The Kurds’ Hate-Filled “Federalization” Manifesto. Part I
The Syrian Kurdish “Democratic Union Party” (PYD) flagrantly violated the Syrian Constitution just last week by declaring the establishment of the “Federation Of Northern Syria”, proudly proclaiming that an ultra-radical manifesto forms the basis of their post-war vision for the country. RT quotes Senam Mohamed, the European representative of the “Rojava” administration, as remarking that “We have the so-called Project of Democratic Syria. We also had this project before. We also have the Commission preparing everything for this project”, thus confirming that this is the foundational document for what they’re actively working to achieve. Furthermore, the end of the text includes Saleh Muslim’s official contact information and denotes that the entire text was agreed to by the “Movement For A Democratic Society” Kurdish political coalition, demonstrating that it was obviously approved by the PYD’s chairman and represents the most well-known Syrian Kurd’s formal stance on the matter.
Before delving into the document and dissecting its most important details, it should be unmistakably mentioned that the PYD does not represent all Syrian Kurds, although, as Syrian writer Z. Saleh wrote, this demographic has “recently gained worldwide sympathy as Turkish atrocities against them have been widely reported and exposed; Some of the “Kurdish” militias have been extensively propagated by mainstream media, and others as a “key force” in the fight against IS/ISIS (Daesh); (and) The timing of the announcement comes just shortly after joint Syrian-Russian operations managed to cut the oil smuggling routes to Turkey.” Thus, while opposed by other Syrian Kurds and outright rejected by northern Syria’s other inhabitants, the PYD’s self-proclaimed announcement about the “Federation Of Northern Syria” is still a major geopolitical event that deserves further in-depth examination.
The reader is strongly encouraged to peruse or partially skim the primary source document describing everything that the “Project of a Democratic Syria” is expected to entail, and they’d do well to remember that it was promulgated in February 2015 at the time when the Syrian Kurds were under the total influence of the US. This can be taken to mean that although one can clearly see ‘traditional’ Kurdish political ideas such as militant left-wing ideology and Cultural Marxism described in the text, it can be confidently assumed that the US formulated the specific “federalization” (internal partition) details in the manifesto as a means of having a ‘back-up’ plan for promoting its interests in Syria in case Daesh ever failed in its objectives. Considering this, then Z. Saleh’s observation that “the US-UK war planners are now in need of a “fresh horse” to ride, after their old one (ISIS) has been totally exposed and can no longer serve their objectives” is validated as the most likely explanation for describing the strategy that’s currently at play.
The purpose of the present research is to draw attention to and summarize the key facets of the PYD’s manifesto. The structure is such that Part I touches on the finer points that are being made in the document but which without any additional clarification might otherwise likely be lost on the reader. Part II then proves exactly how much the PYD vehemently hates the Syrian government and is dead-set obsessed on overthrowing it, confirming beyond the pale of doubt that they are first and foremost a regime change organization much more so than they are the type of “anti-terrorist” one that is being celebrated in the international press nowadays. Finally, Part III is the capstone of the study and presents an explanation of the specific brand of “federalization” that the PYD wants to impose on all of Syria, demonstrating that this concept is nothing more than a very thinly veiled foreign plot to internally partition the country in accordance to the Yinon Plan/”New Middle East” strategies.
The Devil’s In The Details
As the common saying goes, “the devil’s in the details”, and when it comes to the “Project of a Democratic Syria”, this aphorism couldn’t be truer. Interspersed within the ranting manifesto are a couple key points that absolutely need to be elaborated on, since while they may superficially appear as rhetorical statements, they actually portend very specific plans that are full of devilish intent. Here are some of the most devious details about how the PYD is scheming against Syria:
The Chechens And Turks Are More “Genuinely Native” To Syria Than Alawites:
The Kurdish manifesto mentions the Chechens and Turks three and four times, respectively, while only speaking about the Alawites once. Additionally, the context in which these groups are spoken about is very significant. The Chechens and Turks are first mentioned alongside the Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, Syriacs, Chaldeans, Assyrians, and Circassians as “constituent peoples”, all of which “are genuinely native in this land, all participated in creating the region’s history and culture, and all contribute to its social balance.” Nowhere in this opening part of the manifesto are the Alawites even mentioned. The second time that these two non-native groups are spoken about is to when they’re grouped together with the Kurds, Syriacs, Chaldeans, Assyrians, and Armenians as “sharing a common home in Syria, and their peaceful relations extend far back in history”, noticeably omitting both the Alawites and the Arabs in this critical context.
