by Scott Creighton
RT has outdone themselves when it comes to their ongoing propaganda campaign in pursuit of support for the Greater Kurdistan project.
The historical revisionism present in their latest “documentary”, In the Name of the Profit. Liberated Syrian Town Reveals ISIS Oil Trade Secrets, is simply stunning. It would put CNN and all their fake “news” videos to shame.
Their video opens with a Kurdish fighter talking to RT who admits he’s been in Syria “fighting ISIS” for “4 years”. That’s pretty amazing considering the fact that “ISIS” didn’t exist until 2014 ( on June 29, 2014 to be exact). I guess we were supposed to forget that.
However, what has been going on for four years is Kurdish militants taking land and resources from the Syrian government and claiming it for themselves.
“Last month, as the Free Syrian Army took over areas of the Syrian-Turkish border, a power vacuum emerged in northeastern Syria. It was not the Free Syrian Army that filled the vacuum, but instead the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the most heavily armed Kurdish faction in Syria. In early August, the Wall Street Journal reported that “Kurdish political parties and paramilitary groups have almost completely usurped the Syrian state apparatus,” taking over municipal buildings and vital infrastructure, providing security, and controlling the distribution of resources.
Although the prospects for an independent state in Syrian Kurdistan remain dim, unprecedented Kurdish autonomy will likely result from the conflict. The implications extend beyond Syria’s borders as various governments and non-state actors have strong, and often conflicting, interests in the political fate of Syria’s Kurds and the territorial integrity of the Syrian state.
Turkey, Iraq, and Iran are alarmed by the prospects for greater Kurdish autonomy in Syria, primarily due to unresolved tensions with their own Kurdish communities. On the other hand, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, the state of Israel, and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey welcome a semi-autonomous Kurdish state in Syria.” Ekurd Daily, Feb. 9th, 2012
Even the US ambassador to Turkey has admitted the Kurds are ethnically cleansing areas in Syria and Turkey to serve their own needs:
The U.S. ambassador to Turkey has called on Kurdish rebels to lay down arms and end violence in Turkey.
Ambassador John Bass also said Thursday that the United States does not provide weapons to a Syrian Kurdish militia group, which is affiliated with Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party – or PKK.
Bass said Washington was sensitive to Turkey’s concerns over the Syrian Kurdish militia group and opposed any efforts by the group to change the demography of northern Syria “under the guise” of battling the Islamic State group. It was a reference to Turkish accusations that the Syrian Kurdish group is purging the area of Arabs and Turkmens. WBAL
Ethnic cleansing of Syrian areas by the Kurds “under the guise of fighting “ISIS”,” That’s what the US ambassador to Turkey said.
And now here we have RT presenting a “documentary” lionizing the Kurds (and demonizing the Erdogan government of Turkey) under the guise of fighting “ISIS”, saying they were the victims… and not the actual aggressors. Which they were.
AS we slide into the next stage of the Greater Kurdistan nation building exercise, RT has become the greatest disinformation site on the planet (aside from Prison Planet perhaps)
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