Skip to comments.Iraqi Kurds take over two northern oil fields
Posted on 07/11/2014 9:37:48 PM PDT by Rabin
BAGHDAD Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Maliki. The president of the Kurdish (prior, no fly) zone has said the areas won't be returned including the highly disputed, flashpoint city of Kirkuk and he called for Kurdish lawmakers to prepare to hold an independence referendum in the area, a move strongly opposed by Baghdad, Turkey and the United States.
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/11/iraq-parliament-dysfunction.html, July 11, 2014
Maliki replaces Kurdish foreign minister as sectarian rift widens... Kurdish (leadership) announced they would pull out of the central government earlier on Friday. Peshmerga forces expanded their control to include Kirkuk in June and now seem poised to declare their independence from the rest of Iraq. The prime minister of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, has called for a public referendum on independence in the coming weeks.
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Good for the Kurds.
The pot stirith, Rab thinks.
Iraq’s foreign minister says Kurds suspend all participation in gov’t
Let the Kurds have their Way!
I welcome Kurdistan. Bush Sr. Left them to die. If done right we can have another stable republic in the region. But with Obama it is likely Obama will help ISIS fight the kurds.
Yes he will. He is on the wrong side in the “Arab Spring”.
the old order in Iraq, is gone.
the Kurds will not give up power.
the Sunni tribes will not give up power.
Sunnis jump the shark with the tomb vandalism. this is a strategic blunder. Saudi wrath to commence..
Large Kurds or Small Kurds ?
Ritch, “Sunnnis jump the shark with the tomb vandalism. this is blunder. a strategic Saudi wrath”
Well mass beheading rape and pillage is probably a PR glitch also. Saudi is Whab, Their ‘WRATH” potential seems innogmatic. Arab “ Islam” is at best a short sheet on civilization, having only a down side, Iban, cut a deal with the devil must drink of the sour oil for the generations.
Meanwhile, Iran has Hamas start a war with Israel to keep them out of the ongoing partitions of Iraq and Syria — both of which serve the interest of Iran.
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