ISIS in des­per­ate plight, and suf­fers con­se­quences!

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

Hawler, the cap­i­tal of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is not only an im­por­tant mil­i­tary cen­ter to pre­vent ISIS from ad­vanc­ing, but it has be­come an ef­fec­tive cen­ter of diplo­matic work to pre­vent Bagh­dad from fur­ther down­fall. Del­e­gates from Bagh­dad are com­ing to Hawler every­day and hold meet­ings and de­bate about how to over­come the cur­rent crises. How­ever, the new Iraqi PM Hi­adar Al-Abadi in­sists on Nuri Al-Ma­liki’s old, wrong poli­cies to­wards Kur­dis­tan. Nev­er­the­less, Hawler is al­ways try­ing its best to pre­pare ground for po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tions with the Iraqi cap­i­tal.

Only last week, the Hun­gar­ian con­sulate was opened in Hawler, which means that de­spite it is the only prac­ti­cal party that fights ter­ror­ism ef­fec­tively, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has also a strong po­si­tion and is trusted by the world. The high-level Hun­gar­ian del­e­gate said, “Sup­port­ing the Pesh­merga, open­ing the con­sulate, and the com­pa­nies com­ing to Kur­dis­tan are all in­di­ca­tions that Kur­dis­tan is im­por­tant to Hun­gary.” KRG also signed a pro­to­col of un­der­stand­ing with Hun­gary’s gov­ern­ment to pro­mote cul­tural, so­cial, eco­nom­i­cal, en­ergy, po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic ties. "Thus, we say that peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan, from Khanaqin to Kobane, fight ISIS. The Pesh­merga are now in their fi­nal phase to at­tack and de­feat ISIS and to drive them out of soil of Kur­dis­tan” said Mas­soud Barzani, the Kur­dish Pres­i­dent. This is the re­al­ity of all the is­sues.

As a re­sult of far-sight­ed­ness of the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship of Kur­dis­tan, the po­lit­i­cal, mil­i­tary and diplo­matic po­si­tion of Kur­dis­tan is pros­per­ing. Although Bagh­dad, by us­ing false po­lit­i­cal jus­ti­fi­ca­tions and bud­get deficit as ex­cuses, hasn’t yet showed its good in­ten­tions, even after the Kur­dish min­is­ters re­turned to Bagh­dad, the world rec­og­nizes the im­por­tance of Hawler.

Some par­ties thought that KRG would not with­stand the fi­nan­cial em­bargo im­posed by Bagh­dad and would sur­ren­der in the course of two months. More­over, they redi­rected the at­tacks of ISIS against Kur­dis­tan, which was a well-planned sec­ond phase to strike KRG to weaken its po­si­tion. This ill-judged opin­ion and ac­tion have failed, be­cause the Pesh­merge forces have as­ton­ished the world with their courage and res­o­lu­tion con­fronting the ter­ror­ists. The re­sult is not only Kur­dis­tan didn’t sur­ren­der; it has also be­come the de­ci­sive and the most pow­er­ful party in the war against ter­ror­ism and ISIS. It is now the main part of the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion too.

So if Bagh­dad wants to main­tain the co­ex­is­tence and unity of Iraq, it has to ac­cept that the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is the de­ci­sive and pow­er­ful part­ner. The time of dom­i­nat­ing power and po­lit­i­cal uni­lat­er­al­ism is over. The ISIS also paid for its huge mis­take. When they at­tacked Kur­dis­tan, they be­gan to crum­ble. Now, they wait for their fi­nal de­feat.

Hawler, after the bru­tal at­tacks of the ISIS, has gained more pow­er­ful po­lit­i­cal, mil­i­tary and diplo­matic grounds. It has turned the de­vel­op­ments in its own fa­vor. Hawler strongly stands on its feet. It has be­come an in­dis­pens­able part in an al­liance in­clud­ing the Euro­pean Union, the US, Canada, Aus­tralia and some Arab coun­tries.

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