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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 10:35 p.m. PST

"Since U.S. troops left their region, roughly 180,000 Kurds of northeastern Syria have been displaced, and over 200 have been killed.

Those Kurds, soldiers who'd battled the Islamic State and families, had hoped to secure a future Kurdistan state in areas now targeted by Turkish warplanes and patrolled by Russian mercenaries.

This is only the latest reversal for the Kurds, a group of around 40 million who identify with a regional homeland and common historical background, but are now divided between four countries. Despite their many attempts, there've never won and kept a Kurdish nation…."


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USAFpilot09 Nov 2019 8:50 a.m. PST

You mean it's not all of America's fault, but there is a long complex history behind it? ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2019 11:53 a.m. PST



Lion in the Stars09 Nov 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

Because the Turks would go to war to prevent one from getting created after the US invasion of Iraq?

15mm and 28mm Fanatik09 Nov 2019 3:52 p.m. PST

If Israel can be forcibly created amidst a sea of hostile neighbors, so can Kurdistan. The Kurds will of course have to be able to fend for itself with the help of the US just as the Jewish state did in '67 and '73. After Turkey gets a bloody nose or two like Egpypt, Iraq and Syria in those wars, it too will have no choice but to accept the new fait accompli and sue for peace.

USAFpilot09 Nov 2019 4:17 p.m. PST

…and there has been peace in the Middle East ever since. :-)

Seriously though, we had our chance after we took Iraq. We should have divided the country into three: one for the Shias, one for the Sunnis, and one for the Kurds. Too late now; not worth the blood and treasure to start such an ambitious objective.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2019 3:25 p.m. PST



FatherOfAllLogic11 Nov 2019 8:04 a.m. PST

Yup, timing is everything.

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