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Question: Will there be a Kurd nation in the next 5 years?
yes and there should be   -23 (46%)
yes, but there shouldn't be   -1 (2%)
no, but there should be   -22 (44%)
no and there shouldn't be   -4 (8%)
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Total Voters: 50

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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2014, 06:41:19 pm »
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Kurds seize two large oil fields, leave Iraqi govt
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Kurdish peshmerga forces are said to have seized control of production facilities at Bai Hassan and Kirkuk.

Kurdish MPs withdrew from Iraq's central government, after Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accused the Kurds of harbouring extremists.

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Kurdish officials, including Kurdistan Region leader Massoud Barzani, say they view independence of areas under Kurdish control as their right.

Tensions came to a head when Prime Minister Maliki said on Wednesday that the Kurdish provincial capital Irbil was a haven for Isis fighters.

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Quote from:   Martha Gellhorn for The Atlantic 1961
The unique misfortune of the Palestinian refugees is that they are a weapon in what seems to be a permanent war...today, in the Middle East, you get a repeated sinking sensation about the Palestinian refugees: they are only a beginning, not an end. Their function is to hang around and be constantly useful as a goad. The ultimate aim is not such humane small potatoes as repatriating refugees.
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