It’s only in the third reference to these two peoples that the Alawites are included for their first and only time in the text. It’s written that “Protecting the social structure of the constituent peoples—from Arabs, Kurds, Syriacs, Assyrians, Turkmen, and Chechens, to Muslims, Christians, Yazidis, Druze, and Alawites—is almost one of the most important tasks that can bring about a democratic solution”, so there’s at least some passive acknowledgement, however begrudgingly, that the Alawites do in fact exist as a separate identity group and are a constituent people of Syria. Still, it’s frightening that they were not included earlier as a “genuinely native” group alongside all the others, and it proves that the text’s authors are intentionally and absurdly placing the role and existence of Chechens and Turks above those of the Alawites. It should also be said at this point that the Turks’ fourth and final invocation comes when the authors state that they and the “Arabs, Kurds, Assyrians, Armenians…Muslims, Christians, and Yazidis—cross boundaries: that is, the lands where they live do not begin or end at the state borders.” This major point will be returned to soon for the major implications that it has for promoting Turkish aggression against Syria.
Returning back to the specific topic at hand, there is no precedent whatsoever for discussing the imagined historical connection that Chechens have to Syria (aside from the terrorist one over the past couple of years), but as for the Turks, this corresponds exactly to Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman vision of the Mideast and plays perfectly into his plans to de-facto annex part of Syria on these grounds. It might be that the Kurds included these two non-native groups into their depiction of Syrian history as a purposeful means of implying their openness to striking a political-territorial deal with them, understanding that the Chechens are Daesh’s most feared vanguard while the Turks are Sultan Erdogan’s privileged people. Interestingly, the Kurds’ strong inference that the Alawites are inconsequential to Syria’s history and foreign to its territory overlaps neatly with Saudi Arabia and Daesh’s takfiri accusation that the Alawites are “infidels” and “Iranian proxies”. In general, it looks as though the PYD only recognized the Alawites in brief so as not to entirely preclude them from any post-conflict negotiations because it’s patently obvious that no agreement could ever be reached without their participation.
Invasion For The Sake Of “Culture”:
For as much as the Kurds and their supporters claim that they’re “patriotic”, the PYD’s manifesto extolls the ‘benefits’ that Syria has received from its long history of foreign invasions. To be fair, they do say that “invasions by successive migrations exposed the land to instability, chaos, destruction, loot, and plunder”, but after stating the inarguable, they then pervert history in the same manner as they did when they earlier claimed that the Chechens and Turks are “genuinely native” to Syria. To hear the Kurds tell it:
“On the other hand, those invasions and migrations left behind significant cultural effects and a superb cultural interaction. They made the Syrian people a harmonious mixture, as races and nations that had built their own civilization left deep effects on the region’s rich human spirituality and in the common values shared by its different ethnic, religious, and linguistic groups.”
The first thing that immediately comes to mind is that the Kurds have a self-interested reason in speaking favorably about the effects of foreign invasions on Syria’s history since their current presence in the country is largely a result of these processes, whether directly or indirectly. What’s most disturbing about this, however, isn’t how it relates to the Kurds themselves, but the normative opening that it provides for Erdogan’s Neo-Ottomanism to further destabilize Syria under the guise of benefiting its ‘culture’.
The reader should recall the earlier point which was made about the Turks about how the Kurds recognize them as being “genuinely legitimate” to Syria and that they also “cross boundaries: that is, the lands where they live do not begin or end at the state borders.” It’s not yet time to discuss the specific “federal” (internal partition) arrangement that the Kurds and their US-Israeli-Saudi-Turkish supporters have in mind for Syria, but it can be said at this point that it’s extremely amenable to the soft projection of Turkey’s Neo-Ottoman influence via the creation of a de-facto independent Turkish political entity on sovereign Syrian territory.
The Ottoman Occupation Was Good For Syria:
The Kurds have worked very hard to prove to the world that they have always been the historic toadies of imperialism, going as far as to loudly praise the Ottoman occupation of Syria as supposedly being in the overall interests of the country. Once more, the PYD’s own words deserve to be quoted in full:
“The Ottoman Empire did not deny the existence of different peoples, tribes, and clans; rather, it accepted pluralism, even in the name of the caliphate. The empire played an important role the history of peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Kurds, especially as the majority of Kurds converted to Islam. This convergence had a positive impact on the relationships between Kurds and others, including Christians and other religions and sects. Those positive relations continued into the time of the French Mandate and struggles against that colonial occupation.”
