The Kurds vs ISIS




 
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March 27th, 2015  
JOC
 
 

Topic: The Kurds vs ISIS


The Kurds have but up a strong struggle against ISIS. Recently retaking Kobane and stopping the summer-fall ISIS advance. This video portrays their struggle in brief.

March 27th, 2015  
Yossarian
 
 
The Kurds suffer the same situation of many Sunni and even Christian tribes here, Europe and the Ottoman Empire both took turns splinting up century old communities with borders that grouped many different peoples with opposing opinions and ways of life together.

In a part of the world where heritage is far more important than State and nationality, this in part is a factor in the rampant instability in the Region.

The Kurds differ as they are very pro west, very pro democratic and well, not insane. Have equal rights for women and respect Jews and Christians as well as both Sunni and Shiite tribes here.

I hope that the Kurds finally one day get a home they can call Kurdistan. However I am saddened that may never happen without intense bloodshed first.
March 27th, 2015  
JOC
 
 
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Originally Posted by Yossarian
The Kurds suffer the same situation of many Sunni and even Christian tribes here, Europe and the Ottoman Empire both took turns splinting up century old communities with borders that grouped many different peoples with opposing opinions and ways of life together.

In a part of the world where heritage is far more important than State and nationality, this in part is a factor in the rampant instability in the Region.

The Kurds differ as they are very pro west, very pro democratic and well, not insane. Have equal rights for women and respect Jews and Christians as well as both Sunni and Shiite tribes here.

I hope that the Kurds finally one day get a home they can call Kurdistan. However I am saddened that may never happen without intense bloodshed first.
I have to agree with this post and unfortunately all these groups: Kurds, Christians and Shiites are persecuted by these nut cases called ISIS "they killed 10's of thousands of innocents. Unfortunately for the Kurds the best I think they can hope for is an autonomous region perhaps including parts of Iraq and or Syria, but I could be wrong.
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March 27th, 2015  
Yossarian
 
 
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Originally Posted by JOC
I have to agree with this post and unfortunately all these groups: Kurds, Christians and Shiites are persecuted by these nut cases called ISIS "they killed 10's of thousands of innocents. Unfortunately for the Kurds the best I think they can hope for is an autonomous region perhaps including parts of Iraq and or Syria, but I could be wrong.
Don't forget southern Turkey, and I can go ahead and mention, Turkey would rather expel them than grant autonomy.
March 30th, 2015  
George
 
Kurds in n.w Iran also and all the Counties view them (establishing an independent Kurdistan) as a territorial threat and like poor relatives.
March 30th, 2015  
tetvet
 
The European Countries have already created a mess by establishing borders where there shouldn't be any .
March 31st, 2015  
LeEnfield
 
 
Where should you draw the borders then as they have changed so much over the years depending on just what country has the upper hand, my you could go back to the Pharoes and beyond
March 31st, 2015  
JOC
 
 
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Originally Posted by tetvet
The European Countries have already created a mess by establishing borders where there shouldn't be any .
They did the same in Africa.
March 31st, 2015  
tetvet
 
By drawing up borders the Powers that were had an easier time controlling the territories for themselves .
April 2nd, 2015  
LeEnfield
 
 
Haven't all strong countries over the years redrawn countries borders to suit their needs
 


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