US-backed Forces Respond To Statement Of Syrian President Describing Them As “Traitors”

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The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have released a statement in response to a remark of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that “All those who work for a foreign country, mainly those under American command…are traitors.”

The pro-SDF/YPG Hawar News Agency provides a full text of the statement in English (source):

“Once again Bashar al-Assad appeared on the media, Monday, 18/12/2017. He accuses our forces and all its constituent elements of treachery, because they broke the back of terrorism in Northern Syria and turned the table on those who were betting on terrorism.”

We in Syrian Democratic Forces have not been surprised by these statements, because our people, with all its components in Syria in general, north and northeast of Syria in particular, have risen against it and against its tyrannical oppressive security regime and the expulsion of tyranny in all its security and military institutions. The history of oppression in the country lasted for decades, holding back the Syrians from all walks of life.”

It is not surprising that Bashar al-Assad considers the forces that contribute to the establishment of a social system based on justice and equality as treachery, since these forces emanate from the core of this experience and are institutionalized as a national army fighting terrorism and defeating it in all fields. A global conspiracy, it will certainly be considered all that emerged from this movement betrayal.

We, Syrian Democratic Forces, and while reiterating that we continue without hesitation in pursuing terrorism, we believe that Bashar al-Assad and the rest of his regime are the last to speak about treason and its manifestations, since this regime is directly responsible. And this regime is to open the doors of the country wide in front of the hordes of foreign terrorism that came from all parts of the earth, and it is precisely who fired all the terrorists from his prisons to penetrate the blood of the Syrians in all their ramifications.

“This regime, which is still betting on sectarian and ethnic strife and treanching, according to these facts, it is itself one of the definitions of treason, which if not addressed by the Syrians will lead the country to partition, which our forces will not allow in any way.”

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  • Mase fah

    definitely traitors, they are mostly kurds from turkey which erdogon kicked out, go back to your country as Syria is not your homeland

    • Jonathan Cohen

      ABORTION RIGHTS IN RAQQA!

  • John Trudgian

    just one big happy family!

  • Serious

    That’s not the statement of SDF. It’s the statement of the US department.

    Kurds are not Syrians. They must go back to Iran or Turkey.

  • Serious

    SDF is repressive. They don’t allow government parties to take part of elections. A tyrannic and terrorist group. They also expell oponents.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    Keep the Kurds landlocked and the oil spigot turned off until these paid mercenaries return to peaceful coexistence with the rest of Syrian society.

  • as

    Lol and somehow we got along fine with the terrorist. Really SDF ? Really Kurds ? Hell majority of them never been a Syrians in the first place.

    • nshah

      They are gypsies.. just like the Jews scattered everywhere.. and now Nomads too like to stay put on people’s land shamelessly claims it’s their..! Their fate will be like barzani..!

  • Serious

    Assad must reverse the situation. He must say that SDF is taking hostages by USA that make their statements. Then, he must say that SDF is repressive and they supposed to want elections but it’s not the case because they don’t allow governement parties.

    Then, he must say that they were betting on terrorism sponsored by their matsters americans who create ISIS to grab lands.

  • Serious

    Remember that everything USA blame on others they do it. So, it’s pretty easy. Just take their statements and reverse it to them. And you have the truth.

    In that case, “turned the table on those who were betting on terrorism” is an inverse accusation. SDF was betting on terrorism. Without terrorism, no SDF.

    “which is still betting on sectarian and ethnic strife and treanching”. Again, inverse accusation. SDF is kurdish. FSA is sunni. So oppostion are betting on sectarian and ethnic strife and treanching.

  • Starlight

    America funds a loose coalition of anti-Assad forces, except the leaders of these people are more PRO-themselves than anti-assad. Each of these ‘opposition’ leaders are offered generational riches by France, the UK and USA. Extended members of their families can come and live well in the West, with their kids given places at the best universities.

