Barzani on Anfal Anniversary
On April 14th, the anniversary of the Anfal Operation, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani published an emotional post on his personal Facebook page. Below is the script of his post:
I would like to express my feeling when I carried the perished body of an Anfal’s martyr.
I didn’t know the name of the martyr, whether it was a man or a woman, young or old, but I knew that it was an oppressed, innocent martyr. His only crime was that he was a Kurd.
Then I felt that the martyr was among the closest people to me; if it was a man he was my brother, if it was a woman, she was my sister, if it was young, it was my son or daughter.
I was certain that the soul of that martyr and those of all martyrs of Kurdistan were in peace since today Kurdistan is free because of them.
It is unfortunate that today there are still some people in Baghdad who possess that Anfal mindset, and if they could, they would continue the same criminal mentality. Following all these sacrifices, it is imperative that Kurdistan remains free.
It was the greatest honor for me to see a martyr’s mother or father approach me and cry on my chest and tell me that they feel the souls of the martyrs are born again.
Is there any medal on the face of this earth that is more holy and more important?