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Iraqi Kurds Betray US

By Scott Sullivan

As predicted earlier by Iran-Watch, the Iraqi Kurds are loyal to Iran, not to the US. This much is clear by recent Kurdish actions blocking Iraq's national petroleum law, the just announced Kurdish trade embargo on Turkey, today's testimony before Congress by the Kurdish regional government in defiance of US policy on Kirkuk, and the willingness of the Kurdish regional government to host Iranian-sponsored terrorists that attack US targets in Iraq.

Kurdish opposition to Iraq's national petroleum law, without which Iraq's Sunnis cannot be brought aboard a political settlement, has been underway for months. Iran also is opposed to the Iraqi petroleum law. The US has not objected to Kurdish or Iranian opposition to the petroleum law. This signals US abandonment of the single most important security facing Iraq.

The Iraqi Kurds have unilaterally declared a trade embargo on certain agricultural products to Turkey, a close US ally and the only Islamic member of NATO. In brief, the Iraqi Kurds are declaring war on Turkey and want to drag in the US on their side. The Iraqi Kurds imposed this trade embargo after Turkey informed the Kurds that Turkey would deal only with Baghdad on Iraqi oil-related issues.

Moreover, the official representatives of the Kurdish regional government testified today before the Senate foreign Relations Committee that the Kurds would soon annex Kirkuk, and that Kurdish action on the national petroleum law would be indefinitely postponed.

In other words, just as the US seems to be drifting into a major confrontation with Iran, the Iraqi Kurds seem to be abandoning ship by joining Iran against the US. Is the Bush administration getting this message?

President Bush now has an acute problem with the Kurds, who are taking positions diametrically opposed to US policy. If the US approved of these Kurdish policy shifts in advance, the Bush administration has some explaining to do. If the US did not know in advance, the Bush administration also has some explaining to do.

What does President Bush intend to do about Kurdish defiance of the US and Turkey, and the Kurdish alliance with Iran? What does Ambassador Khalilzad have to say?




How to help the Christians of Iraq

Who are the Christians of Iraq?

Kanoon II = January

Iraqi Kurds Betray US January 31, 07

Eastern Church Needs Aid From West to Survive January 31, 07

Turkey; don't Involve Iraqi Kurdish Administration in Oil Trade January 29, 07

About the Representative Ana Eshoo's Resolution to Congress January 29, 07

New Book by Rev. Misick on Assyrian Language & Literature January 28, 07

Mothers' Union Forms New Link with Baghdad January 27, 07

Secretary of State Rice and the Kurds January 27, 07

Presidential Hopefuls Express Support For Assyrian Christians! January 26, 07

Dink murder: Religious authorities remain silent, media withholds condemnation
January 26, 07

School preserves ancient culture January 24, 07

Turkey keeps nervous eye on Kirkuk January 23, 07

Tens of Thousands Mourn Turkish-Armenian Editor January 23, 07

What Iraq's Christians Need January 23, 07

Hrant Dink Killing as if Continuation of Armenian Genocide January 22, 07

Christians, Muslims flee Baghdad for Kurdistan January 22, 07

Remember The Church In Iraq January 21, 07

Iraq's Christians Call for Political Autonomy January 21, 07

Interview with Yonadam Kanna, Assyrian member of Iraqi Parliament.
January 20, 07

Congress, White House Flooded With Calls for 'Operation Assyrian Province'
January 20, 07

American Jewish Committee Speaks Up for Iraqi Religious Minorities

January 19, 07

Suffering Binds Iraq and Darfur January 19, 07

Iraqi Christians Lose All Hope with Violence, Anarchy January 19, 07

Iraqi, Afghani War Refugees Need Our Help January 18, 07

Iraq's Kurds Face Mounting Anger From All Sides January 18, 07

Iraq moving towards division, says bishop of Kirkuk January 16, 07

Genocide Discussions and Freedom of Expression in Turkey January 16, 07

An Assyrian Archaeologist's Journey January 15, 07

US Jewish lobby warns : it may not be able to block the Armenian genocide bill
January 15, 07

T.V. Report about the plight of the Assyrians in Iraq January 14, 07

Mehrdad Izady & the History of Kurdish Christianity; Falsification of Facts
January 13, 07

Murders, Abductions, Threats, Everyday Occurrences for Mosul Christians
January 12, 07

