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Iraqi Kurdistan – A wet dream for foreigners and the rich

http://rt.com/op-edge/210331-iraqi-kurdistan-isis-refugees-oil/

While Iraq is a bloodbath, the Kurdish capital of Erbil promotes itself as an island of stability and prosperity, with many foreigners coming for oil. 1,022 more words

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Turkey’s Deliberate Usage of Institutionalized Oppression on the Kurds

According to Genocide in Iraq Report put out by the Human Rights Watch in 1993, the Al-Anfal “Campaign,” 50,000 to 100,000 Kurdish civilians were killed and 4,000 out of the 4,655 villages were destroyed in Iraqi-Kurdistan. 2,028 more words

Institutionalized Oppression

The oil deal between Baghdad and the Kurds is a bad sign for smugglers

Iraqi Kurdistan’s days of smuggling tanker-loads of oil off the Turkish coast and through shadowy middlemen are over—at least for now. It has finally signed a deal with Baghdad that allows its oil to be exported legally, a concession by the Kurds, who have long sought a separate state, that they were not quite ready for independence. 250 more words

Iraqi Kurdistan – Wet Dream For Foreigners And The Rich - 1 December 2014

Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries.

While Iraq is a bloodbath, the Kurdish capital of Erbil promotes itself as an island of stability and prosperity, with many foreigners coming for oil. 113 more words

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ACN Update - Iraq

“ACN PROJECTS ARE SIGNS OF HOPE FOR US.” – Patriarch Sako

By Marta Petrosillo, ACN International
Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada 

“Christians in Iraqi Kurdistan are living in miserable conditions.” That’s how Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Raphael I Sako described to Aid to the Church in Need the current situation of roughly 120 thousands Christians forced to flee their home and now living in the Iraqi Kurdistan. 452 more words

ACN Canada

Sum of all Fears: The Key to ISIS' power

How horror and pluralism, wisely combined, gave rise to ISIS’ Empire in Iraq and Syria

The little town of Shariya, in northern Iraq, used to be an obscure, distant community, yet another Ba’athist experiment in social engineering. 1,050 more words

Political Owl

Bomb Blast In Iraqi Kurdish Capital

A suicide bomber has detonated a vehicle laden with explosives in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Erbil. 123 more words

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