In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Kur­dis­tan

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

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.

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