It is important for the
world to understand that however uncertain, the Median forces had been
constantly at war with Assyria. The Medes were, on occasions,
repulsed and pushed back beyond the Zagros Mountains, which chain
served as a barrier between the Semitic Assyrians and Aryan Medes.
The Medes (now so-called
Kurds) are ethnically different from the Assyrians. The Medes are
Aryan in race; the Assyrians are Semitic. Compared to the urban and
highly civilized Assyrians, at the time, parts of the Medes savage
tribes did actually infiltrate the delineated borders of the Land of
Assyria emerged as an independent state in 14th century BC and grew
into an empire. In time, it expanded and extended its imperial rule,
to the Zagros Mountains SE, and to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea
NW. Assyria had always stood on its own. Its capital Ninveh attests
The name of the Medes, of the land of
began to appear in Biblical history in about the eight century BC.
They were closely related with the Persians in race and language. The
Medes were a constant threat to Assyria's border security. One may
safely say that part of ancient Media had fallen to the Assyrians, or
was controlled by it. Though repeatedly repulsed, the Medes were
finally able to infiltrate Assyria's borders and cause its downfall.
Assyria, before its demise, had had several combative encounters with
the unruly Medes tribes. The Medes were unsettled tribes, not an
established kingdom. They were a menace to the security of the eastern
border of Assyria. The
known later as Persia, and recently as Iran came about only after the
fall of the Assyrian Empire. Assyria had existed, at least, six
centuries before the name Media became familiar to the ancient world.
It took over another 12 centuries for the appearance and usage of the
had nothing to do with the Kurdish region of the 'unholy crescent'.
Assyria had its own marked political boundary, well attested until
today - not so for the Kurds. Centuries later, with the emergence of
Islam, in the mid seventh century AD, all the Medes, presuming them
so-called Kurds, converted to Islam. Since then, the Kurds have become
followers of the Religion of Islam. The Assyrians are traditionally
Kurds of Iraq need to
return to whither they came from - back to the outpost of their
crescent- shaped region, situated beyond north and northeast borders
of Assyria Proper. That is were they originated from. The Kurds may
need to expand their domain eastward towards Iran, back to their
original source, and not south into Assyria and southwest towards the
To remain on the loose
and not be reined in, they would push the Turks into Europe, and
occupy the whole of Anatolia. The Kurds should go back to whither they
came from. The UN should adopt a resolution to implement compulsory
transfer of the Kurd intruders back to their original homeland of the
outpost Crescent Region, and stop pestering the Assyrians in Assyria.
Kurds have no legitimate right to Assyrian land.
The Assyrians make over
three million. Since their displacement in Post WWI, where Kurdish
insurgents played a major role through the encouragement of the
Turkish Ottoman Empire, the majority lives in diaspora. They need the
support of the UN to find a way out of their misery. World religious
and political groups of the elite have deliberately fragmented the
Assyrian nation. They call them by dubious and specious names such as
"Chaldean" and Syriani to understate their population count,
minimizing their census to insignificance.
The majority of the land
of Assyria had been dismembered and sold out to its Islamic
neighbouring countries. What little had been left, namely, Vilayet
Mosul/Ninveh, had legally been earmarked as the inheritance of the
Assyrian dispersed nation. Since the establishment of the Arab
Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq, in 1921, the decision on the fate of the
Mosul Vilayet hanged in the balance, and remained so until 1925.
Instead of declaring
Mosul an autonomous region for the displaced Assyrians, Britain
annexed the Mosul Vilayet in March 1925 to the Hashemite Kingdom of
Iraq. Those Assyrians that had been expelled from their Urmia and
Hakkari homes were left homeless. Their land was taken away and
included in the newly created Modern Turkey. The League of Nations,
robbed their native land. The League implied that the Assyrians were a
small, diminishing minority, heading towards total extinction. And the
Brits got away with it.
Most of the world
academic enthusiasts and zealots seem to be siding with the Moslem
world, against the Assyrians. They access and publish information
that supports their biased views. By doing so, they disadvantage the
Assyrian demand for their return to their homeland, Assyria. The
academic world seems to have recently ganged up against the Assyrians.
