"Greater Kurdistan is like Israel, hated by all its neighbors. The Kurds are like Jews, but with a holocaust that never got much publicity. It is about time that Americans take a chance on the Kurds in 2017 the way we took a chance on Israel in 1948. We need to repay our true allies and shed our "fair weather" friends, whether in Iraq or Turkey.."
"Kurds = Scottish Highlanders without their restraint"
"The Kurds are like Kleenex. You use them, and then you throw them away."
"The Kurds are like tissue. You use them, and then you throw them away."
"The Kurds are like canaries in a mine shaft -- if they become the victims of an American showdown with Saddam Hussein, the world will know ..."
"maybe the Kurds are like the Irish – just want to be left alone in their own patch !"
"The Kurds are like the Scots and the Turks are like the English. The English are cowardly and slippery, while the Scottish are mountain people-more honest, more courageous, more straightforward "
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