DR. MEHMET PERİNÇEK : Washington
revamps efforts toward Kurdish puppet state
Local sources in Syria have been reporting
that Washington has again been active over the past month about the “US
corridor”. The United States has sped up its efforts on the ground towards the
creation of a puppet state in Northeastern Syria, on the military,
administrative and economic front.
THE SECURITY OF PKK/PYD WILL BE MAINTAINED
Sources in Syria reported that as of May
10, 2020, the Pentagon has been transferring its military personnel, munitions
and military equipment every single day, from Iraq to the Al-Hasakah region,
which is controlled by the PYD/PKK. Convoys of armored vehicles of the US Army
regularly send deliveries to the Qazaq air base in Tall-Baydar, which has been
inoperational. Along their journey, American convoys are escorted by UAVs. The
border crossing between Iraq and Syria takes place through Bara (Iraq) and
According to regional sources, two US Army
cargo planes landed at Qasraq air base on May 10 and 11, which brought in
armored vehicles, engineering technical equipment and some other heavy
weaponry. A portion of these personnel and equipment will be deployed at
restructured bases and at the US checkpoints near Qamishli and Darbasiyah.
Their main task would be to assist the military and the political forces of the
PKK/PYD, with ensuring their security measures on the Syrian-Turkish border.
ACTIVITIES OF OIL EXPLORATION
Sources also point out that specialized
teams of oil and gas extraction was brought to Northern Syria alongside the
American military personnel. This group is composed not only of US citizens:
there are experts from Canada, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as well.
This team of experts will soon begin their
oil and gas exploration activities in the Al-Hasakah region. The areas of
interest are the oil fields of Al-Omar, Conoco, Rmelan and Al-Tanak. Almost all
of these areas are under PKK/PYD control. The security of the exploration team
will be provided by the US Army personnel in the region. After the end of
exploration and drilling efforts, the United States is planning to move on to
the maximum level of oil extraction.
MCKENZIE AND KOBANI MEETING
Regional sources also report that the
United States is speeding up its project to establish a PKK/PYD autonomous
region in Northern Syria, which directly targets Ankara, Tehran and Moscow.
This action is considered as a part of Washington and Tel-Aviv’s plan to
establish a “Greater Kurdistan” on Turkish, Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian lands.
Sources that gather the information
directly from the field have described another step being taken in the name of
this grand plan as follows: On April 25, 2020, secret talks had taken place
between Pentagon and PYD leaders and some members of the Kurdish Supreme
Committee, in the Ayn-al-Arab (Rojava) region. They also met with the SDF
commander Mazloum Abdi (Kobani), a representative from the Kurdish Supreme
Committee that functions as the interim government in the region. (As it will
be remembered, the US President Donald Trump has thanked Mazloum Kobani on
several different occasions.) The commander of the US Central Command
(CENTCOM), Kenneth McKenzie, was representing on behalf of the American
delegation. Former the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to
Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, also attended the meeting.
SO-CALLED CAPITAL: AL-THAWRAH
In the meeting, the unification of all the
political parties in Ayn-al-Arab (Rojava) Region to form a unified government
was also discussed. The Americans proposed the establishment of ministries to
maintain the region’s vital necessities as soon as possible to the PKK/PYD/SDG
representatives. Furthermore, a decision was made to divide the “Syrian
Kurdistan” into several regions for an effective rule of the entire autonomous
region. The city of al-Thawra was chosen as the administrative center of the
region (or so-called the capital). All the governing bodies were decided to be
With this, the Americans have made sure
that the separatist organization’s leaders were to significantly cut down the
amount of illegal oil and grain exports to Assad’s government.
THE US SUPPORTS EXTREMIST TERRORISM
Regional sources also point out the
growing number of Americans contacts with the international extremist terrorist
organizations in Syria. In April 2020, more than 1,000 terrorists from
international organizations were sent to the al-Hasakah region from the
US-controlled Al-Tanf training camp (located at the intersection of the
Iraq-Syria-Jordan border). The vast majority of these terrorists were deployed
at the American Ash-Shaddad base in Al-Hasakah.
At the same time, a significant increase
in the number of the US and British military personnel in the Al-Hasakah region
has been observed. The British have also begun their work again at bases near
the Abu Hajar and Malikiyah airfields. The sources note that the US military
experts are training the terrorists with tactics such as conducting
intelligence-sabotage activities. In these trainings, the use of armor-piercing
weapons and transportable anti-aircraft missile systems was noted.
According to the information gathered,
some mobilized groups are being established with the terrorists who were sent
to al-Hasakah region. These groups are being prepared to carry out destructive
activities deep into the areas controlled by the Syrian Army. One of these
groups, primarily consisting of Tunisians and Moroccans, is led by a so-called
field commander, Abu Ali Al-Jummali, a former officer of the Saddam-era Iraqi
Army. Al-Jummali is working on a plan to attack the Syrian Army stationed
around Deir ez-Zor.
