I remember that by the 70s of the last century, when Kurdish nationalists began their campaign of awareness of international public opinion with emphasis on its differential fact, a Muslim intellectual summed up the offensive media of the chiefs of the tribe with the laconic commentary: poor Kurds! A wretched people living atop a sea of oil. These words reflect the difficulties of some tribes in the confines of the quadrilateral consisting of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, one of the richest regions of Asia minor. Pursued in turn by the quasi-totality of the Governments of the Nations before mentioned, the Kurds not only had to arm yourself with patience to defend their cause, but also subscribe to an ideology to cope with political persecution and the campaigns of ethnic cleansing carried out by Tehran and Baghdad, Ankara and Damascus. While the Iraqi war lords opted for the support of (the West clan of the Barzani, which comes from the current Prime Minister Iraq, played to fund the American Charter), relatives of Turkish Kurdistan opted for help from Moscow. In fact, the Party of the workers of Kurdistan (PKK), received decades logistical support of the intelligence services of Eastern Germany. Problems began to get complicated after the fall of the Berlin wall and the reunification of Germany, to become really critical after the demise of the Soviet Union. Persecuted by the Turkish army, the guerrillas of the PKK found refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan.
But the island of peace from the so-called Northern Province ceased to be a safe haven after the invasion of Iraq and, above all, following the appointment of Kurdish leader Massud Barzani in the post of President of the democratic State designed by political scientists related to George W. Bush. There is who believes that the only positive aspect of the American military presence in Iraq lies in the recognition of the national identity of the Kurds.