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Russia bombed SDF targets today, after the SDF made a statement that they would not LET the SAA cross the euphrates river. I know Kurds haven't been well treated under Baathist regimes before, but they are pretty much allowing themselves to be exploited for imperialist and Zionist ambitions to weaken Syria, if that's the case, they should get ready to be bombed, you cannot impede the progress of the SAA. No wonder Turkey doesn't trust them. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/jets-strike-u-s-backed-forces-in-eastern-syria-idUSKCN1BR09K?il=0.

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Iran, Iraq, Turkey, the three major Kurd population holders won't allow it to happen. Iran and Iraq because they won't let another Israel be planted next to their borders (recent statement of IRI FM), Turks won't allow it because if it happens, 1/3rd of Turkish territory could be claimed to be the future part of Kurdistan. Russians don't like it because of instability closer to its borders and also because they have already wasted enough resources on countering other stooges of the West in their immediate neighborhood.

Google Pepe Escobar or M.P. Bahadurkumar for excellent analysis of why Kurds are being used only to foment more chaos in the ME and would be abandoned as soon as it won't remain convenient for he West to play spoiler. Central theme, ISIS is out, AQ is sort of dead, on who else to milk Wahabi oil money and feed the war machine of the West, Kurds fit right in. 

Political sands are shifting fast in general in favor of the Shia / Resistance in ME which obviously didn't come cheap to Shia. Earlier this month, BNY came empty handed from Russian visit where he demanded Putin to keep Shia legions 60 miles off of the border of Israel. The chosen ones are not used to hear no until recently. Those who used to consider themselves unapproachable five years ago are being equalized in the world of politics as the influence of the West is waning rapidly. Syrian war has fundamentally shaken the world order that was established after the end of Cold War (see Asia Times op ed 9/15/2017). 

Bottom line - Kurdistan won't happen. 

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Hello,

How can one justify promoting a Palestinian State while advocating against a Kurdish State?

The British and the French have been blamed for almost 100 years for dividing up the Middle East along somewhat arbitrary lines after World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire.  But now, when an ethnic group whats to reverse this and regain control of their native land they are met with resistance by State's that have pointed their finger at Britain and France for years.  :confused:

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2 hours ago, David66 said:

How can one justify promoting a Palestinian State while advocating against a Kurdish State?

 

Oh the irony, how can one justify denying a Palestinian state while promoting a Kurdish one, you should really ask the Israelis this. I don't agree with the two-state solution, I support a single-state with appropriate rights for everyone living in that land, that's what I advocate in Syria, Iraq, Iran or anywhere else in the world, division sows hatred and enmity, the two-state experiment (or the lack of one) in Israel/Palestine has shown that segregation only fosters antagonistic attitudes, which governments then exploit to keep people fearful and promote their own agendas.

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But now, when an ethnic group whats to reverse this and regain control of their native land they are met with resistance by State's that have pointed their finger at Britain and France for years

Breaking up states is an extension of Sykes-Picot btw, and only serves an imperialist agenda of weakening countries the imperial powers don't like. It is better to have united countries where all people can have their rights protected, breaking them up will create more instability and more war, not what the region needs right now.  

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50 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

Breaking up states is an extension of Sykes-Picot btw, and only serves an imperialist agenda of weakening countries the imperial powers don't like. It is better to have united countries where all people can have their rights protected, breaking them up will create more instability and more war, not what the region needs right now.  

Do you think this is possible in the Middle East?

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5 minutes ago, David66 said:

Do you think this is possible in the Middle East?

 

Eventually. The alternative would be to split things up but then have disputes about territory, oil, resources, and be in perpetual conflict forever. With the right leadership and the right education systems implemented, its possible. These nations haven't been independent for very long, and they've constantly had foreign interference from different parties, if left alone and given time, I think it will happen eventually. Let's not forget that the European nations for a long time were not peaceful countries, they had brutal wars with one another, as did the US with its civil rights movement. People evolve, cultures evolve. The crazy Wahhabi interpretations though need to be done away with. 

