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Asirios. Cronología de la persecución más brutal jamás contada. Música compuesta por Rosie Malek-Yonan

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Listen up, Wikipedia!


Wikipedia Anti-AssyrianPublished: March 19, 2017

Updated: April 10, 2017

The discrimination against Assyrian Christians does not stop in the Middle East. It is allegedly exercised daily on Wikipedia where anyone from any walk of life can take on the role of a so-called editor. I say so-called because a large number are not remotely qualified to take on the role of an editor, however, Wikipedia’s formula allows for anyone to jump in and start editing. The problem with this setup is that biographies of living persons can and often times do become targeted by individuals or groups whose motives are to push forward their own agenda and spread misinformation online. Their bullying tactics are atrocious.

I have been witnessing an alarming trend where these so-called Wikipedia editors are allegedly actively seeking to eradicate the Assyrian identity from articles about Assyrians. I have personally experienced this anti-Assyrian trend and bullying for the past several years, since an article about me was created on Wikipedia. This is also true in the case of family members who also have articles on Wikipedia. This is a blatant assault and discrimination against Assyrians.

Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that Everyone has the right to a nationality, and No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

My birthplace does not define my nationality. I am a U.S. citizen and I choose America as my home where I have lived much of my life.

Listen up, all you so-called Wikipedia Editors, Admins, Contributors, and other Biographers who continually alter my nationality based on your limited knowledge of who I am, just stop. I will not be misrepresented and bullied by Wikipedia or anyone else particularly so-called Iranian Muslim Wikipedia editors who seem to be under the impression that they have the final say with their nauseating anti-Assyrian discussions. When I, as the subject of the article declare that I am an Assyrian-American, there should be no further discussion.

Since Wikipedia has blocked me, and my representatives from making corrections to an article that is about me, citing conflict of interest and does not directly respond to requests, I will therefore continue to call out Wikipedia and its so-called editors here on my blog, my Personal Website, Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, and other social media outlets until the bullying stops. Wikipedia’s alleged discrimination and hatred towards Assyrian Christians must be exposed.

The following entries are just the latest attacks on my Assyrian identity. I will continue to post updates below.


March 7, 2017

It has come to my attention that a Muslim Iranian Wikipedia editor who goes by the handle, LouisAragon, an Iranian living in the Netherlands, is at it again trying to change my Assyrian identity to Iranian on a Wikipedia Article about me and has proceeded to add me to various Iranian groups and lists. There is no dispute and it is not up for discussion by anyone that my nationality was not, is not, and will never be Iranian. It is not for the arrogant LouisAragon or anyone else to alter this reality or make misrepresentations as this Wikipedia so-called editor has been doing for a few years. LouisAragon‘s obsession with me, verging on cyber stalking, is extremely alarming and Wikipedia needs to put a stop to it immediately, restore my nationality to Assyrian-American, and remove me from any and all Iranian categories, Iranian lists, and Iranian groups on Wikipedia.

March 8, 2017 Update

Wikipedia’s all-knowing-so-called editor, LouisAragon, continues to argue/rant that he/she knows my nationality better than I (being the subject and primary source), assumes to know how many years I’ve spent in Iran and now further assumes to know the birthplace of my parents to be Iran. Is this how these so-called editors contribute to Wikipedia? By assumption or bullying? Really? LouisAragon can best serve Wikipedia by refraining to inflict his/her views on biographies of living people. Perhaps this so-called editor’s skills should be exercised on biographies of the dearly departed. There’s bound to be less objections at least directly from the subjects of the articles.

March 19, 2017 Update

After my previous blog post on the same subject was brought to the attention of LouisAragon, he/she reverted my nationality to Assyrian-American, removed a few Iranian categories, and vowed, “Any further picosecond wasted on this is a lost one.” I had hoped he would be lost for good. But on the heels of LouisAragon‘s pledge to control the obsession with my nationality, a new so-called-all-knowing Wikipedia editor who goes by the handle, ZxxZxxZ, and is another Muslim Iranian, took up the anti-Assyrian position where LouisAragon left off.

I find it curious that of all the articles on Wikipedia, these two converge on mine with the same changes. Perhaps LouisAragon and ZxxZxxZ are one and the same since the edits on the article about me directly focus on my nationality and exhibiting the same type of sick obsession.

