Does it seem like this to anyone else, or are the Kurds about to get wiped off the face of the Middle East map? Their PKK is apparently attacking Turkey (or so the Turks say). The Turks, as they assemble 100,000 troops along the border, have asked Iraq to control the Kurds, to keep them in line. The Iraq PM says, "You want us to do what? They're in their own place...up in the mountains...with guns no less! No way."
So this does seem a little fishy to me. No one is seemingly happy with the Kurds. They are a little like the Hmong: they have no country to call their own. So what will happen? With no one interested in looking into it or taking sides, I fear that there will be a free-for-all open season on the Kurds. However, perhaps the Kurds saw this war as the distraction to allow them to make their move. It's going to be interesting to see what transpires.