SDF Boosts Relations With Saudi Arabia, Praises Its Role In “Stabilization” Of Syria

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SDF Boosts Relations With Saudi Arabia, Praises Its Role In "Stabilization" Of Syria

Elham Ahmad

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Riyadh newspaper made an interview with Co-Chairman of the Syrian Democratic Council (a political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces), Ilham Ehmed. This could be considered the first interview of SDF officials to the Saudi media.

Ilham Ehmed praised the role of Saudi Arabia in promoting stability in Syria:

Saudi Arabia is a brother country of Syria and important to Muslims. The SDF is ready to cooperate with countries seeking to end the conflict in Syria and to impose stability by building a democratic Syria away from all sectarian and national projects.

When asked about the role played by Qatar in the Syrian warfare, she said:

“Many regional countries involved in the Syrian issue could have played a positive role in resolving the crisis, including Qatar, but their support for groups at the expense of other groups led to the division of the opposition, and this opened the door to the spread of extremism and terrorism throughout Syria.”

Thus, the SDF representative de-facto supported the ongoing Saudi political and media campaign against Qatar.

Commenting the role of Iran, Ilham Ehmed said:

There is no place for sectarian and national projects in Syria. Any conflict that goes in this direction will have very negative consequences for the Syrian society and the Syrian regime must also realize the fact that turning back the clock before 2011 is impossible.

Saudi Arabia is one of the main supporters of the so-called Syrian opposition, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and many other terrorist groups in Syria.

Until 2017, Saudi Arabia worked closely with Qatar to support these groups in Syria. It is believed that Saudi Arabia may approach the SDF after the Syrian opposition and the FSA have proved their uselessness. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia is one of the key Washington’s allies and follows the US agenda in the Middle Eastern region.

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  • Miguel Redondo

    When they want to bost relations with Saudi Arabia , what the heck are they doing fighting ISIS?
    Or is there something I didn´t catch up …..

    • MeMadMax

      Kurds have taken up the role that isis was created for in the first place: destabilize and oust assad and make way for the pipeline.

      • Miguel Redondo

        In this case they should be dealt with same as with ISIS

        • ertomanse1

          Come on then! Same way as ISIS? You baathist russian scum has done nothing against ISIS, only we kurds have.

          • MeMadMax
          • Mustafa Mehmet

            not without yankis help. stop hiding behind Western countries..

          • batavian01

            Kurds are opportunists, nothing more.

          • Jens Holm

            It might be better then constantly be kept down by Turkey, Syria, Iraq & Iran. ¨

            Thats where the choise is.

          • batavian01

            Truth is, ISIL only pretends to offer resistance to the SDF. Its not hard to advance when you offer your “enemy” a back door and make them someone else’s problem. Besides, its easy to role up mostly empty desert. It appears that whenever ISIL takes a stand, especially in an urban environment, the SDF stalls in its tracks. In regards to Russians doing nothing against ISIL, did the 3K to 4K skirt wearing scum die on its own during the latest SAA NE Aleppo excursion?

            If you’re looking for a chance to show your worth, you’ll probably get the chance when the SAA come looking to throw you out of your whannabe Kurdish state. You don’t think that Damascus will just let you occupy one third of the country, do you?

          • Wahid Algiers

            Fine answer batavian01. Let the Kurds dream of an own state in Syria.

          • Jens Holm

            Thats not only for Kurds and the 1/3 of the country are the poorest parts with the lowest values compared to the western parts.

          • Jens Holm

            hahahahahhahahaha.

            Next time start with:

            1) Visit toilet &
            2) Put a safebelt on Your armchair or be on a soft madras on the carpet before reading.

          • Jens Holm

            Thats not true, even they are scum.

          • Ronald

            The Syrian Kurds are Syrian citizens , and as such are due respect .
            If they attack the SAA , they will loose that status .
            Dealing with enemies of Syria , the US and Saudi Arabia ,
            is dangerous for both Syria , and really even more so for the Kurdish .

