Typical Trotskyite revisionism.
No, I don't associate Trotskyism with my own policy position on all of that, as stated.
My reasoning is that ISIS is *fascist*, and I have no problem with bourgeois governments, and even their militaries, intervening to quash religious fundamentalism, or fascism, which is basically what happened, through the SDF.
What really happened...
1. Funnel IS fighters into Syria and give $500 million to the 'moderate opposition' (Al-Qaeda) to bring down Assad.
2. Send in specialists to train the 'moderate opposition' forces (AQ affilliated militia) while making a PR show bombing a few camels.
3. Leave the IS and AQ militia to fight Assad.
4. Make disapproving noises when Russia intervenes to dissolve the IS Caliphate and eliminate AQ terrorists.
Yes, I'm fully aware of the FSA and its backing by the U.S. and Turkey.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Syri ... _Islamists
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Syri ... se_of_ISIL
However the U.S. *flipped*, and began to distance itself from the Islamists, and it also joined counter-ISIS forces, through the SDF, which is a *good* thing.
I'm all for Rojava and the Yazidis, and Kurds, and the YPG, and against Turkey's ongoing adventurism in the region, particularly against Assad and the Kurds.