Interesting opinion on the conflict by Moon of Alabama http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/0...fails-kurds-again-chose-the-losing-side-.html quote: After negotiations between Russia/Syria and the Kurds of Afrin had failed, the Russian side made a deal with Turkey. Now Turkey attacks Afrin while everyone else looks aside. The main impetus for this development was the announcement of a U.S. occupation in north-east Syria with the help of the Kurdish YPG/PKK. The occupation strategy is already failing. The Kurds made the false choice. They will be the losers of this game. RT How long will you be in Iraq & Afghanistan? Erdogan rebuffs US call to limit Afrin operation https://www.rt.com/news/416655-erdogan-afrin-us-iraq-afghanistan/ Looks like another group of Kurds that trusted in US help way to much.