Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kurdish Autonomy: Recognizing the Annexation of Syria

Salah Eldin Bilal referred to the de facto autonomous region of Syrian Kurdistan, also known as Rojava, originating in and consisting of three self-governing cantons in northern Syria, namely Afrin Canton, Jazira Canton and Kobanî Canton.
He further said that the de facto autonomy of this region still needs to gain international recognition.

"We are currently analyzing various variants under which the region could gain the recognition of the international community without appealing to the UN. We could take as an example the scenario of Moldavia [Transdniester], Abkhazia or South Ossetia," Bilal said at a news conference at Rossiya Segodnya news agency.
Another scenario could be a partial recognition of the region's autonomy, which could be then sealed by an international decision and a resolution, the way it happened with Kosovo, he said. However here the US and Turkey should play a certain role, which is not very clear at the moment.

The "de facto" autonomy only made possible by the ethnic cleansing of those who were resident at the time that ISIS (US proxy)  made there way was across the long coveted lands of Israel 2.0 aka "Kurdistan" and  the subsequent present day occupation of Northern Syria by PKK/YPG and US Forces.

In 2008, Albanian authorities unilaterally declared Kosovo to be independent from Serbia. Serbia, as well as Russia, objected the declaration, which violated Resolution 1244 of the UN Security Council (1999), which had reaffirmed the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Serbia, including Kosovo and Metohija.
Serbian leaders repeatedly stated that they do not recognize the independence of the region.
According to different estimates, the independence of Kosovo has been recognized by 100 or 110 UN member states, including the US and the leading Western European countries. Serbian authorities previously refuted the claims of Pristina (the capital and largest city within Kosovo) that its independence had been recognized by Oman, Guinea Bissau and Uganda. There had also been reports that other states voluntarily revoked their recognition.

 Remaking the region. It's a plan. It's been implemented. It's proceeding. 
 I'm interested in seeing how Russia deals with this. Syria, too.

Israel and Kurdistan- same/same
 Israel from Lausanne to Kurdistan

 "It’s clear that Israel needs an independent strategy on Iran. And, though it may seem unexpected, it can find the potential for such a strategy in the Kurdish people’s fight for independence"

1 comment:

  1. The photo of the Israeli and "Kurdistan" flags juxtaposed reminds me of the very early days after the "fall" of Iraq at the hands of the US, just after the toppling of Saddam's statue in Baghdad. Suddenly, the "Iraqis" came up with a newly designed flag too. "Coincidentally" it, also, looked vaguely like the Israeli flag. There were two coloured bands separated by a white middle with a crescent (as I recall) in the middle. Well, that flag was shortly thereafter roundly disowned by the Iraqi resistance and died a quick and painless death.