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Assyria at the
The dire situation of Assyria,
bottlenecked by the zealot political elites, absent of Assyrian direct
involvement in their affairs to regulate their life.
Mankind, being mortal is imperfect and liable to err. Those who claim
not being at fault are committing themselves by just saying so.
Perfection is immortality. We must be responsible for our actions,
especially if we did not redress the errors of our predecessors, when
we knowingly could and should have done so, but did not.
Rumour has it that the West has assured our Assyrian appointed leader
on the ground, in the north, in Iraq, and certain elders in diaspora
that in the end all would be well and good.
Keep in mind; currently the Kurdish leadership is acting as the
surrogate of the Assyrians. Such rumours that are spread around lack
credibility unless confirmed of their accuracy. The Assyrians lack a
political column. They lack an official (news) medium column to
confirm or deny the news item. This is one of the main reasons why the
Assyrian public, at large, relies on rumours rather than a credible
Assyrians do not know what the official line is on the Assyrian state
of affairs. For this, they are unable to keep abreast of the
developing events to accurately assess the Assyrian situation on the
ground. They are at the mercy of others. They live in bewilderment,
unable to find the truth to make a reasonable assessment of their
Prediction of the West, about a favourable outcome for the Assyrians,
depends mostly on their resilience and on their will and on how much
of their agenda they can honestly meet. The West needs to rectify the
past errors committed by them against the native inhabitants of the
Middle East. They need to recognize the Assyrians as the native and
original dwellers of Northern Iraq, and restore to them their usurped
The non-Moslem states of Lebanon, Israel and Assyria need to have a
recognized and respectable place in existing world societies. They need to
be totally freed from foreign Oriental rule, in order that they may be
able to run their own affairs, as any other free state. Thus, contribute
to the world society of nations for the betterment and advancement of
humanity towards par excellence.
Long experience has shown that band-aid and "quick fix" solutions do not
heal deep wounds. Old scars are unpleasant reminders of the painful
conditions under which the above peoples have been living, for hundreds of
years, under Oriental Colonialism, and the brutish Shari'ah Rule. Long
lasting solutions is the way to go. The West has, rightly or wrongly,
committed itself to democratise the region. It is time for the world body
of nations to join in, and lend their support to bringing the task to a
To act judiciously, the West needs to embark on the following two main
1. (A). Decolonisation. Free Lebanon, Israel and Assyria from Oriental
colonial rule. Help the three decolonised states to re-emerge as
independent, with most of their traditional land brought within and under
their own sovereign rule. It is their legitimate right.
2. (B). Democratisation. Help Islamic countries of the Middle East to
reform their governance system to constitutional democracy. Allowance may
be made to help them shape their system in confluence with their dual
Shari'ah and pluralistic laws. They are free to choose the way of life
they like to lead. It is their life.
Anything short of that will turn the whole of the Middle East into a long
and arduous struggle. The whole of the Middle East will turn into a
battlefield, until one side falls on its sword.
It sounds fanciful, a figment of the imagination. You may call it that,
but that is how I envisage development of the situation. In my book,
freedom is invaluable. People who lose their freedom stain their hands
with blood to regain it. Although at a very high price, only by spilling
blood and self-sacrifice one may regain freedom. The Middle East
colonialists have a lot to answer for the horrific crimes they have been
committing against the non-Moslem natives, over the past centuries. They
have been shedding innocent blood for centuries, living on pillage. Now
they have found their match: the Kurds.
Pray that the Almighty will enlighten the mind and soften the heart that
mankind may mellow out to reconcile and live in neighbourly peace, yet
each state within its delineated space! Mankind has yet to learn how to
share willingly and equitably.