ZxxZxxZ claims “there is no such thing as Assyrian-American,” and concludes that I must be Iranian-American! It is disgusting to see how anti-Assyrian these so-called Iranian Wikipedia editors are and to what lengths they will go to in order to slap an Iranian identity on me.

ZxxZxxZ, stop obsessing and bullying. I’m not Iranian! Never was! Never will be! This is an insult to me, to my family, and to the entire Assyrian Christian nation. I demand that my nationality be corrected to what it legally is: Assyrian-American. Further, I demand to be removed from all Iranian lists, categories, and groups.

March 20, 2017 Update

My Assyrian-American nationality has be restored…for the moment. However, I am furious to still be included in all Iranian lists, categories, and groups.

March 31, 2017 Update

LouisAragon‘s crazed obsession to alter my nationality to Iranian in the Wikipedia article about me has once again resurfaced in the form of “reporting” anyone who dares to correct my nationality to Assyrian-American. In fact, in the past, this so-called Wikipedia editor even reported me when I corrected my own nationality on Wikipedia.

I will continue to document LouisAragon‘s obsessive behavior because these types of aggressively single-minded individuals who remain focused on a public person, must be observed very carefully and reported to authorities should the obsessive stalking continue and change form.

April 5, 2017 Update

Fake WikipediaBerean Hunter, a handle used by another one of those Wikipedia admin bullies, cares very little about correcting content. I contacted this individual directly in 2015 and asked to have my nationality restored to Assyrian. You would think Wikipedia would be more sensitive to articles on biographies of living people. Instead this bully not only did not assist in making the correction and resolving the problem, he/she banned me and my entire management team.

It is quite logical for people connected to the subject of an article to make corrections or changes facts which seem necessary. Especially those who are public people and have a team of representative, agents, managers, P.R. agents, legal representatives and so on. No public person wants lies and fake news published about them.

Many don’t care about Wikipedia and view it as an “unreliable” source altogether. From my personal experience, Wikipedia is not a trustworthy source to be quoted. However, a lie can spread like cancer and that is the concern here. Wikipedia allows lies to be published.

Wikipedia publicly states:

The content of this article has been derived in whole or part from Rosie Malek-Yonan. Permission has been received from the copyright holder to release this material under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. Evidence of this has been confirmed and stored by OTRS volunteers, under ticket number 2006022410007291.

Despite the above statement, Wikipedia consistently denies my Assyrian identity which would have been part of the original content I gave permission for use. The ongoing discussion about my Assyrian identity for the past several years, is truly offensive, bigoted, prejudicial, and malevolent.

I don’t know why Wikipedia is so hell bent on disseminating false information because their actions have consequences. When Wikipedia’s deliberate fake information about my identity is quoted by other sources, they are directly harming me and taking part in the spread or lies.

Berean Hunter and others like this individual who hide behind computer screens using handles, and fiercely guarding their anonimity, are directly perpetuating this anti-Assyrian campaign by those who wish to eradicate the Assyrian Christian identity. In my case, most have a Muslim-Iranian or Muslim-Middle-Eastern connection like the so-called-editor, LouisAragon. Perhaps some of these so-called Wikipedia admins don’t grasp the magnitude of their actions, but many do and don’t care that their decisions and contributions will greatly harm subjects of biographies of living people.

First it was fake news, now it’s fake Wikipedia. Since Wikipedia editors are incapable of listening to reason, and  my representatives and I have been banned from editing, commenting, and communicating with Wikipedia in any fashion, I began writing this piece to document what transpires. I am certain these so-called editors and admins are paying attention. Today Berean Hunter removed the link from this article that was posted on the talk page of the article about me on Wikipedia only to prove that Wikipedia exercises censorship of truth.

April 7, 2017 Update

Another WIkipedia’s so-called editor using the handle, Bri, has changed my nationality once again from Assyrian-American to Iranian-American. Bri has also combed through the article removing as much Assyrian reference as possible and slanting the article to fit an “Iranian narrative.” Perhaps I should be flattered that Iranians including the Virtual Iranian Embassy has a need or desire to claim me as one of their own because of my accomplishments. I am not flattered. I am repulsed. I am not Iranian. Never was. Never will be. This is defemation and an anti-Assyrian stance that Wikipedia is taking.

