this article includes a before and after picture of the middle east. it's scary.
it involves the ethnic cleansing of as many as 70 million people off their native lands.
an article on the national aspirations of kurdish nationalists, who are US allies in Iraq and Iran:
here are a few problems on the map from what i know:
--30% of Turkey's national border is carved up and given to Kurdistan. There are an estimated 25 million turks, Armenians, Azeris and others who live on this land.
--mt Ararat and most of Armenia's historic lands are also given to Kurdistan.
--Iran's third largest city Tabriz(population 4 million) whose inhabitants are 90% Azeri is given to Kurdistan.
--There is another major Iranian city (Urumiyeh, population 2 million), which is the capitol of the easter azerbaijan province of Iran. 80-90% of the population in Urumiyeh is also Azeri.
--Most of Pakistan's territory is given to the Baluchis, and Afghanis. Good luck cramming Pakistan's 160 million or so people into that tiny area that is future Pakistan.
--Turkmen who live on the NE border of Iran will want to join their long lost brethren to the North in Turkmenistan.
--There's no mention of Talyshistan on the Caspian coast. these folks are also running an independance campaign both against Tehran and Baku.
--"the arab shia state"???? give me a break. basically this new country will have control of all the oil in the middle east with the exception of Kuwait. It looks like the Saudis will lose their oil rights.
--"the islamic sacred state"???? my god this one is so ridiculous i won't even bother.
--Sunni Iraq is also a pipe dream and Syria will not stand by as it loses territory to both Sunni Iraq and the US ally Jordan.
some food for thought!