The People In The War Torn Area The US Should Have Been Supporting From The Onset —- The Kurds

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So, Fox has this story up ….

Kurds, outgunned by fanatical ISIS, hope looming Baghdad battle buys time for weapons upgrade

It’s a short and interesting read.

The Kurds are a different group of people with a special history of their own. Why the US has never reached out to them in a proper manner is beyond me.

One of the things I like the best about the Kurds is that no one in the area likes them. They don’t get along with anyone. It seems like they’re always battling someone. Their enemies are our enemies. They are battle tested and demonstrated their metal. No one has been able to displace them. Turks, Iranians, Iraqis, Syrians …. no one.

It was only a few months ago team Zero wanted to arm the side ISIS was fighting on, in the Syrian (un)civil war. If we wanted a permanent pain in the…

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2 Responses to The People In The War Torn Area The US Should Have Been Supporting From The Onset —- The Kurds

  1. daveburton says:

    The reason is Turkey. The Kurds in Iraq are our friends, but they are also chummy with the Kurds in Turkey, and some of the Turkish Kurds want to carve out a piece of Turkey to make Kurdistan, and the Turkish gov’t — our ally — doesn’t want more trouble from them.

    • daveburton says:

      That sort of thing is the norm in the Middle East. Every faction that is friends with us is also friends with someone who hates us. Every faction that hates us is allied with some of our friends, and every faction that is friends with us hates some of our other friends.

      So Assad (who hates us) is battling the FSA (which we support) which is allied with the ISIL (which hates us). The ISIL is at war with democratic Iraq (which we support), which is backed by Iran (which hates us and sponsors terrorism all over the place). Our best friends in the Muslim world are the Turks, who’re hated by the Kurds, who are, arguably, our second-best friends in the Muslim world.

      If the Middle East had a facebook relationship status, it would be, “It’s complicated.”

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