We should not try to split the government!
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.