jeudi 14 août 2014

The U.S. and the E.U. should arm the Turkmens in Iraq

If the U.S. and the E.U. are sending weapons to the Kurds they should also arm the Turkmens in Iraq. The Turkmens, Iraq's third main ethnic community, have no armed militias, they continue to be easy targets. 

When ISIS attacked Turkmen cities and villages, neither the Iraqi army nor the Kurdish peshmerga protected them.

The Iraqi army abandoned its positions before the arrival of ISIS mercenaries and the Kurdish peshmerga who were positioned around Turkmen inhabited towns and villages did nothing to protect the inhabitants. 

Kurds who are now controlling and occupying the so-called contested territories in the north of Iraq do not protect non-Kurds.

It is like an international plot to allow the ethnic cleansing of Turkmens in Iraq. It would suit the Arabs, the Kurds and the oil-greedy Western powers. The international community has not reacted when the peshmerga took over Kirkuk and now they will deal with the Kurds to export Kirkuk’s oil. Turkmens always objected to U.S. zio-neocons definition of the Iraqi people as 'Shia, Sunna, Kurds’ one  can understand why.

Turkmens are paying the price for always being loyal Iraqi patriots and for not collaborating with the U.S./U.K. invaders.

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