Why are world leaders backing this brutal attack against Kurdish Afrin? | David Graeber
Islamist militants – with Turkish army support – are wreaking havoc with a pocket of peace and sanity in the Syrian war, writes academic and author David Graeber
Three years ago the world watched a ragtag band of men and women fighters in the Syrian town of Kobane, most armed only with Kalashnikovs, hold off a vast army of Islamist militants with tanks, artillery and overwhelming logistical superiority. The defenders insisted they were acting in the name of revolutionary feminist democracy. The Islamist fighters vowed to exterminate them for that very r...
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