Enough is Enough
Nowadays, the pictures from the Shingal region are reminiscent of the pictures of the mass exodus two decades ago. In 1991, thousands upon thousands of civilian Kurds fled Saddam's military campaign that intended to revenge against them because they, according to every international laws, regulations, standards, tried to breathe the air of freedom and liberty. The scenes from that exodus are so heartbreaking that even after so many years we cannot look at them without shedding tears of sorrow, bitterness, frustration, anger, fury and abandonment.
Why the Kurds? The question has puzzled me since I was a child. What kind of standard is this? Why has the international community turned a blinded eye to the plight of this people? Why such a hypocrisy and double standard when it comes to the human rights and free nations in the world? Why is my people forced to suffer racism, extermination, annihilation, ethnic cleansing and genocide time after time after time? When will it end? The tragedy of Halabja will live in the psyche of each Kurd for as long as human beings roam the globe. What racist Arabs did in this small city was worse than the Armageddon and the Doomsday. But why? Thousands upon thousands were gassed, they died instantly; the survivors are still tortured by the aftermath of the poisonous gases. What answer can we give to a victim who has lost his eyes? Is there any single soul in the world who is not guilty of this heinous, barbaric, inhumane and atrocious crime? I think everyone bears some moral responsibility after all.
The mass exodus I mentioned in the beginning was a catastrophe that had Biblical proportions. Thousands of babies and small children died of cold, hunger and starvation. The elderly and less capable individuals perished like flies. Where was world's conscience? Why such animalistic and sadistic instinct to kill innocent souls? Only because they were Kurds?
What is going on in Shingal at this moment is genocide, point. It is quite difficult to grasp why such barbarism against a people who embrace the oldest religion in the Middle East. The peaceful Yazidis have introduced the idea of good and evil to us all. Instead of protection they face extermination. The evil power of some morally bankrupt Arab fascists has devoured the innocent Yazidis. The men are killed and their women are taken as war pillage to be sold as slaves later. Is it something we can understand? Isn't there nay boundary for human cruelty? And my rhetorical question again: Why the Kurds? Enough is enough.
Is it some twisted irony of fate that the Kurds are, time and again, in the front line to experience such excruciating and traumatic events? Where have all these warped barbaric and murderous individuals come from? Why waging a war of annihilation against us Kurds? The most violent beasts the world has ever seen with their poisonous ideology have gathered on our borders and threaten the very life of ours. They shun nothing to inflict pain and sorrow upon innocent people. They seem to have specialized in perpetrating brutal massacres of civilians. Now, the brave and honorable Kurds fight a war on behalf of the World Community. For it is beyond any doubt that these barbarians are void of any decent standard which characterizes the fact of being a human being. When you intentionally do not differentiate between right and wrong then you go berserk and wipe out any trace of humanity on your way like what the ISIS is doing. Their barbaric acts are definitely beyond description.
We reiterate that it time to scream "enough of tragedies." My generation has experienced nothing but war, death and destruction. Why? The Kurds have the same right like any other nation member in the UN to have their own homeland. The divided great Kurdistan must be reunited again. Our people should have their home country to protect them against racist and chauvinist cultures that surround and permanently threaten us. We have had enough.
This time, I have to admit that we can discern a difference. The World's response to the calls of the well-tried and tested Kurds has been somewhat quick. It seems that the International Community has comprehended the danger these bloodthirsty beasts can pose. People's conscience hopefully has been aroused. The readiness of the World to face a common enemy has ignited some glimmer of hope. This accentuates the fact that there are some limits which no one actually should be allowed to cross. Another light which can give the Kurds some future hopes is our national army of Peshmarga that certainly guarantees that the Kurdish flag will fly and flutter freely even in the future on the peaks of magnificently high Kurdistan mountains.