Buddha Patriot

A Classically Liberal Neoconservative Tibetan Buddhist from the Midwest

Friday, February 10, 2006

After the Blogger Maintenance + Kurdish talk

Blogger was out last night, so couldn't post.

Did attend a talk on Turkish Kurds on Thursday given by Kani Xulam ( bio: http://kurdistan.org/director.html ) and sponsored primarily by the U of M's Center for German & European Studies ( http://www.cges.umn.edu/ ) .

Obviously I have a lot to learn about the Kurdish situation in Turkey, but the speech itself was not much more than an exercise in America-bashing and misapplied analogies to the Kurdish plight there (+ the obligatory "Israel is like Nazi Germany" comment).

Things I'll need to look into: 1920 Treaty of Sèvres, the Turkish book "Metal Storm".

Documentary films to see on Saturday: "Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, No Friends but the Mountains" and: "Jiyan(Life)"

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