"Watch Out for Kurdistan
by Aaron Glantz
'Watch out for Kurdistan,' I tell everyone I know. It may take a few years, but Iraq will be cut up into two, possibly three, countries � and the Kurds will be the first to go.
Already, northern Iraq is hardly one with the rest of the country. In the provisional capital of Arbil, the red, green, and white Kurdish flag is everywhere; the Iraqi flag is nowhere to be seen. Signs on buildings proclaim: 'Kurdistan Health Ministry' and 'Kurdistan Education Ministry.' The streets are patrolled � not by American soldiers in Humvees and tanks � but by Kurdish peshmerga guerillas with AK-47s. If they see someone who even looks Arab, they stop him as a suspected terrorist."
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