So, Fox has this story up ….
It’s a short and interesting read.
The Kurds are a different group of people with a special history of their own. Why the US has never reached out to them in a proper manner is beyond me.
One of the things I like the best about the Kurds is that no one in the area likes them. They don’t get along with anyone. It seems like they’re always battling someone. Their enemies are our enemies. They are battle tested and demonstrated their metal. No one has been able to displace them. Turks, Iranians, Iraqis, Syrians …. no one.
It was only a few months ago team Zero wanted to arm the side ISIS was fighting on, in the Syrian (un)civil war. If we wanted a permanent pain in the region, and didn’t want to back one group of crazies over another group of crazies, then it would seem sensible to me to simply arm and support the Kurds. But, for decades, we’ve essentially ignored these people. Sure, from time to time, we’ve given them very limited support. Why?
Yes, the Soviets did try with them. But, the Kurds are a diverse group of people. Yes, most of them are technically a sort of Sunni, but, “Compared to the unbeliever, the Kurd is a Muslim”. AFAIK, the Kurds are a very tolerant group when it comes to religious beliefs.
So, why don’t we back them? Why don’t we arm them? What’s the worst that can happen? An indigenous group have their own nation?