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Old 06-17-2014, 12:51 PM   #398
mhgaffney
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Originally Posted by Rohirrim View Post
The funny thing is that I think an independent Kurdistan allied with us would be one of the best things to happen for U.S. interests in the region. Of course, we can't rile an old ally like Turkey, but it would give a us great political leverage in the region, especially against the interests of Iran and Russia, (and China who is playing their own little dark game of string pulling behind the scenes).
No state in the region wants an independent Kurdistan. Even if the US supported such an idea -- it has no chance without the support of Iran, Iraq and Turkey.

The Kurds are the cast off people of the region. A true tragedy.
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