writes Ferda Çetin for Yeni Özgür Politika.e don’t know if the voices of the Shengal women marching on Suka Kevin Street reached Washington DC, but their determination and self-confidence will not let the betrayers rule Shengal like they did in the old days,”
Shengal women marked the upcoming anniversary of the Yazidi massacre carried out by ISIS in Shengal on 3 August 2014 with a march. Covered in a news story with video footage by the Mesopotamia Agency, this is actually an incredible story worthy of a film or screenplay.
The details of the news story show that this is not just an ordinary march.
The women who marched were the actual hostages of ISIS forced to walk in chains during the Shengal massacre…
They marched on the same ‘Suka Kevin Street’ that they were forced to march as slaves of ISIS.
They shouted four slogans in the march:
“Down with Betrayal!”
“Long live the Shengal Resistance”
“Women’s Resistance and Struggle will ”
”Autonomy for Shengal”
When they shouted “Down with betrayal”, the protesting women underlined that the massacre had not happened spontaneously but was carried out with the help and through the betrayal of certain people.
Who are they?
The collaborators from the Democratic Party of Kurdistan, who are scouting today for the Turkish army, revealing the positions of guerillas, encircling the guerilla forces, selling themselves on the market.
By “betrayal”, the protesting women meant the KDP mentality, who fled to the mountains with vehicles full of units and weapons before ISIS reached Shengal, while it was still on the road.
And to whom did the protesting women point their fingers when they shouted, “Long Live the Shengal Resistance”?
To members of the PKK; guerillas from HPG and YJA Star; YPG and YPJ fighters; those who came down from the mountain peaks and defended the people devotedly when the murderous gangs of ISIS reached Shengal, Kirkuk and Mexmûr
The resistance fighters recalled by the Yazidi women are the guerillas who are encircled today in Metina, Avasin, Zap and Zagros mountains by the Turkish army with the help of KDP forces.
Thousands of Yazidi women were killed in the Shengal genocide seven years ago, before the eyes of the whole world; thousands enslaved and sold on the market. Four thousand women are still missing…
Those women, having chanelled their rage and vendetta into virtuous organization, do not ask for help in the Suka Kevin Street of Shengal. They shout, “Women’s Resistance and Struggle will Overcome Genocidal Attempts” with great self-confidence.
When they say they want “Autonomy for Shengal”, they remind us of the 74 previous attempts at genocide and the last massacre; “We don’t believe that any power will protect us; we can only be protected by ourselves” they mean.
The women’s march on Suka Kevin Street is not just a reminder of the KDP’s betrayal. It also reminds us of the betrayal of the Iraqi government and Iraqi soldiers who fled to Baghdad with their weapons, leaving Shengal to ISIS gangs during the assault.
The slogan, “Autonomy for Shengal” is addressed to the United Nations and the US administration.
The same UN and US that remained silent, acted like a ghost, did nothing while ISIS carried out a massacre, killed thousands of Yazidi Kurds and enslaved thousands of women.
The same UN and US who were also absent while PKK guerillas and fighters from Rojava prevented further bloodshed and fought till the ISIS gangs were kicked out of Shengal.
When the protesting women say that “They Want Shengal’s Liberty”, they mean to say that the “Shengal Agreement” organised by the UN and US in 9 October 2020 is an agreement obstructing liberty.
Because this agreement intends to hand Shengal to the betrayers who want to “liberate” it from those who actually liberated it from massacre.
The agreement intends to make the KDP and the Baghdad administrations once again the owners and administrators of Shengal, the same people who delivered Shengal to the hands of ISIS; those who did not protect, didn’t even intend to protect the people, the women of Shengal.
The UN and US politicise a corruption never seen before in human history in any country: By preventing the autonomous defense and self security of the Yazidi Kurds in Shengal, they deliver these people to KDP and the Iraqi government who had betrayed them.
We don’t know if the voice of the Shengal women on Suka Kevin Street reaches Washington DC, but their determination and self-confidence will not let the betrayers rule Shengal like they did in the old days.