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Welcome to the Kurdish Spring, the sequel

By tom On Sunday, September 02 nd, 2012 · no Comments · In Blog Postings

It essentially was an accident. Saddam Hussein had been whipped in the 1991 Gulf War, President George H.W. Bush called on Iraq’s Kurds and Shia to rise up. They did  –  but Bush was all talk; there was no U.S. military help and they were slaughtered.

So as Kurdish refugees clung to the freezing mountains in northern Iraq and pushed to the border of a panic-stricken Turkey a guilt ridden U.S. — along with Britain and France and Turkey’s acquiesence — established a no-fly zone in northern Iraq. That gave the Iraqi Kurds breathing space and some protection and – most importantly – the chance to build their own government.

And their own home.

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