"... Now the question is whether the Sykes-Picot states (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq) can long survive in their present boundaries. During this time of uncertainty, the sectarian divisions among the Arabs in the general political crisis have allowed Kurds to grasp unprecedented autonomy — in Iraq and now in Syria. Kurds cannot help but hope that the crisis of the Sykes-Picot states (and the equally profound changes in Turkey) offer them new hope for a state of their own — if not the full Greater Kurdistan of which they dream, at least a small state with ties to Turkey in northern Iraq and Syria. Then, who knows, the confrontation between Iran and the West offers hope for expansion into Iranian Kurdistan...."
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 12:41 PM