It’s is interesting to note how concerned US and UK politicians are about the fate of Kurds. (I won’t bother to mention the concern displayed by Turks, Persians, or Arabs.) One needs only the merest glance at history to see how uncaring these two nations have been in the past. Ask everyone’s favourite, Henry Kissinger, how much he did for the Kurds during his reign of power in Washington. Few people on this earth have been promised so much and deceived so often.
Now, conspiracy nuts will scream that they have become darlings to court, because they sit on a sea of oil…
During I flight the other day, I noticed that the plane passed over Kurdistan.
Never heard of Kurdistan?
That is because no such country exists. The dream of an entire race is one of many social, cultural, religious, and historical anomalies perpetrated on the Middle East and the world during the last century, when drawing boundaries following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The Kurds now “reside” in Turkey, Irag, Iran, and Syria, but would very much like to have their own nation. Each of those countries, with the help of US, Great Britain, France, and others collude to prevent this nationalism. The most-violent reaction is perhaps in Turkey. The greatest betrayal is perhaps that by the US,
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.