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Tango0127 Feb 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

…Their Mettle Fighting ISIS.

"Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region stood in stark contrast to the rest of Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. While the country descended into sectarian bloodletting, the Kurds consolidated self-rule in the north, developing their undeclared nation state with lucrative oil revenues.

As journalist Amberin Zaman observed, this was a period where "media coverage of Iraq's Kurds was no longer about their misery, but instead about their stellar success."

Zaman aptly described the region in these years as one where "overpriced shopping malls overflowed with spoiled teenagers, many of whom resided in luxury skyscrapers which rose where bullet-riddled cinderblock huts once stood."…"
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JMcCarroll Inactive Member27 Feb 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

If only other Middle eastern countries did the same, we would not have ISIS or what ever they are calling them now.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

The Kurds have always been tough fighters. Too bad they have been continually betrayed or played as cats-paws by other powers with interests in this area. They deserve a state of their own but no one else seems to want them to have it.

Tango0128 Feb 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

Agree!


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Andy ONeill28 Feb 2017 11:44 p.m. PST

Turkey is the problem with the Kurds.
The area that would be Kurdistan is explained here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdistan
Taking a chunk out of Iraq and Syria would not be popular… some issues there.

The piece that is currently Turkey is the BIG problem. Because the Turks don't want to give them that piece of their country and "we" westerners want a friendly Turkey.

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