The Kurds of northern Iraq, an ethnic group mostly made up of Sunni Muslims, want to be their own country. Turkey, Iran and Iraq are looking into counter-measures against a planned Kurdish independence referendum because they see a Kurdish nation as a threat.
Is anyone on the Kurds’ side?
Just Israel. Even the U.S., a Kurdish ally, is opposing the referendum, saying the timing isn’t great, along with Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq.
Glenn broke down who is truly on America’s side and who is guilty of aiding terrorism on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
We all know that ISIS is bad. But Turkey, which claims to be a U.S. ally, has been letting terrorists slip into Syria. Iran isn’t necessarily considered an ally, but the U.S. has been aiding the Iraqi military.
“Supporting the Kurds became a unanimous catchphrase” during the 2016 election because they stand out in the Middle East, Glenn asserted. The Kurds have fought to defend Muslims, Christians and atheists alike and have endured human rights violations from the countries that oppose their independence.
“Out of all of the countries that I just mentioned, the Kurds, they’re the only good guys,” Glenn said.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: How do you tell the good guys from the bad guys? Even the very elect will be deceived.
Look at the Middle East right now and the war and ISIS. ISIS is obviously an easy answer: Definitely bad guys, right? But after that, it gets a little harder, doesn’t it? Turkey claims to be our ally, but they’re letting terrorists slip into Syria since this entire thing started. Defeating ISIS isn’t even their main objective. Killing Kurds, now, that is an objective that they are with.
Iran is a pretty easy one as well, right? You look at Iran. We consider — we don’t consider them allies. We’ve been flying air support for their proxy forces since this war began. But the very same forces that were attacking our soldiers and handicappers just a few years ago, but we’re protecting them?
How about Iraq? Most of the commanders on ISIS came from Saddam’s army. When ISIS came back, the Iraqi army basically handed them Mosul and half the country, along with all the weapons.
In the entire region, only the Iraqi Kurds held their ground and fought. And they fought for Muslims and Christians and Yazidis and atheists.
You might remember the Kurds from the primary debates during the election. Supporting the Kurds became a unanimous catchphrase. We support the Kurds.
Out of all of the countries that I have just mentioned, the Kurds, they’re the only good guys. It couldn’t be more obvious. But for some reason, the State Department is having a hard time with this.
Yesterday, they announced they are opposing the Iraqi Kurd independence referendum, which is happening on Monday and could put the entire Middle East even in more chaos.
But it also does something else: It puts us in alignment with the three countries that I just mentioned that are not our allies or our friends. Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. Three countries that at very best do not share our values.
We have so wronged the Kurds for so long, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. But one of the online countries to step forward and support Kurdish independence is Israel.
Because they know exactly what it’s like to stand all by yourself. They know what it’s like to be a minority in this area and have the entire region want to see you fail and to see all of you wiped off the face of the earth.
Why is it so hard for the United States to recognize and support those who actually deserve our support?
This is the reason why our foreign policy is so hard to figure out. This is the reason why — well, people hate us over in the Middle East. Yes, there’s a reason.
Because we help those who don’t share our values. And then we don’t stand up for those who do share our values.
The only way we’re going to ever start to win back some of the respect, to win back our honor and integrity, is to have some honor and integrity.
It’s wrong that we don’t support the Kurdish independence in Iraq. It is wrong. And we are on the wrong side.