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On 9/21/2017 at 4:33 PM, Irfani313 said:

Iran, Iraq, Turkey, the three major Kurd population holders won't allow it to happen. Iran and Iraq because they won't let another Israel be planted next to their borders (recent statement of IRI FM), Turks won't allow it because if it happens, 1/3rd of Turkish territory could be claimed to be the future part of Kurdistan. Russians don't like it because of instability closer to its borders and also because they have already wasted enough resources on countering other stooges of the West in their immediate neighborhood.

Google Pepe Escobar or M.P. Bahadurkumar for excellent analysis of why Kurds are being used only to foment more chaos in the ME and would be abandoned as soon as it won't remain convenient for he West to play spoiler. Central theme, ISIS is out, AQ is sort of dead, on who else to milk Wahabi oil money and feed the war machine of the West, Kurds fit right in. 

Political sands are shifting fast in general in favor of the Shia / Resistance in ME which obviously didn't come cheap to Shia. Earlier this month, BNY came empty handed from Russian visit where he demanded Putin to keep Shia legions 60 miles off of the border of Israel. The chosen ones are not used to hear no until recently. Those who used to consider themselves unapproachable five years ago are being equalized in the world of politics as the influence of the West is waning rapidly. Syrian war has fundamentally shaken the world order that was established after the end of Cold War (see Asia Times op ed 9/15/2017). 

Bottom line - Kurdistan won't happen. 

What does "another Israel won't happen" mean? 

You should also see the news, the referendum is happening tommorrow. Iraq has threatened invasion, Turkey and Iran have. Yet none seem to be preparing for it, empty rhetoric I'd imagine. 

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On 9/22/2017 at 11:35 PM, Mohamed1993 said:

 

Breaking up states is an extension of Sykes-Picot btw, and only serves an imperialist agenda of weakening countries the imperial powers don't like. It is better to have united countries where all people can have their rights protected, breaking them up will create more instability and more war, not what the region needs right now.  

That makes no logical sense whatsoever. The Sykes-Picot agreement essentially drew the borders of the Middle-east that exist today. How can it serve the "imperialist agenda" when it is inherently anti-imperialist?

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Oh the irony, how can one justify denying a Palestinian state while promoting a Kurdish one, you should really ask the Israelis this. I don't agree with the two-state solution, I support a single-state with appropriate rights for everyone living in that land, that's what I advocate in Syria, Iraq, Iran or anywhere else in the world, division sows hatred and enmity, the two-state experiment (or the lack of one) in Israel/Palestine has shown that segregation only fosters antagonistic attitudes, which governments then exploit to keep people fearful and promote their own agendas.

It's actually typical double-standards that comes from Palestine independence supporters. They support Palestinian self-determination but not Kurdish self-determination. 

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6 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

That makes no logical sense whatsoever.

It does, breaking up states is part of imperialist agendas to weaken countries, they don't care about Kurds whatsoever, the fact that Kurds don't see this makes them incredibly naive. A region rife with more instability than it already has isn't what anyone need, and who do you think such instability benefits? If people thought more logically and less along the lines of mine and your homeland, we wouldn't allow neo-colonialists to divide us, unfortunately many don't seem to recognise this.

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13 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

It's actually typical double-standards that comes from Palestine independence supporters. They support Palestinian self-determination but not Kurdish self-determination. 

Yeah and the Kurds keep waving the Israeli flag, where is their respect for Palestinian self-determination then? And, I don't support a two-state solution, so the argument is in vain. We call for democratic states everywhere, why must the Middle East be different? When the borders were drawn, an injustice was done, but now that it's done, you only sow more hatred, division and instability by further splitting up land. 

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@Mohamed1993,

First of please change the topic title, I've already reported it. It is racist and you should be ashamed of that.

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It does, breaking up states is part of imperialist agendas to weaken countries,

There is literally no relationship bewteen this statement and Kurdistan. The main reason being is practically the entirety of the west and everyone else opposes the Kurdish referendum. That includes the USA. 

Furthermore, what relationship with imperialism does this have? 

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they don't care about Kurds whatsoever,

Who is the "they" exactly?

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A region rife with more instability than it already has isn't what anyone need, and who do you think such instability benefits?

In what way would it become more "instable"? 

