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The War Nerd February 26, 2008
The Kurds Will Always Lose, Part II
The enemy of your enemy is a pig, too By Gary Brecher Browse author Email
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By the late 1070s, Talabani had done the Turks and Iraqis a huge service by splitting the Iraqi-Kurdish resistance, and he helped even more by ordering full-scale armed attacks on the KDP. Better yet, one of his allies in breaking away from the KDP, Rasul Mamand, got pissed off because his gang wasn't getting their fair share of the action and in 1979 he re-defected back to the KDP, only now they decided to rename it the Kurdistan Socialist Party (KSP). And of course not all of Mamand's boys were in favour of changing the band's name like that, so they started their own solo careers.... You see how it goes. And if you have any imagination at all, you can see why a "resistance" like this is an occupying officer's dream. Just like the Turks in 1925, you only need a division or two of your own troops to squash insurgents like this, because you can count on the insurgents to do most of the work of killing their rivals. They hate those rivals way, way more than they hate you. In fact, they need you; you're their meal ticket, their career.

Or rather they were. Because as y'all may remember, back in 2003 we took over the job of paymaster for scum like Talabani when we decided to buy Iraq. So the whole job of managing Kurd-on-Kurd mayhem is now the business of the American taxpayer. And maybe the scariest thing about the whole Iraqi deal is that compared to what we're facing in the rest of the place, Kurdistan is the NICE part. They're purring up there now, letting us pat them, but there's always going to be more cats than laps in a place like Kurdistan, and the fur is sure to fly again soon.

This article was originally published on November 30, 2007

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