Ana Sayfa -----
Massoud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in
appears to have moved the country closer to partition after asking
MPs to form a committee to organise an independence referendum.
It will strengthen our position and will be a powerful weapon in our
Iraq is effectively partitioned now; should we stay in this tragic
situation that Iraq is living? Of course, we are all with our Arab
and Sunni brothers together in this crisis, but that doesn't mean
that we will abandon our goal, "I have said many times that
independence is a natural right of the people of Kurdistan. All
these developments reaffirm that.
Forming a Kurdish state is a project; it has to take into account
regional and international countries,” said Masum, himself a veteran
We were promised referendum, And he Will give us...
The majority of Kurdish nation want an independence Kurdish state.
Dr. Fuad Masum interview is speaking on behalf both for the PUK and
Iraq's interests ONLY. Who are against Kurdish independence. He has
ignored the wishes of the majority of the Kurdish people and
billions Kurdish martyr's who have paid expensive price by the
crimes who has been committed genocide and Anfal by the bloody Arabs
nationalist for over century. How dare you? He should be ashamed of
himself forever. History will never forgive your shameful remarks.
What's difference between you and bloody Saddam ....?
Some think this is the best time to declare independence, others
think it is the worst. Both sides have legitimate arguments. If you
are a leader of a self declared independent state (there are about
15 in the world, with no international recognition), your immediate
problem is to provide security and a way forward towards prosperity
for your people. If you cannot deliver on those, external powers
will take over in no time and you will be worse off than before
(esp. if you are an Iraqi Kurd with rights in the constitution and
$1bn/mo income and Superpower protection). The Kurds are inching
forward towards their own state. The referendum is necessary and P.
Masum is right in saying holding the referendum does not mean the
Kurds will declare independence the next day. There are bubbling
emotions for independence among-st the Kurds. Their voice will be
heard sooner rather than not "for a long time". Solve the ISIS
problem first (although this may take an unexpected turn towards
achieving default Kurdish independence), secure the oil revenue, and
the Kurds will be a 95% Independent State with soon to be
international recognition hopefully including one from the U.S.
Emotion alone will not achieve independence, nor wisdom alone. The
Kurds need both to move forward towards their goal! .