Bagh­dad is de­lighted that Pesh­merga are not armed

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

The USA Se­nate voted down the bill for di­rectly arm­ing Pesh­merga and the Sun­nis. 54 sen­a­tors voted for and 45 against the bill, lack­ing only 4 votes. Iraqi For­eign Min­istry, which is now run by rad­i­cal Shi­ias, is­sued a state­ment at once, ex­press­ing their de­light over the op­po­si­tion to the bill jus­ti­fy­ing the pre­serv­ing of (the unity of Iraqi soil). At the same time, the Shiia them­selves putting pres­sure on Amer­ica and the al­lies, and asks Iran to force Er­bil to in­volve Pesh­merge in war against all Sun­nis be­cause they con­sider them all as ter­ror­ists. So where is the logic of state­hood, democ­racy, in­sti­tu­tional state in Iraq? Which sovereignty and unity of Iraqi soil are they talk­ing about? The soil that’s con­trolled by IS ter­ror­ists? Or the soil un­der the rule of Iran’s reign?

In the north­ern front lines, Pesh­merga are wag­ing a dev­as­tat­ing and vi­cious war along a bor­der of thou­sands of kilo­me­ters. They’ve lib­er­ated 90% of Kur­dis­tani ar­eas. Ex­cept in some Arab pop­u­lated ar­eas, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion could has­ten the de­feat of the IS much faster. The Kurds avoid be­ing part of the sec­tar­ian war, be­tween the Sun­nis Nd the Shi­ites.

It seems to be all right for Ibrahim Al-Jaa­fari to claim in China that they will not be ashamed of de­mand­ing any help for Bagh­dad, but be­ing proud of that the US Se­nate has de­cided that Pesh­merga will not be armed di­rectly. This is the Iraqi Arab Shiia’s view­point. When it comes to Kur­dis­tan, Sun­nis also have the same at­ti­tude; while both com­po­nents are ask­ing for Pesh­merga’s help one against the other.

Last week, Haidr Al-Ab­badi, the Iraqi PM vis­ited Tehran to ask for arm­ing Hashd Al-Shaabi( the Shi­ite Pop­u­lar Army) , and to let Ira­nian mil­i­tary and se­cu­rity ad­vi­sors en­ter Bagh­dad just like the Amer­i­cans and fur­ther sup­port the Shi­ias. He de­mands weapons from Rus­sia, and asks Pesh­merge to en­ter Ra­madi to elim­i­nate Sun­nis ter­ror­ists. He sends ver­bal mes­sages to Bashar As­sad for mu­tual sup­port. And they’re not al­low­ing Kur­dis­tan, as the main con­trib­u­tor of fight­ing ISIS and ter­ror­ists, to take part in the anti-ISIS in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences. The main ques­tion is that, if Pesh­merga did not take part in lib­er­at­ing wars in Diyalah, Sala­haddin, and Kirkuk, how the Shiia would think the sit­u­a­tion would be to­day? Has the US thought about that how long Bagh­dad’s op­po­si­tion to Pesh­merga and KRG could be tol­er­ated? Has the US and its al­lies and the UN thought that the Kurds could no longer be slaves to Bagh­dad, and it could not any more bear ac­com­mo­dat­ing mil­lions of dis­placed Arabs who fled Shias and Sunni ter­ror­ists? What Bagh­dad is do­ing hurts the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion a lot? Our re­ac­tion is also go­ing to be tough and decisive. Suf­fer­ings of Pesh­merga and the Kur­dish civil­ians are ris­ing. It’s true that Hal­wer is not go­ing to give in to the Shiia gov­ern­ment’s hurt­ful terror and pres­sure. The suf­fer­ings of the Kur­dish peo­ple are too grave and im­mense to keep silent about any longer.

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