Will 2015 be like 2014?

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Has­san Shin­gali

be a time of peace, rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and re­solv­ing is­sue among many peo­ples be­came a time of po­lit­i­cal dis­tur­bances, mass killings, mur­der­ing and kid­nap­ping. Syria, Egypt and Iraq ex­em­plify what I have al­ready stated.

Some­times peo­ple plan for a bet­ter fu­ture but des­tiny de­ceives us. 2014 in Iraq was one of the heinous years that the coun­try went through. It can only be com­pared to 2006 and 2009 when lots of peo­ple fell vic­tim for vi­o­lence and atroc­i­ties. Fight­ing and armed con­flicts started in 2003 when the US. Army en­tered Iraq. It was then ter­ror­ism on large scales flour­ished. Since Iraq is a multi-eth­nic so­ci­ety, the sec­tar­ian vi­o­lence erupted un­con­trolled. Iraq with its Kurds, Turk­men, Chris­tians, Shi­ites and Sun­nis all suf­fered tremen­dously.

Kurds, who have been vig­i­lant and aware of the po­lit­i­cal re­al­ity, man­aged to pro­tect their land and they ad­hered to their na­tional as­pi­ra­tions of free­dom and in­de­pen­dence. Un­doubt­edly, the suf­fer­ing of the Kurds has been beyond any de­scrip­tion, but they have been suc­cess­ful through pre­serv­ing unity in the face of any set­backs.

2014 was a year of ISIS and the brave Kur­dish Pesh­marga. Kur­dis­tan, with­out any prior warn- ing, was at­tacked by the most bar­baric ter­ror­ist group his­tory has ever wit­nessed. The Pesh­marga forces have man­aged to de­feat the ISIS on all fronts. The lat­est was in Mount Shin­gal, un­der the com­mand of the wise Kur­dish Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani. The Kurds have suc­ceeded to turn the ta­ble on ISIS mil­i­tants. They have lib­er­ated most of the Kur­dish ar­eas from the dirty hands of merce- nar­ies.

Zana Ahmed 27, a Kur­dish Yazidi, said that 2014 for Yazid was a dis­as­trous year since many Yazidis were per­ished at the hands of ISIS monsters.

Now, we have fin­ished the days of a black year. Peo­ple in both Kur­dis­tan and Iraq hope that 2015 will be a time of lib­er­a­tion, free­dom, co­ex­is­tence, pros­per­ity and peace.

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