Vitaly Churkin Told Assad He Better Get Used to Giving Up Part of Syria for Greater Kurdistan Back in Feb

by Scott Creighton

This is amazing.

Russia’s envoy to the U.N. on Friday warned long-term ally President Bashar al-Assad over his vow to retake all of Syria, saying he faced dire consequences if he did not comply with Moscow over the peace process.

“Russia has invested very seriously in this crisis, politically, diplomatically and now also militarily,” Vitaly Churkin told Kommersant newspaper, referring to an international agreement to cease hostilities sealed in Munich last week.

“Therefore we would like Assad also to respond to this,” he said, adding that the Syrian leader’s stance “is not in accord with the diplomatic efforts that Russia is making.”

At their meeting in Munich, the 17-nation group backing Syria’s peace process agreed to work for a ceasefire, the lifting of starvation sieges and the resumption of talks.

In an interview with AFP last week, Assad defiantly pledged to retake the whole of the country, speaking before the plan for a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria was announced.

If Syria “follows Russia’s leadership in resolving this crisis, then they have a chance to come out of it in a dignified way,” Churkin stressed.

If they in some way stray from this path — and this is my personal opinion — a very difficult situation could arise. Including for themselves,” he warned.” al Arabiya, Feb. 19 2016

Churkin is basically telling Assad, the elected leader of the Syrian people, to get on board with the partitioning plan Russia has agreed to or a “difficult situation” will arise for him personally.

That’s not a veiled threat, that’s an open threat to the legally elected and rightful leader of a foreign country. And it was leveled by “hero Russia”

This report came out the same day the US State Department vowed to continue supporting Kurdish terrorists after they bombed a target in Turkey, another country they want a piece of.

Days after that statement, Russia allowed “Syrian Kurdistan” to open a foreign diplomatic office in Moscow.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has insisted just the other day that Syrian Kurds be allowed to participate in the next round of peace talks. Apparently Russia wants to help the Kurds (our new beloved Freedom Fighters) break off a piece of a sovereign nation for themselves.

And isn’t it funny that this has been the plan since 2012?

All across  neoliberalised NATO-backing Europe, the Kurds are already setting up shop in the name of Syrian Kurdistan, or Rojava as it’s being called:

“The Syrian Kurds, who are treated warmly both by the Russians and the West, opened their Moscow office not in the name of the PYD, but that of the Rojava administration on Feb. 10. They are diplomatically active in Brussels, which houses NATO, the European Commission and European Parliament. They have already opened offices in Prague and Stockholm. Copenhagen is next.” al-Monitor

If you think this Greater Kurdistan plan is somehow a “compromise” in the grand tradition of Obama’s history of making “compromises” to neoliberal globalist agendas during his entire 7 years as president, think again.

Greater Kurdistan has ALWAYS BEEN THE PLAN and busting off a piece of Syria, Iran and Turkey in order to facilitate it, has always been part of that plan.

“Last month, as the Free Syrian Army took over areas of the Syrian-Turkish border, a power vacuum emerged in northeastern Syria. It was not the Free Syrian Army that filled the vacuum, but instead the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the most heavily armed Kurdish faction in Syria. In early August, the Wall Street Journal reported that “Kurdish political parties and paramilitary groups have almost completely usurped the Syrian state apparatus,” taking over municipal buildings and vital infrastructure, providing security, and controlling the distribution of resources.

Although the prospects for an independent state in Syrian Kurdistan remain dim, unprecedented Kurdish autonomy will likely result from the conflict. The implications extend beyond Syria’s borders as various governments and non-state actors have strong, and often conflicting, interests in the political fate of Syria’s Kurds and the territorial integrity of the Syrian state.

Turkey, Iraq, and Iran are alarmed by the prospects for greater Kurdish autonomy in Syria, primarily due to unresolved tensions with their own Kurdish communities. On the other hand, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, the state of Israel, and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey welcome a semi-autonomous Kurdish state in Syria.” Ekurd Daily, Feb. 9th, 2012

Notice they wrote way back then that the Kurds were actually “controlling the distribution of resources” and not “”ISIS” is stealing the resources”.

Ever wonder why “ISIS” trucks go into Iraq and transfer all that stolen oil into Kurdistan Regional Authority trucks for transportation? That’s because “ISIS” is really… the Kurds… stealing the resources of the Syrian people and that’s why Obama never once bombed a single one of those convoys making their way out of Syria with the stolen loot.

Ekurd Daily even provided a nifty map back in 2012:

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3 Responses

  1. And in RT’s latest shocker video see how often kurds use the word “comrade” in this 25 min. There’s also a video on YT showing a main street in “rojava” with a big poster of their hero Ocallon… but can’t find it right now.

  2. Hi Willy:

    you asked me about Churkin’s statement and if it had been mentioned at my blog- Yes

    At the time I contended that Russia and the US appeared to be on the same page with the federalization of Syria- undoubtedly a loose one with a very weak central government- m
    I included the Churkin comment- a commenter took exception in the comments section below
    AnonymousMarch 12, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    Hurriyet Daily News (Turkish) translated Churkin’s words as publicly warned al-Assad for the first time. He said the Syrian president had to follow Moscow’s leadership “if he wants to resolve the crisis”.

    And you take it seriously?

    It is about as reliable as Israel’s translation of Ahmedjanead claiming he said Iran wanted to wipe Israel off the map.

    PennyMarch 12, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Is there an error in the translation?

    I don’t speak Russian. And have to rely on what is translated. Here is additional reporting on what Churkin stated publicly:

    Keep in mind these are direct quotes attributed to Churkin

    Vitaly Churkin said: “If the Damascus regime insists on a fight till a final victory without any ceasefire, then, the current crisis could last for years.”

    “If the Damascus regime follows Russia’s lead, they will have a chance to get out of this crisis,”

    Churkin said, warning that the regime would be in a “difficult condition” otherwise.

    It’s better to find the quote/information that challenges the claim- So if you would do that I would appreciate it greatly? Or assist me with a proper translation? That would be good also
    PennyMarch 12, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Re: AnonymousMarch 12, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    Russia Beyond the Headlines

    “On Bashar al-Assad’s statements

    Vitaly Churkin: We shouldn’t assign too much importance to some of the statements, dramatize them… This is my personal point of view. I heard on TV President Assad’s statement [about fighting until victory is obtained and the impossibility of observing a truce]… It obviously contradicts Russia’s diplomatic efforts. There is the Vienna process, the latest agreements with the International Syria Support Group reached in Munich that include the ceasefire, the cessation of military activity in the foreseeable future. We are working on this now.

    But the Syrian president is acting according to a certain political framework. And here I think we should take into consideration not what he says, with all the respect to the statements of such a high-ranking individual, but what in the end he will do.

    If the Syrian government, despite its internal political disposition and the propagandistic line that it must conduct, follows Russia’s leadership in regulating this crisis, then it will have the opportunity to exit the crisis with dignity. If, on the other hand, they stray from this path – and again this is my personal viewpoint – there will be a difficult situation, one that will also involve them”

    It certainly does read like a public admonishment of
    Bashar Assad’s statements- Churkin appears to understand that Assad may be engaging in rhetoric for the domestic audience, but, he is also saying follow Russia’s lead and they have an opportunity to exit this situation gracefully.

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