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ISIS Crisis & The Courageous Kurds: Interview w/ General Audino

ISIS Crisis & The Courageous Kurds: Interview w/ General Audino
Velma Anne Ruth, M.Ed. - Thu Nov 27, 2014 @ 04:28PM
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Interview with Brig. Gen. Ernie Audino (Ret.) and Sherkoh Abbas
Voices of Global Freedom Radio Show

November 23, 2014


In this open interview, General Audino and Sherkoh Abbas provide the Voices of Global Freedom Radio audience with an overview of the historical, cultural, and imminent significance of Kurdish participation in the current war against ISIS. A few points from the conversation:

  • The advance of ISIS, volatile uprising, and the caliphate
  • The risk of US distribution of weapons to Baghdad, given the influence of Iran, and the central government of Iraq's ongoing withholding weapons that were designated to the official Kurdish military
  • Significance of protecting Kurdish rights to their shares in independent oil exports, under terms of the constitution with Iraq, as Kurds need to be economically healthy to handle this fight
  • Concerns over the political will in the west to support the Kurds, honest approach to the war with ISIS where any tactic, any weapon, any objective is acceptable to the enemy
  • It is important to carry the merits of the Kurdish story to the American public, who has not been privy to Kurdish issues, or Kurdish history throughout the decades of engagement in the region
  • A coalition of Syrian Kurds is needed to support the Kurdish region of Syria, where the US is now engaged with Peshmerga against ISIS
  • Reflection on the number of Kurdish-Americans across given US states
  • Highlights on the expertise of Ambassador Peter Galbraith, whom General Audino studied under at US National War College


General Audino also provides the audience with a snapshot of his upcoming book on the Peshmerga...

Link to Interview (50 min): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/voicesofglobalfreedom/2014/11/23/president-of-kurdistan-exclusive-guest-on-voices-of-global-freedom

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