August 20, 2014
NO ONE IS A TERRORIST WHOSE CAUSE YOU SUPPORT:
Kurdish Fighters Aren't Terrorists (The Editors, 8/20/14, Bloomberg View)
In Iraq, the U.S. is fighting in a de facto alliance with one group on its list of terrorist organizations -- the Kurdistan Workers Party, also known as the PKK -- against another, Islamic State. This odd situation reveals an emerging truth about the Kurdish group: Its terrorist status is falling out of date. At this point it has to be recognized for the constructive role it can play in Iraq and the wider region.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2014 12:24 PM
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