Just for your consideration, in case, perhaps events are not just completely random when billions of dollars are at stake, and economic entities with more power than states are involved…
Two of the biggest oil companies which stand to gain from the break-up of Iraq, the creation of Kurdistan, and the spike in oil prices created by ISIS, are ExxonMobile and Chevron. Both have significant operations in Iraq, and in the Kurdish-controlled region.
Between them, Chevron and Exxon have given millions of dollars to American policy think tanks like the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute over the past several years. These think tanks have been leading the call for the redrawing of borders in the Middle East along ethnic and sectarian lines.
Both Chevron and Exxon also have a history of using private mercenary armies to secure their market share and profitability. Chevron’s paramilitaries regularly opened fire on villagers in Nigeria; while Exxon had a more sophisticated and larger scale operation in Aceh, Indonesia, including detention centers, torture chambers, and mass graves.
When we see events taking place favorable to corporations, in areas vital to the interests of those corporations, and which have been advocated by intellectual institutions sponsored by those corporations, and which are being achieved by methods employed previously by those corporations…it’s probably a coincidence.