Kurdistan

Nearly anyone would be better than the Dominionist nutlog, Mike Pompeo. Robert Wright (New Republic) and Connor Echols wrote an article last week grading Tony Blinken, the apparent choice by Joe Biden for Secretary of State. The combination with his former partner in a consultancy, Michelle Flournoy as Secretary of Defense,...

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  • November 23, 2020

On the eve of Trump’s State of the Union paean to himself, it may help to be reminded of all the ways in which the Guy  Who Knows Everything doesn’t know much, and doesn’t care. Jennifer Rubin, in her latest (well, latest as of yesterday) swipe at the Pr*sident Sh!t-for-Brains...

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  • February 4, 2020

When Mike Pompeo instructed NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly to point Ukraine out on a blank map, we all had some version of the same thought: Why doesn’t he ask his boss? Well, George Conway, full-time Trump gadfly and part-time husband to Barbie Riefenstahl, pointed out in a recent Twitter...

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  • January 28, 2020

A Kurd is a Kurd is a Kurd, right? I’m sure Trump thinks this is close enough. I mean, how many categories of foreigners is he supposed to keep straight in his steamy Jiffy Pop head? x Doesn’t get more humiliating than this. Trump is in a meeting with the...

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  • January 23, 2020

Who am I? Who am I, you ask? The Kurd of Kurdistan, a lively volcano, fire and dynamite in the face of the enemy. When furious, I shake the mountains, the sparks of my anger are death to my foes. Who am I? I am in the east, forts and...

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  • October 10, 2019

There is a term used in Syria and Turkey about the Kurds, “Arabize.” Essentially the Kurds since the 1920s and 30s have been ostracized as rebellious heretics. Although the Kurds comprise nearly 25 percent of the Syrian and Turkish population, Bashar al-Assad the Syrian leader, and Recep Erdogan the Turkish...

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  • October 9, 2019

Monday began with an attempt by Individual-1 to draw attention from Ukraine by allowing Turkey to intensify military operations against the Kurds. This is why Trump didn’t play golf Sunday, because of his “great and unmatched wisdom” needed to strategize yet another move against democracy. x The White House's announcement of the...

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  • October 8, 2019

x Sitting next to a couple in their 80’s as they talk about #Syria He adjusts his hearing aid as she says, “We’re abandoning the #Kurds who fought w us, now ISIS May make a comeback.” 😬😬 — heather nauert (@HeatherNauert) October 7, 2019 Turkey roll. The dealmaking poobah failed...

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  • October 7, 2019

So Hair Fuhrer just tweeted this a short amount of time ago…. We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018 And he is lying…natch.  Isis has not been defeated. I can’t crack the WSJ paywall...

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  • December 19, 2018

Yesterday, I posted a diary with a long (but still staggeringly incomplete) history of Kurdistan. Which brings us to more recent events… When 2017 began, Iraqi Kurdistan was maybe the most-autonomous region in the world which was nevertheless not truly independent. Kurdistan had its own military, its own police force. It...

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  • October 4, 2017

While I’ve spent the last couple days writing about events in Spain, it’s important to remember the other major separatist/independence news story: Kurdistan. So, while Catalonia engages in am organized “work stoppage” (to avoid restrictions on official “general strikes”), let’s take a look at Kurdistan.  As before, let’s start off...

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  • October 3, 2017

Word out of Iraq from yesterday is quite different the what I see in the morning war coverage out of MSM/corporate media. — Over in Iraq the coalition has set up two large-scale victories in the north. — Same time, everyone over there observes a sea change to Sunni tribal...

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  • May 24, 2015
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