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30 August 2016


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The Twisted Genius

Brigadier Ali,

I prefer to think of my comments as a possible explanation rather than a defense of US action. Those actions are, as you know, sometimes hard to defend. I agree it certainly is a muddle. Your idea of competing interests within the various levels of the USG is a point well taken. I've seen it myself.

In other news, the head of the Jarabulus Military Council announced that US Special Forces are stationed between his forces and the Turks south of Jarabulus. May God watch over my brothers.

Babak Makkinejad

Kurds are fools, that is all.


I would say you are correct in that many of them are foolish for fighting among themselves at the bidding of the the Turks, the Iranians, and the Arabs. Unfortunately they are also divided by language and religion so unity is light years away if ever.

But I would hesitate before calling 40 million people 'fools'.

Babak Makkinejad

Ask any Kurd in Sanandaj or Kermanshah to clarify the manner in which they are different than "Iranians"?

He or she will not be able to articulate any coherent response.

Yet, every time the central government has weakened, the gun has come out in Kurdish areas.

What is the point, one has to ask?

Mind you, I am also unsympathetic to the Basques, the Catalans (who foolishly started the Civil War in Spain, just like South Carolinians did the same in US), the Sikhs etc.

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