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Op-Ed: A Letter to the Kurds: Don't Join Iran
Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/12 | Mark Langfan

Posted on 10/11/2012 4:32:16 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

Dear Kurdish People,

Five years ago, I sent a letter to Prime Minister Erdogan, and the entire hierarchy of the Turkish military, explaining how Turkey should not attack the Kurds of northern Iraq, and instead, should make a strong peace with you.

See actual pdf.

A story was written at the time in Turkey describing my letter to PM Erdogan A New York attorney's letter to Mr Erdoğan by Burak Bekdil

The core strategic reason I explained was that the Kurds were Turkey’s first line of defense against the Iranian monster that was about to swallow up Iraq, and head north to you, and south to Saudi Arabia. I reasoned to the Turks that the Kurds were Turkey’s first line of defense against the Iranian project. Therefore, I posited that a strong independent Kurdish Northern Iraq was in Turkey’s supreme self-interest.

As you are only too well aware, Iran has now swallowed up Iraq in at least its Shiite Southern aspects. But nothing has changed except the Iranian monster is now at your doorstep without an American Army to protect you.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; kurds; turkey
Related: Report: Kurds, Tehran Unite to Fight Turkey

Op-Ed: A Letter to the Kurds (Earlier version before Kurdish alliance with Iran hit the news)

1 posted on 10/11/2012 4:32:20 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

For Israel’s part, while they have made some gestures in that direction, they need to recognize the Kurds as their second most important potential friend in the world. Why?

1) The Kurds are Muslim because they were forced to be. They are well aware that the Turks, the Iranians, and the Arabs would love nothing better than for the Kurds to die, so they could take the Kurdish lands.

While being the enemy of my enemies does not automatically make you my friend, it does open the door wide to that possibility.

2) The Kurds are well suited to give the Israelis strategic access to Iran and Turkey, as needed. Granted they share no borders, but it a lot easier for Israelis to covertly cross Jordan than it is for them to cross Syria. Likewise, from Kurdistan, there is “Kurdish overlap” into Syria, Turkey, and Iran, that makes passage there somewhat easier.

3) Israel should have no problem doing this, as they are willing to reach as far away as South Sudan to establish friendships. So it is more a situation of how to improve their tentative friendship with the Kurds for their mutual advantage.

However, this being said, there is only a window of opportunity for Israel and the Kurds to pull this off. The Turks, Iranians and Arabs would be horrified with a friendship between the two, and likely take measures to stop it.

2 posted on 10/11/2012 7:13:44 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Watch out. Obamatons will next be denouncing the covert ties developing between Israel and the Kurdish resistance, and nipping it in the bud. They do read what we say here.

3 posted on 10/11/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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