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From: barry levine
Date: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 8:22 AM
Subject: re: Turkey Seeks Buffer Zone on the Border With Syria
To the Editor:
Since we ratified the U.N. charter, we have seen its promise of self-determination of peoples fulfilled again and again from Vietnam to Israel, from Algerian to Zambia. The Kurds, however, still wait; they have built a nation that the U.S. still refuses to recognize, partly in deference to our Turkish ally. Now, however, Turkey has endorsed dismembering Syria. The time has come to acknowledge that Syria and Iraq were failed inventions of the colonial powers, and statehood should be defined by a People, not by a sketch on a map.
Barry Haskell Levine