    Putin won’t rush to defeat these people because he calculates there is so much anti-assad feelings in the region carefully crafted by embedded British agents on the ground. But Putin makes a MASSIVE mistake allowing the Americans to continue to exploit the situation. While American money stabilises a region the Assad government would currently find difficult to control well, America, Britain and France are able to prepare for the next round of major terror in Syria.

    Putin, in his ‘muscular vicar’ guise, always chooses the wrong path. Sometimes you have to grasp the nettle. Syria must be WHOLE, even if that means a period of an ‘iron fist’ in areas that think traitorous behaviour is acceptable. Once the leaders of the traitors have been identified and eliminated, even those regions will return to happy coexistence with the rest of the nation.

    • Serious

      Pussin is playing with Americans. he had enormous letal cards that he never played.

    • George King

      President Putin has served the Syrian and Russian citizens well but most importantly beyond your observations a multi polar world through many trade and military associations (win-win to all involved) to include China and the One Belt, One Road alliances.

      You chose the wrong words or rather lack of understanding in these matters. The Art of War you should leave to the masters. However maybe if you read Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” you may understand more but frankly you are out of your league.

      • Boris Kazlov

        I think he is right about Putin miscalculating his ability to play games with the devil.

        • George King

          Boris, President Putin does not rush in, he has shown that since Yugoslavia, the funding of terrorist in the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and other mischievous destructive actions around the world it became very apparent that Atlanticism is the common enemy.

          No need to be dragged into a panic as there is a way to not only endure these attempts of Empire (unilateral) but by chewing gum and walking at the same time he has put together a global multi lateral (win-win) economic and military alliance/s that is the modus operandi to tame the dragon. You have seen a Saint George’s Medal, if not the only Patron Saint of Russia he is the dragon slayer. The dragon does not have to believe, to be slain.

          The rise, fall, and return of Turkey’s Eurasianists

          President Putin has been using Dugin as an emissary to the Turkish elite since Dugin accompanied Putin on an official visit in 2004. His mission was to build Russia’s network of influence to pull Turkey away from the West. This was based on his core idea that a “new Eurasian empire will be constructed on the fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism, strategic control [over] the USA, and the refusal to allow neo-liberal values to dominate us.”

          Citing diplomatic sources in Ankara ­– Russia helped prevent a successful military coup d’état in Turkey by intercepting encrypted messages and warning President Erdogan of the incoming attack on his government just hours before the rebel operation got underway.

          Intelligence about the planned coup was gathered by the Russian military units in the region. It is believed that officers at the Russian Hmeimim Air Base in northern Syria, which houses modern intercept systems, were able to capture and analyze encrypted radio messages, revealing the plans of the Turkish military to topple the government and capture or kill President Erdogan.

          The heads up from Russia gave the Turkish leader just enough time to prepare and adequately respond, evacuating his hotel at the Marmaris resort right before several military helicopters arrived at the scene to capture or assassinate him.

          I think you have it about right about the “Battle of Sinners and Saints, Boris.

          • 888mladen .

            “he has shown that since Yugoslavia”. He and Lavrov sent Slobodan Milosevic to Kangaroo court in Hague for defending his country from US NATO aggression in 1999.

          • 888mladen .

            “new Eurasian empire” it’s not gonna happen. There will be no Heaven on Earth until the end as it has never been. It seems like every generation dreams the same dream that has never happen.

    • Boris Kazlov

      You buy the Yankistni narrative of anti -Assad sentiment widespread, that is among the terrorists, not the Syrian people, they revere their young secular President.

  • Serious

    “continue without hesitation in pursuing terrorism”. You can’t pursue terrorism with USA that created and financed ISIS, Ben Laden, Al qaeda, …..

    Time to play hard.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    A traitors death is all that can possibly await the terrorist-Kurd’s.

    • Jeff Lewin

      Syria does not have the means to counter the Coalition air-power that is propping up the Kurds. The Syrian leadership’s only hope for any advantages over the status quo would demand that Russia cooperate more by sending enough aircraft to counter the Coalition. This would seem unlikely, inasmuch as NATO pressure demands large numbers of RuAF in w. Russia.

