About damn time, finally something good coming out of the Shiite-hole Iraq:
Source: Iraq says it intends to make 3 new provinces: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...4ba_story.htmlBAGHDAD — Iraq’s Shiite-led government said Tuesday it had decided in principle to create three new provinces from contested parts of the country in an apparent attempt to address Sunni grievances and counter the expansion of the Kurdish self-rule region.
The other two areas — Tuz Khormato and the Ninevah Plain — border Iraq’s northern Kurdish self-rule region. The former is a mixed city containing Arabs, Kurds, and ethnic Turkomen, while the latter has a large Christian population.
A statement said the Cabinet had “agreed in principle to turn the areas of Tuz, Fallujah and the Ninevah Plain into provinces and the Cabinet will decide after the fulfilment of the necessary requirements.” It did not give a reason for the decision.
Turkomen and Christians, many of whom fear absorption into the Kurdistan Regional Government, have been demanding separate province status for Tuz Khormato and Ninevah Plain for years. The Fallujah announcement however was unexpected.
The Iraqi government defends the death penalty as a weapon against insurgents bent on destabilizing the country.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propos...onomy_or_state (main Wikipedia article on the current event)
^^ It seems like the Kurds want to annex the new Assyrian province, naturally, since they don't want any competition for land. The Sunni “Arabs” have opposed the incorporation of “Mosul” into the new Nineveh province, because they unfortunately make up the majority in the former Assyrian capital (Mosul is basically Nineveh renamed). As far as I'm concerned, a Nineveh province without the city of Nineveh just isn't right.
What do you think? Will there be an independent Assyrian state, or will Kurds and Muslims/Jews ruin their most suppressed and most potent rival nation? Will the Kurds and psuedo-Arabs who live in the Nineveh province, be kicked out? Currently, Assyrians make up 40-45% in this province, according to Wikipedia.