April 8, 2017

Fakepidia editors are scrambling. As soon as my Assyrian-American identity was restored, another editor using the handle Anthony_Bradbury, reverted it back to Iranian. I’m amazed that these pathetic attempts to alter my identity won’t stop. Now it seems these editors are recruiting accomplices to keep the Iranian narrative going. Why so much focus on an article about me? The only conclusion is that these are anti-Assyrian editors pushing forward their own sinister agenda. This will eventually have to come to an end. Suddenly all these so-called editors are converging on this issue. Very suspicious behavior.

And….Wait for it….enter Ravensfire, another idiotic so-called Fakepidia editor regurgitating the same nonsensical assertion as all the others! Oh, and Bri is back claiming and I quote “…statements on [a subject’s] nationality are not WP:reliable sources; many people self-identify with nationalities which are different from their legal nationality.” And then Bri throws in Nikola Tesla as backup to the argument! Nikola Tesla? Really? Keep piling on the rubbish you are trying to pass for logic, Fakepidia editors and admins!

As this farce continues to unfold, Wikipedia’s anti-Assyrian position solidifies. I am fairly certain before the final curtain, the original instigator, LouisAragon, the Iranian Muslim, will grind on to once more take the spotlight. At the moment this lunatic is working behind the scenes as he pushes his own demented scheme which points to his utter disdain for Assyrian Christians. This psycho becomes completely unhinged when anyone switches Iranian to Assyrian. Goodness, me, so much hatred for Assyrians? So much hatred for Christians?

Fakepedia would love to carve the Assyrian out of me. It’s truly comical to sit back and observe a bunch of half-baked hysterical editors and admins hovering over my nationality on Fakepedia to ensure that it doesn’t get reverted to Assyrian. To what end?

How exciting for you to spend your time making the Assyrian Rosie Malek-Yonan, the center of your attention! Cheers!

April 9, 2017 Update

It was a busy few days for the anxious and overly zealous Fakepedia admins, editors, and contributors in regards to the article about me. In order to make their case for an Iranian narrative, Bri hastily combed through my bio removing as much reference to Assyrian as possible. The key biographical information removed was this:

Malek-Yonan is a descendant of one of the oldest and most prominent Assyrian families, tracing her Assyrian roots back nearly 11 centuries. The Malek-Yonan family originated from Jilu and eventually settled in the Assyrian Christian village of Geogtapa, in the Urmia region of northwestern Iran. (See Malek-Yonan Family Tree)

Deleting this key piece of information that points to the Geographic origins of the Malek-Yonan Family not being Iran is duplicitous and underhanded.

For a few hours, my nationality was restored to Assyrian-American. And then…yep…you guessed it…Bri stops by to revert it back to, well you know what by now…Iranian. This is getting tedious Bri! This comical idiot’s source is the Virtual Embassy Tehran that has compiled a list of “Prominent Iranian-Americans.” Well, I am prominent, I’ll give you that much. But the listing does not exist!

April 10, 2017 Update.

A new cast member has been added to the farce. Enter Vanamonde93 who locked the article in order to stop the general public from correcting my nationality. And in the meantime the gang of bullies at Fakepedia are ransacking through the article like vultures removing as mugh reference to “Assyrian” as possible. Bri even removed the IMBd sources to two of my documentary films, The Assyrian and My Assyrian Nation on the Edge claiming IMDb is not a reliable source! Why not remove the sources to all my other films? I never imagined admins would lock an article only to vandalize it. Please, just delete the whole article! You are not a reliable source of anything.

Wikipedia editors are cherry picking biographical information to fit their own narrative. This is wrongful appropriation of my identity.  

Stay tuned. Let’s see which Fakepedia jester is going to jump into this farce.

April 26, 2017 Update.

After a lengthly battle and many email exchanges with a several Wikipedia editors, I came out victorious…well somewhat! At least my Assyrian identity is preserved for the moment.

NOTE: This article will be updated periodically.


The Baghdad Church Massacre: Waiting for Godot!

by Rosie Malek-Yonan and Soner Önder

23 November 2010

(AINA) — When on 31 October 2010, the Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad was purportedly seized by terrorists, Al-Qaida’s Iraqi affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), claimed responsibility and defined churches as:  “The dirty place belonging to the infidels that Iraqi Christians have long used as a base to fight Islam.”