They have embarked on launching hateful campaigns; distorting facts,
in a vicious attempt for a swift kill of the Assyrian issue. Their
excuse is that the Kurds have suffered too much. If so, why take it
on the Assyrians? Is it because they are in the majority and Moslems,
and that they have been encouraged by their neighbouring states to
sequester Assyrian land, for just being Christian? By doing so, the
Kurds try to deflect world attention from their devious scheme by
arrogating Assyria under the false name of "Kurdistan".
The Assyrians beg an
answer to their question as to why, the League of Nations, at the
time, did not include Assyria in the apportionment of an adequate
territory, from the spoils of WWI, for the rehabilitation of the
Assyrians. Why was the Province of Mosul, being their native land, not
given as compensation for the loss of their entire homeland? As a
reward for Assyria's loyal service, the West expelled them from their
homeland. The West dismembered it and sold it to the four Islamic
neighbouring states Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq, known as the
God has been blessing the
Christian world and America for centuries, how come the beleaguered
name of Assyria has not come to their attention. Or are they
deliberately ignoring it, because of conflict of interest?
Iraq's policy is to keep
the dispersed Assyrians thinly spread among the crowding Kurds. By
doing so, they keep the Assyrians under loose Kurdish control, in
order to deprive them of their political rights and most concernedly,
the right of the Assyrians to re-own their land.
The future establishment
of a Kurdish federated state is very challenging. The Kurds being
predominantly Islamic in religion, it is feasible. The aim of Islam is
to constitutionally annul Assyria's name. Drafters of the current
Iraqi interim constitution have already given northern Iraq the
Endorsement of such an
unjustifiable foreign name to Assyria of Northern (Mesopotamia) Iraq
is, a testament to Islam's adamant persistence, in keeping with
Islam's long-term objective. Iraq's Dar Al-Silm and Dar Al-Harb
Agenda is to keep northern Iraq within the fold of the Islamic states
of the Abode of Peace, an integral part of the Islamic Umma Nation. It
would be to their advantage to bestow an Islamic name on Beth Nahrain.
Thus, so-called 'Kurdistan' would become Islamic in essence. In other
words, the Assyrians would be classified as a diminished minority.
This is a new Middle
Eastern style democracy, predestined to add Assyria to Dar Al-Silm of
Islam. Brandishing their guns, the Kurdish nomads, are preferred to
the native Assyrians. They are given precedence by Islam. They are
even preferred over the Assyrians in the preamble, allowing the
non-indigenous Kurds to dictate their terms, in violation of human
rights and the right of the Assyrians to their ancestral homeland.
The Kurds have not
contributed anything worthwhile to the culture of present-day Iraq or
former Mesopotamia. Majority rule seems to override small nations'
rights, by eroding their right to their usurped homeland.
I call such democracy a farce, in violation of the fundamental human
rights and the right to their traditional homeland, Assyria.
We always hear politicians advocating majority rule, fostering it as the
foundation stone on which democracy should be built. We also hear about
minority rights. Yet, a small nation like Assyria should not be confused
with a non-state-status group, be that group a denominational one (like
the Chaldean), or large (like the Kurd). Neither had, in the past, a
nation-state history in northern Mesopotamia to arrogate Assyria.
The majority of the Kurds, who sequester in Assyria, are illiterate. They
are not even naturalized citizens of the State of Iraq. The Kurdish
vagabonds are protected by the Kurdish Aghas to encroach on Assyrian land,
on the pretext of being leased to the oncoming Kurds by the Kurdish Agha
believe that they do not need to have a naturalization certificate. They
have been duped into believing that Assyria is historically their land and
belongs to them. Their Aghas began to call it "Kurdistan".
If the UN is
true to God honest in its dealings, in protecting human rights, and the
right of the dispossessed to re-own their land and return to their homes,
it would need the resilience of Moses, the endurance of Ghandi and wisdom
of the Scriptures.
Advocates of democracy
might yet learn to pay a high price for their deliberate transposition
of democracy. True democracy lowers its head in disappointment and
frustration at the threats and tyranny of the Kurds and radicalism of
the ardent clerics of Islam.
A Regime that violates
human rights, usurps other people's homes and land and sheds innocent
blood, for its own selfish end, is not only unfit to rule but also a
constant danger to the stability of world peace.
For fear of persecution,
Assyrians flee and seek refuge in a strange land, under the watchful
eyes of the world body of nations.
Pray that reason and justice, in the end, would prevail.