            Without the protection of Assad and the Syrian government , the US , Saudis and Turkish armies will turn the Kurds into collateral damage .
            As part of Syria the Kurds only have the Turkish to fend off .
            Saudi and the US are not trustworthy .

      • Elisabeth Jenders

        And for the Kurds to have their own nation state. But how does this go with her statement “There is no place for sectarian and national projects in Syria.”?

        • MeMadMax

          Yea, there isn’t. They are straight up communist, and have contributed Zero to the building of Syrian infrastructure/industry, up to the beginning of the war. However, in a olive branch to the kurds, assad gave them more leeway in matters within the syrian government, and the thanks was the Hasaka event.

          • Elisabeth Jenders

            Ungrateful folks. Give the devil your little finger,and he’ll take your whole hand …

          • MeMadMax

            “Give the devil your little finger,and he’ll take your whole hand”
            Wow, I have not heard that in a long long time.
            You are most wise.

          • Jens Holm

            So You have no hands ?

          • Wahid Algiers

            Absolutely right. Don’ t give any welfare or wealthy to gypsies.

          • Jens Holm

            They are not asked to be given, whats theirs. Its more like STOP STEELING and KEEPING US DOWN …

          • Jens Holm

            You are right about that. But they are also kept out hard. They want to build their own economy better and most of it isnt – of course -. compared to the low level they are in.

            If they and others in those areas doubled their standards by mainly better agriculture by science, better irrigation and machines, they still would be in the low end of Syria.

            So they not even ask for that too big step. But they will build up the bottom, which here and there hardly is an economy based on money. There they need education for improvements of those matters and by that their part of the oil money for it.

            Its not about communists or not. Even the hardest capitalists do the same. When smal farms dont fit, they put them together in the big ones – and often they educate as many as possible of the unimployed and some get better jobs or poor paid jobs in other sectors(very often by urbanisation and sometimes in slum).

            But yes og course the result of a bigger and better harvesting make it possible to sell some for money or semiindustrialize instead of only handcraft(I know many make most clothe).

            And it is mainly in dry land. Olives, pistaches by trees and bushes make a better local climate by less and smaller sandstorms, having more shadow a.s.o.

          • MeMadMax

            uh huh…
            and they have had all this time(couple hundred years) to build themselves up but just couldn’t do it because big bad assad kept them down(which isn’t true)…

        • Jens Holm

          You might read their programs about it. You havnt. One important difference to Assadistas today are people be Counsils are responsible themselves for all Counsil matters, where all minorities in culture, language and religion are represented with a least one person even there is only one.

          Religion going into a private matter is same thing, because its blocks for almost any needed sekular devellopment, where they are possible and positive without.

          You by that make a common base by that and create a unity and something to work together with instead of being “waiting sheeps of damaskus putting oil in own pockets”

          • Elisabeth Jenders

            Their Programs may sound good – but how they act now is something different: They drive out the Syrian and Arab population, and force them to fight with them, also against the SAA. http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-criminal-empires-strategy-of-divide-conquer-and-destroy-in-syria/5577522
            https://www.rt.com/op-edge/383291-syria-kurdish-balkanization-us-forces/
            They had been allowed to settle in Syria, but this hospitality is being tread upon by demanding independence, and joining with enemies of the Syrian government. This is why I used the proverb of being careful about giving the devil your little finger. Sure, they are amazing fighters, and helped a lot first fighting ISIS. But then, every patriot did their share fighting the aggressors. The Kurds’ recent victories had not been possible without US backing, and it’s them they obey now, against the country that gave them a home.

      • Jens Holm

        Kurds hasnt participaded in the uprise against Assads at all, and Assads asked them as milisia to fight ISIS. They do.

        You might not like their wishes for more independensy of a kind and incl, normal human rights, but blame them for that – not being partners with the uprisers.

        They have 4 countries bigger then them against them – And You blame them as agressors.

