The Globe's opinion page has been invaded by foreign prognosticators, which I suspect has more to do with Globe management cutting costs than anything else. After all, we've got plenty of competent pro-capitalist, pro-empire prognosticators right here at home.
But they generally want to be paid a living wage. Printing stuff from outside sources is a neat way around that.
Which might explain why the widely esteemed asshole BHL got a slot in today's paper. Maybe David Shribman is on vacation or something.
The gist of BHL's missive in the Globe today is that "we," meaning the Nations of Virtue, should be all in for granting the Kurds their own statelet in the Middle East, to be carved out of the countries we've been bombing to ratshit for the last twenty years or longer.
After all, the Israelis absolutely love the Kurds.
If the apartheid state of Israel is on board, we should be too, goes the conventional reasoning.
I'm not so sure.
Ya, they might hate Arabs, but check out this site re: female genital mutilation in Kurdistan.
Aside from hating Arabs, do we really have any common ground with the Kurds?
I think not so much.
How is it the responsibility of we in the West to meddle in the Middle East even more than we already have to ensure that a greater Kurdistan becomes a reality?
Haven't we caused enough damage?