There are a few things to be said about this:


First, a look at the Kurds:

A majority of Kurds belong to the Shafi‘i school of Sunni Islam, but significant numbers practise Shia Islam and Alevism, while some are adherents of Yarsanism, Yazidism, Zoroastrianism and Christianity.

What is it about them and the genocide?

7 comments for “Kurds

  1. James Strong
    October 17, 2019 at 07:38

    ‘What is it about them and the genocide?’

    I don’t know; I don’t know what point you are making.

    Is it a rhetorical question that you ask? Rhetorical questions only work if the reader/listener is led to an obvious answer.

    Or is it a genuine question?

    You tell us that Kurds fall into 7 groups, and it’s not clear what those groups have in common that is relevant to the genocide.

    Kurds are not Arabs, so perhaps that’s why Arabs want to eliminate them.

    Kurds are not Turks, so perhaps that’s why Turks want to eliminate them.

    Kurds, according to your piece, have a multplicity of religious beliefs, so perhaps that’s why countries with a single and very dominant belief system want to eliminate them.

    Kurds are a group spread over a number of countries. They don’t have a country of their own. If they were to have such a homeland established where they live then that would mean loss of territory for surrounding countries. Perhaps that’s why surrounding countries want to eliminate them.

    I don’t know.

    What do you think is the answer to the question you pose?

    • October 17, 2019 at 08:24

      I don’t know but clearly the Turks don’t like them, nor do they like Armenians. At least the Young Turks were brutal. Do they represent some sort of constant threat or reminder?

      I read of one group, think it was Yazidi, victims again, yet there’s satan in their belief system. That’s why methinks there’s no quick fix. Eliminate religion is just as stupid as kill them all. How?

      Seems to me there are toxic mixes of elements. When those combine, like H+C+N, they become lethal. Same with atheism – can be mild but mix in some elements and you’ve got people writing signs on buses and being Extinction Rebellion like.

      Same with so called Christian sects. It’s the mix of elements which is the issue.

  2. Distant Relative
    October 17, 2019 at 09:32

    Usually there is something more to all these sorts of thing than meets the eye of the ordinary folks. I noticed in the past few days the mention of the PKK with regards to this Kurd issue and that according to some they are more feared than ISIS. Don’t know what that is based on as I haven’t dug – not enough hours in the day atm.

    There was a website/blog a few years ago which closely followed what was happening between Syria, Turkey and the Kurds. Can’t remember its name off hand. If I remember and it’s still available, I’ll be back. Search engines have turned to poop these days.

  3. Chuckles
    October 17, 2019 at 19:48

    Kurds away?

  4. Distant Relative
    October 17, 2019 at 20:31

    Kurdish militia trained Antifa fighters in Northern Syria
    Antifa is YPG tied to PKK which is a Terrorists Network
    Soros funds Antifa
    Obama armed PKK&ISIS
    It’s time to stop #EndlessWars
    Trump thanks OAN for reporting

    Video in the tweet.

    Chuckles: Cheesy 🙂

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