        • MeMadMax

          lol

    • Jens Holm

      Well – First Turkey joined Qatar by sending 5000 soldiers there.

      So SDF should join Turks ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • MeThinks

    A Nobody to and in Syria purporting to talk for Syria just like the Americans

    • chris chuba

      A PR agent hired by the U.S. / Saudis for the information war. It’s the only real warfare that we seen to know how to fight.

      • ertomanse1

        A PR agent? She fought NATO forces for 30 years. YOu little russian muppets know nothing.

        • batavian01

          And where was that?

  • adzsiam

    And that says it all regarding the SDF!

    • Jens Holm

      More the other way.

  • Hershel “El Muerte” Ezestein

    SDF puppets.

    • chris chuba

      They have to sing for their supper.

  • Jesus

    Saudi Arabia is a promoter of terrorism, anyone claiming that Saudi Arabia is a stabizing force in Syria is promoting US lying propaganda.

    • Daniel Castro

      Forget about those ladies selling their pussies for gold, they are saints, this kurd lady here is the real deal, the true whore of babylon.

      • ertomanse1

        LOL, fuck off sexist fascists. Kurds is trying to split the islamist movement between Saudis and Turkey. If you dont understand strategy you understand nothing.

        • Daniel Castro

          No, they are not, Russia already did it, kurds are only dealing with the devil for personal gain, their souls are lost already, and in the end they will lose everything, such is the fate of those who deal with the devil.

          Watch and you will see it.

          • Jens Holm

            And You are the devil paying for it? How much.

          • Daniel Castro

            Me?

            LoL

            Nice shot, too bad you aimed at the wrong target. My country has no involvement on international conflicts since WW2.

    • Rodger

      It’s smart play. The more Saudi Arabia likes the Kurds the less Turkey likes Saudi Arabia.

      • Wahid Algiers

        The US don’ t play chess, they have no idea of fine tactical movements.

        • Rodger

          It’s more go than chess. But they don’t play that either.

      • Jens Holm

        Its not like that. SDF took that side, because Turks took the opposite. Its total twisting putting more in that.

  • Miguel Redondo

    The Kurds didn´t notice yet that they are used by the zionazis with the same care as a paper towel?
    They should look to Ukraine to see what happens when you throw yourself into the arms of Uncle Sam and Bibi.

    • BL

      They are literally gypsies, they don’t study history, they just watch Zionist propaganda on Youtube that makes them feel good. They don’t care about facts or reality, they lie through their teeth, make up fake history to justify their treachery, and steal land with no shame.

      • ertomanse1

        Ilham Ahmed was trained by the PLO in the Beeka Valley and fought the Zionists during their invasion of Lebanon with her fellow PKK comrades.

        • Wahid Algiers

          In 1982? I haven’ t seen her there.

          • Sean Glennie

            ’82 (false-flag terror bombing of US mil barracks by CIA/Mossad, Israeli occupation of Lebanon)?

            or

            ’06 (alleged kidnapping of a few Israeli border guards as a pretext to invade & bomb Lebanon, Israelis get their asses kicked by insurgents)?

      • Wahid Algiers

        For land steeling these gypsies will be punished very hard. Syria is waiting for a good point of time and Turkey do so as well.

        • Jens Holm

          hahahhahahahahah

      • Jens Holm

        Whois….More like You do and make it too.

        Im very impressed Zionist can have so big influence to a billion muslims and the rest of the world.

        You might consider to change, but You dont. Reforms are always findig a year or a chapter many 100 years ago making better hay to the cars or something.

    • Jens Holm

      Im not impressed about Ukraine as a new state. I think it should be turned around We and USA had not idea about Your socalled freedomlovers were so corrupt and political parties mainly look like old communistic criminel gangs.

      You might clean Your own garden adn see whats You and whats others. You could make an election in the areas given by krustjoff to control Ukraine in 1956. When those are russians agian, it will calm down.

      Putin and meddjev are not good guys as well.

