Are the Kurds a Reliable US Ally?

With the rise of ISIS, many in the West have looked to the Kurds in Iraq and Syria as the key to defeating the world's most notorious terrorist organization. Since the 1970s the Kurds have collaborated sporadically collaborated with the CIA, Israel, and other governments in their quest for independence. Ideologically and culturally the Kurdish populations of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran have developed a strong secular nationalist identity. In this week's episode, Mike and Danny discuss whether or not the Kurds are reliable US ally and what are the Kurds limits in combating ISIS.

The Kurds are an ethnic minority in Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Turkey and have been the greatest benefactor of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq

The Kurds are an ethnic minority in Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Turkey and have been the greatest benefactor of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq

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