posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 09:53 PM
I spent time in Kirkuk, Erbil, and Sulaimaniya back in '03, and local Kurds there loved us American even thought at that time we had abandoned them
once already. 11 years later we have abandoned them a second time...I don't know how they feel about us now, but I do know one thing, people of the
Middle East have long memories.
The mistake we in the West have made, is thinking that we can arbitrarily re-draw borders. The problems in many parts of the world is the Western
doctrine of Colonialism: we ignore ethnic boundaries in favor of borders that meet our interests, not the interests the indigenous populations. Why
else are the mineral-rich nations of Africa and the Middle-East mired in poverty and unrest? 600 years of systematic pillaging...
There is no advantage to holding together the farce of a country that is Iraq.