The shameful Western betrayal of the Kurds

The world owes the Kurds, but it does not want to pay up.

Giulio Meotti

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How do the US and Europe look at themselves in the mirror while they abandon the Kurds, first during their referendum for independence, when Israel was the only country to support them, and now, as the Kurds are being bombed after the invasion of Syria by Islamic fascist Erdogan in Afrin?

The Kurds, who were alongside the American and Italian soldiers during the Iraq war in 2003.

The Kurds, who won the war against the Caliphate in our place since Europe hadn't the stomach to fight the Jihadists who had killed hundreds of Westerners.

The Kurds, who deserve a state like the Tibetans - and instead of the Palestinian Arabs.

The Kurds, who call Kirkuk “our Jerusalem”.

The Kurds, with their girls without veils, colorful and free, and their fighters, who trace back their roots to Xenophon during the famous Anabasis.

Instead of the Kurds, why doesn't the West abandon that satrap Erdogan, an enemy of Armenians, Greeks, Jews and Kurds?

Erdogan, who fills Europe with mosques and minarets.

Erdogan, who blackmails the Europeans on refugees.

Erdogan, who arrests writers and journalists.

Erdogan, who erases the Christian heritage of Constantinople as well as his ancestors erased millennia of civilization in Greece and in Cyprus converted the churches into stalls?

Thinking of Europe, a galaxy of Greeks - Homer, Thales, Pythagoras, Aeschylus, Plato, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, - came to mind, but no Turk. Is it possible that the West never has the stomach to support an ally sharing our values?