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originally posted by: wisvol
a reply to: Forensick
Kurds are, as you pointed out, an ethnic based group and enjoy several spiritual paths.
They were deemed monkeys by the Ottoman empire and partly exterminated around the same time as the Armenians because they were less evolved than the Turks.
They have been attacked on all sides because they're not as numerous as neighbouring nations.
Yet instead of considering their self either Irakis or Turks or what have you, they claim ethnic identity as Kurds, and therefore feel entitled to being governed by their peers.
Can't blame them, as their not-peers try to pull a genocide on them from all sides.
They are brave warriors and jolly good fellows ime.
Thanks for your input, when you say they dont consider themselves Iraqi, Turks etc. and feel entitles to be governed by their peers, aside from persecution for being Kurdish, do they consider themselves from being above the laws of their "host nation'. Are there enough of them and the will, (although I hate to suggest this because of the troubles with Israel) to create a Kurdish land?