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The Kurds could be the key to the Middle East چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

The Kurds could be the key to the Middle East

By: Amir Taheri

October 18,2015

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NyPost.com

 

“I am puzzled by God’s wisdom
That, among all nations, has
denied Kurds a state of their own!”

This is how Kurdish poet Ahmadi Khani expressed his people’s feelings in “Love and Life,” the epic he composed in 1690.

ahmad_khani_kurdish_poem_1605_1706.jpgThree centuries later, the Kurds still don’t have a state but represent a spider’s-web set of ethnic and sectarian fractures that threaten the integrity of at least five nations.

At the time Khani wrote, a majority of mankind lived in a dozen empires or a jigsaw of isolated tribal entities with the concept of nation-state unknown outside Europe.

Now, in a world dotted with 198 nation-states, the Kurds represent the largest “nation” without a “state.”

Stuck in the center of every Middle East conflict, the Kurds are a rarity: a sympathetic ally. Supporting them is not without risk, as it could cause even more upheaval in the region, but if the US acts strongly and prudently, the Kurds could help keep Iran, ISIS and others in check.

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Turkish Prime Minister: ‘There Is a 360-Degree Difference Between Turkish Islam and ISIS’ چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   
Turkish Prime Minister:
 
There Is a 360-Degree Difference Between Turkish Islam and ISIS'
 
October 16th,2015
 
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Ask Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to describe the difference between his interpretation of Islam and that of the Islamic State, and he'll tell you there's no distinction at all - entirely by accident, of course.

Islamic State jihadis allegedly detonated two bombs at an Ankara peace rally last week, killing 99 and sparking many critics inside the country to accuse the Turkish government of failing to act on intelligence that could have prevented the attack. Other conspiracies included claims that the Kurdish opposition or the government itself was responsible for the attacks.

Davutoglu went on Turkish channel Show TV on Wednesday night in an attempt to rescue Ankara from those charges. It didn't go very well: In a major geometrical gaffe, Davutoglu instead ended up saying Turkey is directly aligned with the extremist group.

"There is a 360-degree, not 180-degree, difference between the Islam we defend and what Daesh has on its mind," he said, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. 

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Security and Economy of the Gulf state and Kurdistan state چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Security and Economy of the Gulf state and Kurdistan state

saman_shali_c2015.jpgDr. Saman Shali
Former President of the Kurdish National Congress of North America

May 6, 2016

The economy plays an important role in the international stage. How to protect it, however, is one of the top priorities of the producing countries, especially in areas where oil is a dominant force in the world economy. We all know that the interests of consuming countries in the Gulf. Any major threat to the Gulf States and its oil is a threat to these countries. The Gulf States are considered some of the largest oil producers in the world. Therefor preserving these sources and security in the region enhance the stability of the global economy.

The major oil consuming countries are fully aware of the effect of oil income on the progress and prosperity of the Gulf countries and all that region. It is necessary for the building of their agricultural, industrial, commercial, and scientific infrastructure. Such a boom in the development will reduce dependency of the Gulf States on the products of those oil consuming countries, and it will make them able to actually compete in the local markets of the region. Thus, these consuming countries are working hard on finding many ways to keep the Gulf States and the region heavily dependent on them in all fields.

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The 14th Annual Irvine Global Festival 2015 and Kurdish American Education Society (KAES) چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

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The 14th Annual Irvine Global Festival 2015
and Kurdish American Education Society (KAES)
 
Join Us to introduce and promote our Cultural Heritage, history, language, music and food

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Kurdish American Education Society (KAES), once again joins the Irvine Global Festival on Saturday Sept 26 in partnership to raise awareness and celebrate the cultural kaleidoscope of greater Los Angeles.

KAES and Kurdish Community of Southern California will represent and promote the Kurdish cultural heritage, Kurdish History, Kurdish Language, Music, and Food in this vivid and vivacious celebration of multiculturalism in Southern California. Like every year the festival is filled with a variety of cultural expressions and activities.


This year An artistically Constructed Collage of Kurdish ancient Archeological sites and main cities created by international wellknow Kurdish Artist Mr. Sardar Zuhdi on display at the KAES cultural Booth along with a myriad of other Cultural artifacts.


The day will feature hundreds of cultures, lively music and performances by different bands including our own Kurdish musician and vocalist Murat Daslik, who will be performing a number of songs from different regions of Kurdistan from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM on the Optima stage.

This year the Kurdish Niroj Cusin Restaurant will join the food fairs to offer tasty and fresh Kurdish food.

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Will the United States Sell Out the Kurds Again and Forfeit a Loyal Ally? چاپ ارسال به دوست
Azad Moradian   

Will the United States Sell Out the Kurds Again and Forfeit a Loyal Ally?

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 By Dr. Saman Shali:

ئه م نوستراوه به زماني كوردى

kurdistantribune

August 27,2015

The history of contact between the United States and the Kurds goes way back to President Woodrow Wilson. In January 1918, for the first time the US supported the Kurds' rights within the Ottoman Empire in the 14 points by President Wilson. But because the US did not have an important role in the area, they did not give any weight to the US declaration in support of the Kurds.

The Kurds have been sold out at least three times during this century and these betrayals still burn vividly in the mind of the Kurds. In 1946 the Republic of Mahabad was sacrificed for the Shah of Iran with US blessing; in 1975 the Kurdish Revaluation was sacrificed for the Shah of Iran and Saddam Hussein with US support; and in February 1991, the US president asked the Kurds and the Shiites to rise up and rebel against the Iraqi government. In response to this request, they did so. At the time, most politicians in the U.S. said that this request did not signal a change in US policy towards the Kurds, but was rather an attempt to weaken the Iraqi government. After the uprising and the victory of the US army, the United States washed their hands of the Kurds, leaving them to face their fate alone.

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