A Biography of Helena Guergis, Canada's Secretary of State January 12, 07

Turkey Shouldnt fear the Assyrian genocide January 11, 07

A Christian Neighborhood in Baghdad January 11, 07

Christians Shut Out Of National Conference In Baghdad January 11, 07

A Christian Exodus From the Arab World January 11, 07

World War One Genocide in Turkey January 10, 07

The Ken Joseph Report “I sat in stunned silence…” January 10, 07

Paris approves Armenian genocide bill January 8, 07

Assyrian Woman Appointed As Secretary of State in Canada January 8, 07

Few Stories of Hope for Iraq's Christians January 7, 07

US must recognize Iraq's humanitarian crisis January 7, 07

Good News For The Christians of Iraq ! January 5, 07

Theological university and seminary moved January 5, 07

If Iraq fragments, what's Plan B? January 4, 07

IRAQ: Minorities tormented under sectarian violence January 4, 07

Christian Assyrians in Iraq January 4, 07

Why Are Iraqi Kurds Furious With the US? January 3, 07

Kholo Malke on the way to Germany January 3, 07

Expansion of The Assyrian Radio program "Qolo" January 3, 07

Assyrians Iraq's Forgotten Minority January 3, 07

Georgia Releases Assyrian General on Bail January 2, 07

Ancient Assyrian Fortress in Iraq to Be Preserved January 2, 07

Kanoon I = December

Exiles joyful, concerned December 31, 06

Killing goes on as Saddam Hussein is executed and churches pray December 30, 06

Iraqi Americans react to death of Saddam Hussein
December 30, 06

Turkey Should not Deny the Turth if it Wants to be Believed December 30, 06

Forgive Saddam Hussein ? December 30, 06

Ancient Assyrians in northwest Iran near Urmia December 26, 06

Assyrian Genocide Claims 'Bogus,' Says Turkish Historian December 26, 06

A Tireless Campaigner for the Assyrian Christians of Iraq December 26, 06

Iraq, Christians Come Out to Worship December 26, 06

Christians Celebrate Christmas in Iran December 26, 06

Iraqi Christians Debate Self-Autonomy to Halt Exodus December 26, 06

Iraq's embattled religious minorities December 26, 06

We Must Not Forget the Plight of Middle Eastern Christians December 23, 06

Avoiding the Final Betrayal: Protecting Iraqi Christians December 23, 06

Nina Shea Testifies Before Congress on Behalf of Iraq's Assyrians
and Other Minorities
December 23, 06

Conference in Sweden Calls for Assyrian Safe-haven in Iraq December 21, 06

Christians thrown to the lions in Iraq December 21, 06

Iraqi refugees - a tragedy stretching beyond Syria December 19, 06

Iraqi Christians under fire December 19, 06

Fleeing Nineveh: Assyrians of Iraq and Self Governance December 18, 06

No Christmas Celebrations in Iraq, Says Chaldean Patriarch December 18, 06

Groups call for relief for Iraqi Christians December 18, 06

Methodists Highlight the Plight of Indigenous Iraqi Christians December 17, 06

Pontiff Appeals for Aid for Iraqi Refugees in Syria December 17, 06

Christmas in Mosul Under Threat of Sharia December 15, 06

Kurds and the Assyrian Homeland December 15, 06

Assyrian National Party rejects Baker-Hamilton's plans December 15, 06

U.S. Iraqi Christian Community Debates How to Help Relatives December 15, 06

Deviousness of the Kurdish officials December 14, 06

Iraq Insurgents Threaten Attacks Against Christian Women December 14, 06

Gifts for the Children of Nineveh December 13, 06

Help Our Assyrian Children December 13, 06

Iraq : Another Pries Feared Kidnapped December 10, 06

Iraq shapes the Assyrian cadet's background, future December 10, 06

Jordan, Syria May Close Borders to Iraqi Refugees December 9, 06

Visitors from Iraq December 8, 06

Assyrian Delegation in the European Parliament December 8, 06

Private Saudis Said to Fund Iraq Insurgents December 7, 06

Terrorists Bomb Church in Iraq December 7, 06

Iraq Is the Fastest-Growing Refugee Crisis in the World December 5, 06

Iraqi Christians plead for help, tell of 'ethnic cleansing' December 5, 06

Assyrian Christians 'Most Vulnerable Population' in Iraq December 5, 06

One Priest Killed in Iraq, another abucted December 5, 06

Comparing the Muslim and Christian Conceptions of God December 4, 06

Assyrian Delegation from Georgia Visits North Iraq December 4, 06

Another clergy murdered in Mosul December 4, 06

Dutch EP Member Inquiry Into Assassination of Assyrian Leader December 3, 06

Assyrians: Iraq's Overlooked Victims December 2, 06

Christians for Assyrians of Iraq Plan Demonstration December 2, 06

Iraq's Vatican Ambassador Seeks More Help December 2, 06

Assyrian Delegation At the European Parliament December 1, 06

Relief Agency Sheltering Iraqi Chaldean Refugees in Turkey December 1, 06

The Turkmen: Eerie Silence in Northern Iraq December 1, 06



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