I'm curious what others veiws are on this. Do those who are minorities, many of which are ancient races with a long history in the middle east region (Copts, Assyrians, kurds etc.), do these people have a right to self determination? Do you think minorities that have been oppressed, slaughtered and/or denied basic human rights (as outlined by the U.N. resolution on human rights). Do these minorities, in situations where it is unlikely that there will be a recognition of equality and a support for their basic human rights as outlined by the U.N., Do you support allowing autonomy in order to grant them self determination(a basic human right)? Or should we just stick with the current status quo and hope for the best? Occasionally condemning it but not taking any pro-active measures to insure it?