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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Oct 4, 2017 at 11:36

Dear Michael,

It feels good to see your concerns for the Kurds.

Having said that I believe the Kurds could have it all.

They have the highest demographics (fastest growing birth rate) in the region.

If they just wait this one out, they could be at the head of the regimes in Istanbul, Baghdad, Tehran and Damascus, 30 years from now.

If they opt for a small statelate, they will be permanently dependent upon their hostile neighbors and potentially fickle allies like the US and Israel.

I believe the Syrian Kurds are going the right way by trying to hold more negotiations with the Damascus regime. That is what Kurds in Iraq and (Turkey) also needs to do.

They need to stop living in their own ghettos in the mountains and must look to go out for work in the more populous areas of their respective countries.

Syria (and to some extent) Iraq does have non-Arab elements into it so Kurds can very easily join the mainstream. With their experience and demographic advantage they may be able to dominate politics in future in the region.

In that way they can rule all the major countries of the region.

Remember the most famous Kurd in history is Saladin who united the Muslims and is revered by all Muslims irrespective of their ethnicity or sectarian biases.

Kurdish leaders should try to emulate him.

In that way they can rule all of the lands.


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