From: Miami Beach
I have not heard anything about Russia wishing to assist the Kurds. If that is true, keep in mind the Kurds are not monolithic. The Iraqi and Iranian Kurds are allied on one side (somewhat pro-US...used to be very pro-US, but less so under Obama), while some of the Turkish and Syrian Kurds are allied on another (PKK Kurds are Communists...although they have made efforts to hide and distort that fact)...the Iraqi Kurds are in Syria assisting in the civil war. Its my thinking that the Kurds will accept assistance from anyone, even Putin. Also, the Kurds in Syria have made deals with the Syrian government (cease-fires, exchanges, etc...) mainly because of the ISIS/ISIL threat.
Conflict with the unexpected: two qualities are indispensable; first, an intellect which, even in the midst of this obscurity, is not without some traces of inner light which lead to the truth; second, the courage to follow this faint light. KvC