We should not try to split the gov­ern­ment!

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

The cur­rent gov­ern­ment that ex­ists in Kur­dis­tan is one of the prides of the peo­ple, be­cause it’s the first since Kurds stepped fur­ther out of the rev­o­lu­tion­ary sta­tus and could run and self-gov­ern an au­ton­o­mous Re­gion. So what­ever the po­lit­i­cal par­ties do, they should not sac­ri­fice the uni­fied gov­ern­ment and the au­thor­ity of Kur­dis­tan for tem­po­rary wishes, po­lit­i­cal ha­tred and per­sonal re­tal­i­a­tion.

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has a re­spected and trusted se­cu­rity force and a sta­bile ad­min­is­tra­tion. The Amer­i­cans and Euro­peans al­ways men­tion the suc­cess of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion on be­half of the Kur­dish politi­cians. Based on the im­prov­ing se­cu­rity, they work for de­vel­op­ing the re­la­tions, projects and po­lit­i­cal and eco­nom­i­cal agen­das. Pesh­merge have been able to de­feat the cru­elest force of IS, the force that is still threat­en­ing Bagh­dad but is melt­ing down in front of the Pesh­merge.

Some par­ties who share pow­ers within the KRG have al­ways di­rected their media ma­chines to show the gov­ern­ment as un­suc­cess­ful and weak. The goal of their po­lit­i­cal mes­sage does not seem to be help­ing the gov­ern­ment to carry out the projects and in­tro­duce even more am­bi­tious agen­das, or cor­rect the mis­takes and em­power the gov­ern­ment, or de­velop the projects and ser­vices and re­forms. But they will con­se­quently dis­si­pate peo­ple’s trust and hope in the gov­ern­ment of Kur­dis­tan. They want to dampen the spirit of re­spon­si­bil­ity and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween peo­ple and au­thor­ity, which is the key point of the suc­cess in the field of se­cu­rity and boost­ing the morale of Pesh­merge. This will lead peo­ple to lose their trust in the KRG.

Some par­ties be­lieve that they could hide their risky po­lit­i­cal views that have been a source of threat against the au­thor­ity in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion via some po­lit­i­cal pro­pa­ganda and trig­ger­ing peo­ple’s neg­a­tive feel­ings.

These par­ties refuse to re­veal how much their dis­course and mes­sages are in­flu- enced by Bagh­dad and some re­gional coun­try’s ag­gres­sive poli­cies, and how much their mes­sage is a re­ac­tion to po­lit­i­cal ri­valry. Their dis­courses build up counter-al­liance and blocs against each other.

The im­pact of the words that peo­ple get on a daily ba­sis will dis­ap­point the young and make them em­i­grate in­stead of rais­ing the aware­ness of peo­ple. Their warm words will cool down peo­ple’s hearts. Their words, like a big ham­mer, de­mol­ish the wall of trust in Kur­dis­tan.

All the par­ties should stop think­ing about tak­ing the gov­ern­ment and au­thor­ity of Kur­dis­tan apart. They had bet­ter not to speak on be­half of peo­ple; they should mer­chan­dise their agen­das ac­cord­ing to their own be­liefs.

The main ques­tion is: do these par­ties ask them­selves why they want to sac­ri­fice the in­ter­nal and the in­ter­na­tional sup­port for Kur­dis­tan? Aren’t they ask­ing them­selves how could the em­bargo that Bagh­dad has im­posed on Kur­dis­tan be lifted? What is in the sit­u­a­tion that Haidar Al Abadi has cre­ated for the Kurds? Are the par­ties, who are busy with in­ter­nal con­flicts, aware of the changes oc­cur­ring in Bagh­dad and the re­gion, and do they bear the re­spon­si­bil­ity for the con­se­quence of the con­flicts they cre­ate? Have they thought about their own fate if se­cu­rity de­te­ri­o­rated, Pesh­merge were not united and peo­ple were hun­grier than be­fore?

I be­lieve that weak­en­ing the gov­ern­ment’s role and Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s au­thor­ity, and break­ing the trust be­tween peo­ple and the se­cu­rity forces will be a huge mis­take. It will build a sit­u­a­tion in which no one can hide the covert plots and the risky po­lit­i­cal trends to break the unity of the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan. That is dis­as­trous.

Think­ing about weak­en­ing and op­pos­ing the gov­ern­ment is think­ing about killing the whole na­tion.

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