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Support: Not Turkey, Not Iran, But Kurdistan

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Jun 18, 2014 at 14:34

Dear Daniel Pipes,

In your highly informative and timely analysis, you one thing, the Conclusion, regarding our Strategic choice: "What Is To Be Done?" [pun intended],

Also writing today, in Commentary, Michael Rubin writes pretty much supporting your analysis:

"Turkey: Al-Qaeda Not a Terrorist"

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/06/18/turkey-al-qaeda-not-terrorists/#

My own view of the best Strategy for the USA is for us to fight the Sunni-Shia'a war to the last Islamist Turk and Theocratic Iranian. And there is a simple means to do that by choosing a third alternative: support the National and Irredentist aspirations of the Kurds.

The French-British imperialist Sykes–Picot Agreement in the context of World War I is clearly no longer viable; neither is the "stabbing in the back" of the Kurdish people out of their rights to self-determination.

Whether or not a Sunni-Shia'a divide emerges, with a Sunni Triangle produced out of the former Baathist Arab states of Syria and Iraq should be determined by the Muslim peoples themselves - that way the "Great Satan," Uncle Sam, won't be blame;.but we should support the Kurds, with their obviously vast oil and gas wealth which is growing. That will not make Turkey too happy. But what has Turkey done for the US, or the West, lately?

There are two (2) elements in the current events whose consequences are still emerging: bot Israel and Turkey are the victims of terrorist kidnapping; of course, among fundamental Islamists, taking hostages for ransom is a practice condoned by Sharia.

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I agree about supporting the Kurds.

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