IRAQ: In country's north, a youth-led 'Kurdish spring' blooms

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    IRAQ: In country's north, a youth-led 'Kurdish spring' blooms

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    IRAQ: In country's north, a youth-led 'Kurdish spring' blooms | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times
     
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    Is it any surprise that years of being Turkey's bitch have finally become unpopular? They want a separate country, not Iraq, and their goals want a big slice of Turkey too. :eusa_eh:
     
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    I support the Kurds, they are a good people and I hope they get their own country.
     
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    Tyranny always falls, the Turkish dictatorship that calls itself a democracy can't keep the Kurds down forever, even by baring Kurds from elections, putting political dissidents in jail and killing people that oppose the govt. :(

    If they held a plebiscite in Kurdish majority regions they would vote to be part of Kurdistan not Turkey. ;)
     
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    From what I hear the Kurds are not even allowed to speak their own language in their schools, and of course the plight of the Kurds gets none of even 2% of the attention the world gives to the Palestinians.
     
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    Iranian incursion into Iraq to get at the Kurds...
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    Iranian forces cross Iraqi border
    July 11, 2011 -- Iranian forces are stationed about a 1 1/2 miles inside the Iraq border as part of an operation targeting Kurdish militants, a border official said.
     
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    Neither is Turkey on the retreat nor threatened in it's existence. Turkey is the only ressource-decoupled market-economy in the region which offers sustainable economical growth/wealth for it's people. The region's water sources are in our control and we have passed the critical mass to be played by manipulations of Superpowers, a practice in this region which was the standard after WW1.

    Not one single person wants to or will separate from Turkey.
    Turkey is a security umbrella for all it's people and also for the North-Iraqis once the Americans finally withdraw at year's end.

    Iran and Turkey will divide the region into a Sunni and Shiite influence zone.
    And all people having antipathy towards Turkey are going to have some hard days swallowing the developments !
     
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    In the next war I fear they will do to the Kurds what they did to the Armenians and that war does come.
     
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    The Kurds are being targetted on all fronts really, by the Iranians, Turks, and Syrians, while the central government in Baghdad sits there and lets this happen. Once the US Pulls out, it will be even worse.:(
     
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    In the next war, there will be some serious actions on the Kurds. I know America is helping them to create their independent state in the next upcoming war. America is counting on the Kurds, but they need to be supporting them fully, not clandestinely.

    Iran is not clandestine, but America is?

    That's messed up. :doubt:
     

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