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Just now, Mohamed1993 said:

Yeah and the Kurds keep waving the Israeli flag, where is their respect for Palestinian self-determination then? And, I don't support a two-state solution, so the argument is in vain. 

Can you show me a statistic of the number of Kurds waving israeli flags? If you are basing that off pictures, then it is entirely unscientific and anecdotal. Plus what does it matter what flag they wave?

If you don't support a two-state solution, you are once again contradicting yourself. You are denying the self-determination of Jews to wanting an independent state of their own. 

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2 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

@Mohamed1993,

First of please change the topic title, I've already reported it. It is racist and you should be ashamed of that.

There is literally no relationship bewteen this statement and Kurdistan. The main reason being is practically the entirety of the west and everyone else opposes the Kurdish referendum. That includes the USA. 

Furthermore, what relationship with imperialism does this have? 

Who is the "they" exactly?

In what way would it become more "instable"? 

You are literally preventing the army of a sovereign state from reclaiming its land, you will be attacked if you prevent this. Can you imagine black people in America forming a group and preventing the army from accessing its own land, what would the response be? 

It would create more instability because it would be a state surrounded by hostile neighbours and you can bet Israel will exploit this fully to weaken the countries it doesn't like. The main country that wants Kurdish separatism is Israel, and why? You think they care about Kurdish self-determination? No, they don't, they want to use Kurds as tools to fulfil their own agenda of dividing up states and weakening them. Israel relies on destabilising neighbours that are hostile towards its policies towards the Palestinians.

4 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

If you don't support a two-state solution, you are once again contradicting yourself. You are denying the self-determination of Jews to wanting an independent state of their own

Well so you do support Israel then after claiming its anecdotal that they wave Israeli flags? Because you believe in Jewish self-determination. I don't. We call for democratic states everywhere except in Israel/Palestine and Iraq/Kurdistan, why? Can't we all live together, instead of forming states based on identity? It's like saying black people in America should have their own state, Hispanics should have their own state. 

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You are literally preventing the army of a sovereign state from reclaiming its land, you will be attacked if you prevent this

Who has given the Syrian state sovereignty to begin with? Also, when does a state legitmately lose sovereignty? 

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Can you imagine black people in America forming a group and preventing the army from accessing its own land, what would the response be? 

In the instance of them being slaves and forcefully trying to free themselves through the use of arms, then yes I can. The Kurds in Syria have been historically and institutionally repressed. The Qamishli riots in 2004 is a prime example of this, read about it here: https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/syria1109webwcover_0.pdf

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In March 2004, Syria’s Kurds held large-scale demonstrations, some violent, in a number of
towns and villages throughout northern Syria, to protest their treatment by the Syrian
authorities—the first time they had held such massive demonstrations in the country. While
the protests occurred as an immediate response to the shooting by security forces of Kurdish
soccer fans engaged in a fight with Arab supporters of a rival team, they were driven by longsimmering
Kurdish grievances about discrimination against their community and repression
of their political and cultural rights. 

 

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It would create more instability because it would be a state surrounded by hostile neighbours and you can bet Israel will exploit this fully to weaken the countries it doesn't like.

That isn't the fault of Kurds, that is the fault of the nation-states occupying what is Kurdistan. What relevance does this have to do with Israel? Once again...

 

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 The main country that wants Kurdish separatism is Israel, and why? You think they care about Kurdish self-determination? No, they don't, they want to use Kurds as tools to fulfil their own agenda of dividing up states and weakening them. Israel relies on destabilising neighbours that are hostile towards its policies towards the Palestinians.

I never said they did and I am going to state again that is it entirely irrelevant to the discussion. The USA are against the referendum and yet the USA are allied to Israel. What is your point exactly? 

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Well so you do support Israel then after claiming its anecdotal that they wave Israeli flags? Because you believe in Jewish self-determination. I don't. We call for democratic states everywhere except in Israel/Palestine and Iraq/Kurdistan, why? Can't we all live together, instead of forming states based on identity? It's like saying black people in America should have their own state, Hispanics should have their own state. 

Yet you support a Palestianian state... You realise that is an entirely contradictory position to have. You cannot claim to be anti-statist whilst attempt to defend the national integrity of states. 

