Good luck in the Falklands, a bit colder than Erbil.The inevitable has started here this morning!
An artillery dual between Iraq Government forces and the Kurds south of Kirkuk.
With our dysfunctional foreign policy we've ended up with UK forces "advising" on both sides.
By a stroke of good fortune I've been offered a job down in the Falklands so I'm currently working my notice.
I hope to be out of here before our departure resembles Saigon in 1975.
On the positive side, the Kurds are far better fighters than the Iraqi's so you are pretty safe. You can always duck out down the back roads to either Suli or Dahuk if Kirkuk goes belly up. If you go to Dahuk, there is probably the best roast chicken shop in Iraq on the hill outside of the town.
Never liked Kirkuk, we always used to by pass it until we were asked to build a VSat station at their exchange. One of those places that is in the open and can go to hell in a handbasket very quickly.
Keep you head down.