World War III Be­gan in Kur­dis­tan

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

While declar­ing air strikes against ISIL, the US pres­i­dent added that the war is go­ing to be lengthy and could last for over three years. He also said in the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly that they need a World War III against this ter­ror­ist group. Prac­ti­cally, an in­ter­na­tional war with a coali­tion of over 50 states has be­gun. Whether this is a new world war or not, it’s an in­ten­sive war with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the so­cial net­works on the in­ter­net. We should bear in mind that Europe has been the orig­i­nat­ing source of the Is­lamist groups and ex­port­ing them to other hot spots in the world. Another source is the Is­lamic coun­tries. Be­cause of their failed pol­icy re­gard­ing de­vel­op­ment, so­cial jus­tice and equal­ity they have cre­ated a home-made mon­ster that needs such a gi­gan­tic coali­tion to de­feat.

Me­dia agen­cies have been dis­cussing the 3 thou­sand for­eign­ers that have Euro­pean cit­i­zen­ship and are now fight­ing along­side ISIS. This num­ber is low com­pared to the ac­tiv­i­ties this group is con­duct­ing in the Euro­pean coun­tries. Is­lamic ex­trem­ists are like an elec­tronic army as well. The so­cial me­dia net­works has been widely and lim­it­lessly used to or­ga­nize, en­cour­age and send masked youth to the bat­tle to com­mit the crimes of killing, be­head­ing, and spread­ing ter­ror among peo­ple. In the USA, the Depart­ment of De­fense has launched an elec­tronic war against ISIS us­ing dif­fer­ent lan­guages such as English, Ara­bic, So­mali and Urdu. Th­ese lan­guages cover the ge­og­ra­phy and strongholds of the Is­lamic rad­i­cal groups. By do­ing this, the US pub­lishes the at­tacks car­ried out on the ISIS and the num­ber of their ca­su­al­ties to frighten young peo­ple from join­ing the war. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by The In­de­pen­dent, some busi­ness­men and in­di­vid­u­als are re­spon­si­ble for help­ing and fund­ing ISIS, not gov­ern­ments. Th­ese ex­trem­ist groups have ben­e­fited from the so­cial me­dia as much as get­ting ad­van­tage from other de­vel­oped means to fund and en­cour­age their mem­bers. Also th­ese groups have uti­lized the weapons the Iraqi army aban­doned and buy­ing some weapons with the money they get from sell­ing oil on the black mar­kets through Turkey, which has been a good source of in­come for ISIS. The new world war be­gan at the very mo­ment the ISIL at­tacked Hewler and com­mit­ted the mas­sacre in Shin­gal. This in­di­cates that Kur­dis­tan is the start­ing point of the world war. The ma­jor ques­tion is what role Kur­dis­tan (as it’s not yet an in­de­pen­dent state) would play and what po­si­tion it would have as a re­sult of re­draw­ing of the map of the Mid­dle East and post-war share of power? Is Kur­dis­tan go­ing to be di­vided back into small emi­rates and lo­cal pow­ers like at the time after the World War I? Or is there go­ing to be a chance of uni­fy­ing some parts of the great Kur­dis­tan and form­ing a Kur­dish state, es­pe­cially in South­ern Kur­dis­tan as it’s been man­i­fested mil­i­tar­ily, eco­nom­i­cally, diplo­mat­i­cally and po­lit­i­cally like a common and con­sis­tent cen­tre with the in­ter­na­tional pow­ers?

Chances of Kur­dis­tan has in­creased due to the neg­a­tive changes in the po­si­tion of Ara­bic-Is­lamic coun­tries, the stance Iran has taken against the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity as be­ing part of ethno-sec­tar­ian di­vi­sion strat­egy, and Turkey’s con­cerns and anx­i­ety over tak­ing part in war on ISIL. But it needs a uni­fied front, a common po­lit­i­cal dis­course and a de­ci­sive decision maker in Kur­dis­tan it­self to achieve the long over­due dream of this coura­geous na­tion. How­ever, we are quite op­ti­mistic that the fu­ture be­longs to the Kurds.

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