With the Syrian Civil War already spilling over into a number of neighboring regions, a secondary war between Syrian Kurds and Islamist rebels looks set to draw in some regional fighters of its own, with Iraqi Kurdistan’s President Masoud Barzani suggesting his government is prepared for direct intervention in that fight.
In a public statement posted online, Barzani reported deploying aides to West Kurdistan (the Syrian part) to investigate the fighting, saying that if the initial reports prove true his government is prepared to use “all of its capabilities” to defend Syria’s Kurds.
Those capabilities are significant, as Iraqi Kurdistan has the loyalty of an army of upwards of 300,000 armed fighters, the Peshmearga, who have successfully held the Iraqi military at bay during recent territorial disputes.
A deployment of Peshmearga into West Kurdistan could change the game in Syria, giving the Kurdish factions in Syria an overwhelming power edge over Jabhat al-Nusra and the other Islamist rebels. Though neither Iraq nor the Syrian government in likely to object in the near-term, it sets the stage for more regional battles in the long run.
Kurdish autonomy in Syria will also push Turkey into even more overt backing of al-Qaeda factions in the hopes of tamping down Kurdish independence bids, further straining the Turkey-PKK peace process.
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There is a need for all and every free man and women to stand against these barbarians and those supporting them, Erdogan regime needs to go, Saudis kingdoms and UAE kingdoms needs to be questioned by ICC so is George W. Bush to be prosecuted for war crimes and act against humanity with those whom at present time supporting the idea that says: the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Such politics have created the enemy of the mankind whom are against the existence of mankind.
Erdogan isn't a regime, but a democratically elected leader of a NATO ally.
Look how easy it is to fall for the propaganda coming out of the "Coordinated Message:" factory of lies. As of the last Erdogan-Obama meeting, the factory of lies had started churning fast. Turkey is now officially the enemy, so no lies are too small. It is because Turkey REFUSED so support Saudi Salafists and Al-Nusra that US changed the supply route from Turkey to helpless Jordan. Do not forget, Turkey and Qatar supported OPPOSITION, like Moslem Brotherhood. US has toppled Brotherhood in Egypt with the help of Saudi Salafists, forced Emir of Qatar to abdicate with the support of Salafi gang in his coutry, Turkey is subjected to some "color" revolutionaries, and doing everything to get Saudi Salafists to power in the region. There is no difference between Al-Nusra and all other US supported Salafi groups. We are lying. None. They are the same murderous beasts that do not believe in the sanctity of anything. They kill in mosques, they kill children, old, women. They chop heads, eat human organs — they are OUR dogs, all of them. Just because Turkey is AGAINST SAUDI SALAFISTS, no reason to spit on them.
The 'rebels" are not human. They are genetically constructed in CIA Lab. Have you seen
the movie "Blade Runner"? If you have then you will recognize that Al Qaeda is CIA trained killers where in Blade Runner were called REPLICON, who can kill with no emotion. Have you ever seen 'opposition' as brutal as these REPLICONS, who throw hand cuffed human from high building to their death, massacre children in large number, and eat human organs such as heart?
Bianca, although the Turkish government might not support Salafis or Al-Nusra but the Turkish government supports the Saudis and in general the idea behind their hunger for more power in the region, from Saudi peninsula to North African countries. It was UAE hand in hand with Saudis, the Turkish, the French mafia and English-USA among others whom voted for no fly zone in Libya, then it was for UAE solders who invaded Libya lead the way for the barbarians from all over the world even from Sweden to enter Libyan territory starting their inhumans acts against Libyan people, they were feeding did Libyans to captured Libyan by these barbarians savegery. Turkish government is the servant of NATO and Saudis and they still defending their attorocity toward Kurdish and in general the Turkish people by wanting to implement the Shriah laws, they invited for USA-NATO to stall the missile defense system by the Syrian brother, NATO Poland didn't permit NATO nor USA so they used the Syrian war as their excuse. In regard to Jordan, Jordanian regime is monarchism, they breath for English monarchism, they were given Jordan by the English to rule for the English, so as Kuwait in 1920s that was separated from Iraq and was given to Sabah family as a token of appreciation for helping British. Muslim brotherhood is the identical regime as Saudis are, no matter if their help Salafis more or Wahhabis, both of these religious fanatics helping their Al-Queda affiliated terrorist groups, Al-Nusra is one of them, they get their weapon via Turkey and the Turkish government do nothing to stop it, but they are very good at their brutality toward Turkish people. Look, read and repeat this saying by Bushism: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." The result of such policy is what you see today, these barbarians are the product of the savagery factory., and all the above regimes sharing the responsibility not acting against it.
Barzani is an imposter and a zionist servant. He is trying to use the chaos created by his masters zionism and imperalism and their reactionary allies, the puppet Arab head of state, to partition part of Syria. Partition of Syria is the main aim of US/Israel for 'greater Israel' based on Oded Yinon. Everyone knows that and people of the region most definetly would not allow that to happen. Dr. Assad is under attack by CIA trained terrorists, that US call them Al Qaeda, to toppel Assad and partition the country to create a puppet state for Israel. Barezani is under attack as a clown and zionist puppet cooperating with the enemy of the people in the region. The opportunists kurds are the enemy within.
Who stopped the past Kurds from having a homeland? THANK YOU F BRITISH IMBECILES..Now who is going to clean up this unholy mess? Amerika?
All of Kurdistan was part of Iran for thousands years before the Turks invaded Iran and stole part of it which is known as ‘Battle of Chaldiran”. Due to aggression of Ottoman savages eastern Anatolia and northern Iraq came under control of Ottoman where later due to invasion of western savages, British and French empire, this part stolen from Iran further was divided between Iraq, Turkey and Syria.
Thus, no one should repeat the rubbish of opportunists who spread lies of British Empire. ALL of Kurdistan was a province of IRAN where was partitioned by ottoman in early 16th century. The Ottoman tried to steal all of Kurdistan and Azabaijan of IRAN but could not do it. They had better WMD that could slaughter people and steal their land. Kurdisan was PART OF IRAN, learn your history first and then hit the keys. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chaldiran
The opportunist kurds are the enemy within who are serving US/Israel agenda in destabilizing countries in the region for partition.
Did that fool edorgan think for one moment doing America`s bidding would cause more trouble than he can handle now his ass is grass full stop.
"Kurdish autonomy in Syria will also push Turkey into even more overt backing of al-Qaeda faction"
Erdogan really has been suckered by the Israelis. He made a massive mistake in supporting regime change in Syria, and now it is coming back to bite big time. Netanyahu must be laughing even more than he does over the US freiers.
The savages supported by the Saudis, Turkish government, Muslim brotherhood and rest is the savagery of a kind that are savages to began with.
West Kurdistan???? serious? These murderous thugs keep taking over lands that belongs to Christians (Assyrians) who lived there for thousands of years.
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