[In]: Justice for the Kurds
The timidity of the international community in the face of the September 25 referendum on an independent Kurdistan is a trifecta of shame, absurdity, and historic miscalculation.
We are talking about a people who have been deported, Arabized by force, gassed, and pushed into the mountains where, for a century, they have mounted an exemplary resistance to the masters successively imposed on them in defiance of geography and of the Kurds’ thousand years of history.
Theirs is a region that finally gained autonomy with the fall of Saddam Hussein—a region that, when the tsunami of the Islamic State crashed over ancient Mesopotamia in 2014 and the Iraqi army took flight, was the first to organize a counteroffensive: since then, over a front a thousand kilometers long, the Iraqi Kurds held off the barbarians and, thus, saved Kurdistan, Iraq, and our shared civilization.
And it is the Kurds again who, in the run-up to the battle of Mosul, went on the offensive on the Plain of Nineveh, opened the gates to the city, and, through their courage, enabled the coalition to strike at the heart of the Islamic State.
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