A group of people consisting 45 million in a region called Kurdistan, that is precisly between Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Armenia. The Kurds have historical root that stretches as far as 12,000 years old. The Kurds have been mentioned by the Greek general and historian Xenophone in his boom "Anabasis," they are mentioned in the Bible as the Medes, the Kurds ancestors, and they are mentioned in the many other ancient historical documents. They are the people who have been resisting assimilation, oppression, suppression, and annhilation by the cruel and in humane actions of the governments of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Armenia.
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.
Not a single US Soldier has died or hurt in Kurdistan, the land of the Kurds, while over 4000 have died in Iraq.