1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

wtf?  from nothing to this in 7 years?

http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/001407.html

who wants to take the bet that this is where a decent portion of the Iraq war money is going? 

Even with oil there is no freaking way things could move that quick without a _lot_ of _really_,_really_ good organisation and a heap of instant cash.

it makes sense politically, a strong independent kurd state slap bang in the middle of the middle east could have some really interesting possibilities.
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March 19th, 2007 9:45pm
It comes down to this. Kurds are smart, sane and sensible people. Also, although they will say they are muslim if you ask, they aren't really.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 19th, 2007 10:50pm
The only problem w/ Kurdistan is that the Turks are absolutely batshit against it.  The article says that there are quiet negotiations going on, but every turkish guy I know (ok, that makes a total of 3, but still...) is dead-set against anything to do w/ PKK.
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March 19th, 2007 11:00pm
In general the Turks are huge troublemakers, and nasty people in general.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 19th, 2007 11:04pm
"It comes down to this. Kurds are smart, sane and sensible people. Also, although they will say they are muslim if you ask, they aren't really."

I still dont believe it.  before America invaded they were utterly crushed.  You dont recover from that so quickly without a hell of a lot of help.

something interesting is happening in kurdistan.
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March 19th, 2007 11:14pm
Sultan Serotonin was a fierce and virile champion. He colluded with Chairman MAOI and the Latter Day Saints to slay the incoming hordes of Clermontines at the siege of Raphic nucleus in the year 5HT.
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
March 19th, 2007 11:47pm
>> something interesting is happening in kurdistan. <<

Perhaps they're going to follow the path laid down by the Israelis -- independent state populated by smart & independent people.
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March 20th, 2007 9:42am

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