Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nouri al-Maliki rejects John Kerry's call for unity government June 25, 2014

Iraq's Shiite prime minister appeared Wednesday to reject John Kerry’s call for an emergency unity government to help tackle the Sunni insurgency that has overrun key cities. Nouri al-Maliki rejected forming a "national salvation" government, which he said would go against the results of parliamentary elections held on April 30 in which his coalition won the most seats, The Associated Press reported.
Kerry met Maliki on Iraq on Monday, calling on him to form a “broad-based inclusive government” in exchange for American help in the fight against Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). However, Maliki on Wednesday said such calls represented a "coup against the constitution and an attempt to end the democratic experience,” the BBC reported.

By insisting the Kurds stay in a "unity" government of Iraq to fight the insurgency, Kerry is ensuring the Kurds will stay out of the fight to protect Iraq from a takeover by the Sunni ISIS militia. Once Maliki's government is overwhelmed, and Baghdad falls, the Kurds will have every right to declare independence, as the old Iraq will cease to exist.

Had Kerry and the US acknowledged Kurdistan's right to self-determination and independent statehood, the Kurds would have had negotiating power with Maliki's government to enter the fray and help prop up what is left of the Iraq nation under Shia Muslim rule.

Now, they will simply sit back and watch the demise of Iraq, and declare independence completely free of the constraints of the existing constitution.

All oil fields and production facilities currently under the KRG protection and control, and right to export and keep all its own oil revenues, and the establishment of new, broader borders, will be the windfall from the ISIS revolution.

Kurdistan is about to become a major power in the middle east, and a force to be reckoned with, just as predicted by Jeremiah's prophecy of 2,600 years ago -- "Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers! the LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes [Kurds], because his purpose is against Babylon to destroy it, for it is the vengeance of the LORD..." Jer 51:11

Why now? Because Israel is back in the land. It is a prophecy for the end times, following the third in-gathering of the Jews to the Promised Land. It is the time for the fulfillment of the prophecy --

"In those days and at that time... the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go... They will ask for the way to Zion, turning their faces in its direction; they will come that they may join themselves to the LORD in the everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten... Wander away from the midst of Babylon, and go forth from the land of the Chaldeans... For behold, I am going to arouse and bring up against Babylon a horde of great nations from the land of the north, and they will draw up their battle lines against her, from there she will be taken captive... (and) Chaldea will become plunder..." Jer 50:4-10.

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