Baghdad is delighted that Peshmerga are not armed
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.