While the international community publicly fears the brutality of the Turkish intervention in northern Syria, it unofficially welcomes this intervention as the one and only solution to bring peace to the region.
However, the war against Syria ends with one more crime. The fate of Idlib’s foreign mercenaries, the rabid jihadists during eight years of a particularly savage and cruel war, has yet to be determined.
In 2011, Turkey organized, as requested, the migration of 3 million Syrians in order to weaken the country. Subsequently, it supported the Muslim Brotherhood and their jihadist groups, including ISIS.
It looted Aleppo’s machine tools and set up counterfeit factories in the Islamic Emirate.
Intoxicated by its victories in Libya and Syria, Turkey has become the Protector of the Muslim Brotherhood, has moved closer to Iran and has challenged Saudi Arabia.
It deployed military bases all around the Wahhabi Kingdom in Qatar, Kuwait and Sudan, then hired Western public relations firms and destroyed the image of Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, particularly with the Kashoggi case.
Gradually, Turkey considered expanding its power and aspired to become the 14th Mongolian empire.
Misinterpreting this development as being the work of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan alone, the CIA made several attempts to assassinate him, even provoking the failed coup d’état in July 2016.
Three years of uncertainty followed, ending in July 2019 when President Erdoğan decided to favor nationalism over Islamism.
Today, Turkey, although still a member of NATO, transports Russian gas into the European Union and buys S-400’s in Moscow.
It watches over its minorities, including Kurds, and no longer demands they be Sunni Muslim, but only loyal to its homeland.
On October 9, the Turkish army – led by Kurdish officers in particular – and Turkmen militiamen who had recovered the flag of the Free Syrian Army invaded the 32-km deep strip of Syrian territory occupied by the YPG.
Operation “Source of Peace” is perfectly legal under international law if it is limited to the 32-km border strip and does not give rise to an indefinite Turkish occupation. That is why the Turkish army uses Syrian Turkmen militias to hunt down the YPG in the rest of Rojava.
The international press, which has not followed the events on the ground and has been satisfied with the contradictory official statements of recent months, is astounded.
All states in unison denounce the Turkish operation, including the United States, Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria, although they have all negotiated and validated it.
Those who threaten Turkey must consider the possible migration of their experienced Idleb jihadist nationals.
It is unlikely that Syria, bloodless, can immediately recover this strip of territory, while Iraq has failed to liberate Baachiqa (110 km deep) and the European Union itself has failed to liberate a third of Cyprus, occupied since 1974.
However, on August 3, 2019 President Erdoğan appointed new senior officers, including Kurds and ordered the preparation of the invasion of Rojava.
President Donald Trump has thus succeeded in putting an end to the Rojava issue. The Russian army has invaded the US bases, abandoned by the GI’s, demonstrating the place that Moscow now occupies in the region as a replacement for Washington.
Also Syria, while denouncing the Turkish intervention, has liberated a quarter of its territory. The temptation will be great for her not to stop there.
Voltaire Network Organization / ABC Flash Point News 2019.