The level of discussion among Assadists on social media & in Assadist & Stalinist journals like Mint Press & Global Research on the Turkish genocide of Kurds is as politically degraded as German fascism. This is a typical comment from one of their discussions reflecting the racist politics of that current: “One wants to feel sympathy for the Kurds, but they are hard to like, just as gypsies can be, because as an outsider you can never trust them.”

On the more ‘sophisticated’ level of these discussions, Assadist Tariq Ali suggests that the EU should expel Turkey from NATO & that “The Kurds might have been better off doing a deal with Damascus.” At no time does he express solidarity with the Kurds against the Turkish onslaught nor the dismantling of NATO altogether. ‘Where have all the leftists gone. Long time passing.’