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SisterAgatha

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Kurdistan referendum
« on: September 26, 2017, 08:53:10 PM »
The Kurds of Northern Iraq seem to want their very own state! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/26/iraqi-kurds-voted-in-their-independence-referendum-now-what/?utm_term=.b9aaedfc7f1f

The question is what will happen once they get it? I feel they should have given how poorly treated the've been over the years.

What will happen now? Will there be a war? peace? reconciliation?

Coincidentally once things cool down there a bit, I would dearly love to visit Kurdistan.

Does it not look lovely? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghemj62q3Ig

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Re: Kurdistan referendum
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 09:17:43 PM »
If the Kurds are going to get their own state there will have to be a war. The war may or not come immediately but it will happen and they will have to win at the expense of larger, more powerful neighbors.
 

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Re: Kurdistan referendum
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 09:25:08 PM »
Then there is the oil in the Kurdish area.  The Iraqis want the oil and the Turks do not like them much.  They are between a rock and a hard spot.

No Sister Agatha I do not think that the place is pretty.  Forbidding maybe.

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Re: Kurdistan referendum
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 08:58:45 AM »
In an ideal world the Kurds would have control over their own country. As other members have pointed out, Turkey and Iraq are unlikely to ever willingly allow it.
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Re: Kurdistan referendum
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 11:19:36 AM »
In an ideal world, there wouldn't be any humans.

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Re: Kurdistan referendum
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 06:51:03 PM »
Kurdistan just looks so lovely.

I may ask the mother superior to let me and the other nuns check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmW1AX9QzmM