A weak agreement is better than a strong argument
Once again, the great home of the President of the Kurdistan Region is the center for the contrasting voices of the Kurds and political parties of Western Kurdistan. This is yet more evidence of the President’s historic political endeavors to unify the voices and opposing views of the political parties. Some parties were busy attempting to destroy the union of Kurdistan and occupying themselves with secondary disagreements. And there were those who intended to demonstrate the different view that the authorities in the Kurdistan Region do not intend to deal positively with the changes in Syria and the position of a Kurdish party in Western Kurdistan. However, they failed to do so.
Because the aims of the Kurdistan Region, and especially of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, are national aims; everything they do is viewed from the perspective of their strategy to form the will of being Kurdistani, to form a nation and to unify the political parties. This strategy cannot be broken down by distorting speech and actions, because in this era of transparency and openness, one can only play with the sensibilities of humble people and fail to understand the great game for just so long. So we are heading once again towards agreement and reducing the differences; hopes abound once more that the future and our destiny can be built on. There are many examples of this:
- The Kurdistan Region and the Kurdistan Region Presidency intend to make sure Kurds are no longer used by the larger ethnicities in the area, and that, instead, they are used as a balance and a decision-maker in crucial decisions.
- The Kurds resolve their questions peacefully and democratically, and has accordingly opened the door to Turkey. If this openness is used wisely and strategically, the future of the Kurds will be bright.
- The parties in Western Kurdistan should unify and work together to take part in forming post-revolutionary Syria. They should take part in Geneva II united, and should respect each others’ existence and determination inside Kurdistan, rather than individually seeking self-esteem on the national stage.
- The Kurdistan Region President strives to ensure that all Western Kurdistan’s parties are seen on the same level, which is from the perspective of building a common and fruitful future. That will ensure that the position of the Kurds in this part of Kurdistan emerges as a central and unifying question, and that the Kurds are no longer separated and divided as they were when the occupiers of Kurdistan tyrannized Kurdistan and its people. This time, some Kurdish political parties may themselves be the source of this tyranny, which could impact on the Kurds’ determination.
- At the international level, new views and research, the majority of them positive, have been developed in all parts of Kurdistan. That is why the Kurdistan Region and its presidency intend to turn this positive view into evidence of a bright and free future taking form for the people of Kurdistan with all its religions, ethnicities and opinions.
Last week’s meeting between Masoud Barzani, the Kurdistan Region President, and both councils (Kurdish National Council and the Public Council in Western Kurdistan) is another step toward achieving unity, the unification of Kurdish powers and a tranquil future for the Kurds. The Kurds’ future should be determined at Geneva II, but we must bear in mind that there is still no clear outcome in the bloody Syrian conflict. The importance of this step is that it will be held ahead of Geneva II, which means that Hewler Meeting II will be paving the way for the meeting between the Kurdish political parties in Syria and for the unification of Kurdish will.
In the meantime, this joint meeting was held in a doubtful and tense atmosphere. On the one hand, the Kurds are circling around a serious internal issue, and the future of Syria is applying pressure, introducing new games and cards into the situation. Some parties intended to use those cards to argue against the authority of Kurdistan. As we said, the greatness of any mind and home is in the step which can warm up the table for agreement and unity and mutes arguments and opponents. That is why, if some parties cannot free themselves of the impact of despotism and traditional thinking, then a weak agreement is much better than chronic arguments and disputes.