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Magma5 wrote

Reply to by !deleted18811

The YPG was the most effective Syrian force at fighting against ISIS. The US needed Syrian partners to defeat ISIS. So the US allied with the YPG.

The US provided the YPG with small arms, anti-tank missiles, artillery, and training. They also provided air-strikes against ISIS positions.

The US never had any control over the internal workings of Rojava.

Now that ISIS has been territoriality defeated, The US is supporting Rojava to keep Assad (AKA Russia) form regaining control over all of Syria and to keep Turkey from destroying Rojava.

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rot wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted18811 in by !deleted18811

i doubt the u.s would let a libertarian-communist nation survive. when turkey attacks Rojava the u.s will follow. see iraq, iran, afganistan

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Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted18811 in by !deleted18811

No. That's not happening.

At worst the US will abandon them to be gobbled up by Turkey. The US military cares more about regional and global power than about the holdings of the SDF or Rojava.

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Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted18811 in by !deleted18811

It's a short-term alliance of expediency. YPG/YPJ were the best fighters on the ground to take down ISIS. Now that ISIS is gone, expect the alliance to be short-lived and abandoned pretty easily. YPG/YPJ were willing to receive aid because it helped save lives. This really isn't a big deal on either side - they both seem to know it's a short term deal based on mutual benefit. As soon as the benefits are gone, their work together is done.

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