Who are the Kurds? Ask the GeoPolitical Monitor

Thanks to Geopolitical Monitor for publishing this short intro to what’s going on in and around northern Iraq.

Whatever language you use – observers, air support, trainers – President Obama is sending the American military back to Iraq.

But the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is not like the rest of Iraq…. 

… With difficulty and irf-marmatti-300x203errors, but with determination, they have tried to build the foundations for a peaceful, prosperous, and even democratic society.  They have protected their own people, their minorities, and refugees.  After years of successfully attracting international investment, and even tourists, they now need the rest of the world more than ever.

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