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Undercutter Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:36 PM
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easy solution to iraq
give kurds their own country. who cares what turkey says.
these kurds have been screwed by us so many times. we looked the other way when saddam (our friend back then) gassed them. we abandoned them to slaughter during the first gulf war. and they still don't give us any trouble unlike sunnis or shiites. they deserve our apology and they deserve to have a country.

and the clincher - most of the oil in iraq is located in kurdish territory, if i am correct. muhahahahaha. that would be most interesting development to say the least.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:38 PM
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1. Welcome to DU
:bounce: :toast: :bounce:

There is no easy solution. The solution will be long, drawn out, and bloody, no matter how you slice it.
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Undercutter Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:40 PM
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2. ok
not the easy solution, but the best solution.
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King of New Orleans Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:43 PM
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3. Most of the oil isn't Kurdish areas
and depending on who should get Kirkuk, then almost none of the oil is in Kurdish areas.

While the Kurds have been getting dumped on for some time now (by both Iraq and Turkey) the Kurdish people have some ugly skeletons of their own, namely acting as primary henchmen in the Armenian genocide in Turkey in the early 1900s.

Also, i don't see how that would solve the current problems in both sunni Iraq and Shiite Iraq.
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Undercutter Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:50 PM
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5. lol
"in the early 1900s."

that's a long time ago, bubba

if you leave skeletons in the closet for too long without any maintainance, they simply disentigrate.

hmmm, i was pretty sure that most of the oil was in northern iraq, where the kurds are...

ok, so it's not an easy or best solution, in fact it's not even a solution. you got me there. but still, kurds deserve a country.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:47 PM
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4. Given that
Turkey is a NATO ally, and that a Iraq Kurdish state will assuredly try to link up with Turkish Kurds, NATO members will have to come to Turkey's aid in the event of war. It's not like Turkey will just cede territory to a Kurdish state. So, we'd be involved in a war against a state that we created.

Having said that, welcome to DU.
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:52 PM
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6. not so much a solution,
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 11:54 PM by Djinn
as a way to create new problems. As someone mentions above - the oil is only mostly in Kurdish areas if you count Kirkuk, and many Iraqi's do not see Kirkuk as Kurdish - particularly the non Kurds living there.

All this would do is see ethnic cleansing of the Kurds who do not live in the west designated "Kurdish" areas and of non-Kurds in the desidnated Kurdish areas.(see the partition of India/Pakistan)

Then there's the problem of rival factions within the Kurdish people, which has lead to bloodshed before - what happens if a civil war breaks out within the new "Kurdistan" do you then break THAT up to?

Not to mention would only inflame the sectarianism between Sunni's and Shiites who would reason they should get their own mini nation too.
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