Iraq D&G Aff for sale in Evidence Trading Posted September 2, 2010 · Report reply http://www.nipissingu.ca/department/history/muhlberger/2805/nomademp.htm Examples 1-3 are about nomad empires that conquered Iraq - the Seljuks, the Mongols, and the Timurid Empire. Obviously, Bedouins may have extended as far eastward as Iraq or even Iran - they were nomadic traders. But they only made up a significant portion of the population in North Africa. The Kurds are certainly a better example than Iraqi history as a whole. But are they really a good example of nomads who are resisting US attempts to control and militarize them? They've actually been supported and empowered by the US. I'm not saying Iraq has never had nomads; I'm saying that Iraq does not have a nomadic culture. It is the worst possible example of such, because if ANY culture could be said to not be nomadic, it's the one that settled agriculture arose and has persisted for 6,000 years in.