First written record of the Kurds was by Xenophon, a general under Alexander the Great, who noted the troubles the Greek army had when crossing the 'Land of Karda' and being confronted by fierce indigenous warriors.
Kurdistan was partitioned and annexed into Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria by British colonialist in 1921, after the breakup of the Ottoman empire.
This tactical decision was taken in order to allow future manipulation of the Kurdish populations with the aim of destabilise the respective countries.
Having been subjected to various attempts of assimilation and genocidal campaigns, most notably by successive Turkish and Iraqi governments, the Kurds have largely persevered; still retaining the burning passion of self-determination they had when first subjected to Islamic colonialism centuries ago.
The status quo of the Kurdish region is and has always been directly consequential to stability in the Middle East. Six successive Iraqi regimes were deposed due to Kurdish uprisings.
Presently, the capture of a popular Kurdish leader and ostensible reforms in Turkey have largely kept Northern Kurdistan quiet.
Southern Kurdistan (Iraq) has had self-determination and de-facto autonomy for the last 13 years, and looks set to because fully autonomous of the makeshift Iraq government taking power in 2005, provided Islamic fundamentalists do not get their way.
Repressive measures in Easter (Syria) and western (Iran) Kurdistan have been adopted to keep Kurdish independence from happening, however these have been met by civil unrest and an escalation in riots as seen in Quashmili
The Kurds in the "Anabasis" are mentioned as "strong peace loving people but strong fighters if provoked."
Despite chemical and biological weapons of mas destruction being used on the Kurds twice, durig the 1930's by Winston Churchil and during 1988 by Saddam Hussein; despite genocide being conducted against them from the nations metioned above and the on-going cultural-genocide; and despite the horrendous and heinous actions being used against them such s rape, torture, killings, they Kurds have always rose to defend themselves, defend their rights and are standing tall.
Kurds were generally nomadic hunters that lived in medium sized families, apart from the civil lives of the cities. Some of these families grew into Ashirats, which are big enough to have some political power. The goal of an Ashirat is keeping the family wealth inside the family by having family children marry their cousins. This way, no outsiders are taken in, therefore the family wealth is secured inside the family. Some of these Ashirats grow so big that they can control a whole region.
Todays Kurds live in Northern Mesopotamia, which is an area that is shared by Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Nowadays they are trying to establish Kurdistan, which seems far away from now. There's a Kurdish Authority in Iraq that maintain the security of Northern Iraq, preventing the area from being messed up like the other parts of Iraq.
There is a terrorist group named PKK that claims to be fighting for the freedom of Kurdish people, but Iraq Kurdish Authority strictly denies that they fight for freedom and points out that they control the drug and smuggling operations that take place in Iraq, Iran and Turkey limits.
Dude B: Why? Does he fart?
Dude A: No, Kurds eat a lot of meat with a lot of spice...
*after the conversation*
Dude B: Man, he has eaten the whole Mexico or what?! Phew...