what do you think of Kurds?
Kurds, a nation in medile east that some of them live in Iraq. i want to Know point of views from all over the word that how people do know about this nation. or have heard any about kurdish people or Kurdistan?
- RolandLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
they lack common sense. This is why they bear the seeds of their own destruction, as in Karl Marx's words.
- spannerLv 61 decade ago
I have heard some pieces of information about the Kurds. They are classified as a group of aboriginal people of the Middle East. Although they do not comprise a political nation, their populations can be found predominantly in eastern Turkey, I believe, as well as in Iran and in Iraq (in borderline regions). As an aboriginal people, they have been "dumped on" frequently throughout history, just like other aboriginal populations all over the globe have been treated. Recently they have experienced a lot of killings, and physical, social and political persecution from other nations in the Middle East where they represent a separate but significant minority population. They also represent a strong voice.
Kurdistan is a province in northwestern Iran. I presume that most Kurds are Moslems; therefore their persecution must be predominantly along the lines of ethnicity.
I would like to know more!
I cannot remember how I first heard about them. I think it was in reading up about some specific country in the Middle East, probably Turkey or Iran. The Kurdish population and culture is also a topic in the Aboriginal Studies high school curriculum in the part of Canada where I live. The subject matter of 'Aboriginal Studies' in secondary school curricula in Canada includes all aboriginal groups, with an emphasis on North American aboriginal populations and cultures. (I recently met some people working in a display telling about the aboriginal culture of Taiwan! It was interesting!)Source(s): Aboriginal Studies curriculum in Canada The Hammond World Atlas
- Magic GathererLv 41 decade ago
The Kurds are one of the oldest existing nations, and one of the most abused as well. For centuries they are denied their own country, although they fulfill all criteria to have one.
During the time of the Ottoman Empire, most Kurds lived in that empire, but after it was ripped apart by the Western Allies after World War I, the Kurds became split and citizens of several countries: Turkey (the rest and successor state of the Ottoman Empire), Persia (Iran), Mesopotamia (Iraq), Azerbeijan and some other countries that belonged to the Soviet Union between 1921 and 1991.
Most of the Kurds who did not go into exile live now in Turkey, Iraq and Iran. They deserve their own country and should have it, but despite all talk about democracy and self-determination by the western leaders, this is not applied to the Kurds. Maybe it is because there is oil in Kurdistan, and as long as that is divided between Turkey and Iraq, the Bush family and their oil cronies control it.
- aboukir200Lv 51 decade ago
There are Kurdish regions in Iraq, of course, Iran and Turkey (and probably some other enclaves). They would, like everyone else, like a homeland, and have not been successful. They are unloved minorities in their respective countries, and as potential "troublemakers," they tend to come in for more of their share of hardship by the powers that be, Iraq circa 1988 being the best known. It is ironic that the logo worn by a number of troops in several Islamic countries, the eagle with shield, is known sometimes as the Shield of Saladin, after the great Islamic leader during the Crusades. He was a Kurd!
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- netjrLv 61 decade ago
A people with a troubled past. They are feared or perhaps hated by the Turks to the north and the Sunni and Shiites to the south. Honestly I think Bush should have negotiated with Turkey harder to let Iraq seperate into 3 different countries and let the Kurds have their own in Northern Iraq.
After the first Gulf war the Kurds tried to over throw Saddam. We tried to help but we held true to the agreements made with the coalition nations not to encroach past the no fly zone - and the Kurds military forces got slaughtered by Saddam. Many blame the US, but the US did what it agree to with coalition allies that included Turkey.
- antiekmamaLv 61 decade ago
In the USA we have small bits about Kurds on the news and I doubt that many Americans pay much attention. Americans know little world geography to begin with. I asked a friend this question and she said : Oh they make rugs! So there you have it.
- 1 decade ago
I like kurds because they are harmless And they are rich in oil.It only costs 82 cents to buy gas there. We defended them during the gulf war so we are friends with them.
- beekissLv 41 decade ago
I like cheese curds! Does that count?