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Kirkuk Powder Keg

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Just when things seemed to be simmering down in Iraq, they simmer back up again. Brian Katulis argues that the bombing today in Kirkuk may be the start of a dangerous period in that heavily contested, crucial oil-proximate city–and he’s right. I’d add that the Turks have an ethnic stake in the fate of the Turkomen minority in Kirkuk and if the Kurds launch anti-Turkomen pogroms, this has the potential of blowing up in a significant way…