Op-Ed by Afraa Dagher
Let me ask you a question. Do you believe that the United States and its proxy soldiers like the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are defending Syria and Syrians? Do you believe they are defending Iraq? If the answer is “yes” then you must ask yourself a question. “Who destroyed Iraq? Who brought all of this chaos to the region?”
How is it possible for any onlooker to actually believe that the United States is fighting ISIS when the United States has been supporting takfiri terrorists since the very beginning of the movement in Syria, under the name of the Free Syrian Army? Since the very beginning, the United States has been funding and supporting the same people who have been beheading, bombing, and killing our people and justifying it by virtue Wahhabist radical ideology. These same psychopaths kill our people and insert Islam into the middle of this global plot against the entire Middle Eastern region.
Here are more questions:
Is it Saudi Arabia and Qatar and most of the Arab States, the collection known as the GCC, who trained them?
Is it the United States and Israel, on Turkish soil and Jordanian camps, who trained them?
After all, convoys of Toyota trucks didn’t come suddenly out of the sky. They did not appear miraculously. The fact is that the Free Syrian Army and the “moderates” receive most of this “aid” from the West and, because the “moderates” and the FSA are exactly the same as ISIS, Nusra, al-Qaeda, those trucks merely find themselves into the hands of terrorists who go by another name.
These are the questions that should be asked of and by Western audiences.
But there are other questions that must be asked of those who live in Syria. By that, I mean the Kurdish forces. To them, I ask “If Syria welcomed you when you were in need of another homeland and Syria gave you a Syrian nationality then why, when this country is under attack, would you not join its sons defending this land? Why would you not join the Syrian Arab Army? Why would you join with the U.S.? Why did the Syrian Kurds (YPG) instead create their own forces and refuse to join our army? More importantly, why did they join forces with the FSA? What does that say about them?
Simply put, it means that they are willing to work with and support those who want to destroy Syria. The YPG will defend themselves but not Syria. They want to cut a part of this land out for themselves. They do not want to live together with their Syrian brothers.
Now, many of those YPG Kurds have directly joined U.S. forces which confirms the suspicions of many that their goal is the same as that of the Western imperialists, i.e. the weakening of Syria by fracturing it in pieces with various enclaves cut out for various ethnic groups. This will not only weaken Syria but it will provide an advantage for Israel.
We now see YPG forces attacking SAA positions in al-Hasaka province, a province which the Kurds want to separate, along with Qamlishi, from Syria and place it under the name, Rojova.
This is Syria. There people in this country other than the Kurds. The same goes for both of the provinces mentioned above. There are Muslims, Christians, Assyrians, and others. The Kurds may want to displace them for their own selfish reasons but, God willing, Syrians will remain united, despite the best efforts of the West and their proxies to do otherwise.
Afraa Dagher is a political analyst currently residing in Syria. She has made numerous media appearances commenting on the current state of affairs inside Syria as well as the nature of the current crisis. She has appeared on RT, PRESS TV, and is a regular guest on Activist Post writer Brandon Turbeville’s Truth on the Tracks radio program. Her website is www.SyrianaAfrona.wordpress.com.