Turkey and Kurdistan have common interests Oct 6, 2017 - Turkey may not cut Kurd oil flow from Kirkuk to its port of Ceyhan since Turkey is significantly benefiting from the export. Turkey and Kurdistan have many common interests in trade and economy. Many Turkish companies operate in Kurdistan. Ankara has a 50 year contract with Kurdistan. www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/383482
Kurdistan Rojava Kurd autonomy Oct 7, 2017 - Russia and Rojava YPG Kurd autonomy. After ISIS is defeated in Syria, Damascus says it is open to negotiating with their Kurds. YAY! Its the interest of Russia to help.
Kurd SDF removed ISIS from most of Raqqa and most of Deir ez-Zor. The Assad regime also advanced into Deir ez-Zor. The Euphrates River has acted as a demarcation line for the separate areas of responsibility.
A war between Damascus and the SDF is not in the interests of Damascus or Moscow. Russia has been trying to encourage Damascus to talk to the Kurds about autonomy for over a year without any success. Russia looks on the Kurds as allies. Kurds may want to keep the oil fields. www.rudaw.net/english/analysis/05102017
Kurdistan has Iran markets Oct 7, 2017 - Iranian merchants have appealed to Tehran to ease the tensions with Kurdistan as it adversely impacts their business. Iran’s economic measures against Erbil are harming its own trade. 470 Iranian companies operate there. Iran’s monthly trade with Kurdistan is estimated at $600 million. www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/383621
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Oct 13, 2017 - Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to Kirkuk. Thousands of Kurd fighters deployed to Kirkuk amid fears that Iraq govt forces want to take it. Kurdistan VP Kosrat Rasul said its responding to threats. Iraq PM Abadi said he would not use the army against Iraqi citizens, but convoys were seen heading towards Kirkuk.
Voters in Kirkuk voted overwhelmingly in favour of secession. Kirkuk is an oil-rich province claimed by both the Kurds and the Iraq government. Its majority is Kurd. Peshmerga Kurds took control of much of the province in 2014, when ISIS invaded across northern Iraq and the Iraq army collapsed. www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41607823
Kirkuk was Kurd until Saddam Hussein killed most of them and put Arab Sunnis in their homes. After USA killed Saddam, Kurds came back & literally paid Arabs to move out of their centuries old family homes
Kurdistan at war Oct 16, 2017 - Iran fighting Kurds over Kirkuk. Iran and Bagdad were INFORMED by coalition forces, if any aerial strikes, YOU ARE HISTORY. President Trump sanctioned IRGC (Iran Rev Guard), Iran terror group, also Hellzballah. Kurds are seasoned fighters, having just routed ISIS from Iraq
Baghdad sends Shia militia to steal Kirkuk oil from Kurds Iraq militia enter oil fields in Kirkuk October 16. Iraq has no military. Iraqi PMF are Shia forces composed of 40 Shia militias. Shia forces have seized Kirkuk airport from Kurds, and taken control over several key Peshmerga Kurd positions near Kirkuk.
Iran IRGC General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran Quds is a military advisor to Iraq. Soleimani has good relations (?) with Kurdistan and is now in Kurdistan.
Kurds launch a counterattack Kurdistan will not accept aggressions.
Iraq Persia Shiite militia fighting Peshmerga Kurds south of Kirkuk Kurds are still in control of Kirkuk city where reinforcements have been sent. Kurds stayed at the Havana and Bai Hassan oilfields in Kirkuk defending it from the attacking Iraqi forces. The eastern fronts were abandoned. www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/151020177
#Kurdistan The Iraq military is non-existent. Its a Shia militia with IRGC leading. Prez Trump just sanctioned Iran's RevGuards - does that mean he is quietly helping the Kurds? I hope our forces help Kurds! It'd be SHAMEFUL not to!
Kurds need USA help against IRGC Zalmay Khalilzad, US ambassador to Iraq, called on USA to support the Kurds against Shiite militias in Kirkuk. Hashd Shaabi Shia militia is led by Iran RGC to takeover Kirkuk. Iran PMF militia is using USA Abrams tanks to attack the Peshmerga Kurds. Shouldnt we disable these tanks? www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/385811
U.S. Coalition to react to offensive on Kirkuk Oct 16, 2017 - USA tells all sides to quit the fighting. That'll help. The US coalition said any offensives against Kirkuk would come under coalition attack. www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/385519
Iran steals Kurd oil fields Oct 17, 2017 - Iran Shiite militia control several areas of Kurdistan. Iran IRGC controls Khanaqin, Snune, and Bashiqa near Mosul. The Yezidi town of Snune, near Shingal, is now under IRGC. Kurds still in Bashiqa. www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/17102017
Iraq lowers Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk Oct 16, 2017 - Shiite Shaabi attack Kurds west of Kirkuk and took down the Kurdistan flag. Iraq-Iran Shia forces took a military base, oil field, governor's office, airport, and key infrastructure and roads. Thousands of civilians fled for Erbil and Sulaimani in Kurdistan.
Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa, Kurd Peshmerga commander said withdrawal from Kirkuk was no mistake, they want to protect the lives of Peshmerga soldiers. Iran led the fight against the Peshmerga in Kirkuk. www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/151020177
Iraq Kurdistan Oct 19, 2017 - Iraq Court issued an arrest warrant for Kurd VP Kosrat Rasul for correctly describing the Iraqi forces in Kirkuk as invaders. Iraq claims Rasul incited violence against Iraqi forces - which invaded Kurdistan! VP Rasul was in Kirkuk when the Iraqi forces attacked, many Peshmerga Kurds were killed.
ISIS fled Raqqa to Kirkuk Oct 18, 2017 Kurdistan - ISIS attacks 2 villages, Makha and Twelha, in the Dibis province north of Kirkuk following their loss of Raqqa, Syria. Here ISIS has the help of Turks.
Iraq-Iran stole Kirkuk Oct 19, 2017 - IRGC terrorists planted a command center and 5 bases in Kirkuk, Iraq after driving the Kurds out. Haji Ihsan was given this command. This is the first military facility Iran has ever established openly in Iraq. Its location in the heart of 45% of Iraq. tinyurl.com/KirkIRGC
Kurdistan crisis Oct 19, 2017 - Putin and Netanyahu discuss Kurdistan crisis after Iran steals Kirkuk. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to discuss ways to resolve the crisis in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan.
The United States, Russia and Israel all impacted by Iran's theft of Kirkuk. Iran General nuisance Qassem Soleimani drove the Kurd Peshmerga to retreat from several Kurd towns.
Russia is touchy about Kurdistan’s losses after making a large investment in the KRG’s oil and gas industries. Damascus and Tehran were NOT happy Russia visited Israel. tinyurl.com/BibiPutKurd
Peshmerga Kurds reorganizing Forces Oct 20, 2017 Kurdistan - Peshmerga Kurds reorganizing troops to station them in the areas where they existed before October 17, 2016. Deputy Salar Mohamed Jabari said they should return to the areas they recaptured from ISIS before the major operation to retake Mosul was launched. October 16 Iran attacked and took Kirkuk and invaded the city. www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/386404
War erupts near Erbil, Kurdistan Peshmerga Kurds vs IRGC Hashd Al-Shaabi Shiite militias on the outskirt of Erbil. Iran IRGC attacked Pirde near Erbil, and Alton Kopri, North of Kirkuk, using American weapons. Kurds managed to destroy 12 humvees.
Kurdistan * Iran attacks Kurds on road to Erbil Oct 21, 2017 - Kurds tried to blow up a bridge to slow their advance on Altun Kupri. Kurds very mismatched against Iran militia with American vehicles, weapons. Iran conquered Kirkuk in a lighting advance that shocked Kurdistan. What are being called Iraq forces are actually Iran IRGC and could include Turks and ISIS.
Israel is speaking out in favor of Kurdistan. The Kurds are descended from Abraham with his 2nd wife after Sarah died.
I would like to see missionaries go to Kurdistan. Kurds could defeat Iraqis by spitting. Kurds were chased by Iran IRGC, Turks, likely ISIS with USA weaponry. Its an insult to claim Kurds were defeated by Iraqi troops!
Barzani appeals to diaspora for help Oct 21, 2017 - Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani has called on the international community and Kurds in the diaspora to help Kurdistan. He addressed Kurds in the diaspora in Europe and the United States to stage protests and engage in civil activities in a legal and peaceful manner to garner support for Kurdistan. Iran has taken control of much of Kurdistan. www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/201020177
Iran noose around Israel Oct 21, 2017 - Israel is surrounded by Muslims HOT for WAR. Hamas Deputy Saleh Arouri in Iran with a large Hamas delegation. Hamas will never recognize Israel or give up terrorism.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan was taken by Iran in Iraqi military uniforms. Those oil fields were a primary source of Israel’s oil. Kurds withdrew from parts of Ninewa, Salah al Din, Diyala, Mosul and Sinjar.
The scale of this calamity has not been released to the public in the USA or Israel. The IRGC is now in control of oil and nearly all of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. tinyurl.com/IranooseIsr
Israel defense strikes Syria Oct 21, 2017 - Projectiles launched towards Israeli Golan Heights from Syria, IDF hit 3 Syrian positions. Syria is Israel’s most unpredictable and unstable neighbor and poses one of the largest risks for a sudden escalation. www.jpost.com/printarticle.aspx?id=508000
In truth, Baghdad is Tehran2. There is no Iraq or Iraqi military, its all Iran. The Kurds helped Bagdad defeat ISIS and this is the thanks they got.