ISIS in desperate plight, and suffers consequences!
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.