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Separation not the solution
Our problems are symptomatic of our entire region and they don't necessarily go away with a new Kurdistan

Matt Bina
October 14, 2005

The Idea of a free Kurdistan is not new and has been kicked around even under the Shah and Saddam's regime, which were not Islamic states. In addition to Iran and Iraq there is the Turkey's Kurds that want their independence as well. The task of convincing the people of these countries to allow a separate country is very unlikely. These nations all believe that, even though their beliefs might collide and become opposite of one another at times, they can't allow such differences play such an important role in the loss and separation of a part of their perspective nations.

You would think that the Iraqis themselves would not want a government such as the one that exists next door in Iran. But unfortunately when it comes to reason and logic for the Middle East, everything comes to a pause and begins to fall apart. Even after the huge sacrifices made by this nation (U.S.), the model of a free country in the world and her laws pertaining to such freedom is ignored. For example, the separation of the church and the state is a basic fabric of this beloved land no matter who is studying this constitution.

I feel that Americans have paid the ultimate sacrifice in bringing democracy to the Iraqi people, but at the most crucial part of the whole equation, we have allowed the thieves of the freedom rob the Iraqi people of their God given right and that is Mr. Bush's biggest mistake in my opinion. A constitution is as good as the people behind those closed doors writing it. A constitution of a nation must not only take into account the history, the suffrage, the rights and the equality of all it's citizens, but in addition, any constitution must have a renew-ability clause built in it so people can change by means of amendments, just like the constitution of the United States, where change and a progressive evolution toward embitterment of people's lives can be guaranteed.

Therefore, if the Islamic laws are pushed and forced upon the people, the question becomes: "what's the difference between Saddam's constitution and the new constitution"? The British have always played with the Middle Eastern countries and have always been successful in keeping the logic away from us. They have exhibited their superiority in the region by altering our consciousness from a logical point of view, with that of a feeling based mentality such as religion, illiteracy and addiction to opium and the hashish. Their success was very beneficial for them in the old China and before the Red Revolution and the emergence of the chairman Mao Tse-tong.

The current Iranian situation is no different than the pre-revolutionary era of the Chinese. With a rampart unemployment rate among the youth and disastrous economic conditions, the young Iranians are becoming more and more addicted to drugs of all sorts and prostitution has been on the rise for many years. And such conditions are not only seen in Tehran or other non-Kurdistan states, but I am certain that Kurdistan is no different and such horrible conditions play a role in that Iranian state as well.

I don't believe that we should try to go separate ways as Kamal Artin recommends in "Divided we stand". I believe that our problems are symptomatic of our entire region and by escaping from the wrath of one nation; it doesn't necessarily go away for a new Kurdistan with much more limited income and resources. I think, that the issue has to be education and dialogue. Education on both sides are needed for better understandings of people's wants and desires of a nation. Guaranteed rights under a new constitution are needed, not just for Kurds, but for all Iranians. The selection of the type of government has to be studied and discussed such as are we still wanting kingdom; Presidency; or perhaps a socialistic style?

Kurdistan has always been part of my country for many centuries. I am proud of the heritage that the Kurdish people have played in the history of our nation. I am proud to call them my equal brothers and I will always stand by them. It is through these types of declarations that we begin to work toward a common cause of finding a better way to replace the current blood thirsty Mullahs with one of a democratic and a more just system where the ethnicity of comprising groups are not looked upon as a liability but rather as an asset for all generations to come.

In order to be a free nation we have to earn and learn what it means. We have to be worthy of freedom. As a Tehranian or Isfahanian versus a Kurdistanian it makes no difference. As long as we are uneducated, uncaring, unloving, unconcerned, dominating, forceful, power hungry and cruel people it makes no difference whom the ruler is! We need to exhibit the opposite of what I just mentioned in our daily lives and bring a meaning to the word care and love for our fellow citizens first, before we can conquer the constitution barriers.

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