McGurk, Jihadi John and the rest

The recent statements by Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for the War against Islamic State, which were made during a press conference about Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, have caused concerns among people. The public opinion has the right to not only voice such a grave concern, but also express great anger.

It comes at a time when the US officials, wherever they go, speak of human rights and democracy; whereas they recklessly breach the UN and their own principles on the right of self-determination for people.

In the same way a murderer kills his victim, or just like the Jihadi John who was appearing in the IS propaganda videos to cut off the heads of victims while keeping calm, we witnessed McGurk acting with that perfect composure and in his cute suit appearing to cut off the head of not only one sole victim, but a nation.

It is for more than two decades that the people of Kurdistan started to believe that except ‘Mountains’, they have other friends across the globe, including the US, UK, France and many others. But, sadly, whether we like it or not, the Kurds are being persuaded to return to their old beliefs: “Kurds have no friends but the mountains”.

However, it may not happen only under one almost impossible circumstance: the US and the Coalition state members come up with a new policy in relation to Kurdistan Region’s independence vote.

And here is my message to McGurk: Kurds trust in truth and the fact that God will not leave them alone. We have for centuries believed in this one sole rule that every nation has its own way of survival.


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