By Abbey Mikha
The USA invaded Iraq in 2003 because the administration needed a war for the world and Middle East agenda. This war eventually brought about the rise of ISIS in Mosul and Syria after Obama withdrew the American Army from Iraq. Now the world community which had a hand in what happened should be the same countries and administrations that help to free Mosul which is holy Nineveh. United States, England, Italy, Holland, Australia, Japan, Poland, Spain, Denmark, and all those involved need to yield a helping hand to Mosul which is again holy Nineveh.
I do not understand many things in this life, and I’m the type of human being who believes it does not make sense to make wars unless it is to relieve suffering. The human race needs to understand that we need to start working together. We should not be enemies as peoples and nations. We do not need to be better than each other. Rather we can be equals. And we should be happy being alike.
The world needs to work on peace and strategies to afford free education for students around the world. Also, free health care is very important like it is provided in Canada. The alleviation of food shortage which believe it or not still exists in the world should be dealt with. And we also need to advance our approaches in preservation of our Earth environment. These and other issues are what we should be concerned with. Unfortunately right now while the world community could be working to solve these kinds of problems we rather have to deal with ISIS. How in the name of God can we destroy this movement? And how do we know that in the future another group of people will not come together to make hell on earth like ISIS has done. They have killed everyone. They have raped men, women, and children. These people are beasts and everyone knows they are a tool for big powers in the world. Ask yourself who is behind them and who has benefited from them?
Everyone knows that when the USA brought their army to Iraq they were not just looking for “weapons of mass destruction.” Rather, they were sneaking, destroying, and selling Assyrian artefacts and stealing our facts and technology. They say whoever controls Iraq controls the world and maybe that is what they were trying to achieve. Was it worth it?
Al Bagdadi and the likes of him were in custody in Iraq with the American intelligence but they were mostly all released and given space to reorganize themselves in the militia called ISIS. And look at the terror they have spread!
Now enough is enough. The world community needs to start working and working hard to alleviate the suffering of the people of Mosul which is holy Nineveh. What has been done to the people in Iraq has been called genocide. Genocide in 2017 you may ask? Yes, my Assyrian people are being annihilated in the North of Iraq and in the Mosul, Nineveh region. We are treated as lower level human beings, almost as slaves. A Kurdish person online told me once that the Kurds want to make the Assyrians their slaves because the Assyrians once made the Jews slaves in Assyria. That is something that may have happened in ancient times, but who can prove this is absolute truth and what the situation was. Are these people making up stories? This proves there is a secret agenda after the Assyrians. They won’t allow the Assyrians to establish themselves! When I was in university my professor Dr. Pinto, when hearing that I was Assyrian said, “Isn’t that where the Kurds are today.” Flustered I answered him, “Yes in the North of Iraq.”
The United States thought that it was going to be able to divide Iraq, but this country is not an easy game to play. If Iraq was to be divided what will happen exactly? Will the south go to the Shiaa, the central to the Sunni, and the north to the Kurds? Ask yourself what will then happen to the Assyrians? What will happen to our towns and villages? What will happen to our culture and language? Is this the way to treat the Assyrians after we have served humanity?
The Kurds are occupiers and deceivers. They are not from the North of Iraq and there are billions of documents to prove this. They are nomads who come from Mahabad, Iran and Afghanistan. Not only are they stealing the land of a people which does not belong to them, they are trying make it seem as the Assyrians occupied their land which is a historical lie. Maybe the Kurds are so well thought of by Americans, Canadians, and the rest of the western world especially Israel because the world community has accepted the genocide against the Natives which wiped out millions upon millions of people. It was the largest genocide the world has ever seen and it is barely mentioned in history books, classrooms, and over the dinner table. This is our land they say. The Natives died from war and disease they say. This is our right they say. And this mentality is the problem. This aggressiveness is what is destroying regions, nations, and individuals.
I pray for peace on Earth. I pray that peoples of all nations can live together in the world in harmony and help each other. I also pray for peace for the Assyrians in Nineveh and all Assyria. I request that the Assyrians will be taken earnestly and given their human rights and allowed to prosper in their own homeland. I plead with the world community to know more about the Assyrians and to realize what a beautiful culture they have and that it should be helped and progressed so that the Assyrians may stand on their own two feet in the near future, and so that we can help the world also deal with its difficulties.
Tomorrow is April 1st. It is the Assyrian New Year 6767. This is the best time to start to read about the Assyrians. Look up about the festivities online. Find out what is happening in the North of Iraq at this time. Keep the Assyrian people in your heart for they have suffered greatly. Peoples of all nations are your friends. Assyrians are your friends. The Assyrians unfortunately have little influence. The best thing the world community can do is to arm the Assyrians so that at least we would have the hope to defend ourselves if we are attacked again. And by the way April 1st is not April fools rather it is the April of the Assyrian New Year, of the people who celebrate and dance the dances from thousands of years ago....
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Abbey is a writer and blogger interested in humanitarian issues. Abbey is striving to be a mental health consultant. She is writing her second book, "Not The End" and she hopes to speak to mental health communities all around the world using her story and experience with mental health to give hope to others struggling.
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