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Friday, June 05, 2015

Saudi ex-General tells Israel time to carve up Turkey, Iraq and Iran to create Kurdistan

This actually sounds like real politique and not like it's coming out of a desire to do right by the Kurds. Still, it speaks volumes about Saudi fears of Islamist extremism (both Sunni and Shia) and about burgeoning Saudi relations with Israel.


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At 1:47 PM, Blogger southcentralpa said...

FWIW, the word I believe you're going for is German not French and is spelled "Realpolitik". Your overall point is well taken.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Well, back after WWOne, in carving up the Ottoman Empire, the Kurds were listed for a country. It didn't happen because Turkey, Iraq & Iran ate up the land (must have been the Strong Horses, somehow). So, setting up a Kurdish country is already in the early treaties? Just needs enforcement? I'm not sure about this, but the Kurds are pretty amazing and were the successful (and cooperative) part of the Iraq set up after 2003...


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