Erdogan is not a good man – he may even be at the top of a short list of contenders to play the role of the biblical antichrist someday if he intensifies his activities…. But for all the Turkish war crimes and massacres of Kurds and other forces in Syria – this didn’t start yesterday. Today’s warfare and atrocities are the result of years of U.S. interference as much as anything else (probably just as Nostradamus described Turkey and Iran’s actions gradually escalating over a 27 year period ending with WWIII – which should be over by 2028 if 2001 was the start.)
As this article at Zerohedge.com notes: “Entirely to be expected, a new report in The Wall Street Journal has found that Turkish-backed Syrian forces currently fighting US-backed Kurdish groups as part of ‘Operation Peace Spring’ are guilty of war crimes, including summary executions of Kurdish civilians.
“U.S. military officials watched live drone feeds last month that appeared to show Turkish-backed Arab gunmen targeting civilians during their assault on Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, attacks the Americans reported to their commanders as possible war crimes, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the incidents,” reports the WSJ.
What the report fails to mention, however, is the blatantly obvious and relevant recent history that the Islamist militants carrying out such atrocities are the very same militants which were a few short years ago funded, armed and trained by the CIA and Pentagon…. And oh the Pentagon now wants you to know that US officials have suddenly become aware of their war crimes, despite the very same groups having carried out similar crimes against Syrian civilians for years as they fought pro-Assad forces….
Among the drone footage includes a “clear-cut case of prisoners with tied hands being shot”, and another includes the assassination of a Kurdish politician on a highway.”
“One day when the diplomatic history is written, people will wonder what happened here and why officials didn’t do more to stop it,” William Roebuck, the State Department’s top diplomat in Syria, stated in scathing internal memo which had been leaked to the press.
But the question of “what happened here” is easy to answer: for years the US worked closely with NATO ally Turkey and other regional powers like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE to topple the Syrian government. The anti-Assad allies used battle hardened jihadists to wage war on Syria, which committed countless civilian atrocities, and who have now simply changed stripes to work directly under Erdogan.
The Pentagon and mainstream media are only now belatedly “discovering” just how terrifying these jihadist proxies are, while conveniently forgetting the US role in creating these Frankenstein monsters in the first place.”