    • tigbear

      They know. The Kurds aren’t stupid. They know they’re betraying their homeland nations.

      • Miguel Redondo

        Of course Kurds are same as stupid as the rest of us , but when they don´t see that neither Turkey , Syria , Irak or Iran would tolerate a kurdish adventure of its own. Euphrates and Tigris flow through this territory. The Kurds with an own state could easily close the water supply to Syria and Irak. That is a situation that Siria ,Irak and Iran won´t tolerate under no circunstances.

  • MeMadMax

    And there ya have it folks: CLEAR confirmation that the kurds are now ISIS…

    • George King

      As the Saker says, they all are Daesh (vassals) but what is so interesting (recent history) is that Kurdish forces have gone into battle with SDF and then installed Kurdish police and civilian structures while evicting the Arabs that were fighting by their side. You just can’t make this up. SDF has gone to the dark side if it was not there all along.

      The Zionist influence becomes clearer day by day for all to see who their vassals are in conjunction with the house of Saud. Trump was made to dance their dance to their tune and that Orb was straight out of the loony tunes.

      • Jens Holm

        Jews invented and wrote the Holy Choran to keep muslims down and ignorant. Better invension then the wheel and bow and arrow.

    • ertomanse1

      Hahahaha are you for real you fucking russian scum? We kurds see you :)

      • MeMadMax

        Hahahaha are you so retarded that everyone that disagrees with you is russian? We see your delusion =)

    • Jens Holm

      hahhahaahahah

  • Xanatos

    The real reason the saudis are suddenly close friends SDF is because turkey has sided with qatar in the saudi-qatar conflict. Relations between saudis and turkey are now hostile. Since turks oppose kurdish colonization, the kurdish dominated SDF is happy to ally with saudis against qatar.

    Who knows, maybe the west will let the kurds colonize qatar , to liberate the indigenous kurdish speaking qataris.

    • Wahid Algiers

      …or the Sauds overtake the sponsoring part of the US by behalf of them and the US can bail out without any loss of face. Imagine: The US project with soutern-FSA is nearly killed….

  • Aeneas Georg

    Two things: Is this what this person really said in the interview or is it what the Saudi Newspaper says that the person said. 2) Does this person speak on behalf of the SDF. If so, then the SDF has really messed up their future big time.

    • Wahid Algiers

      2) ist true and therefore your conclusion.

    • Jens Holm

      Well, I think she think she does. So its in the neighbourhood.

      She is probatly not even from there having no correct eyebrowes. You never know. Erdogan soon will implement Fez again. Thats have Your little world is – isnt it.

  • Nilo BP

    Impressive. The Saudis have found a heck of an actor to front their narrative. If only that narrative wasn’t so painfully, obviously self-serving; then they might be able to make it stick.

    She has a point though. The Kurds have gotten a taste of independence that will make it difficult for Assad to put them back under his rule, concessions or no.

    • Wahid Algiers

      …or a new deal with Turkey?

  • cortisol

    Ok there you have it, we now have Washington think tanks running kurds. Sooner or later post-ISIS/FSA a deal with Erdogan might have to be made.

  • FlorianGeyer

    Now that the terror gangs of the FSA,SDF,Al Nusra,ISIS, Commando’s and the myriad of other criminal groups who were promised a slice of Syria are being destroyed the Terror puppet masters of the US and Saudi Arabia are now suborning the Kurds to be the de facto terrorists of choice.
    I hesitate to say it but perhaps Erdogan has a point with his antipathy toward the Kurds :)

    • goingbrokes

      Not sure yet if this goes that deep. It could, but I reserve judgement. In the end this is just a bs statement and nothing else. Maybe this is payment for the Saudis giving ISIS the orders to walk from Raqqah, so Kurds can take it more easily. Or perhaps the Kurds are taking the silver so they can buy the weapons they need, rather than be “given” them by the US. Hard to tell just now. I wouldn’t panic yet.

