ICC NOTE: According to a the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) a U.S. envoy met with Kurdish leaders in northern Syria and said they have a “right” to an autonomous region. The region in which they spoke of is a region that has been historically Assyrian as all 39 Assyrian villages within Syria. Retired U.S. Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari who served 20 years in the army, fought in Iraq, and now works for the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement believes if the Kurds are given a self-governed region in Assyrian lands, Christianity in the country will cease to exist. The Assyrian culture will essentially disappear as many Kurds do not adhere to Christianity. Once more according to Colonel Sangari, the region in which they are discussing for the Kurds to control in Iraq has a substantial portion in the Nineveh plain which once again is the ancestral homeland of Assyrian Christians.
2/5/2016 Syria/Iraq (Breitbart) – A delegation from the international coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), led by an Obama administration envoy, reportedly told Kurds in northern Syria that they have a “right” to an autonomous region during a recent visit to the country.
The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a group that uses a network of sources on the ground to monitor the Syrian conflict, reports that President Obama’s envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk, “promised” that a new Syrian constitution would recognize the Kurdish right to self-govern territory in the northern part of the country.
Retired U.S. Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari, a decorated Iraq war veteran who served 20 years in the Army, told Breitbart News that, as it stands now, the region being promised to the Kurds includes all Christian Assyrian villages in the country.
Noting that members of the YPG Kurdish militia have recently attacked a predominantly Assyrian area in northern Syria, Lt. Col. Sangari, who currently serves as an advisor to the Christian Assyrian Army, said that if the Syrian Kurds are granted autonomy, they will “eradicate the Assyrians in Syria and their Christian culture.”
Members of the YPG forces, which have been linked to the communist Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), a group that has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, have become major partners in the Obama administration-led coalition against ISIS.
“When America and its Western allies, all part of the Christian world, say we’re going to take this land and give it to Kurdish Muslims who don’t practice the Christian Assyrian culture, they are doing nothing more than killing Christianity in the Middle East with their own hands and they don’t even know it. They’re killing it,” declared the retired U.S. Army veteran, head of the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement.
“That is what ISIS wants. That’s why they are destroying Christian monuments,” he added. “ISIS is trying to eradicate the Christian Assyrians. They’re killing Christianity and we’re helping them.”
The same thing will ultimately happen in Iraq if the Kurds there are granted independence, proclaimed Sangari, noting that “Assyrians would be decimated in their historical homeland — Iraq’s Assyrian Nineveh plain.”