In Turkey today, it is being said that the Kurds are the new Armenians. The parallels are indeed striking. Marxist political parties, the PKK and YPG, (formerly the Dashaks and Hunchaks) financed by foreigners, are committing stupid and self-defeating acts of terrorism for the purpose of establishing an independent nation. Russia has positioned itself as noble protector of the Kurds in Syria, while Israel and the U.S. are supporting their ambitions in Iraq for no ulterior motives whatsoever.
Keep it up Kurds! If all goes according to plan, you too, like the first Armenia republic, will have an independent nation for 2 whole years before being absorbed into the Soviet/Eurasian Union for 70 years, followed by 20 years of stagnation, corruption and emigration.
Anyway, if Kurds are the new Armenians, then ISIS is the new Kurds. Sure, ISIS mass murders pretty good, I guess. But with more practice, they could turn it into an artform like the Kurds. The Kurds have not one but two genocides under their belt, the Armenian and Assyrian genocides. Now the Kurds want independence for some reason, despite the fact that they have all of south eastern Anatolia all to themselves, the very Armenian lands which the Turks promised the Kurds would be theirs if only they mass murdered the Christians. Declaring independence on another people’s lands is certainly a novel concept.
All this brings up the question: Do you feel sorry for the Kurds?