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Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:26 AM

I support Kurdish Independence, where does DU stand?

They are a distinct people who have democratically voted for Independence in what appears to be a true open referendum. They have been brutally oppressed in their 80+ year push for self governance. They have a more open and tolerant culture than many of their neighbors. It is time, they have earned it.

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Reply I support Kurdish Independence, where does DU stand? (Original post)
Amishman Oct 2017 OP
LexVegas Oct 2017 #1
TexasProgresive Oct 2017 #2
captain queeg Oct 2017 #3
AngryAmish Oct 2017 #8
NCjack Oct 2017 #4
sinkingfeeling Oct 2017 #5
dawg Oct 2017 #6
Cartoonist Oct 2017 #7

Response to Amishman (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:30 AM

1. None of my business. nt

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:45 AM

2. I do as well. It is the fault of the Brits and French after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

This is the same strategy used to keep Africa in check - divide the tribes, pitting them against one another. In the case of the middle east the Shi'ites should be part of Iran, the Sunnis to Jordan , the Kurds of Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq Kurdistan. What the colonial powers gave the region is a total instability. And then there's the interference of the U.S..

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 09:27 AM

3. I do

I was supposed to go over for a job at Mosul dam, but couldn't at the time because of health issues. Mosul dam had been taken by IS or whatever they call it and damaged, but the real issue is while they had it the foundation maintenance wasn't done and it was close to failure. Anyway, since the Kurds kicked IS out they've protected it. Doesn't seem like any of these terrorist organizations want to mess with the Kurds. If they are ready and willing to take care of things they should have their own homeland

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 09:38 AM

8. Xenophon mentioned the Kurds

 

Seems like they have been able to survive a long time in a bad neighborhood.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 09:32 AM

4. I do.

The Brits and French carved up the region and left the Kurds with nothing but the role to continue stressing the others. Biggest evil deed of the end of WWI.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 09:35 AM

5. I support independence for whatever group wants it. Be it Scotland, the Kurds, or the

Catalan people.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 09:36 AM

6. I stand with America ...

minding it's own damned business.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 09:36 AM

7. I support Hawaiian Independence

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_sovereignty_movement

The Hawaiian sovereignty movement is a grassroots political and cultural campaign to gain sovereignty, self-determination and self-governance for Hawaiians of whole or part Native Hawaiian ancestry with an independent nation or kingdom.
Some groups also advocate some form of redress from the United States for the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani, and for what is described as a prolonged military occupation beginning with the 1898 annexation. The movement generally views both the overthrow and annexation as illegal.

I feel the same way about Tibet, and I sympathize for the Kurds, but I think we should fix our own house first.

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