PKK Executions: Turkey, Kurds Blame Each Other For Slayings Of Sakine Cansiz, Militant Activists: via HuffPost

PKK Executions: Turkey, Kurds Blame Each Other For Slayings Of Sakine Cansiz, Militant Activists: via HuffPost http://huff.to/Vt9OkW Somebody needs to clarify for the Turks the benefits of an independent Kurdistan. See that nasty little conflict in Syria that has your armed forces at the border? How would you like to have a buffer state on the Iraq side so you don’t have to deal with that bs as much? You acknowledge the Kurds and give them some turf and all of a sudden all those guns are pointed in the other direction. Probably the biggest US mistake in Iraq was not setting up an independent Kurdish state. That would have at least given a sense of having accomplished something. A lot of state boundaries from when the British left their empire have resulted in cultural injustices as the created countries didn’t necessarily correspond to demographics. The Kurds were one of the worst hit groups, with their area divided between three countries. Of course Turkey’s intransigence would be the obstacle to the US doing right by the Kurds. But it is short sighted. A buffer state improves their national security, and once the Kurdish area stabilizes and begins to have economic growth, it’s only logical trading partner is Turkey. I don’t see them getting huggy with the Shiites or Russians. And they have oil, on the Iraq side, which would probably have to exit through Turkey. What’s not to like? Strategically it should be an alliance, not a bitter conflict.

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