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ISIS COMES TO THE "ARAB SPRING"; KURDS ON THE HORNS OF A DILEMMA
I'm going to let you in on the joke. "Ayn Al-'Arab" means "Arab Spring". The word "spring" here, of course, refers to a water spring – not the season of Spring. It's also the place called Kobaani by the Kurds. It's the place that's become famous for the recent ISIS assault on this city straddling the Syrian-Turk border. Poor Kurds. Their leaders are either wishy-washy wankers like Masoud Barzaani, whose only purpose in life appears to be pumping oil and hot air in Iraq's northern Kurdistan; or convicts languishing on pristine island prisons famous for very limited accommodations and a dearth of wide-screen televisions, like Abdullah Ocalan. It's bad enough you can't get anybody to acquiesce to your vision of a Kurdish nation state – but – imagine how exasperating it is when the only defenders of Kobaani happen to be the PKK, Kurdistan Workers' Party – a militia designated "terrorist" by the USA and its allies, not to mention the malicious Erdoghani Turks. What's a Kurd to do