Monday, December 7, 2015

Part 1; Opportunities and dangers in West Asia

Nov 24, 2015 - Turkish warplanes have shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria.

The Russians were looking to blast, burn, twist all ends up, burn, blind the Syrian Turkmen, who live one and around Turkman Mountain.  The plant crossed briefly into Turkish space.

All except the families of the deal pilots see opportunities and danglers.

Little mentioned are the Syrian Turkmen, who live in Northern Syria, around the Tukman Mountain.

Syrian Turkmen make vigorous
valiant fighters, and love their God and Guns.  

Texans would admire them, 
were they 
not Muslim.

Getty image fragment

Syrian Turkmen have lived in Northern Syria since he the 11th Century, during the time of the Seljuk Empire, 1034-1194.  

More than a million Turkmen live in Northern Iran. I would like to know their relation with the Syrian Turkmen and with Turkmenistan.  Later.

The Syrian Turkmen joined their Turkic companions in Turkey when Turkey took up arms against Assad, an have been at war for four years now.

On the Syrian Turkmen side are Turkey, Jabhat al-Nusra, all for various reasons opposed to Assad.

Jabhat al-Nusra is described by the Washington Post is the most effective fighting group opposing Assad.  

Opposing the Syrian Turkmen are Assad, Russia, Iran, an various other forces.  

Syrian Turkmen support a democratic government, not necessarily non-sectarian.

Jabhat al-Nusra is described by many Western nations, the Saudi, and the US as a 
terrorist organization.

It is for some political purposes and isn't for other political purposes.  
In both cases it is the same bunch of folks.

Fighters loyal to Jabhat al-Nusra and its allies smash a statue of the late Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad, father of current President Bashar al-Assad, in the Syrian city of Idlib AFP/Getty

For a history of this complex group, see Wikipedia, al-Nusra Front, from whence these images came:

However - 
the Independent, on May 13, 2015,  reported:
Turkey and Saudi Arabia are actively supporting a hardline coalition of Islamist rebels against Bashar al-Assad’s regime that includes al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, in a move that has alarmed Western governments.
The two countries are focusing their backing for the Syrian rebels on the combined Jaish al-Fatah, or the Army of Conquest, a command structure for jihadist groups in Syria that includes Jabhat al-Nusra, an extremist rival to Isis which shares many of its aspirations for a fundamentalist caliphate.  [Emphasis Added.]

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