on the international community to support the group

“We call upon all democratic forces, the international community and the international countries to stand by the people of northern and eastern Syria,” said Khalil.

An earlier report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the SDF’s leadership was “shocked” by the U.S. decision and saw it as “a stab in the back.” The Kurdish-dominated group is yet to release an official statement on the matter.

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  • Prince Teutonic

    They are fucked they just don’t know it yet…

    • Jens Holm

      They know how it is very well. They are not les clever then You – And they are there. You probatly is not.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        And you are a total fcukwit :)

        • Carne João Pasta

          That works too haha!

      • Ricky Miller

        Oh, they’re proving far less clever than most people. Consider what happened in Iraq. Not independence, that’s for certain. Now, because they allowed themselves to be used as an anti-government instrument without thought to the pitfalls inherit in the long run, they are really caught in a self made trap. If there is a reservoir of cleverness left among the Syrian Kurdish leadership they’ll dig out the phone number for the Russian Reconciliation Center and call it. They really have only one thing of value left to trade and if they move fast they might leverage future loyalty and coordination of forces for the best deal possible. But the territory the Kurds control, the value of their loyalty and the capability of their militias are assets with quickly declining value when the Turkish onslaught clips their wings, eats up territory and degrades their military capabilities.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Actually, the turds have no real military capability besides being a terrorist nuisance. Even a fcukwit like Saddam rolled into their territory at will and gassed them, even after losing a war with Iran. They have no armor or airforce and south of Arbil is all flat open territory where Turkish, Syrian, Iranian or even the fledgling Iraqi airforce will chop them up. In Syria they are very small in numbers and all on flat lands cornered by Turkey and Iraq to the north east. Their only hope is integration.

          • Ricky Miller

            Even a subpar militia force has value as cannon fodder. Best to trade subordination of their forces to SAA control while they still have an “Army in Being.”

        • Jens Holm

          Again You read and expalin as You wish.

          Kurds and the few others in the Kurdish Autonome in Iraq, which actually is an autonome in the Iraqian Constitution of 2003(4) doid vote for a wish for independensy as wellas taken in the areas taken by Peshmerga mainly to kepp ISIS out.

          But 10 of 11 Peshmerga did not support Barzania in doing it outside the Constitution of Iraq making an update of a bigger area as well as more indenpendensy.

          Again its not at all, what You write in You biased crap.

          10 of 11 Peshmergas did not support that even having wishes for it and instead retreated,which is normal fare for the Peshmergas. They are asked.

          Never heard about “ASK”.

          Only Barzani was total stupid putting not good relations into bad. Without that they might even have had the possibility to get those areas for free, because Bagdad cant handle North well themselves and Kurds there can keep ISIS almost put ISIS to 0.

          • Ricky Miller

            Drivel. Gibberish. Useless.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Indeed, they will be whacked by all. The Kurds are the dumbest and treacherous morons in the region and make MBS look bright :)

  • Tudor Miron

    “Smart” Kurds… always think that “Nah, it happened to others – not as smart as we are”. “Nah, it would not happen again, next time is different”. The seem to never learn.

    • Jens Holm

      Its not like that at all. They are not. They never was whatever they are.

      You say as enemy to make them them like that and dehumanize, so they are easier to kill. Normal mind change.

      • Tudor Miron

        “They never was whatever they are.”(c) if you say so.
        But listen one more time, “smart” Dannish Kurd. Simply obey legal Syrian government and Turks would not bother you. At list insteed of USA you’ll have support from much more sane party which doesn’t seek your elimination. But forget about grabbing Syrian land – that would not work.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          This idiot has danish on his pea brain :) just posts nonsense and wants to “participate” without ever leaving social housing estate in Copenhagen.

          • Jens Holm

            Id danes want to, thay mainly know more about the middle east, then most people living there.

          • Carne João Pasta

            IOW, he’s properly seen to, that is, cared for, Hotel Copenhagen (Cali) and the
            like. (Just doesn’t register that he is naturally just another patient, ahem, guest) lol!

            Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming To Take Me Away

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP653fXnd1I

          • peacelover

            Exactly

        • ruca

          Точно!

          • You can call me Al

            What has Tokyo got do do with it ?.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Jews are heading to Tokyo to confront Russia on the Kuril islands where Russia just built a base :)

          • Carne João Pasta

            Sexeh!

          • Elias Thema

            Just check the Syrian war,do you see Russia against Israel?or say Jews? By the way, aren’t Syrians the Jewish grandparents? Was Abraham not the Syrian?

          • You can call me Al

            Oh right. Thanks.

          • ruca

            Hi Al. It means precisely. Have a great day/night/wherever you are.

          • You can call me Al

            OK, cheers mate. My apologies.

          • Nowruz

            He’s from Bulgaria, He said, “exactly”

          • Zionism = EVIL

            That is not Cyrillic? Bulgarian is closest to Russian language of all Slavic ones. Serbian also.

          • You can call me Al

            Thanks. Apologies.

        • Jens Holm

          First danesh kurds/kurds living in Denmark are from Turkey.

          Those also are from we want to be Danish as fast as possible into being poor and into all kind of hopes for Kurds and others in Turkey as well as in othe countries.

