PRIMER ON MIDDLE EAST, PART IV / KURDS


Sigh… why, these people actually CAN make a difference

Gronda Morin

21FebISIS BEST ISIS CARTOONI cannot comprehend why the Kurds are not being better treated by President Barack Obama and his administration. See what you think after reading this blog.

The important cliff notes about the Kurds are: Their army, Peshmerga while ill equipped are extremely competent, fierce and effective to where they make the Iraqi army look amateurish in comparison; the Kurds are a minority Sunni population in Iraq; they have a record of governing more democratically than the other factions; from 2014-2015, they have successfully taken back areas of Iraq which were under the control of ISIS; the Kurds have been asking for independence since 1984, but this is counter to President Obama’s “One Iraqi State” policy; the Kurds are sitting on supplies of oil which they could export but they are being blocked by the United States and the Iraqi government; Turkey (our ally) has a history of being an arch enemy of the Kurds…

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