Turkey & its supporters are calling ‘Operation Peace Spring’ against the Kurds a fight against terrorism. Erdogan tweeted: “Operation Peace Spring will neutralize terror threats against Turkey & lead to the establishment of a safe zone, facilitating the return of Syrian refugees to their homes. We will preserve Syria‚Äôs territorial integrity & liberate local communities from terrorists.” That is exactly what Syria, Russian, Iranian, & US-coalition forces claim to justify carpet bombing of civilians. It’s ‘war on terror’ stuff combined with anti-Semitic claims that the Kurds are trying to create another Israel in Syria.

At this point in time, if you support the bombing of Idlib & the Turkish slaughter of Kurds, you are on the side of barbarism, war, & genocide. The only principled demand is for the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all foreign military forces & mercenaries from Syria. Those who continue to call for US military intervention to assist the Kurds only demonstrate that they are incapable of learning from experience.

(Photo is Turkish air strikes on Ras al-Ain city of al-Hasakah countryside, Syria)