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The Kurds between the ungrateful West and the vicissitudes of history

Free Kurdistan

KURDISTAN (TAMURT) – In order to try to unravel a bit the fate of one of the most ancient peoples history has ever known, it is useful, if only briefly, to really know who these people are and in which one geographical area it develops.

In fact, the Kurds make up the largest stateless people, an estimated 20 to 40 million people, scattered around the world.
We do not know exactly how many people live in these areas as none of these countries really thought it useful to conduct a census. In fact, and according to some unofficial estimates, the 35 million figure is the most cited.
This Indo-European ethnic group lives in four large areas: Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. There is also a large diaspora in the countries of the former Soviet Union, the United States and Australia.

The Kurds are predominantly Sunni-Muslim in the above-mentioned states, “although their Sunniism is different from that of the Arabs and Turks,” as far as their situation is concerned, it is not brilliant depending on the country.
The dream of seeing the Kurds build their state is never ready to come true. Indeed, the allies who redrawn the borders of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after World War I allowed them to establish themselves as an independent state in southeastern Anatolia under the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920, and three years later after the Treaty of Find Lausanne, divided between the above-mentioned states.
The daily life of the Kurdish people was not easy. Riots and other riots are most often suppressed by blood and deportation.

In this way, the feeling of quasi-permanent persecution through the long time has succeeded in falsifying the feeling of belonging to this race of men who formerly ruled these vast areas, so that an accident of the story comes to its dazzling epic contain.
The struggle for their liberation, which they waged again and again for the preservation of their linguistic heritage, their customs and habits, however, mostly provoked the anger of the authorities with Arab, Turkish or Persian rule.

May the world remember the large-scale massacres that the regime of Saddam Hussein and his acolyte, known as “chemists”, committed against the Kurdish people in the 2000s, of which 5,000 Kurds were systematically exterminated with the gas to Halladja!
The ultimate fraud of this third millennium has just reminded us of the sad fate of a “landless people” who, through subtle instinct, find themselves robbed of their absolute right that enables them to build a country state on its territory that spans four states.

The bravery of the Kurdish people cannot be demonstrated, they live it every day. The Peshmerga alone have asserted themselves against DAECH and other Islamist militias in Syria and Iraq.
The so-called free world is a bad student because it quickly forgets the lessons of the recent past.

The United Nations (UN) were not satisfied with tolerating a rejection of the existence of a people, but made it worse: let go of the pack to witness the extermination of a race that does not want to die out of humility and for the ungrateful West to say that the Kurdish people will survive by uniting their ranks with the sole aim of reversing this legendary death.

Rezki Djerroudi

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