By Dr. Ali al-Shoeibi
Those who do not know the whole truth believe that the United States has helped “Kurds” in Raqqa to drive Daesh (ISIS) out. But this is not the whole truth. The truth is that some 80 percent of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (KSA also known with their Arabic acronym QASAD) are Arabs. Some of them have fled to the Syrian Arab Army. Some others are simply waiting (to do so) but never abandoned their Syrian identity.
According to the “game” being played out, the US destroyed Raqqa. Daesh (ISIS) fighters were moved to so many places, mainly to Deirez-Zour countryside. Others were moved to Sinai and to Mosul shortly before its fall. Some of the foreign grass-root ISIS fighters, the majority of whom are Tunisian and Libyan terrorists, were led to believe that the battle was real. So, they hid in tunnels and mazes. Theyoccasional get out from their hide outs at night under the cover of the curfew imposed by the Kurds. If spotted, any one of those would be immediately arrested and be eithertransferred under the cover of the night to the remainder hide outs of ISIS remnants in Deirez-Zour countryside to the East of the Euphrates or else be smuggled out to Turkey, whichever he may prefer.
Digging further for the truth, we would encounter questions being posed by Raqqa families. The local nativeswonder where are the corpses of killed ISIS fighters? And where are the corpses of killed SDF fighters? Almost all the bodies exhumed from the rubble, so far, are bodies of civilian Raqqa martyrs..!
The US has not helped the Kurds in any way. They have only disassociated them from their own Syrian homeland and put them all in the cross-hairs. This applies to all Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian Kurds. This is an observation made by the locals of Raqqa. They say that they rarely see any local Raqqa Kurd serving in the rank or file of these militias deployed to Raqqa. They can hardly find any indigenous Kurdish fighter from Raqqa serving either as a commander nor as a lower-rank fighter in these militias. All while Erdogan’s bloody “Olive Branch” was launched in Efrin/Afrin. So why we do not see any of these Kurds crying out in support of their fellow Kurds of Efrin Kurds?
Kurds in Raqqa now ramble the largely deserted houses of Raqqa locals. If they find any one in the age of fighting, they would take him by force. Those who willingly volunteer to fight with them may get a salary of up to 300,000 Syrian Liras!!
So, where are the Kurds in Raqqa? Could they be a mere illusion just as ISIS was? And why would Kurds accept the US support in Raqqa and the Euphrates Valley (also known as Jazira), while they overlook Efrin/Afrin and its surroundings, where the Turks are slaughtering them?
The answer should be fetched from the Kurdish leaders (war lords) who sold out their Syrian homeland in exchange for… for nothing..!!
Translated from Arabic by Syrianfacts