An undeniable pattern is now emerging, and it’s that the political leadership of the Syrian Kurds, just like their Iraqi Kurdish brethren, appears to be totally beholden to Turkish state. They have repeatedly gone out of their way to reimagine Syrian history through the lense of Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman ideology, conveniently neglecting to state any of the reprehensible aspects of the former imperial period and instead pretending that the later anti-colonial struggle against the French was supposedly inspired by Turkish-infused cultural values that would not have otherwise been naturally occurring among the Syrian people.
The reader shouldn’t forget how lovingly the Kurds are characterizing Turkey and its role in Syrian history, since this completely contrasts with their portrayal of Presidents Hafez and Bashar Assad that will be elaborated on during Part II of the research. The point in emphasizing this will be to show just how much the PYD hates the Syrian government and to highlight the degree of strategic coordination that they obviously have in furthering the unipolar bloc’s regime change and political system-breaking goals in the country.
The Kurds don’t just want to overthrow the Syrian government, they also want to forcibly alter the nature of Syrians’ interpersonal familial relations with one another. This broad full-spectrum ambition goes hand-in-hand with their stated “revolution”, one which is plainly influenced by militant leftist and Cultural Marxist precepts. Here’s what the PYD has to say about the role of women in Syrian society:
“As for woman, the oldest slave, modern life turned into a trap that surrounded her. In the era of the regime, woman was cast as a free laborer in the position of “housewife,” at the top of the work detail. She was a machine that produced new generations for the existing regime. And as the crown of the advertising industry, moreover, she was “the queen of commodities.” She was a tool of pleasure and unlimited power for all authoritarians, ranging from the world emperor to the small emperor inside the family. Social life in current Syrian society consists of old men who have become children, and females who have lost their will. And the family, one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of society, has suffered complete dissolution… In every aspect of Syrian society, from the smallest social unit, the family, and to society as a whole, privacy has been sabotaged.”
It can be gathered that the Kurds do not acknowledge any of the positive advances that the Assad Presidencies have made in promoting women’s interests in Syria, nor do they have any value for a woman’s sovereign choice to be a stay-at-home mom and raise a family. Instead, their Cultural Marxist interpretation of inter-gender relations and its relevance to the communist understanding of the economic system stipulates that a woman is only “free” if she is forced to work, likely leading to the inferred ‘prescriptive solution’ of abolishing maternity leave and legally demanding that all woman remain in the work force until they reach the legal age of retirement.
If the Kurds took the prerogative to identify and remedy whatever problems Kurdish woman might have within their own community, then their effort at trying to solve this issue would be commendable, but since they’re bestowing themselves with the self-appointed role of ‘gender inquisitor’ and are trying to enforce their ideologically driven conceptions onto the rest of the country, the PYD are revealing themselves to be much more dictatorial than the “dictatorship” that they claim to be fighting against. What’s really happening behind the scenes is that the US and its allies are aspiring to use the Kurds as their agents in carrying out grandiose social experiments on the rest of Syria’s citizens, using these subjected people as human guinea pigs in their perpetual quest for perfecting various instruments of asymmetrical control.
Reinventing The Country’s Name:
The PYD has such disgust for Arabs and is so intent on stirring up ethno-regional differences inside of an internally partitioned Syria that they want to remove the Arabs’ historic contributions to the creation of Syrian civilization and rename the Syrian Arab Republic as either the “Republic of Syria” or the “Syrian Democratic Republic”. It’s worthy to recall that there is a greater proportion of Arabs in Syria than there are Russians in Russia, and that giving credit to a civilization’s most influential ethnos isn’t “discriminatory” or “racist”, but is a simple acknowledgement of historical fact. It should be noted by the reader that while the Kurds take serious issue with the Syrian Arab Republic’s name, they’re absolutely silent on the fact that the country of “Saudi Arabia” is named after the “al-Saud” family and that “Saudi” citizens (both men and women), by their given internationally recognized moniker, are essentially the personal property of this ruling clique.
