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    The Iraqi Kurdish forces enjoy great support from the US. They get weapons, tanks etc to fight ISIS but the US has recently withdrawn its support for Syrian YPG forces who before the got very little from US.

    The YPG was doing so well in its war against ISIS until the US refused to support them anymore and demanding they return East over the Euphrates or face airstrikes from Turkey.

    This has put the recently liberated city of Manbij close to being retaken by ISIS with horrific consequences for all its citizens since the Kurds withdrew last week at the request of Turkey and the US.

    Who will protect the citizens of Manbij from genocide?

    What will happen if ISIS crosses the Euphrates and invades Eastern Kurdish areas with a plan to retake Kobane? At least in 2014 the US coalition supported Syrian Kurds now they don't. Who will save Kobane from another invasion?

    Why does the US discriminate between Iraqi Kurds and Syrian Kurds? Is it to divide and upset the Kurdish people and keep Turkey happy?

    In 2014 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga helped save Kobani and arm the YPG. Now with a divide created between Iraqi and Syrian Kurds by the US and its friend Turkey, the Syrian Kurds are on their own with no support from anyone
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    The US-Rojava alliance has always been a bit wary. Rojava is very much a far-left phenomenon, and from what I've heard, while they want the support, they don't trust the US much. Partly this is just their assumption that the US would never genuinely support a movement like theirs, but also due to the complication of the situation with Turkey and the PKK. In addition to that, the US still very much want Assad gone, while Rojava, while not being pro-Assad, don't really care that much compared to the more ardently anti-Assad groups like the FSA.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    The Iraqi Kurdish forces enjoy great support from the US. They get weapons, tanks etc to fight ISIS but the US has recently withdrawn its support for Syrian YPG forces who before the got very little from US.

    The YPG was doing so well in its war against ISIS until the US refused to support them anymore and demanding they return East over the Euphrates or face airstrikes from Turkey.

    This has put the recently liberated city of Manbij close to being retaken by ISIS with horrific consequences for all its citizens since the Kurds withdrew last week at the request of Turkey and the US.

    Who will protect the citizens of Manbij from genocide?

    What will happen if ISIS crosses the Euphrates and invades Eastern Kurdish areas with a plan to retake Kobane? At least in 2014 the US coalition supported Syrian Kurds now they don't. Who will save Kobane from another invasion?

    Why does the US discriminate between Iraqi Kurds and Syrian Kurds? Is it to divide and upset the Kurdish people and keep Turkey happy?

    In 2014 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga helped save Kobani and arm the YPG. Now with a divide created between Iraqi and Syrian Kurds by the US and its friend Turkey, the Syrian Kurds are on their own with no support from anyone
    Because the USA indirectly benefits from ISIS existing in Syria
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    (Original post by Pinkberry_y)
    Because the USA indirectly benefits from ISIS existing in Syria
    But then why is the USA supporting Kurds in Iraq against ISIS when the US doesnt like the Kurds in Syria?
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    Turkey is too big a prize in it's battle for regional dominance with Russia, this gives the Turks some leverage and means that to some degree we are forced to pander to them on certain issues.

    Unfortunately Turkey's main asset is its geographical location which means that whereas we can eventually dump Saudi Arabia, dumping Turkey is much harder.
 
 
 
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