The well-organized attack on civilian parishioners and priests resulted in a terrifying hostage takeover.  As the drama unfolded, it became one of the bloodiest massacres against the Assyrians since the beginning of the 2003 Iraq War.  Three priests and 68 non-combative parishioners were murdered and dozens of terrorized men, women and children wounded, leaving a nation forever emotionally bewildered and scarred.  Amnesty International called the barbaric attack a “war crime” while worldwide, Assyrians view this massacre as yet another attempt to uproot their existence from the Middle East.

In a press release, ISI stated: “All Christian centers, organizations and institutions, leaders and followers, are legitimate targets for the mujahedeen (holy warriors) wherever they can be found.”

However, the selection of Christian Assyrians as “legitimate targets” by fundamentalists is not a new phenomenon.  One can find similar events throughout the course of history.

But why do they want to target the Christian Assyrians?

The simple answer is that these fundamentalists want to rid Iraq of its Christian population.  Historically, one can find deeply rooted discourses towards Christians in the Middle East, which also constitute the background for the present-day discrimination, oppression and massacres.

Hostages and Infidels

It is common knowledge that Christians in the Middle East are viewed as “infidels” and “collaborators” with Western countries and as such have become targets whenever there is a crisis in the region involving Western countries, particularly if the west is the aggressor.   Fundamentalists such as Al-Qaida often act out their aggression against Western politics by attacking Christians in their own backyard.  The rapidly shrinking number of Christians in the region attests to that.

What is remarkable in the case of the Assyrians of Iraq is that they are not only in the midst of an ethnic cleansing but also a religious cleansing since they are essentially the people of the cross and as such, not only have they become hostages in their own churches, but are also hostages in their own homeland.  The tolerant behavior of the Assyrians particularly their acceptance of others in the region is viewed by the oppressors as being submissive and since the Assyrians do not strike back in retaliation, they continue to remain easy prey.

Even though Assyrians are the indigenous people of today’s Iraq, having been there long before the creation of Iraq and the birth of Christianity, they are treated as outsiders and are being forced to leave their homeland.  This peaceful nation has been turned into a “hostage nation” with no one negotiating a release.  They are hostages since so many have virtually nowhere to go and no means to help the situation they are trapped in.

The mass migration into neighboring countries in the past several years has produced catastrophic results.  Poverty, kidnappings for ransom, and the lack of provisions for even a meager existence is what this “hostage nation” is forced to contend with since the international community has until now to a large extent ignored this massive problem.  Their thunderous silence is a contributing factor to the ongoing violation of the human rights of the Assyrian nation and all Christians who call the Middle East home.

In the eyes of the Assyrians, this indifference to their suffering is nothing new.  The 20th Century was wroth with events that shaped the future of this small nation as it clung to survival through periods of genocide, massacres, discrimination, death marches, and forced mass migration to distant shores.  To say they are disappointed in the international community for not having shown interest in their crisis is indeed an understatement.

Sometimes it is difficult to find the right words when confronted with unbearable reality.  The bloody Church Massacre in Baghdad is indeed one of those times.  It leaves one speechless.  To convey mere words of condolences is simply not enough for the survivors and a nation in mourning.  This is more than just a tragedy when one hears the testimonies of the surviving eyewitnesses and studies the published and unpublished photos and videos of the bloodshed.  Bodies ripped to pieces, chunks of flesh stuck to wood and plaster and a desecrated house of worship turned into a house of death.

How does one begin the healing process?  How does one mend the minds and hearts of the survivors who will forever recount the long ordeal and the aftermath of such a tragic event?  The bombed church will be rebuilt.  Bullet holes will be repaired.  Shattered glass will be replaced and a new coat of paint will cover the bloodstained walls and ceiling.  But what does one do with the memories that will linger on at Our Lady of Salvation?  How can one push the ghosts away that will remain there for all eternity?

These collective images reconstruct the post-modern version of El Guernica.  For the minorities of Iraq, the war against human rights and humanity has reached its boiling point.  All polite social behavior is meaningless when despicable acts are unleashed on the meek. Offers of condolences are hollow words to the Assyrians who are facing extinction.

What this nation needs is a concrete plan of action to be formulated and enforced immediately for their protection.

