Welcome to Kurdistan

Canadian troops are now tasked with training a militia whose purpose is to create their own state—one that could destabilize a NATO ally.

Flickr Photo: William John Gauthier
The flag of Kurdistan in this 2011 photo.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 09/17/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 09/17/2014 1:55 am EDT

Following Foreign Minister John Baird’s whirlwind visit to Baghdad and Erbil in the first week of September, wherein our intrepid foreign minister personally observed ISIS fighters from the vantage point of a Kurdish outpost, Canada immediately pledged to send a military contingent to Iraq.

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