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It matters because you point out my hypocrisy, isn't it hypocritical of the Kurds to wave the flag of a country that denies rights to millions of people? 

You continue to generalise and refuse to provide evidence the majority of Kurds do this. What evidence do you have the majority of Kurds do do this?

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On Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:35 AM, Mohamed1993 said:

Russia bombed SDF targets today, after the SDF made a statement that they would not LET the SAA cross the euphrates river. I know Kurds haven't been well treated under Baathist regimes before, but they are pretty much allowing themselves to be exploited for imperialist and Zionist ambitions to weaken Syria, if that's the case, they should get ready to be bombed, you cannot impede the progress of the SAA. No wonder Turkey doesn't trust them. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/jets-strike-u-s-backed-forces-in-eastern-syria-idUSKCN1BR09K?il=0.

What is problem if kurds want to live independently. Why should one force to subjugate others. 

Does it indirectly means the Iraqi are not good that made kurds to demand for separation. 

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On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Irfani313 said:

Iran, Iraq, Turkey, the three major Kurd population holders won't allow it to happen. Iran and Iraq because they won't let another Israel be planted next to their borders (recent statement of IRI FM), Turks won't allow it because if it happens, 1/3rd of Turkish territory could be claimed to be the future part of Kurdistan. Russians don't like it because of instability closer to its borders and also because they have already wasted enough resources on countering other stooges of the West in their immediate neighborhood.

Google Pepe Escobar or M.P. Bahadurkumar for excellent analysis of why Kurds are being used only to foment more chaos in the ME and would be abandoned as soon as it won't remain convenient for he West to play spoiler. Central theme, ISIS is out, AQ is sort of dead, on who else to milk Wahabi oil money and feed the war machine of the West, Kurds fit right in. 

Political sands are shifting fast in general in favor of the Shia / Resistance in ME which obviously didn't come cheap to Shia. Earlier this month, BNY came empty handed from Russian visit where he demanded Putin to keep Shia legions 60 miles off of the border of Israel. The chosen ones are not used to hear no until recently. Those who used to consider themselves unapproachable five years ago are being equalized in the world of politics as the influence of the West is waning rapidly. Syrian war has fundamentally shaken the world order that was established after the end of Cold War (see Asia Times op ed 9/15/2017). 

Bottom line - Kurdistan won't happen. 

What is problem if kurds want to live independently. Why should one force to subjugate others. 

Does it indirectly means the Iraqi are not good that made kurds to demand for separation. 

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18 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

Yet you support a Palestianian state

I don't, I support a democratic state where Jews will have a vote too. Call it whatever you want.

18 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

Who has given the Syrian state sovereignty to begin with? Also, when does a state legitmately lose sovereignty? 

in that case, who gave any nation state sovereignty? People who've been oppressed through slavery and racism in the US can fight the state to undo all those years of discrimination? Would you be ok with this? I realize how injustices were done when nations were colonized and stuff but how do you maintain order and undo every injustice that was done? You want chaos everywhere, that's fine, I personally believe we have to deal with what we have now, learn to live together as equal citizens.

18 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

That isn't the fault of Kurds

Allowing yourself to be used by a state that denies rights to millions while wanting your own rights to be a free state is hypocritical. According to wikileaks the Kurds even cooperated with Israel frequently. An oppressed people cooperating with an oppressor leads to a lack of trust for their aspirations. https://wikileaks.org/berats-box/emailid/18426

18 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

The USA are against the referendum and yet the USA are allied to Israel. What is your point exactly? 

The above. Cooperating with oppressors while claiming to be oppressed makes me skeptical of how noble the claims of independence are. You may want independence but then if you use that independence to cooperate with an oppressor to weaken the oppressor's enemies then I find that difficult to support. Colonialism ruled through divide and conquer, more division will ensure more instability. 

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26 minutes ago, islam25 said:

What is problem if kurds want to live independently. Why should one force to subjugate others. 

