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    The president of Iraqi Kurdistan has signalled it will draw the borders of a future Kurdish state if Baghdad does not accept a vote for independence in a referendum due later this month.......

    "Self determination is a well known International Right"


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    Would probably reduce the Iranian influence, which would presumably help to dissuade the Syrian Kurds that are increasingly aligning with Bashar. The problem is that it could potentially further reinforce ethnic boundaries.

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    I wonder if Iran was pro Kurdistan independence 20 years ago and anti independence today?

    This referendum would be mainly applicable to Iraqi Kurdistan but also implies goals towards the rest of the Kurdish region.

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    'No way back' in Myanmar's crucible of communal hate | Daily Mail Online

    Not sure how Hindus became targets of Rohingya violence. So far I thought it was a struggle against the Army that denied Rohingyas basic rights.
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    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sou...ional-airport/

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    Myanmar getting a free pass so far to do whatever the **** they want about Rohingya issues
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    Kurdish peshmerga are currently using American made and supplied weapons to destroy American made and supplied weapons used by Iranian proxy militias near Kirkuk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Kurdish peshmerga are currently using American made and supplied weapons to destroy American made and supplied weapons used by Iranian proxy militias near Kirkuk.

    Handshakes all around.
    At least the weapon industry in US continues to do well, great for job security....

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    They'll need them if this level of strategic ineptitude continues.
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    This is a bit unusual in that a Chinese official is actually articulating out loud what the rest of the world already knows.

    I get the feeling that the recent chest-beating in Beijing is little more than just that - chest-beating, and that Australia is right in the firing line of a potential financial meltdown because Paul Keating’s dogma was never properly questioned.

    China's bank chief warns of a 'sharp correction'

    China's central bank has warned in the clearest language to date that extreme credit creation and trouble in the shadow banking system could lead to a full-blown financial crisis.

    Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People's Bank (PBOC), spoke of "fierce market reactions" and possibly a Minsky Moment, the tipping point when credit cycles break and euphoric booms collapse under their own weight.

    It had long been assumed that this particular form of crisis cannot happen in a state-run financial system where the banks are under Communist Party control.

    Mr Zhou told China Daily that asset speculation and property bubbles could pose a "systemic financial risk", made worse by the plethora of wealth management products, trusts, and off-books lending.

    He warned that corporate debt had reached disturbingly high levels and that local governments were using tricks to evade credit curbs.

    "If there is too much pro-cyclical stimulus in an economy, fluctuations will be hugely amplified. Too much exuberance when things are going well causes tensions to build up. That could lead to a sharp correction, and eventually lead to a so-called Minsky Moment. That's what we must really guard against," he said.....

    China's bank chief warns of a 'sharp correction'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    This is one of many reasons why people are becoming highly sceptical of the old post-WW2 power structures and why they are being ignored by politicians like Trump and Xi.

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