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Kurdistan Not Possible Under Current World Circumstances

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 23, 2014 at 11:25

In engineering practice, when something poses itself as a problem that requires intervention, assessment and ultimately, a proposed solution, it must first be known what is exactly the problem, which by a common saying, reads like 'half the solution is knowing the problem.' In world politics, which by a certain discernment could be viewed in engineering terms, does not understand the problem; but the politicians seek a shortcut for the road to peace without the proper assumptions.

What do you want fixed? What does the world want fixed? Where is the problem: who is the problem?

The Middle East is the powder keg by many assertions; but what is the best way to diffuse it?

Being 'better neighbors' does not get it done. Were that the case, then Israel should not need to worry if the 'Palestinians' would only allow their Jewish neighbors to live without the unceasing targeting of civilian populations. Were that the case, the Ukraine would not be in fear of being 'Russianized' for the sake of former Cold War antipathies and a subliminal desire to return to Soviet style autocratic oligarchy.

It is argued that in many instances, recent decades of activities of the varying American administrations messed things up by sticking our noses into other peoples' affairs; and to a certain extent, there are evidences that such activities have occurred. But to date, no clear presentations of motives have been exposed, only conspiratorial speculations. Then, who or what is lurking in the background?

To repeat, fixing a problem requires knowing what requires fixing. In many respects, it is about attitude as much as it about functional dissociative political ambitions of a very long list of would be arbiters of high global society. In other words, who would be king, for example? Is that not what empires of the ancients and the not so for past are made of? Is that not what drives ISIS/ISIL/IS ambitions (think al-Baghdadi)?

How do you fix that? Hate cannot be fixed; but it can be replaced. And therein lays the conundrum. 'Fellowships of love' requires seeking the best interests of others and not seeking self-gratification of prideful ambitions. In the list of Arabs, Russians, Afghani's, Arafat and his PLO, the Sunni's and Shia's vs the Kurds, the Husseins' and al-Assad's and all the rest, whose best interests are being sought there?

America used to know, but that dynamic is not where it needs to be right now, either. Were the former sensibilities that helped in the creation of the best place to seek freedom sought out for a return, then maybe, just maybe, a new witness for fellowships of love could be found, even in a new Kurdistan. However, under the current circumstances, do not hold your breath; the cyanosis has already set in.


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