  • Syria insider

    The Turkish is removing the border wall near afrin Indicating that an offensive is being prepared against the only “pro Kurdistan forces in the region. (YPG)

    • Joe

      Turkey will never allow a Syrian Kurdistan as it would be receipy for merger with Iraq Kurdistan.

      So Kurds’ survival will have to be with Assad .

      Assad should publicly Challenge the Kurds where they stand… with a hostile foreign power or with Syrians.

  • RichardD

    The vast majority of SDF held areas have Arab majorities who are unlikely to support the Kurds Israelistan project east of the river. Especially once the Syrian government coalition makes more progress clearing the filthy Jew world order terrorists west of the river. And can devote more resources to shutting down the Kurd’s secession attempt.

  • Joe

    Assad had at last spoken as leader of Syria.

    Just read the SDF’s text. Totally irrelevant as to Assad’s definition of ‘traitors’.

    Assad was talking about siding with foreign forces in Syria to hurt Syria not those nonsense about past .

    Looks like SDF thinks they can keep their areas which by all logic is unattainable nor achievable

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    Assad helped kurdish in Afrin vs Al qaeda in the beginning of the war…also helped kurdish in Aleppo and Hasaka…and now Kurdish appreciate the aid stealing the oil fields of Deir Ezzor in coperation with US forces known for their links with wahabi terrorist in Syria!

    • RichardD

      And he would have helped them in other places if they weren’t trying to keep the SAA out of those areas.

    • Serious

      Why helping them ???? Let them die.

      • Tommy Jensen

        We have to live together.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    USA SDF are terrorist and land oil grabbers.Their are equal to YPG.USA is a mother of all terrorist guys and lesbians wants to great terrorism in North Korea.SDF is not legitimate government forces.Remaining ISIS have been converted into SDF and are base with Bagdadi in Al Tanf USA base.

  • wimroffel

    This was exactly what Assad could have expected. He was giving the US the perfect excuse to stay to protect the Kurds against “dictator” Assad just as it once protected the Iraqi Kurds against “dictator” Saddam.

    • Jeff Lewin

      Assad needs to take a hard line on the Kurds in order to maintain the confidence of the armed forces, but he does not have the means to counter the Coalition air power that is propping up the Kurds.

  • Mikronos

    The SDF needs to be careful. They don’t need Assad against them as well as the Turks. Their American friends have more ‘interests’ in Iraq where they’re ‘invited’ than getting to a boondoggle in Syria where they’re invaders.

  • nshah

    Lol.. when the Ungratefuls and traitors gypsies nomad speaks with their bloody stinking mouths.. These are the pariah of ME just like the Bedouins Nomads aka gypsies

  • juan carlos ayala

    les queda poco a los perros sirvientes de los yanquis

  • Jim Prendergast

    The SDF in Syria is no more ensured of U.S. support than the Kurds in Iraq were. They really depend on good relations with Syria (i.e. The SAA and the Syrian government.

  • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

    These Syrian Kurds sadly need a lesson like the Iraqi Kurds. They really think that the US is there to protect them. Classic case of being used and then abused.

  • William Damoury

    The SAA fight terrorism and the SDF goes for the oil fields , what a charade. Working with US is treacherous as they supplied and manged ISIS. The propaganda of women in uniform is all part of the show. The SAA and their allies are the Hero’s and patriots here.

