The Americans have now thrown the Kurds under the bus and created the ideal conditions for an IS comeback – all done so that Donald Trump can brag he brought the US troops home.
The fall of Islamic State gives fresh relevance to John Wayne’s classic Western
Mark Taylor, the Kiwi recruit to ISIS, ultimately put himself in the hands of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. That was smart of him, and/or lucky.
For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again.
Once every decade, the Kurds flicker across the Western world’s radar, usually in the role of victims.