Three Cheers for Putin!

My cheers for Russian President Vladimir Putin are tongue-in-check, based on his vow to bomb the Islamic State cutthroats and their cousins who are battling the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad. The man who demolished Grozny, the Chechen capital, and renamed its main boulevard after himself believes in the supremacy of brute force in domestic… Continue reading

AKIN and Kurdistan

The American Declaration of Independence declared everyone was “created equal.”

But some tyrants have made other people very unequal.

That is especially true in the Middle East…where the Turks, the Persians and the Arabs have their own countries.

But not the Kurds.

They have no country...no freedom… and no recognized or respected national identity.

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Kani Xulam

KaniA native of Kurdistan, Kani Xulam is a commentator on the history and politics of Kurdistan, and advocates for the right of the Kurdish people to self-determination.

He is the director of the American Kurdish Information Network.

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We must never again leave millions of men, women, and children at the mercy of the Turkish army.

— Danielle Mitterand, wife of the former President of France