Peshmerge Shifted the Tendencies of the Area
The only force in the Middle East, which has the least and worst weaponry, is Peshmerge. The force has had a long history of struggle and resistance against the well-armed Iraqi army during the era of Saddam Hussein. Peshmerge were the only national (internal) force taking part in the operation of toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime, and practically took part with the greatest international coalition led by the USA in the liberation of Iraq.
Today, the Peshmarga are the force that is fighting ISIS with the least military equipment and warfare needs. So far Peshmerge have succeeded in waging a great and crucial war of defence. Peshmerge are not fighting for money and making a living, they’re not fighting for killing people and getting heavenly rewards in the other life, they’re not fighting to extinguish the lights of candles, but they are fighting for a homeland in which the citizens can live in peace. Peshmerge are fighting for prosperity of people of Kurdistan including Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Kildans and even Arabs and are defending human rights and freedom. Peshmerge bear a humanitarian message, while the terrorists want to do exactly the opposite.
Now, Peshmerge have become a crucial force and have shifted the directions and tendencies in the area. The terrorists are fighting to bring terror, killing, returning to the blindness and dark eras of barbarism, but the Peshmerges are fighting to achieve stability, co-existence, development, dignity and the happiness of people.
The international public opinion is admitting that though Peshmerge haven't been provided enough weapons and ammunition, they’re waging a decisive war. Peshmerge have given around 999 martyrs and over 4500 wounded so far. Peshmerge changed the political plots and factors of the fall of Mosul; they have changed the map of an internal war into an international war. Peshmerge shifted Baghdad’s political map in favor of the Kurdistan Region. They have even changed some regional plots and conspiracies from opposing the Kurds into supporting them
As a consequence of the victories of this war, Kurdistan Region’s political, psychological and military position has strengthened. It’s been officially stated that Peshmerges have cleaned 17000 square kilometer from ISIS so far, all of which are Kurdistani areas. Administratively, they are controlled by Baghdad but it has been unable to liberate them. That’s why the Christians, Ezidis and Kakayis faced killing and extermination. But Peshmerge managed to free those areas fighting relentlessly. So it’s not acceptable to hand the destiny of residents of Shingal, Mosul plain, Makhmur, Kirkuk, Khurmatu, Saadiyah and Jalawla back to Baghdad Government which could not protect and guarantee that the terrorists would not return. The Peshmerges forces not only defeat the terrorists, but liberate the Kurdistani areas and will determine their future status too.