International Conference on Kurdistan
After overtaking Mosul by the ISIS, Iraq moved into a new circle of diplomatic and political closure and fragmentation. Whereas Kurdistan stepped into a new historic stage. ISIS attack on Shingal, Makkhmour, Jalawla, the genocide of Ezidis and the exodus of thousands of Christians to areas under the control of the KRG, all these turned the situation in favor of Kurdistan.
Over 1.4 million refugees have stormed into Kurdistan Region; Christians, Arab Sunnis, Shabak Kurds, Kakayis, Ezidis and refugees from Syria and Iran settled here. This has created a humanitarian situation which is beyond the financial and humanitarian abilities of Kurdistan whose budget has been cut by Baghdad for eight successive months. Its employees are moneyless, its Peshmerge forces amid the absence of salary, military and logistic support and warfare equipment are confronting the most brutal and serious global terrorist force of IS.
Kurdistan is not just a stable area for helping this massive number of internal and external refugees who fled the sectarian war and massacre, but also it’s become an internationally trusted force as it fights, on behalf of the world community, IS. It has regained the control of many areas such as Makhmor, Gwer, Zummar and numerous villages. We should bear in mind that three countries (Syira, Russia and Iran) with Hizbullah and some others weren’t able to weaken IS. IS emerged in a war-torn geographical area and have conquered a lot of military capacity from the Iraqi army. ISIS controls the majority of Arab Sunni areas in Iraq and is supported by them. So, the world knows that ISIS is currently a serious terrorist power which threatens the entire world. Beheading of (Folly and Steven) are two pieces of evidence showing the nature of this barbaric group. We have every right to ask why the Super States aren’t working for an international conference on Kurdistan crisis. The current task is confronting the terrorists and making a decision to strengthen the safest part of Iraq which is, of course, Kurdistan. The Kurdish leadership is honestly working on achieving the right of self-determination and establishing an independent State. The conference could stipulate principles so that Kurdistan no longer becomes the victim of international games.
The conference should stress on the important role the Peshmerga forces have played to stop the advance of the ISIS. This will hopefully lead to an international agreement to provide military aid and arming Kurdistan. If this was achieved, terrorism would be defeated and Kurdistan would be typical and strong example of a modern democratic state. The conference cannot only help the stability, development and achieving the Kurdish dream, but also urges other parties (who are involved in sectarian war, terrorism and violence) to give up and return to the logic of reason and peace. The area could only be secured when peace is achieved and violence in all its kinds is eliminated once for all.