The US Should Support the AANES for its Liberalization and Democratization

The AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) has made significant progress towards liberal democracy and more progress should be expected as the AANES is exceptionally successful in its feminist liberalization and democratization. In fact, the AANES is a model for liberalization and democratization for Muslim societies generally. The AANES is instilling liberal and democratic values in its population and that if not preexisting is a necessary precondition for successful liberalization and democratization. The idea among some that there can be liberal democracy without instilling liberal and democratic values in the population – if not preexisting – is naive at best and paves the way for Islamists winning quickie elections. The AANES is however doing everything right despite very difficult conditions.

The US should recognize the AANES for what it truly is, namely an increasingly successful experiment in liberalization and democratization. The AANES is the beginning of not only a liberal democratic independent Kurdistan in the Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian sections of Kurdistan but also a liberal democratic Syria as the Israeli government intends to order the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) to destroy Hezbollah, something which necessarily will entail liberating both Lebanon and Syria since the Jihadist terrorist organization is spread out throughout both states and is fully integrated with their militaries and security services. Israel would establish an Aramean Christian state (Aram), annex Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon to Israel and hand over control of most of Syria and the remainder of Lebanon to the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) of the AANES. Peace would be established through an international agreement between Jerusalem and the new governments in Beirut and Damascus that would bring new borders between Israel, Syria and Aram.

If the successful experiment in democratization and liberalization in the AANES is replicated throughout the new Syria, then will it only be a matter of time until Syria becomes a full-fledged liberal democracy. The challenge lies however in Kurdistan where the US government needs to put heavy pressure on the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) of the KRI (Kurdistan Region of Iraq) to adopt the AANES femininist methods for liberalization and democratization. Unless the KRG does so it will be very difficult, if not impossible to create an independent Kurdish state once Iranian Kurdistan has been liberated through a no-fly zone – with allied air support to armed rebellions – as implemented by a coalition led by Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The prospects however, look exceptionally good in Syria within new borders once the IDF has handed over full control to the SDF and the AANES. In fact, the AANES feminist model for liberalization and democratization is the great hope for liberal democracy in Muslim countries without preexisting liberal and democratic values. The US needs to push Muslim countries around the world to adopt the AANES feminist model for liberalization and democratization. The AANES is literally the future of the Muslim world.

The AANES is in currently a separate state and certainly not part of Ba’athist Syria and it is therefore patently unfair to subject the AANES to sanctions that are intended to target the Ba’athist regime in Damascus.The AANES is the best hope for Syria and the US should reward the AANES for its successful liberalization and democratization by delivering heavy weapons, granting waivers to AANES from the US sanctions regime on Syria and groom the AANES for taking over the entire Syria within new borders.

The AANES as extended to the entire Syria within new borders will no doubt become a full-fledged liberal democracy (although this of course will take time to implement), a close ally of the United States and reliable a peace partner of Israel. The AANES should be more appreciated for its successful liberalization and democratization and becoming preferentially treated accordingly by the US government. The AANES should be recognized for what it is, namely the only hope for liberal democracy in Syria.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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