“Economic Occupation” By The Assad Family Is Worse Than Daesh Terrorist Occupation:
The Kurds earlier labeled Daesh as the “most dangerous of all radical terrorist organizations”, but despite having literally been occupied by them and suffering at their bloody hands, they still believe that “Economic occupation is the most serious type of occupation… economic captivity becomes the deadliest way to deny identity and eliminate liberty.” It should be stated that the PYD blames the Assad Presidencies for this state of economic affairs all throughout their manifesto (the specific smears of which will be enumerated in Part II), so they’re in essence saying that living under a Bashar Assad Presidency in Syria is a lot less preferable to barely surviving under the Wahhabi dictates of the “most dangerous of all radical terrorist organizations”.
To any sensible outside observer, this is complete nonsense and totally unexplainable, but to those who are familiar with Civilizational Aggressors and Secular Wahhabis, this display of Cultural Marxist radicalism is consistent with their ideals. The PYD is so irreversibly indoctrinated with the most fringe precepts of radical communist thought that they literally believe that head-chopping terrorists are less of a threat to their “identity” and “liberty” than the democratically elected and legitimate President of Syria is. But the Kurds aren’t stupid and they know that the rest of the world generally doesn’t agree with them and instead correctly identifies Daesh as a threat to global security, so they decided to exploit their geographic position along the anti-terrorist frontlines in order to issue a startling ultimatum to the international community.
Support The Kurdish “Revolution” Or The PYD Will “Abandon Syria” To Daesh:
The international media is dead wrong in painting the Kurds as ‘altruistic’ ‘anti-terrorist’ ‘freedom fighters’ who are ‘bravely’ ‘saving the world’ from Daesh, since it’s been exposed by the PYD’s own “Project of a Democratic Syria” guiding document that the Kurds brazenly gave the world a choice to support them or face the dire consequences. Word-for-word from the document itself:
“We face great challenges that give us only two choices: either participate effectively and practically in the democratization of Syria, so as to ensure free and equal democratic participation for all the constituent peoples; or to abandon Syria to the rotten clutches of the reactionary Salafist jihadist groups and reduce Syria to a social desert.”
While pro-Kurdish sophists might claim that the PYD was merely trying to express that they’re ‘fighting on behalf of the rest of Syria’, cynics such as the author point out that the Kurds’ very explicit statement carries with it the foreboding threat that if they don’t fight against Daesh and receive international support in their struggle, they will simply “abandon Syria to the rotten clutches of” what they had previously described as the “most dangerous of all radical terrorist organizations”.
This uncomfortable reality – that the international community’s last line of defense against Daesh in northeastern Syria comes down to the ‘anti-terrorist’ blackmailing Kurds – probably explains a large part of the reason why Russia has militarily assisted the PYD with airstrikes despite this group’s explicit anti-government vision. When it comes down to it, Moscow’s support is pragmatic in the temporary context of the larger anti-terrorist struggle, but the moment that Daesh is vanquished from the country, it can be expected that Russia’s military support to the Kurds will also evaporate and would never be applied on their behalf in settling any forthcoming “federalization” (internal partitioning) spat with Damascus.
Russia draws a clear red line in its assistance to the Kurds by only cooperating with them out of the shared interest that they have in stopping Daesh and diplomatically resolving the War on Syria, the latter of which explains why Moscow is so adamant that they have a seat at the Geneva III talks. Russia recognizes that the Kurds are an undeniable powerbroker in their respective Syrian region and that it’s to everybody’s benefit that Moscow retains an open line of communication with them. That being said, contrary to the black propaganda that is being spread about Russia’s purportedly blind and bull-like hatred for Erdogan’s Turkey, Moscow would never turn on its Damascus allies and throw its weight behind an independent or “federalized” Syrian Kurdistan because doing so would be tantamount to explicitly calling for the overthrow of the Syrian government.
Regardless of how desperate many sympathetic voices are in frenziedly scrambling to suppress it, an irrefutable smoking gun exists which proves that the PYD is treasonous to the core and is wholeheartedly dedicated to the destruction of the Syrian state. The “Project of a Democratic Syria” explicitly includes the following statement of anti-government intent in its manifesto:
“We must eliminate the central state… we must crown the Syrian Revolution with victory…”
There is no way that any respectable individual can explain these menacing quotes as meaning anything other than the forcible overthrow of the existing government and its replacement with a completely fabricated system that aligns with the core tenets of the so-called “Syrian Revolution”. With this in mind, it’s crystal clear that the PYD, just as Z. Saleh initially claimed, is the US’ ““fresh horse” to ride, after their old one (ISIS) has been totally exposed and can no longer serve their objectives.”