Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG) President Massud Barzani says that he is determined to avoid getting drawn into the ongoing Syrian Civil War, but he looks to be making the first steps in that direction today, announcing his intention to strike against “terrorist criminals” in Syrian Kurdistan.
By that Barzani means the jihadist factions within Syria’s rebellion, notably the Jabhat al-Nusra, which has been attacking targets across Syrian Kurdistan with an eye toward taking border crossings into Turkey.
Barzani has raised the prospect of sending troops from the Peshmerga to Syria before to protect Kurdish civilians, but never actually did so. The late September attack on the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Arbil looks like it might be the tipping point, however.
The Iraqi Kurds have no real interest in aiding the Assad government in Syria, but the constant al-Qaeda probing against their Syrian is going to put them on roughly the same side in an increasingly complex, multi-faceted civil war.
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Being ready to fight these barbarians sent by Saudis and UAE to terrorize the Syrian people is the responsibility of every civilized man and women around the world. The civilization, if we are or even dare calling ourselves civilized, should not accept the expansion of Saudis and their civilization based on what they have presented in Syria, beheading people, eating the killed solder organ, not willing to talk about offered peace, not respecting humanity or understand humanity and above all not having any social or political plans for Syria but destructing life's, or shariah law would be the final alternative, all that shows what kind of civilizations these people are presenting, a stone age tyranny driving a million dollar car showing off their kind of civilization thinking that they are civilized. This is 2013 the world is geared up for next generation of computers, medicine, space technology, discovering the oceans and etc. Yet some wants to implement shariah law in a modernized, civilized and secular united nation as Syria, that's uncivilized.
It is a very curious thing indeed: the contrast between the religious ideals ( based on some warped ideas about a morality that transcends the human condition) and the ruthlessness and outright barbarity in practice to forward the ideals of this particular religious community. Perhaps it simply is a matter of oil wealth that has so completely warped and corrupted the thinking of those who hold power in Saudi Arabia (as well as other Gulf states): but certainly the seizing on some religious ideals as a "justification" for barbarity speaks volumes of a psychosis that is truly frightening. What is more frightening is how the US is only too eager to exploit this most menacing of "military" weapons in order to achieve its own interests. But that is one of the characteristics that makes the US "exceptional".
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