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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    If there's ever a Kurdistan, it will be Israel 2.0.
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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It would be wrong for the US, in contravention of NATO principles and practice, to recognize a sovereign Kurdish state that takes part of its existence from NATO member Turkey. It would be the equivalent of the US to recognize Quebec as a sovereign state against the wishes of the Canadian government.

    Rather than get more entrenched in other countries' nonsense, better for the US to dial back its interference.
    First of all, as I said before, I propose to start from the existing Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq. Second, Turkey has no qualms about militarily threatening other NATO member-states or invading other countries.

    Remember, in the fight against jihadi terrorism, Turkey is fundamentally not on our side.

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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Virtually all of the countries that became independent in the past 60 years never existed before.

    And why should Kurds in Turkey, Syria and Iran not have the right to self-determination?
    only 8 % of the kurdish population votes the seperatist terrorist party but they still want to live in istanbul and other big cities instead of kurdistan.divide your country which is larger in size than Turkey
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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    First of all, as I said before, I propose to start from the existing Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq. Second, Turkey has no qualms about militarily threatening other NATO member-states or invading other countries.

    Remember, in the fight against jihadi terrorism, Turkey is fundamentally not on our side.
    which country did Turkey invade .stop slandering other countries before judging yours
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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    If there's ever a Kurdistan, it will be Israel 2.0.
    Of course the Kurds are one of the few people in the region who feel no need to seek conflict with Israel and the relations between Israëli's and Kurds are pretty good.

    I strongly doubt a Kurdish state would be as strong and prosperous as Israel however.

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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    First of all, as I said before, I propose to start from the existing Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq. Second, Turkey has no qualms about militarily threatening other NATO member-states or invading other countries.

    Remember, in the fight against jihadi terrorism, Turkey is fundamentally not on our side.
    Which NATO member has Turkey militarily threatened and/or invaded?
    A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.

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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    No, not really. Mainly because they are being held back from doing so by the Western countries trying to appease the governments in Ankara and Baghdad (which is pretty short-sighted).
    what nationality are you ?
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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Which NATO member has Turkey militarily threatened and/or invaded?
    Turkey has regularly threatened war against Greece and invaded Greek airspace. It has also had military clashes with the US in northern Iraq.

    It regularly invades the airspace of other neigboring countries (not all of them NATO members) and has invaded Cyprus and created a puppet-republic there which it still occupies.

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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    what nationality are you ?
    By nationality I am Flemish. By citizenship I am Belgian.

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    Re: Should the US (and other Western countries) recognize the Kurdish independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    By nationality I am Flemish. By citizenship I am Belgian.
    so it is not your business.go divide your little country now
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