Will an independent Kurdistan be a sovereign state? Or will it be a state that cooperates with imperialist entities in the region to violate the sovereignty of that imperialist power's enemies. The Kurds have been repressed by Baathist regimes in Iraq and Syria, but they have cooperated with Israel on numerous occasions which makes their intentions untrustworthy. You can guarantee that Israel will exploit the Kurds all the more to weaken their enemies in the case of an independent Kurdistan, will the Kurds refuse to cooperate?  Well history makes you wonder, and if they do work together, what does that leave? An unstable neighborhood, a state that allows itself to be exploited to serve imperialist agendas surrounded by enemies that oppose it because of its history of cooperation with an enemy. Who does this benefit? 

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17 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

Will an independent Kurdistan be a sovereign state? Or will it be a state that cooperates with imperialist entities in the region to violate the sovereignty of that imperialist power's enemies. The Kurds have been repressed by Baathist regimes in Iraq and Syria, but they have cooperated with Israel on numerous occasions which makes their intentions untrustworthy. You can guarantee that Israel will exploit the Kurds all the more to weaken their enemies in the case of an independent Kurdistan, will the Kurds refuse to cooperate?  Well history makes you wonder, and if they do work together, what does that leave? An unstable neighborhood, a state that allows itself to be exploited to serve imperialist agendas surrounded by enemies that oppose it because of its history of cooperation with an enemy. Who does this benefit? 

That is not question with whom kurds will cooperate. It is their choice .

Why should kurds go close to Israel and not regional Islamic nation. 

Egypt is close to Israel does it you snatch their liberty. 

 

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10 minutes ago, islam25 said:

That is not question with whom kurds will cooperate. It is their choice .

 

So is it then black people's choice in America to cooperate with America's enemies to act against the nation they live in simply because they've been oppressed throughout history? 

16 minutes ago, islam25 said:

Egypt is close to Israel does it you snatch their liberty. 

 

Who says I am a fan of Egypt? It's pretty much a military dictatorship. 

17 minutes ago, islam25 said:

Why should kurds go close to Israel and not regional Islamic nation. 

 

This is a question you need to ask Kurdish representatives. Look, you lose credibility when you cooperate with oppressors whilst claiming to be oppressed, simply because those oppressing you are also opposed to the oppressor oppressing other people. 

 

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On ‎22‎-‎9‎-‎2017 at 10:33 PM, David66 said:

Hello,

How can one justify promoting a Palestinian State while advocating against a Kurdish State?

Hi,

Because the Kurdish state is an extension of the Zionist entity and the preface to a Greater Zion.

 

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7 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

Look, you lose credibility when you cooperate with oppressors whilst claiming to be oppressed, simply because those oppressing you are also opposed to the oppressor oppressing other people. 

That's the problem I have with the Iraqi government as well.

It's all double.

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10 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

Egypt is close to Israel does it you snatch their liberty. 

Sisi is already on his knees sending a message of friendship and acceptance to the Zionist entity just last week. The Gulf-states as well except Qatar which is accused of sponsoring terrorism because of their ties with Hamas and the IRI.

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49 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

I don't, I support a democratic state where Jews will have a vote too. Call it whatever you want.

in that case, who gave any nation state sovereignty? People who've been oppressed through slavery and racism in the US can fight the state to undo all those years of discrimination? Would you be ok with this? I realize how injustices were done when nations were colonized and stuff but how do you maintain order and undo every injustice that was done? You want chaos everywhere, that's fine, I personally believe we have to deal with what we have now, learn to live together as equal citizens.

Allowing yourself to be used by a state that denies rights to millions while wanting your own rights to be a free state is hypocritical. According to wikileaks the Kurds even cooperated with Israel frequently. An oppressed people cooperating with an oppressor leads to a lack of trust for their aspirations. https://wikileaks.org/berats-box/emailid/18426

The above. Cooperating with oppressors while claiming to be oppressed makes me skeptical of how noble the claims of independence are. You may want independence but then if you use that independence to cooperate with an oppressor to weaken the oppressor's enemies then I find that difficult to support. Colonialism ruled through divide and conquer, more division will ensure more instability. 

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I don't, I support a democratic state where Jews will have a vote too. Call it whatever you want.

Well that is still in support of nation-states... Regardless of the political system within the state.

