Damn, do I wish the Kurds would get a state already. That ain't gonna happen, though. They've certainly got the oil to survive, but they can't get on anybody's good side with Turkey understandably not wantin' to lose the crude.
Nobody with pull or money is backin' it, even though, for starters, it's a completely logical step to the 3 part Iraqi political problem.
Kurds get a nation.
Shiite south merges with Kuwait.
Sunni north merges with Syria.
Israel gets Gaza and helps pay for Palenstinian immigration to mostly Lebanon, but Jordan and Syria as well. Of course all Arab's who stay get full citizenship.
Turkey gets immediate EU membership + deals with Russia and Iran on a pipeline to Europe and Africa.
Iran gets an apology from the US for Cold War "necessities" leading up the Islamic Revolution.
China gets a sweeter deal with Russia cuz her Prices just stabilize is happy enough to remove Li'l Kim for a quasi-unified Korea acting as East-West conduit, along with the traditional and still current leader in that role, Japan.
Voila! Peace on Earth.
OK. My work here is done.
Thanks to Betmo for the news which inspired this post. Crazy days, eh.
And before pointing out that it obviously won't work out because folks are such greedy superstitious cowards they refuse to acknowledge anyone else's right to whatever it is we want, imagine that we aren't.
Then it's only logical.