[Credit: Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani] Kurdistan Regional Government Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami speaks during a joint news conference with Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz in Arbil, about 350 km (217 miles) north of Baghdad, May 20,2012.
The Kurds don’t kick in the oil.
Baghdad doesn’t pay, but want to force the Kurds to keep providing oil.
The Kurds decide to secede.
Baghdad takes umbrage and sends troops.
The Turks, who don’t want an independent Kurdistan in any form, anywhere, pile on...
The Iranians share a border, too, so who knows what they’d do...
Pass the popcorn.