“The other crucial question is the status of .Rojava. In my opinion, it makes sense for the United States to maintain a presence which would deter an attack on the Kurdish areas… The US should stay in northern Syria to deter attacks against Syrian Kurds”, said world famous American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky in an interview with the Intercept .
Chomsky noted that the Kurds have “succeeded in sustaining a functioning society with many decent elements” in Syria’s north.
“The idea that if they should be subjected to another attack by their bitter enemies the Turks, or by the murderous Assad regime, I think is anything should be done to try to prevent that.”
International academics: “An attack against the peaceful citizens of Efrîn is a flagrant act of aggression against a region and a peaceful and democratically governed population” Saturday, January 20, 2018
We, the undersigned academics and human rights activists, demand that the leaders of Russia, Iran and the United States ensure that Turkey does not break the sovereignty of the Syrian borders and that the people of Efrîn in Syria can live in peace.
In Efrîn, the mostly Kurdish population, is one of the most stable and secure regions in Syria. With very little international help, Efrîn has hosted so many Syrian refugees in the last five years that its population has doubled to 400,000. Efrîn is now surrounded by enemies: jihadist groups backed by Turkey, al-Qaeda and Turkey itself.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to attack the YPG Kurds or the Popular Protection Units, with which the United States has allied themselves against IS.
Turkey accuses YPG of being “terrorists” despite the long history of YPG of creating democratic local government councils in each of the peoples that have freed from IS and its repeated statements that are not interested in Turkey and that they want to function only as the defense of the Syrian Kurds and other ethnic groups living in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS), also known as “Rojava”, which includes Efrîn.Continue reading “Chomsky and Human Rights Activists defend Efrîn (Afrin) from Terrorist Turkey”
Noam Chomsky has message for Trump apologists and normalizers post-election.
“They’re making a bad mistake,” Chomsky said in an interview with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan.
..great video, great man..Noam will be 88 on Dec 7th and can’t be with us much longer.. his voice a little shaky but his mind is still spot on, outliving even the ‘eternal’ Fidel.. salud!.. compañero de toda la vida!