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Kurdistan and Regional Borders

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Submitted by Joel Block (Israel), Sep 13, 2014 at 12:32

I would like to know your feelings on the sacredness of regional borders that were for the most part created by the French and British colonial powers after WW1. Why have we come to feel that they have been etched in stone?

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The colonial borders have failed. I am fine with their being replaced - for example with a Kurdistan. See http://www.danielpipes.org/14885/kurdistan

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