Massoud Barzani will not continue to head the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. As he announced on television on Sunday night, October 29, clashes erupted in Parliament where the whole day has discussed the measures to be taken to divide the presidential powers between the government, the Parliament and the Supreme Court. Iraqi Kurdistan is now in an internal chaos, while the politicians themselves are struggling to find a way to work together.
In front of a crowd of journalists Omed Khoshnaw, the PDK list leader, the party of Massoud Barzani, tries to reassure the Kurdish people: ” Massoud Barzani remains anyway the charismatic leader of Kurdistan. He will continue to serve as peshmerga. Rest assured, it will continue until the Kurds arrive at total victory. ”
However, the victory seems a long way away, if a month ago Massoud Barzani was the leader of the independence movement, today after 12 years at the helm of power the record is hard, according to opposition parliamentarian Rabun Maruf. ” Mr. Massoud Barzani said he wanted to unify the Peshmerga forces, but today we still have more than two separate Peshmerga forces. He said he wanted to unify the Kurdistan government and he admitted that he could not do it. He supposedly wanted to make the economy of Kurdistan independent, that oil pipelines pass only through Kurdistan. An official statement said that one million barrels of oil passed the Kurdistan border each day. But the gift of this economic independence has been to cut the salaries of civil servants by 60%. Today after the Kirkuk disaster, the government, the politics of Mr. Barzani and the ”
The member will not be able to continue his speech. Twenty journalists and law enforcement officers jump on him and beat him in front of passive guards. This is what it costs today to dare to criticize the father of the Kurdish people, Massoud Barzani.
Mr. Barzani made this decision to organize the referendum in a very personal way that forced the other partner of the Kurdish authority (PUK) to reconsider his position …