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, Senator Enzi claims Americans Don't Want a 'Fix,' They Want to Keep Their Plans, 'Racist' President Says Now You can Keep Your 'Substandard Insurance', and Cruz predicted what’s next. Regarding the fundamental GOP-platform Joe Meo notes that debt [at EVERY level of government] constitutes a coward's way of taxing; specific reference is made to documentation by Guzzardi that the Corbett upped PA’s debt-service by $6.2 billion under. Joe adds the GOP message should be: "P-I-L-E-S." Personal Responsibility Individual Liberty Limited Government Equality of Economic Opportunity (not outcome) Security at home and abroad BHO’s inherent-racism was manifest by arne-duncan, when he depicted opponents of Common Core to “white-surburban-moms-upset-that-common-core-shows-their-kids-arent-brilliant.” It is unclear if the upset of vance mcallister over neil riser in louisiana carries national import, but it certainly illustrates the existence of an ongoing civil-war within the GOP. Locally, private-communications suggest the MCRC [MontCo Republican Committee] will be led “inclusively” and “aggressively” by Rep. Mike Vereb. Sadly, illustrating the intransigence of the lefties, the New York Times Continued its Anti-Israel Crusade apace and, lest one hope Kerry’s attack on Israel [delivered in Israel] was a glitch, know that UN Ambassador [and former national security advisor] Susan Rice Blamed Israeli Houses for Muslim Terrorism. * Pending receipt of clips from today’s news-interview shows, provided is a rough-draft of a 700-word essay illustrating why Kurds could serve as the lynch-pin for favorable resolution of the Syrian Civil War; critique is invited because, if no one has major modifications, it will be submitted for publication ASAP.

America Must Recognize Kurdistan Welcoming the World’s 197th Nation Could Yield a Strong Democratic Ally
The United States should support the newborn non-Islamist entity—Kurdistan—which established a provisional government in eastern Syria on November 12th. It is has militarily resisted entreaties to be absorbed by rebels dominated by al-Qaeda, and recognizing this independent entity could provide other non-Islamist elements a conduit through which a government could be established throughout Syria. Although others in the region might become irritated by such an initiative, providing a homeland for approximately 30,000,000 Kurds [the largest ethnic group on the globe without their own government] could provide America a stable ally in a tumultuous region. A “briefing” regarding the fundamental forces at-play may be acquired by reviewing Wikipedia [1] which lists the involved ethnic groups; the Middle East Forum [2] which provides a Turkish perspective; the New English Review [3] which analyzes how a postAssad Syria could integrate Kurds and other minorities, and FrontPage Magazine [4] which provides an additional historical perspective. Also relevant are articles we wrote, both five years ago [5] when Kurds were accommodating themselves with the Iraqi

government, and two months ago [6] when it was desirable to promote a paradigm which did not require America to support either Assad or the rebels. Finally, the legal underpinnings for an independent Kurdistan in this region were laid in the Treaty of Sèvres (August 10, 1920), the peace treaty concluded between the Ottoman Empire and Allies at the end of World War I [7]. The MEF piece notes “While Turkey has shown its support for Kurdish autonomy in Syria and Iraq, within its own borders, Kurdish autonomy is still viewed as a threat,” citing “The continuing Kurdish problem in Turkey after O¨calan's capture” [8]. Also, it recalls the 1991 entreaty of Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel (1991-93), who averred “Turkey's border, flag, and official language cannot be debated, but ethnic groups [sic] demand to retain their own ethnic identity and culture should not be rejected … They have their own history, language, and folklore. If they wish to develop them, let them do so.” Nevertheless, the Kurdish Declaration of Autonomy in Syria was rejected by Turkey and the rebels [9]. Pivotal, therefore, is the need to vet leaders of this autonomy initiative, to ensure support would not be rendered to terrorists. Throughout, also, the capacity to achieve incremental improvement—recalling that Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan is an Islamist—is desirable in this war-torn country. The Syrian Kurdish militia are dominated by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which controls much of northwestern Syria near the Turkish border; it has links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has conflicted with Ankara, but which is involved in peace-negotiations with the Turkish government [10]. The main opposition alliance is the Syrian National Coalition, dominated by Sunni Arabs; it blasted the Syrian-Kurd declaration, claiming it had been issued by “hostile” forces. This event is viewed as undermining efforts to maintain ties with the Kurds, during the two-and-a-half-year uprising against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Illustrative of this initiative—which Kurds view as hollow—is the fact that the Syrian National Council named a secular Kurdish dissident, Abdulbaset Sayda, as its leader last year. Nevertheless, the Kurds are alienated from the SNC, in large part due to clashes between the Kurds and Al-Qaeda loyalists aligned with the SNC. In any case, consonant with this paradigm is the announcement that Kurdish, Arab and Christian leaders had agreed to turn Syrian Kurdistan – or Rojava – into three semiindependent provincial areas, within a larger Kurdish autonomy in the northeast. Thus, despite their being in a hostile “neighborhood,” the Kurds are creating alliances with non-Islamists. Indeed, a recent piece in the widely-read Wall Street Journal [11] is supportive of this initiative, albeit recognizing ongoing challenges to its success. Those who lament the decision not to create an independent Kurdistan after the Gulf War (in lieu of the no-fly-zone) could now be vindicated by the creation of a Homeland for Kurds in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey; far from providing sanctuary for cross-border attacks, this would allow for peaceful interaction between Syrian Kurds and those living in a Diaspora. And it would provide America a “friend” in the heart of this struggle between Assad and the Islamist-dominated rebels.

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