Lots of people are crying how we need to support the Kurds. Yet they do so without looking into the history of this conflict.
So, let me make a comparison for you. Let’s make a hypothetical comparison of the Kurds to the KKK of the southern US states.
Imagine that the KKK, a white ethic supremacy group with a history of violence, inhabited an area like Texas in a majority. They decide that they want to be autonomous from the state of Texas and claim the resources of the Texas oil fields. Rather than holding peaceful protests, they engage in terrorist activities, attacking the Texas government. At times they join forces with other terrorist groups.
Then the US government starts offering them arms and funding, as long as they keep attacking the Texas government in hopes of overthrowing the Texas government. However, the KKK has grander ideas and also starts attacking the northern Mexican government.
Then the US government places a moderate occupational force of US soldiers in Texas against international law, bombing the Texan forces on multiple occasions. Meanwhile the US government sells advanced arms to the Mexican government at the same time they are arming and funding the KKK with smaller weapons and vehicles.
Meanwhile the Texas government is busy fighting off a larger terrorist group. Both Texas and Mexico consider the KKK to be a terrorist organization. However, both offer to hold peace talks with the KKK. The KKK refuses.
Eventually the US government decides to withdraw support for the KKK. Mexico responds by crossing the border into Texas. This is also an unwelcome invasion in the view of the Texas government.
The KKK, being beaten back and knowing they have no chance of victory against the Mexican army, the KKK agrees to peace talks with the Texas government in return for assistance against Mexico. Texas agrees, as long as the KKK helps fight back the larger terrorist group.
Remember through all of this that the KKK is still the KKK. They still consider themselves superior. They still want to claim resources which do not belong to them. They are still racist and want to drive anyone out of their claimed territory who is not white, fanatical “Christian”, male dominant and anti-gay. They object to even occupying the region with partial autonomy while still being under the laws and government of Texas or Mexico. Any peace treaty they agree to would be highly in question whether they would comply with the terms. Even if more rational moderate leaders negotiate the terms of the agreement, more radical elements still exist in the KKK populace.
Even through the withdrawal of US forces, elements in the US government want to continue making profits from the war, in addition to still having the goal of overthrowing the Texas government. These elements will refuse to mention that the KKK is a known racist, terrorist organization. So they propose legislation to maintain the illegal US military presence and extend the war. There is no stated goal. There is no suggestion of an attempt at a peace process. There is no embargo of arms sales to Mexico.
So, when you view this as hypothetical conditions inside the US instead of in some foreign land, how do you think about it? Would these conditions be acceptable to you? Would you support the KKK?