Michael J. Totten Goes To Kirkuk

Where Kurdistan Meets the Red Zone.

KIRKUK, IRAQ – Just south of the Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq’s northernmost provinces lies the violence-stricken city of Kirkuk, the bleeding edge of Iraq’s “greater” Kurdistan, and the upper-most limit of the asymmetric battleground known as the Red Zone. Kirkuk is claimed and counterclaimed by Iraq’s warring factions and is a lightning rod for foreign powers – namely Turkey — that fear a violent ethnic unraveling of their own that could be triggered by any change in Kirkuk’s convulsive status quo.

Go and read and give him some walking around money at the link at the end.

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Published in: on April 21, 2007 at 12:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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