The Kurds are spread over different countries, the victims of colonial carve-up of the Muslim East (aka the Middle East) but they tend to make decisions that are not in their own best interest. Their latest move, a declaration of autonomy in northeast Syria is one such example. This is likely to complicate the possibility of achieving a political solution to the 5-year-old war on Syria.
The UN Inquiry Commission on Syria has just confirmed what the rest of the world has known for more than four years: the war on Syria is foreign-instigated with mercenaries indulging in rape, murder and mayhem. The UN report coincides with the heart-wrenching story of a Syrian family fleeing from Kobani. The body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed ashore yesterday in Turkey. The family had applied for asylum in Canada but was rejected.