Thursday, 2 August 2012

Kurds in Syria Play Waiting Game

Source Al-Monitor
Historically, Kurds have been at the forefront of any revolution that emerged in Syria and they have also been the first to pay the price for their actions. But today, as the uprising in Syria is ongoing, Syrian Kurds have certainly learned their lesson. Since the onset of the Syrian crisis, the position of the Kurds has been ambiguous. Initially they were almost totally impartial to the crisis, despite tempting offers from Damascus and the opponents of the Syrian regime to gain Kurdish sympathy and make them participate in the revolution. Kurds did not, however, give in to such temptations and did not participate in the revolution led by the Syrian opposition. Unlike several other minorities, they didn’t even support the regime. They waited for the regime to falter, and at that moment they imposed their authority in the region where they live.

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