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23 Feb 2019 8:42 p.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 3:33 p.m. PST

"For the past seven years, in the northeast wedge of Syria abutting Turkey, Iraq and Islamic State, a band of zealous Kurds have built an unrecognized state called Rojava and tried to keep it from being overrun. Rojava is governed like a 1980s Berkeley dorm discussion whose participants have acquired automatic weapons. They are anarcho-leftist, environmentally conscious, secular, socialist and radically devoted to equality of the sexes. One manifestation of this last commitment is a coed guerrilla force, including male and female snipers (féministes fatales, if you will) who have been picking off the male jihadists of Islamic State with gusto for the past five years.

A new memoir, "Long Shot: The Inside Story of the Snipers Who Broke ISIS," tells the story of the group's sniper battles against Islamic State, with a heavy dose of the group's leftism. The author, writing under the name Azad Cudi, is a Kurdish sniper now in Europe. Iranian by birth, he deserted his post in the Iranian military and fled to exile in Yorkshire, England, in 2004. There he read the work of Abdullah Öcalan, the terrorist-intellectual founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and found that man's turgid Maoism enchanting. At the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Rojava was founded on an Öcalanist model, and in 2013, when confrontation between Rojava and ISIS became inevitable, Mr. Cudi traveled to Syria to defend it…."


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coopman19 Feb 2019 4:37 p.m. PST

That is a rather expensive book. I don't need to read it that bad.

Prince Alberts Revenge19 Feb 2019 7:03 p.m. PST

About $22 USD on Amazon. Looks interesting.

Oberlindes Sol LIC23 Feb 2019 1:53 p.m. PST

If your local library doesn't have it, see if the library can get it through interlibrary loan.

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