Friday February 19, 2016
Canada's plan to back Kurdish fighters against ISIS could have unintended consequences
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Canada's decision to back Kurdish fighters against ISIS could have unintended consequences down the road.
This week, Parliament began debating the Liberal government's new plan for fighting ISIS and Canadian CF-18s flew their last mission over Iraq. The Canadian military will now focus on training and equipping Iraqi forces, mostly Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the country's north.
The Peshmerga are one of the most effective fighting forces in the region. But they also have their own agenda and the potential to destabilize the entire region in their pursuit of an independent state.
Brent Bambury speaks to Scott Taylor, a former Canadian soldier who's now editor and publisher of Esprit de Corps magazine and Richard Foltz, Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies at Concordia University and the author of the new book, 'Iran in World History.'