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US-Israeli Plot to Establish ‘Barzani State’ in Iraqi Kurdistan Doomed to Failure

Al-Manar | September 28, 2017

Due to numerous reasons, the Middle East continues to witness the most disturbed geopolitical conditions in the entire world. When political analysts and thinkers scrutinize the region’s map they can simply and clearly realize the intersection of the civilizational, anthropological, and geopolitical givens, which cause continuous changes. The Kurdish endeavor to establish an ‘independent’ state in northern Iraq exacerbates the overall complicated image of the whole area. However, could the Kurdish ‘dream’ come true regardless of all the surrounding factors?

Iraqi Kurdistan authorities held a so-called ‘independence’ (separation) referendum on Monday aimed at establishing a Kurdish state.

According to the freshly announced results, more than 92 percent of Iraqi Kurds voted for the separation. Electoral commission officials told a news conference in the regional capital Arbil that 92.73 percent of the 3,305,925 people who cast ballots voted “yes” in Monday’s referendum, which had a turnout of 72.61 percent.

Iraqi Kurdistan

It is a northern area in Iraq, which comprises around 41,710 square kilometers and has a population of 4 million. It has borders with Iran (to the east), Syria (to the west), Turkey (to the north) and the rest of the Iraqi provinces (to the south). So, it is a closed area that can never economically interact with the world without concluding pacts with the neighboring countries.

Economic Facts

According to economic experts, Iraqi Kurdistan achieves an annual oil revenue which approaches $11bn, adding that this cannot be sufficient to pay the employees’ salaries and establish a well-built state in the future.

“The Kurdish authorities suffer from a serious financial crisis.”

Furthermore, Kirkuk city which comprises 85% of the oil production will not be part of the autonomous area as the central government in Baghdad is not going to let the Kurdish authorities control it.

Although several international oil firms have signed contracts with the Kurdish authorities to invest in this vital field, the oil revenues will be unable to match the economic needs of the state.

Political Scene

Despite the clear US-Israeli support to the Kurdish leader Massoud Al-Barzani to establish a state in northern Iraq, the political conditions in Kurdistan indicate that the expected losses of the ‘independence’ will lead to several alterations in the domestic scene, which threatens the entire scheme of Al-Barzani.

The Iranian and Turkish opposition to the Kurdish ‘state’ represents a milestone political alliance which unifies the religious components in the area in face of the US-led plot to cause partition in Iraq and all the regional countries.

Furthermore, the US administration will no longer be able to keep its strong ties with Turkey, which is threatened with a similar scenario carried out by its own Kurds, while backing the Kurdish scheme. This is expected to push the Turks into intensifying their coordination and enhancing relations with Iran and all its axis in the Middle East and reducing those with the United States and its allies, including the Zionist entity.

In brief, the Kurdish ‘state’ is a closed area which can never move economically, politically and militarily without the aid of its neighbors.

The US-Israeli attempt to siege the victories achieved by the axis-of-resistance in the area is exposed, and the counter plans to frustrate the mentioned scheme and prepare for further victories over the vicious American  policies are ready to be implemented.

September 28, 2017 - Posted by | Economics, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Wars for Israel | , , , , ,


  1. Great article; brief and accurate. The Zionist and the CFR-CIA-MEDIA(CFR triangle) are doing what they have always done. They topple nations and create circumstances for future wars. So between oil and the petro-dollar; Zionist and the Wahhabis, we have the catalyst for endless wars. Endless wars are good business for the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Congress and their war mongering business partners. It doesn’t help that the Neocons on the right and the Progressives on the left are all Marxist. It all makes for a great novel; but, it’s our reality.


    Comment by John L. | September 29, 2017 | Reply

    • Given the extreme impetus right now for reducing global oil and gas production so that the resulting higher prices can sustain growth in North American exports it is tempting to view all of this as somehow related to oil. Shutting in “Kurdistan’s” oil and gas will drive up prices.

      But this has been a long term development, and it more neatly fits the Oded Yinon plan for breaking up the MENA region into statelets that will never challenge Israeli dominance.

      Unlike Saudi or GCC oil receipts, Iraqi/Kurdish oil receipts are expended in government operations, not forwarded to Fleet st. and Wall st. They don’t fit the actual definition of “petro-dollars” because few of them recycle to the West. Iraqi/Kurdish imports are coming largely from China, Turkey and Iran which are the ultimate beneficiaries of the revenue stream.


      Comment by aletho | September 29, 2017 | Reply

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