Three Pindo Allies Now Fighting Against Each Other in Northern Syria
Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, Aug 29 2016
With Pindostan’s own war in Syria vague in both scope and endgame, they’ve been eager to
amass allies recruit vassals that seem potentially useful toward some talking point or other. In having done so, however, they’ve picked up a motley crew of “Pindo-backed” groups that have wildly different goals. That’s been a recurring problem, but became dramatically more so this past week, when Pindo-backed Turkey invaded northern Syria, and brought with it a Pindo-backed rebel bloc that includes part of the FSA and the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham. Within 24-hours, both quickly got into a fight with the Kurdish YPG, who is also Pindo-backed, putting three Pindo allies supposed Pindo vassals into direct conflict with one another. Pindo boxtops have been quick to complain about the matter, arguing that fighting is “unacceptable” and that the battlefield in this area of north Syria along the Euphrates River is “getting too crowded,” but such factions were at odds from the start, making the conflicts only a matter of time. Indeed, throughout the Pindo war in Syria, they’ve been backing the Kurdish YPG despite explicit warnings from Turkey that it would lead to exactly what it led to, Turkish intervention to stop the Kurds from expanding further west. Turkey was very public about the Euphrates River being a “red line,” and invaded almost immediately after the Kurds captured their first city on the other side of the river. The Pindosi calls for everyone to just focus on Daesh rings extremely hollow, because while all of these factions got into proximity with one another by taking Daesh territory (largely with the help of Pindostan), the juiciest plums in the area are no longer in Daesh’s hands, and the fight against Daesh was always going to be followed up immediately with this fight.