Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Peshmerga forces to unify

In an August 25, 2014 article by Nawzad Mahmoud published online at Kurdish news outlet dateline SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani was reported to have ordered Peshmerga forces to restructure themselves under a single, unified command.

Problems ranged from shortcomings in clothing and food, but that the main issue was far more serious. Photo: AFP
Peshmerga forces faced shortcomings in clothing and food, but a lack of unified command posed a far more serious problem.  Photo: AFP
Historically, the Peshmerga represents a collection of local militia forces organized by the various political parties, with loyalties to the party leaders rather than to the central government. This reform is a major shift in the command structure, that will allow the Peshmerga to operate as a national military with the president of Kurdistan functioning as the commander in chief.


Jeremiah's prophecy sees the "Medes" -- the modern-day Kurds -- as becoming a "great nation" to the north of the land of Babylon, capable of mounting a serious military offensive that results in the overwhelming defeat of the Iraqi army and a plundering of the "treasures" of Babylon.

With the unification of the Peshmerga forces under a central government command structure, the ability to organize them into a serious military threat becomes much more plausible. Will this lead to the fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy in our time?

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