If this story is to be believed, Kurdish authorities are green-lighting the construction of a major CIA facility in the vicinity of Irbil.
That would mark the nascent Kurdish homeland as a CIA protectorate. How is that going to go over with the neighbours? The only neighbours who could countenance such a thing are the ones who are already CIA protectorates or affiliates; Egypt, Jordan, and Israel.
But it does make a lot of sense. With the Kurds taking control of major oil fields from the Malaki government today, the US has even less reason to support its puppet in Baghdad, and more reasons to support Kurdish independence.
As usual, it's all about oil.