The Balkanization of Iraq and the Middle East by AL MARTIN (AL MARTIN RAW.COM)
(7-1-14) What we are seeing in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East is the beginning of the Grand Disengagement Policy which is a return to the past and which is the only way that the Middle East can now be stabilized.
Otherwise the rest of the world is going to have to have military forces there forever to hold together artificial constructs, i.e. the current nation-states. Even Time Magazine has proclaimed on its cover "The End of Iraq" with a big burned out hole where the country of Iraq used to be. They're envisioning Kurdistan in the north, Sunni Iraq in the middle and Shia Iraq in the southeast as the three divisions. This benefits all the parties involved and this is why Kerry is talking to the Iranians because they're going to have to get involved as well because of the Shia majority in Iraq especially around Basra where it's very pro-Iranian.
Iran is also interested in the stabilization as well. So Iraq is going to revert to what it was before the war.
And what about the Kurds who live in Turkey along the northern Iraqi border? What's going to happen is that Turkey has always been prepared to make some territorial concessions to the Kurds because the land in question has absolutely no value.