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For The Kurds, No Friends But The Americans
Teacher, Writer, Linguist and Author of The Azadi English-Kurd...
The recognition by the US of the Kurds in Syrian-occupied Kurdistan as an ally against ISIS is a positive step but must be followed by US recognition of the Kurds in Syria and elsewhere as an oppressed people with legitimate national rights and aspirations.
Obama and the Kurdish Question: Drones Are Not the Answer
Journalist, author, documentary filmmaker
A few weeks ago, a U.S. diplomat disclosed that the U.S. had secretly offered Turkey a bin Laden-style assassination of the top leadership of a Kurdish rebel group. But the rebels aren't al-Qaeda -- and assassination isn't the answer to the Kurdish question.
Looking for Friends in the Middle East: Try the Kurds
David L. Phillips
Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, Columbia...
Regardless of the outcome to Syria's civil war, the United States will have no friends in Syria except the Kurds. U.S.-Kurdish rapprochement would serve as a counter-weight to political demagogy and Islamist extremism.
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