Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Syrian Democratic Forces kept their title unquestioned until the Turks invaded Syria, when they were suddenly transformed into ‘Kurdish forces’ who had been betrayed by the Americans.
Today, Donald Trump’s impulsive act is experienced by the Kurds as one more betrayal in the jagged history of their people.
The American betrayal of the Kurds has forced Rojava authorities to make a deal with Damascus.
Ankara's ... operation against northern Syria will certainly raise a big question about the deterrent effect that the U.S. ... will have there from now on.
[T]he recognition of Assad by the 'world police' means Russia is completely successful.
Trump’s tactics clearly leave the Kurdish forces in a weak position before the inevitable negotiation with Assad.