Opinion: The Kurds, the Americans and a lesson for Poland

Alliances should be built on mutual interests and calculated strategy, not pleasant delusions and naïve hopes.

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Bartłomiej Radziejewski

Turkey has initiated an offensive in the Syrian Kurdistan region, after being given the green light by the United States. American troops left the possibility for invasion wide open to give themselves security. Just a moment ago, the Kurds were a key US ally in the fight against the Islamic State. Now, once their job was done, they could be pushed aside.

This is how real politics work, when the resources of allied empires are shrinking and are not sufficient for governing on multiple fronts. The Kurds lost 11,000 lives in the war against the Islamic State. They counted on allied gratitude, they believed in “blood capital.” Just like Poland has many times in the course of history, especially during the Second World War.


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