'We Wait For Your Help' Says Kurdish General to America, Hoping to See Greater American Support for Kurdistan in Light of Iran Crisis
by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) - Christian leaders met with Kurdish military officials in northern Iraq recently, who sought to position themselves as a natural ally of the US against Iranian aggression, should a conflict develop, and hoped the US would begin to see the cause of Kurdistan as part and parcel of its opposition to Iran.
A delegation from the White House Faith Advisory Board that included Dalton Thomas, founder of Frontiers Alliance Internation (FAI), Ralph Reed from the Faith and Freedom Foundation, and former US congresswoman Michele Bachmann heard testimonies from Kurdish generals and militiamen that pointed to Iran’s sweeping presence in the region.
“They [Iran] have a huge voice here in Iraq and we were told by the general of the military in this region and Iran that Baghdad, the capital of Iraq is essentially controlled by Iran,” explained Bachmann to CBN news.
“He virtually said to us, it’s not Iraq here, it’s Iran here.”
Kurdish fighters expressed hope that the US would take up the cause of the 40-million-strong Kurdish diaspora, which stretches across Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria and regularly butts up against Iran’s wide-ranging influence via its proxy fronts.
“The Shiite militias are a very serious danger because they are run by Iran and they are against any kind of freedom and human rights so they are not a lot of difference between them and ISIS,” Kurdish General Musa Gardi told the delegation.
“I want the Americans to know that the only allies of the Americans here in the Middle East are Israel and the Kurds. And I would like them to support the Kurds."
The Kurdish people voted overwhelmingly for independence in 2017, but were unable to achieve a sovereign state because of opposition from Turkey, Iran and other countries which feared a loss of territory from a rival ethnic group.
The delegation came to northern Iraq in an unofficial capacity, but will report its findings to the White House nevertheless.