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An Iran-Kurd smackdown?

One of the ironclad rules of Middle Eastern politics is that the Kurds seem to lose in the end. This article, announcing a forthcoming Iranian campaign against the Kurds, suggests that we might be entering that phase of the Iraqi drama.

Kurdistan KURD كوردستان كردستان ا /flickr
Kurdistan KURD كوردستان كردستان ا /flickr

One of the ironclad rules of Middle Eastern politics is that the Kurds seem to lose in the end. This article, announcing a forthcoming Iranian campaign against the Kurds, suggests that we might be entering that phase of the Iraqi drama.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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