September 25, 2013

Allah Be Damned If He Supports Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS

Below is an excerpt from, "A little-noticed battle" published in The Economist on September 25, 2013:
In a state-run hospital in Turkey’s south-eastern province of Urfa, rows of wounded Syrian opposition fighters gaze listlessly at the ceiling. Many were hurt fighting Syrian regime forces. But some say they were injured in a little-noticed, nasty battle against Syria’s long repressed Kurds.

The Kurds, who landed control of a string of towns and villages in northeast Syria after the men of Bashar Assad, the Syrian president, left voluntarily over a year ago, insist they are the victims of a proxy war that is being orchestrated by Turkey through its Syrian rebel protégés. These allegedly include foreign fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the radical Islamist militias that have shot to global notoriety with their brutal ways.

“The Turks have cleared mines, cut barbed wire fencing to let these armed gangs come through the Turkish border,” grumbles Saleh Muslim (pictured), the leader of the Democratic Unity Party (PYD), the Syrian Kurdish group that runs the de-facto autonomous Kurdish enclave. A Syrian rebel fighting the Kurds told our correspondent that “Allah be praised, Turkey is giving us some weapons” though he added that the France and Saudi Arabia were “much more generous”.
"Allah be praised"? Fuck that. Allah be damned, America be damned, France be damned, Turkey be damned, Saudi Arabia be damned, England be damned, and anyone else who supports racist Jihadist terrorist groups be damned.