  • Amin is a Persian
    • Daniel Castro

      The picture would be a more accurate description if it were a bull instead of a cow, and then she would be milking it with her mouth.

      • Amin is a Persian

        Well, then it would not be milking anymore but sucking ;) .

        • Daniel Castro

          Like I said, more accurate… Ibet she had a lot of practice doing it with americans…

      • Ahmed K Hurmizyar

        then we should have called her a turk

        • Daniel Castro

          At this point there is not much difference between the two, the fact they hate each other is just an irony of fate.

  • Stephen

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
    That is why Saudi Arabia invited Kurdish delegation.

  • BL

    The gypsy Kurds are showing their true colors, their treachery will not end well for them. All of their neighbors are united against their treason.

    • Ahmed K Hurmizyar

      go fuck your self this is called POLITICS

      • BL

        yeah politics of selling out to the terrorists

    • ertomanse1

      We see you racist russian propaganda calling us kurds “gypsies”. We see you and we will destroy all russian influence in the region if this propaganda continue.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        less mouth, please!

      • Wahid Algiers

        Why you do not start with Turkey? As a training lap?

    • Attrition47

      Lay off the ethnic slurs babe, it’s not nice.

  • Tudor Miron

    Kurds sold their souls just like they did hundreds of year ago when they were killing Armenians for Ottoman empire.

  • King_GeorgXIII

    Traitors to syria! But dont worry they will get beaten too. Iraq Turkey Syria and Iran have one thing in common in that chaos! No Kurdistan which never existed.

    • tigbear

      Yes, this will be good to see. US showing support for Kurdish autonomy in that region making Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey unite against the US.

      • Wahid Algiers

        A wonderful constallation of sunnies and shias.

        • Jens Holm

          Like radiactivity and no lead.

      • Jens Holm

        haha. I like that version. Not only jewes unite those artificial mismanege constructions and their 57 silly flags. haha.

    • Jens Holm

      Well, You either. You all were a buch of Ottoman colonies for centuries, before that You were colonies for the greeks – also Konstantinopel.

  • BL

    Kurds are literally gypsies, historically they were normadic Iranian tribes who never settled in cities or had any type of city/town existence. Now after thousands of years of nomadic existence through the agitation and propaganda of Western imperialists they demand a “nation” overnight with no consideration to any of their neighbors or host countries. Since they have no history of their own they have to lie and steal the history of other nations, they claim the ancient Iranian civilization of Media was “Kurdish” without a single shred of evidence. They don’t study history, they just watch Zionist propaganda on Youtube that makes them feel good. They don’t care about facts or reality, they lie through their teeth, make up fake history to justify their treachery, and steal land with no shame.

  • VGA

    Servile behaviour. I expected more but I guess those dollars are sweet!

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Why does nobody ask the question why Israel and its 50 colonies (called the Jewnited States) are such tireless supporters of the damnable Kurds? Sadam H. knew how to deal with them.

    • PZIVJ

      Like the Sarin gas attacks ?
      You should replace the insignia on your uniform with Hitler SS ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a35fa10175a991616e0b3d8d9895986a159d1cfd62b3032ab6310847ef68ff4.jpg

      • tigbear

        That’s highly likely to be an Israeli false flag. Like the Idlib and other Syria gas attacks were. Kurds are showing more and more how like the Zionist Jews they are. The poor man’s Jews as someone called them.

        • PZIVJ

          You piss on the graves of the innocent. Satan is waiting to take your soul (or lack of) down to the nether regions.

  • Omar Huss

    Isis uses smaller knife for killing people than Alsaud(satan)s sword! They are worst than their Isis.

  • john

    Wow, surprising to see this nonsense from the democratic and even “feminist” SDF. Very sad they just set themselves up as the new ISIS pawns working for Israel, KSA, USA. Pathetic really.

    • tigbear

      It’s not surprising. “Democratic and feminist” SDF told you what they are about.

