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Response to jwirr (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 10:06 AM

7. They have a very interesting history, in fact.

They aided the allies during WWII and were promised an independent state in exchange for their assistance. The allies stabbed them in the back, and the Kurds were denied an independent state. They have, in fact, been seeking an independent Kurdistan for over a hundred years, but the geo-political will to make that happen has never materialized.

More here.

The Kurds present a unique historical and geo-political problem, to be certain, but I think that we are right to help them now, and I am inclined to do just about anything to crush IS in its infancy. A new, Islamic Caliphate is about the last thing that the world needs at this time.

-Laelth

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