The assault appeared aimed at diverting attention from the Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, and raised fears the extremists could lash out in unpredictable ways as they defend the largest city under their control and their last urban bastion in Iraq.Think I'm wrong? I'm not. Because the symbiosis between Kurd and ISIS has always been obvious- If you had eyes to see it? I knew, with certainty when the news broke a couple of days ago regarding the sudden attack in Kirkuk. I knew before reading the information included in the second linked article
2nd-Middle East Monitor
Activists and Iraqi human rights organisations have confirmed that largely Arab refugees are being forcibly deported from the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk by Kurdish authorities who are also destroying their homes.History repeats- Ethnic cleansing and kurdish militias go hand and hand!
There is a work in progress post on this very topic
The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights (IOHR) documented several cases of Arab residents and internally displaced people (IDPs) being warned by the Kurdish security services, the Asayish, that they had to depart the area in days.
Not long after, images emerged on social media showing the destruction of refugee shantytowns that used to be inhabited by Arab IDPs fleeing violence in other parts of the country. Reports suggest that this may have been in order to force them to become refugees elsewhere.
These incidences come after significant intelligence failures allowed Daesh militants to breach Kirkuk’s defences last week, killing dozens of security personnel and some civilians in attacks across the city.
"Many reports suggested that the Daesh (ISIS) fighters who attacked Kirkuk were Kurds rather than Arabs"
KURDIShIS- I've said it for so long now and still people deny the obvious fact of what is occurring in plain site- Hate to say I told all my readers this was exactly the case, but, I did!
"Many reports suggested that the Daesh (ISIS) fighters who attacked Kirkuk were Kurds rather than Arabs"Undoubtedly PKK. America and Israel's allies
NATO GLOBAL TERROR ENTITY
The Kurdish authorities have denied that they are forcibly deporting Arab citizens and IDPs, and have similarly denied that any reprisals are being committed against them in retaliation for Daesh’s assault last week.
Azad Jabari, chief of the security committee in the Kirkuk provincial council, said that these actions were “individual behaviours” of Asayish officers, and did not represent official policy.
However, IOHR has stated that it is “bewildered” by these denials, as it has documented several families informing them that Asayish officers demanded that they hand over their identification documents before forcing them out.
Not only where they rendered homeless, but the lack of identification papers raises the risk that they will be deemed as Daesh infiltrators by the Iraqi authorities and incarcerated or worse.
Hussein Ahmad, 33, was displaced from Tel Afar to Kirkuk. He said that a Kurdish official “visited me in my home accompanied by armed members of the Kurdish security forces, and asked me and my family to leave the city within one day.”
IOHR cited anonymous Kurdish security sources as stating that IDPs were viewed as a security risk in Kurdish-controlled areas.
“The purpose behind the decision to deport them is to transfer them to the camps to better guarantee their rights,” the Kurdish security source said, without elaborating upon how deportation would improve the rights of IDPs or Arab residents of Kirkuk.
Kirkuk has long been disputed, with Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens laying claims to the strategic northern Iraqi city. Although nominally under the control of Baghdad, Kirkuk has been controlled by Kurdish forces since the Iraqi army fled Daesh’s onslaught in 2014, stoking ethnic tensions.Isn't it convenient that as the Kurds force the Arabs out- they steal their identity papers, enabling the Kurdish militias to frame Iraqi Arabs for all sorts of crimes and evil doings. All they need do is leave a handy identification paper in the vicinity of some crime scene. Such a familiar scenario.
Are the Kurds really "always the victim"? The obvious answer, if you all want to accept reality is NO.
A small sampling of posts discussing the Kurdish propensity for ethnic cleansing