          As king as You dont recognize that, You are based on totally wrong conditions and rherefore can create any truth You want.

          Thats the main problem.

          I am alos not “You” as You write at all.

          You again represent illiterate ignorance swept in by Your Goverment and Yourself. That the non “You” of mine. I fx represent Human rights, which Turkey as one of the few countries in the world not even symbolic has signed.

          • Bob

            Hang on, you wrote this a few days ago:

            ‘I also had a muslim college, which as child left Bosansky Brod after heavy bombardments by Serbs by tanks and artillery.’

            So are you claiming your biographical details as an ex-Yugoslav Bosnian muslim? Or are you claiming your biographical details as an ex-Turkish Kurdish immigrant to Denmark? Your claimed biographical back story, apparently variable on different days, is starting to display rather notable contradictions…

        • goingbrokes

          A tipoff: anyone using a (fake) national designation in their name is from Tel Aviv or nearby.

      • Ricky Miller

        It doesn’t matter if it’s easier or difficult, morally, to kill them. The real issue is a legal matter. Bearing arms against their own government, using power, including weapons to control fellow citizens who don’t agree with them even to the point of confiscating private property, makes the Kurdish armed activities and control of territory mass criminal acts and an illegal armed group conspiracy involving foreign intelligence and military forces.

        • Carne João Pasta

          Not to mention the stolen oil and illicit sales of it.

        • Bob

          Not just private property -YPG/SDF and US SOF are forcibly occupying a major Syrian state infrastructure site – the Tabqa Dam – source of agricultural water and hydroelectricity supply. That’s a minority Kurd militia, coordinating with a major foreign power, long hostile to the Syrian state, to occupy a major state asset.

          • Ricky Miller

            Yes, you’re right. And at one point they adjusted water flow from the dam to flood downstream in order to try and prevent the SAA from crossing. They could weaponize the water flow again, at any time. I’m certain that activity is covered in multiple places of the Syrian Criminal Code.

    • FlorianGeyer

      I see thay Jens is using Pigeon English again Tudor :)

      Anyway in the real world, what is the US up to ?

      One scenario could be that the US is attempting to cause a civil war in Turkey. I would think that US supplied weapons are being smuggled into Turkey in order to arm the sizeable Kurdish population there. If Turkey is weakened by war , there is a fair chance of a revolt against Erdogan. IF that was successful Turkey would again have a Pro US/Pro NATO leadership. That in my opinion is the US goal.

      The US could just sit back in Iraq and watch the chaos unfold.
      It would also dilute the SAA forces facing Idlib and antagonise Russian relations with Turkey.

      • ruca

        Plausible.

        • jorge

          No, it is not.

      • Tudor Miron

        Too early to say. One thing – In longer term, US will find that its not that easy to sit back in Iraq. Regarding Erdogan – lets see how it unfolds. Kurds without US support and Kurds loyal to Assad are very different things. Lets see how it unfolds.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Iraqi Hezbollah and Shia militias have already said that Americunt occupation is unacceptable. Resistance in Iraq will heat up soon.

          • Jens Holm

            You do forget, that Bagdad called us in. We had left. Those morons are not runners of Iraq even they in some ways are strong.

            bagdad also have a unified Shiit Governess telling those morons where they are.

            But those shiits of course also are runned by zionists having Soros and Rotchild as Leaders. Even worms deep below ground has to have 7 armed candles and the Russian satelite on the baclside of the moon as well as the digger on Mars.

            You have no limits behaving like sattelite junk up and around equator.

        • Jens Holm

          As usual. None other in the SDF exist. You really keep the level well.

      • Jens Holm

        Much like pigeon brain to me. So USA should parashute tanks ? Total madness. You must have learned that in school or from Erdopedia.

        At least sheep have hair and dont have to dress up and the females sometimes are blinded by hijabs.

        • FlorianGeyer

          You really should ask Santa for ‘Spell Check and an English Grammar Checker’ for Christmas Jens.

          You can surely wait until next year for your ‘Alternative Gender kit’ ?

    • You can call me Al

      Just off the record; the US will not remove all their forces. They will keep 1,000+ there. The reports today on both sides of the argument differ each other 180 degrees.

      • zman

        I wouldn’t bet any money on that (1,000 troops). Never, ever believe the US at first glance concerning anything. Trump said we are pulling out our 2,000 men…leaving 1,000. That is unfortunately very deceptive, as there are far more than 3,000 US troops there. In Raqqah alone there have been estimates of upwards of 4,000 US troops. Recall when the US claimed they only had 400 men in Syria?…which turned out to be 1,500? This ‘pullout’ is for home consumption, as is his wall holding up the budget. The Russians don’t believe it and well they shouldn’t. The US also stated that they were not leaving Iraq, so that they would be close enough to provide air support for ‘coalition forces’ (but ISIS has been defeated, said Trump). Then there are the French, German and Italians that are still there and not going anywhere…yet. The Kremlin is right, this is a ploy to absolve the US from any further incidents in Syria…politically that is.

        • You can call me Al

          Nice call. Thanks.

          Now learn to tick UP or DOWN on comments.

          Happy New Year

  • FB

    ‘We call upon all democratic forces, the international community and the