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Response to jwirr (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 02:50 PM

17. It appears that there are about 4 million Kurds in Iraq.

So says wiki, here.

They could retreat into Iran and Turkey, I suppose, but they lack the means to get there (as walking in the desert or the mountains without supplies is deadly). Besides which, they don't want to leave. That's their home.

Presumably, some targeted air strikes against IS will cause IS to back off of the Kurds. At this point, we mainly want IS to leave the Kurds alone, and I think the Kurds would be happy with that result combined with some much-needed humanitarian aid that we are already starting to provide.

-Laelth

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