The Kurds must never relinquish Kirkuk or Hawija to the socialist-Shiites in Baghdad. Because the Kurds could defeat the entire Iraqi army in a fortnight...the Peshmerga must be ready to defend Kurdistan and the region acquired by the blood of the Kurds.
If attacked by Iraqi forces...something for which the Kurds must be ready...Kurds would have to fight alone. Their so-called American allies will be backing the Shiite-socialists!
Asked about their preparations for a long battle with the Shiite socialists of Baghdad...Brigade Col. Aso Ali Ahmed replied, "We lost many warriors defeating Islamic State. We evicted the demon and the Kurds will retain this land by right of conquest. Indeed...but for the Peshmerga...Islamic State would have already raised their black flag over Baghdad."