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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Things Don't Look Good For the Kurds in Iraq

Although that begs the question: Do things look good for anyone in Iraq? But between tensions with fellow Iraq's, apparent problems with Iran, and the PKK (amongst others) misbehaving in Turkey and/or near the border between Iraq and Turkey, the Kurds may be in for a rude awakening when the U.S. leaves. Rude of course because of how much the Kurdish government acted (and to some extent no doubt still tries to) like a separate and autonomous entity from the central gov in Baghdad following the overthrow of Saddam Husein. Anyway, below are URLs for some interesting pieces on this issue:

Iraq's Kurds Fear Border Disputes:

Iran takes control of 3 Kurdish rebel camps in Iraq

Kurd rebels ambush Turkish soldiers, 20 killed in clash
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/9229191.cms

(Today's post comes from an email my friend Nate sent me)

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