Arm the Kurds? Are They Kidding?

On Thursday May 19, I'll be giving a lecture at the Irish Rose.  In putting the finishing touches on the talk, I decided to see if there had been any major candidates in the presidential race who had not succumbed to the insanity of wanting to arm the Kurds.  "Not one, no no, not one!"  Here is a little extract of the talk.

In the nearly 1400 years since Mohammed began persecuting and massacring Jews and Christians, this pattern of Muslim behavior has not changed. Flash forward to end of 19th century, as Ottoman Turks were being driven out of the Balkans.  Reports on the atrocities shocked the civilized world, and not long after, right after World War I, The new Turkish regime set up by the Young Turks embarked upon a Genocide of Armenians, Jews, Greeks.  In massacring the Christian Armenians, the Turks hardly had to bloody their own hands: They simply let the blood-thirsty Kurds know that they could kill Christians with impunity.

Ever since the ill-advised Iraq Wars the Bushes dragged us into, these same Kurds have been massacring Christians and cleansing them from areas of Iraq where they have been living since the days of the Apostles—all under the protection of the US army.   These are the same Kurds that Republican conservatives love so much that they are constantly demanding that we give them arms and money so they can finish the job. Thank goodness the Kurd-loving conservatives—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, and Jeb Bush were knocked out of the presidential race.  Alas, even Donald Trump who probably knows as much about Kurds as he knows about the Scriptures, has also been tricked into loving the  Kurds.  But don’t think about voting Democrat—Hilary also wants to arm the Kurds and Bernie's close ties with with Kurdish separatists has alarmed some of his Com-symp supporters.  Why are American politicos always on the wrong side?  Especially when there is bi-partisan agreement.  Dole and McCain et al. joined the Bloodthirsty Clintons in supporting the Christian-murderingl Kosovo Albanians—and the GOP leadership has made unflinching support for the Islamic terrorsist regime in Pristina a permanent plank of Republican platform…


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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

4 Responses

  1. Gregg Zuman says:

    The united States hasn’t declared war on another nation since 1943. What is this about an Iraq War that I see?

  2. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    Thanks for the correction. The US only makes peace, not war, just as the US and NATO pledged not to arm any of the parties in Libya, but of course that was before they invented a fictional government of national unity, which holds o territory and has no army. Bush and Obama both promised they were not going to be involved in nation-building, and the USSR outlawed the death penalty.

  3. Dot says:

    Those in Washington, DC and those running for office need a crash course about Mohammed of 622A AD and the Muslim religion.

    About the ill advised Iraq wars and other wars. I wonder why Bush the younger was visiting a school in Florida on the fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001. Did Pear Harbor happen to get us into WWII? Did we have to go to Vietnam in the 1970s or was it to give employment for our young men in uniform?

  4. Aetolian says:

    Dr Fleming, thank you very much for telling the truth about the Kurds! I got tired of listening how much these “poor people” have suffered. Actually along with the Circassians have always been the traditional enemies of the Christians in the Ottoman Empire.