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Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Crocodile Tears For Kurds…or, Math a la Ankara

Besides the imprisonments, massacres, and other violence, the Kurds’ language and culture were outlawed to Arabize them as Ankara did likewise to Turkify them–to the point of renaming the Kurds “Mountain Turks” instead. The PKK, mentioned in the above excerpts, was sired by Ankara’s subjugation of almost one half of the entire Kurdish population of the world (some 35-40 million truly stateless people) who remained within its post-World War I borders.

Recall that Iraqi Arabs gassed and slaughtered some two hundred thousand Kurds during the Anfal Campaign in the 1980s–and many others prior to that.
With the breakup of the age-old Ottoman Turkish Empire after World War I, and prior to the League of Nations’ Mosul Decision in 1925, Kurds had been promised independence in at least part of the Mandate of Mesopotamia. After 1925, a collusion of British petroleum politics and Arab nationalism secured the entire Mandate solely for the Arabs’ interests instead.
Caught between a reinvigorated, if constricted, nation of the Turks due to Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) and his Iranian counterpart, Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Kurds’ best chance at independence in the new nationalist age was thus reduced to Mesopotamia–and the Brits nipped that in the bud. Keep in mind that Kurdish population is double that of Syria’s.
Almost a century later, we are living with the tragic consequences of this earlier treachery today

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Truth Poetry
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Dr Paul Bain and Nature issue partial correction
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Israel's Netanyahu Attempts to Shame UN
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I invade the UK – kicking off novel pimping season with The Old Rules
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Paul Ryan’s Jack Abramoff And Tom DeLay Connections Likely To Draw New Scrutiny
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Interview 532 – Terry Wilson on Canadian Awareness
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a bucket of warm piss thread
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The Indian Girls in Trouble
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Social and Heartland conservatives must focus on Congress.
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Gabby Douglas’s Grace Under Fire
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