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Turkey-Kurdish Conflict: Every Regional Power Has Betrayed the Kurds So Turkish Bombing Is No Surprise


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Turkey-Kurdish Conflict: Every Regional Power Has Betrayed the Kurds So Turkish Bombing Is No Surprise

Robert Fisk

The Kurds were born to be betrayed. Almost every would-be Middle East statelet was promised freedom after the First World War, and the Kurds even sent a delegation to Versailles to ask for a nation and safe borders.


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What is about the Kurds anyway? America has never looked weaker while trying to look strong as when it betrayed allies it had asked to join with us in battle.

Shades of old colonialism? Or just a standard reluctance to see a 'people' achieve independence and their own homeland?


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Mr. Fisk is an expert in the field, and for those of us not of the clerisy he is important as a bridge to understanding a very complex subject. This was meant as a separate post, I've only had one glass of cabarnet, really.