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in that case, who gave any nation state sovereignty? People who've been oppressed through slavery and racism in the US can fight the state to undo all those years of discrimination? Would you be ok with this? I realize how injustices were done when nations were colonized and stuff but how do you maintain order and undo every injustice that was done? You want chaos everywhere, that's fine, I personally believe we have to deal with what we have now, learn to live together as equal citizens.

Now you are strawmaning my position, I'm not advocating chaos. Simply the self-determination of peoples as a whole. Whoever they may be. 

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Allowing yourself to be used by a state that denies rights to millions while wanting your own rights to be a free state is hypocritical. According to wikileaks the Kurds even cooperated with Israel frequently. An oppressed people cooperating with an oppressor leads to a lack of trust for their aspirations. https://wikileaks.org/berats-box/emailid/18426

Really? So Iraq never received American weaponary or American specialist training neither? But you make an exception to that I assume?

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The above. Cooperating with oppressors while claiming to be oppressed makes me skeptical of how noble the claims of independence are. You may want independence but then if you use that independence to cooperate with an oppressor to weaken the oppressor's enemies then I find that difficult to support. Colonialism ruled through divide and conquer, more division will ensure more instability. 

The same standard then applies to Shias who support the Baathist Assad because Baathism is inherently racist in its ideology. The same for Iraqi cooperation with America? Or Iranian cooperation with America on the nuclear deal? 

You see this line of reasoning is fallacious and is a slippery slope argument. "Cooperating with opressors" is simply an appeal to emotion, you assuming having economic ties with a state means you endorse that state. That simply isn't how politics works. 

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48 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

Will an independent Kurdistan be a sovereign state? Or will it be a state that cooperates with imperialist entities in the region to violate the sovereignty of that imperialist power's enemies. The Kurds have been repressed by Baathist regimes in Iraq and Syria, but they have cooperated with Israel on numerous occasions which makes their intentions untrustworthy. You can guarantee that Israel will exploit the Kurds all the more to weaken their enemies in the case of an independent Kurdistan, will the Kurds refuse to cooperate?  Well history makes you wonder, and if they do work together, what does that leave? An unstable neighborhood, a state that allows itself to be exploited to serve imperialist agendas surrounded by enemies that oppose it because of its history of cooperation with an enemy. Who does this benefit? 

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You've yet to define "imperialist entities", can you define it please?

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Or will it be a state that cooperates with imperialist entities in the region to violate the sovereignty of that imperialist power's enemies.

That is another fallacy you are employing, in the form of a loaded question. 

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The Kurds have been repressed by Baathist regimes in Iraq and Syria, but they have cooperated with Israel on numerous occasions which makes their intentions untrustworthy.

Can you provide evidence for that claim? 

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You can guarantee that Israel will exploit the Kurds all the more to weaken their enemies in the case of an independent Kurdistan, will the Kurds refuse to cooperate?

A further fallacy in the form of a loaded question. 

 

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An unstable neighborhood, a state that allows itself to be exploited to serve imperialist agendas surrounded by enemies that oppose it because of its history of cooperation with an enemy. Who does this benefit? 

A further loaded question...

 

The amount of sophistry you employ isn't going to get you anywhere here. If you don't have any actual points or arguments but only have sophist talking points, then fine. 

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Just now, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

Really? So Iraq never received American weaponary or American specialist training neither? But you make an exception to that I assume?

No I don't actually, how do you cooperate with a country that arms your enemies in Syria? It doesn't make any sense, but this is how they operate. 

3 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

The same standard then applies to Shias who support the Baathist Assad because Baathism is inherently racist in its ideology.

Assad vs. ISIS/Al Qaeda/Al Nusra/Jaysh al Islam/Ahrar al Sham, there isn't much  of a choice here. But I hope the people of Syria can have free and fair democratic processes in the future, and fair elections too. 

5 minutes ago, Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī said:

Or Iranian cooperation with America on the nuclear deal? 

I was happy with the deal at the time it was signed because I thought it was a good way to avoid a war, where innocent lives would be lost for no good reason, but now looking at how this deal was just an excuse for the US to push Iran on other issues, I don't think it was helpful tbh. 

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