February 22, 2005
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For over a thousand years, we, the Kurds have been ruled, and mostly oppressed by Arabs, Persians and Turks, in particular where the Islamic faith is used as an ideological tool.
The end of the First World
War and collapse of the
These powers then began to negotiate and purchase Kurdish oil from the new Arab, Turkish and Persian states which they had created, almost from nothing, causing huge injustice to the Kurds and culminating in the instability and conflicts of today.
The revenues from this oil
were later used by the artificial new states to remove the West from the
For over 80 years we the Kurds have protested to major powers that most of these regimes are terror states, which deny democracy to their people, use religion as a tool, plunder everything in their path and willfully kill any persons who thwart their objective.
Our Kurdish culture and
roots are close to
I can truthfully state that
we Kurds prefer economic cooperation with modern Europe, to fuse our resources,
manpower, intelligence and wealth, so creating a stronger role for Europe in
Kurdistanís large and varied population has long traditions of technical, intellectual and artistic skill.
The political geography of
These changes must enable
the Greater Kurdistan to exist, with the creation from
Oil geologists know the extent of oil reserves in this region, and their potential to solve the increasingly short supply of oil in the world. Kurdish Oil and Western partnership will provide that supply security, within secure, just and stable frontiers.
It is now, more
than ever, the time for US, British and world opinion to pay serious attention
to the Kurdish people. The current situation is not tenable. An independent
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