By Martín Romero
In their last meeting US and Russia representatives came to a further understanding about the situation in Rojava. Both superpowers made public several of the facts that this blog started exposing a few months ago, and yet again they act as if they were entitled to decide over the freewill of other nations.
Although the syrian and ukranian conflicts occupy the center of the official agenda of the meetings between John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov, the kurdish issue has taken a preponderant role when it comes to resolving the syrian conflict in a convenient way for both the US and Russia.
The Rojava and northern Syria communities decided to strive for self-determination. This compromises the so called "stability" that imperialism needs and always tried to impose in the Middle East by drawing borders that divide nations in an arbitrary way (in the case of Kurdish people in four parts). The guardians of these interests have always been reactionary or dictatorial governments that oppresses the local people and ethnic or religious minorities.
After the political instability in Turkey because of the ups and downs of it´s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the complications of Saudi´s monarchy in other conflicts like Yemen and after Israel´s defeat in Gaza, the US government found a partner in Iran towards the future. This is in part related to Vladimir Putin´s and his main colaborator hability for political manipulation.
In order to crush the revolution started in Rojava by kurdish people and now supported also by arabs, armenian, assyrian and other communities of northern Syria, the main regional powers have used terrorist organizations, mercenaries and even their own direct military intervention. In this direction, the turkish military forces invaded Jarabulus and there is a permanent support of the Daesh terrorist organization by the turkish government . We can recall as well the participation of the lebanese pro-irani militia Hezbollah in Hesekê´s battle.
Kerry and Lavrov defend their position claiming "for a united Syria" as the main objective. This is no different than the turkish and their Syrian National Coalition mercenaries argument, which is shared too by Bashar al-Assad. In spite of little disagreements between all of them, it is clear none of them even considers the possibility of kurdish autonomy in regards to Syria.
US vicepresident Joe Biden, who warned during an official visit to Rojava forces that they should withdraw east of the Euphrates in order to keep counting with air support for their military operations, confirmed that this US support to the SDF has come to an end. Kerry has lined up with Biden´s statements by supporting the turkish invasion in Jarabulus and firmating that the US does not support any independent kurdish initiative.
The Russian foreign affairs minister went even further, because he recognized that kurdish self-determination compromises the imperial plans of Russia and its regional allies . As it was published by Sputnik News, Lavrov stated that kurdish people should be a part of the solution and not a disrupting factor in Syria, which could start a chain reaction in the region which nobody is interested in.
When speaking about this "chain reaction", Lavrov is obliquely refering to Iran (an imperial country who oppresses minorities -even the persian people-) and the effect of this reaction is feared by the Ayatollahs, Russia and their now so called "american friends". They clearly wish to avoid any upheavals coming from kurdish and balouchis minorities opressed by the iranian theocratic state.
Once again, as we warned in several articles in this blog, the powers seem to manage to agree when it comes to fight against the revolution. But this time kurdish are not alone with the mountains. They surely can count on the solidarity of other nations of the world, which is built day by day and can be more powerful than any army.