THE TARGET OF US-AL NUSRA RAPPROCHEMENT IS
THE TURKISH-RUSSIAN COOPERATION
In addition to all this, it has been
recorded that the United States is trying to activate its relations with
fighters from the terrorist organization called “Front for the Conquest of the
Levant” (formerly known as al-Nusra Front). In the early May of this year, the
terrorist groups, led by so-called field commanders of Mohammed Alyonof and
Hamed Al Jarh, have received financial support from the United States, in
preparation for assassinations and sabotages against Syrian the military
personnel in Latakia.
Regional sources have also added that
these groups could also be preparing for an attack on Turkish and Russian
troops in order to disrupt the cooperation of Moscow and Ankara in Idlib region
and to disturb friendly relations between Erdogan and Putin.
RECENT EVENTS ALSO CONFIRM THIS
The information we shared shows that the
United States is willing to begin a new process in terms of military,
administration and economy with its puppet state plans: militarily, security
for the PKK/PYD will be provided, administratively, institutions for this
puppet state will be established, and economically, oil revenues will be used
to feed the American Corridor.
The recent activities of the United States
in the region also verifies these arguments. Washington has increased its
efforts to reconcile the PKK/PYD with the Barzani Regime, conducting a heavy
diplomacy of mediatorship. Just a few days ago, US Deputy Special Envoy to the
Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS William V. Roebuck announced that the “Caesar
Act” against Syria did not include this so-called autonomous region, that the
United States would jointly work with this so-called autonomous region and that
it will implement some support programs. William Robak had held talks with the
PKK/PYD leaders about security and economic issues. Last week, Syrian SDF
Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi held a meeting with US Maj. Gen. Eric Hill, who
commands the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve
In short, all signs point to renewed
efforts toward the creation of a puppet state.
COOPERATION OF SEPARATIST AND EXTREMIST
However, the events that took place in
Syria since the start of the civil war, and the information in our article that
highlights the US relations with extremist terrorist organizations makes it
clear that Washington is taking action via two instruments in Syria and in the
general region: separatist and extremist terrorist organizations.
The separatist terrorist organizations of
PKK/PYD are the main elements of the US’ intended puppet state. While the
extremist terrorist organizations play a role in creating the legitimacy for a
puppet state, separatist terrorism and American military presence in the
region. The PKK/PYD hype comes from defining them as “heroic fighters against
Islamic terrorists”. On the other hand, extremist terrorism acts as a
disruptive agent upon the Turkish and Syrian nations. In addition to that, it
is also turning into a weapon of sabotage against the Astana process, which is
the greatest obstacle to the US plans, and serves to foster the deterioration
of Turkish-Russian cooperation.
As a matter of fact, when Trump said that
ex-presidents Obama and Clinton founded ISIS a few years ago, he was making a
similar point. In a similar way, we have witnessed the US-PKK/PYD axis
cooperating during Operation Peace Spring. The extremist terrorism which is now
being defeated in Syria is being resurrected with this puppet state plan.
CAN THE US’ PLANS BE STOPPED?
All of this tells us that the fight
against separatist and extremist terrorism cannot be separated from each other,
and that Idlib should be perceived as a united front with the East of the
In other words, the elimination of one
terrorist element is a prerequisite for the collapse of the other. For this
reason, Turkey and Russia cannot favor one and oppose the other. Eliminating
the cancerous cells in only one part of the body will surely not cure the
disease. On the contrary, it will pose a danger of spreading.
The Astana process, which has broken the
US initiative in Syria and taken over the course of the region, has once again
been verified in light of these new events. Insisting on the Astana process is
the only way for the peace, prosperity and the security of the region. Our
objective is clear: the elimination of the separatist and extremist terrorist
elements which undermine Syrian territorial integrity.
At this point, Turkish interests also
coincide with the Syrian interests. The recent statements from PYD/PKK leaders
about Damascus not taking them as a belligerent party and declaring them
illegal is the simplest way to understand this. The unity of interests
naturally fosters joint actions in the elimination of separatist and extremist
THE NEED FOR A HOLISTIC STRATEGY
Another necessity of preventing the new US
actions for a “corridor” would be to create a holistic strategy and a chain of
alliances against Atlanticist plans. Washington’s strategies in Syria are not
independent of their plans in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea,
Caucasus Region, Central Asia, etc. Therefore, Ankara should have a grand strategy
to stop Atlantic plans in Syria, Libya and the Black Sea, and establish
alliances accordingly. The US threat can only be eliminated by such a holistic
strategy. Believing that we can fight the United States in Syria while
cooperating with it somewhere else will not only cause us to deceive ourselves
but will also undermine our fight against the creation of a Kurdish puppet
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