If the Kurdsh Peshmerge decide to leave the fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, what the USA’s government will do? it is a most important question which the USA must think on, in his choosing now. Then the USA have to support the Kurd’s against threats.
Roji Kurd: The official results come a day after Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani declared victory in the referendum, which the U.S., major European countries and neighbors Turkey and Iran have described as destabilizing.
While US Defence Secretary James Mattis told Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi that Washington rejects any action that could threaten Iraq’s territorial integrity, the published pictures and videos show that the Iraqi armies are desecrating the USA’s flag.
“The US supports the maintenance of Iraq’s unity and rejects any action aimed at dividing or destabilizing it,” the statement quoted Mattis as saying.
The culture of desecration the USA and Israel’s flag is the Iranian regime’s culture.
Iraq’s Kurds have voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran.
More than 92 percent of voters voted in favor of independence, the electoral commission announced.
Now the Kurdish activists say that the American government should remember that, in the majority Shi’ite city of Basra, Iraq, local police were photographed participating in an Al-Quds Day parade, and marching over Israeli and American flags. The Iraqi Al-Ghad Press news agency reported that American flags were also burned during the parade, and that Iraqi police were joined by members of the Shi’ite Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi (“popular mobilization”) militias.
On July 1, 2016, some Iraqi cities marked Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day, which involved protests against Israel and the U.S. This day is marked each year in Iran and in other Shi’ite communities in the Middle East on the last Friday of Ramadan, and usually includes anti-Israel and anti-American chants.
Other Iraqis also criticized the behavior of the Basra police. ‘Ali Hussein, a columnist for the Iraqi daily Al-Mada, wrote on July 2 that Basra police officers suffer from split personality disorder, arguing that those who applauded the Americans for toppling the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003 – meaning the Shi’ites who suffered under his rule – are the same ones cursing the Americans today. The Kurdish-Iraqi news website Kurdistan24 cited Iraqi activists who condemned the event on social media. One activist, ‘Abd Al-Kareem Hassan, wondered: “Have you ever heard of officers in the New York, Washington, Chicago, London, or Paris police stepping on an Iraqi flag in one of their ceremonies? … Do they [the Basra police] know that their actions could lead to a diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and Iraq…?”
Also, the Basra governorate council had voted to rename one of the city’s streets in honor of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The article also mentions that members of Iraq’s Shi’ite ruling party, the National Iraqi Alliance (NIA), were invited to an iftar (the evening meal breaking the daily fast during Ramadan) at the Iranian embassy. Senior attendees included Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Ja’afari and former prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki. According to Elaph, despite the presence of the Iraqi foreign minister, no Iraqi flags were present in the dining hall.
By: Helmet Maroufi