Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Kurds, Ninveh Plains and ISIS

So there seem to be reports that the Peshmerga (Kurdish Armed forces) are protecting Christians in the villages of the Ninveh plains (Al Qosh, Bakhdida etc). This is all well and good in the short term. However, what are the consequences for the long term?

It's no secret that the Kurds want Mosul and Karkuk to be part of the Kurdish Regional Government. The Kurds may very well turn around and claim that the Ninveh Plains is part of Kurdistan.

What would this mean for the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac Christians of Mesopotamia and Syria? Would it simply mean persecution 10/15/20 years down the track? Or will it mean stability?

I'm not sure, but what I am sure of is this: that the Kurds will not be as friendly as they are now if they are to annex the Ninveh Plains into Kurdistan.

God Bless the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac people!

Please pray for Christians in Iraq.

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