  • Hide Behind

    Let us face reality, indeed before Assad became Leader his father and cronies did indeed, not so much oppress the areas of heavy Kurd polulation, but more on order of “Benign Neglect”.
    There was a populace uprising with support by many diffehhen re corrupt population,rvent Syrian groups.
    Assad was modernizing the nation and had a far better and younger more progressive advisory group than Syrian power groups had never seen before, and their programs were succeeding, but too little and too late.
    This is when those of US and Euro natoons stepped in and took advantage off situation, funding Kurds who history proves is that they never liked any but zkurds, and even they split.
    Before Assad most all politics and money flow was in and toDamascus, it was bleeding rest of nation, and it’s VERY CORRUPT PEOPLE’S AND INSTITUTION lived in economic levels far higher than outside its population outside of its municipal limits.
    Even Assad and his progressive advisors could not break, and still have not to this day, the “Repressive and yes damn regressive tribal government leaders of huge local land mass control.
    There was no Syrian people’s cohesiveness, one reason Syrian troops threw away arms and in many cases joined ISIL and AL’Q, they also made more $’s.
    Even today most of Syrian military today are not om those old tribal system.f Damascus nobility, except appointed by Damascus ofgicerz, the grunts come from old tribal managed landscape (demographics)
    Kurds are Kurds and loyal only to Kurds.and US/NATO/Israel know it,.
    It’s a symbiotic relationship.

    • Boris Kazlov

      Syrian troops did not throw away their weapons like pussies, and NEVER joined terrorists for money, you obviously don’t know Syrians, The just had to fortify Damascus at all costs while their logistics supply routes were being bombed by the US coalition.

      • Hide Behind

        At beginning IZIS had but small lightly armed mlitas who did indeed scare the hell out MAINLINE Syrian troops. Abandonment of weaponry, even tanks and A P C were abandoned., some in mass unitNext most of the troop went of three places, Europe, lebanon, Jordan, and the almost 80% (millions) of Syrian fighting age males ran as well.
        AtUS did aid Initually with air power it was nowhere near INTENSITY of today.
        Most smaller Syrian towns surrendered without a shot by them fired.
        NOtice what has happened just in last year to city buildings and infrastructure, darn near all flat as a pancake done by loyal Syrian forces.
        Before Russia halted the total collapse no cities were getting flattened because the rebels had no resistance..

        • zman

          What fairy tale did you read that you just posted about? Nothing you posted had any resemblance to the western Zionist attack on Syria or the civil life in Syria. Syrian forces flattened their own cities? I suppose the US air campaign was just a bit of tiptoeing through the Tulips. I’ll say one thing for you…you’ve got gall…or is that hutzpah?

    • Jeff Lewin

      The “uprising” was not remarkably popular. The Turks have harbored, aided, and abetted terrorists who attacked Syria, however, a poll by the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation candidly admitted that only 5% of Syrians supported an armed insurrection. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76706ef32a7cd19171f3c9df93cf016d44cfbb1cc6bb944413d9327864109076.jpg

  • Written by someone at the Pentagon.

  • John Mason

    What tyranny? US tyranny with the aid of the Kurds is a more accurate explanation. Kurds siding with the enemy, US are traitors and traitors are put to death, simple as that.

  • Jeff Lewin

    Syria’s privileged Alawaite elite rose to power during French rule. While I do not sympathize with this aspect of the power structure in Syria, but they have been intransigent defenders of Arab dignity and rights versus zionist and imperialist aggession.

    There are some very old Kurdish communities in Syria, but many others arrived there as refugees from Turkey. Most who arrived as refugees have never been granted citizenship..

    Kurds only make up 6% of the population in Syria. They are a minority in most communities presently under YPG occupation.

    The Kurds are spreading malicious libels against Assad and the Syrian government

  • Hide Behind

    As to Kurds being traitors, by common
    interpretations the breaking of an allegiance, a trust or aiding or recieving aid from another that is attempting overthrow the nations established order is
    a traitor, I would say that they are more an invasive or separtist power than traitors.
    They are not trying to improve the old Syrian Sovereign nation or its peoples as a whole, and are but a acting solely in own interest.
    When ever have Kurds claimed to be anything but fracturous Kurds. As Syrians, I say never.
    It is very obvious that no matter the lands they live within they try to be seperate, IRAq. Now Syria, they want to divorce themselves from any and all non Kurd states.
    As such they should be utterly crushed, or like Isel and especially Kosovo, given some fictitious excuse for own Nation.
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  • Melotte 22

    As ‘democratic forces’ as all other terrorists Syria is fighting against. Nothing good comes from those American criminals are suporting.