Kurds on a Wire; Voter Mullahfication


Here's a report on March riots by Kurds in Syria, apparently spurred on by gains made by Kurds in Iraq.

Violent outbursts by Syria's Kurdish minority reinforces concerns that recent political gains by Kurds in Iraq will embolden Kurds in neighboring lands to seek greater recognition. Some analysts see Kurdish ambitions for independence as a regional powder keg. Kurds have been a significant minority in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran since the early 1900s, when Kurdish lands were divided as the Ottoman Empire disintegrated.

And here's a far sketchier report of month-old riots in Iran based on what might be called voter mullahfication.