  • PZIVJ

    South Front
    You should stop this anti-Kurdish propaganda.
    It does not help out the conflict situation in Syria for certain !
    Are you playing the Erdogan card ??

    • Solomon Krupacek

      blablabla

  • EL ZORRO

    “Saudi Arabia is one of the main supporters of the so-called Syrian opposition, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and many other terrorist groups in Syria”…TRANSLATION…Saudi Arabia is one of the main supporters of INTERNATIONAL MERCENARY TERRORISMS together with the UNTED STATES, in Syria, using their mercenary Kurd VASSALS.

  • EL ZORRO

    “SDF BOOSTS RELATIONS WITH SAUDI ARABIA, PRAISES ITS ROLE IN “STABILIZATION” OF SYRIA”…TRANSLATION…SDF vassal, boost SAUDI ARABIA recruiting of INTERNATIONAL MERCENARIES TERRORISTS SENDED TO Syria.

  • Gue Bjuen

    federal like the federal reserve bank. i think texas should also have the same rights like the kurds. a federal state doing diplomacy by their own.

  • Melotte 22

    “Saudi Arabia is a brother country of Syria and important to Muslims. The SDF is ready to cooperate with countries seeking to end the conflict in Syria and to impose stability by building a democratic Syria away from all sectarian and national projects.“

    What an idiotic statement, no need to read the rest.

  • Hrky75

    A part of me want’s her wish to come true – that Saudi type of “stability” reaches “Rojava” just for a day. Including “morality police”, driving ban for women and instruction videos on how to beat your wife properly. Seems to me the YPG crossed over to “the dark side” completely. But the Universe has a way of settling the bill – usually when you least expect it…

  • John

    pffffffft, …….. what are the chances that this tune changes in a hurry, in the not too distant future?

  • outer_rl

    Kurdish independence was rather short lived then…

  • John Marks

    The Kurds are playing a risky game. Syria has been a staunch ally for them against Turkey and supporting Kurdish autonomy. If they would trade this for the fickle support of the Americans and Sadist Barbaria, they do not understand “Better the devil you know . . .”

    • Wahid Algiers

      Right man.

  • Fred

    Another useful dupe of the US and Israel. The more the war is prolonged, the more Syria is divided, destroyed and weakened, the more one faction can be armed and attack another faction, then the more Israel and the US gain. One faction may have more arms and soldiers than another, or more of the correct version of ‘Allah’ on their side, or be promised more money or oil, but putting everything together they are all immensely stupid stupid people. When everyone is exhausted, the infrastructure completely destroyed, more people driven off the lands, Israel with the backing of the US will pick up the pieces and more turf.

  • ErDOGan

    Kurds are backstabbing Landgrabers, lol.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      as usual. they killed armenians 100 years ago

      • ErDOGan

        and took their land.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          partially. he kurds were here centuries ago, Saladin was also kurdish. but i do not think, there is necessary 1 more hypernationalistic state in the middle east. my opinion is, they should begin to work on similar project what is european union. cooperate, common markt, etc.

  • Wahid Algiers

    “turning back the clock before 2011 is impossible”. You will see what happen kurdish Madame. At last the Kurds won’ t gain anything with their stupid alliances with Sauds and US. When Syria goes together with Turkey, what never was planned, the Kurds will be the idiots in the region again. Same as FSA in Idleb. The time will plays against kurdish ambitions to steel syrian territory and establish a state at the turkish border. The only advise I have for the Kurds of Iraq and Syria is to work together with Damscus and Baghdad, to overtake the administration of kurdish territories and cut off any contacts to Saudi-non-Arabia and the world criminal US.

  • Jens Holm

    Reading down here, its no wonder 8-10 millions dont participate in Syria anymore.

  • Leo

    WHAT THE FUCK?

  • Leo

    “The SDF is ready to cooperate with countries seeking to end the
    conflict in Syria and to impose stability by building a democratic Syria
    away from all sectarian and national projects.“

    So, they should colaborate with Syrian unity, witch means: the Syrian Government!