Admittedly, the Church Massacre in Baghdad did generate a modicum of sentiment from the international community, more so than in the past.  But the overall reaction has been weak.  The obligation for a serious global address of the ethnic and religious cleansing of the Assyrians including all its various Christian denominations in Iraq is met by avoidance of the issue altogether.  Most Western leaders and in particular the U.S. are defining this critical moment in history by their words or lack there of.  It is not only this ancient civilization that is on the verge of extinction.  It is rather the beginning of the demise of all civilizations when humanity crumbles and no one attempts to stop the domino effect that will soon become a global epidemic.

Is it just wishful thinking on the part of the Assyrians and many other ethno-religious minorities to continue to wait for the Iraqi Government and the international community to bring about peace and safety to the region?

Samuel Beckett’s 1948 absurdist play, Waiting for Godot, serves as a grotesque metaphor for the Assyrians.  They are much like the two main characters of the play who wait for Godot while occupying themselves over a course of two days with everything from the mundane to even contemplating suicide.  And Godot never arrives.

Assyrians have been waiting for Godot for many years.  They waited for Godot during and after the Assyrian Genocide (1914-1918) when two-thirds of that nation perished in Ottoman Turkey and Northwestern Iran.  They waited for Godot during the 1933 Simmele Massacre.  They waited for Godot during the first and second Gulf Wars.  Today Assyrians are still desperately waiting for Godot.

ESTRAGON: What do we do now?

VLADIMIR: Wait for Godot.



VLADIMIR: …What are we doing here, that is the question.  And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer.  Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear.  We are waiting for Godot to come—


Post Saddam: Unfolding the Assyrian Destiny in Iraq

Before the US-led invasion of Iraq, there were around 1.4 million Assyrians living in the Iraq.  Today less than 400,000 remain.  Following Saddam’s fall and during the reconstruction of Iraq, many NGOs reported that minorities have become even more isolated and discriminated against in all aspects of social and political life, inevitably turning into soft targets for Al-Qaida and related sub-contractor organizations.

To date, the Iraqi Government has proven to be incapable and grossly unmotivated to protect the ethnic and religious minorities who are citizens of its own country.  This indifference is resulting in massacres and mass exodus particularly in the case of the Assyrian Christians.  Assyrians are facing two choices: either continue to wait for Godot or flee from Iraq.  The latter is a difficult decision in light of the fact that many do not want to leave what they recognize to be their ancestral homeland dating back thousands of years.  Despite this, multitudes have been forced to leave for Western countries.

According to UNHCR statistics, although Assyrian Christians constituted 3% of the Iraqi population before the war, 15% of the registered refugees are in fact Assyrians of all Christian denominations.  According to church sources, 40% of Iraq’s post-war refugees are Christians.

Those who fled to neighboring countries continue to live in deplorable conditions.  There are numerous published reports on the alarming circumstances of these refugees in Syria and Jordan.

Refugees who are able to reach Western countries, more often than none, will face an unfriendly reception.  This attitude partly stems from the financial burden host countries are forced to bear, resulting in the development of inhumane and unethical policies in dealing with Iraqi refugees. Closing their borders and sending these helpless refugees back into the middle of conflict and doing almost nothing for their protection in Iraq, is unjustified and does not fit with democratic moral values.

The Approach of the International Community

Western countries have moral and political obligations to act effectively not only by voicing their concern, but by actively protecting the human rights of at risk nations. Why are they then casting themselves in the role of Godot?

On 26 October 2009, the US Senate adopted Resolution 322 whereby expressing the need to call for a more effective policy. However, the crux of the problem has not been addressed and nor has a specific measure been developed regarding the protection of the ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq.

A statement issued by the White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, in the aftermath of the Assyrian Church Massacre in Baghdad, is indicative of the superficial approach to this massive problem in Iraq: “The United States strongly condemns this senseless act of hostage taking and violence by terrorists linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq…”

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has stated that it is time for the Obama administration to “ensure that U.S.-Iraq policy prioritizes the plight of the country’s vulnerable religious minority communities (…)”.

On the issue of “political agenda”, political scientist, John W. Kingdon (1984), theorizes that the first necessary step is the recognition of a question as a “political problem.”  Applying this to the situation of the Assyrians, their problems in Iraq are not recognized as a specific “political problem” to warrant the issuance of a strategic policy.  Thus, many countries are not becoming vested in this issue and do not see this as worthy enough problem.

One of the obvious pitfalls of isolating the Christian question is that since they are in fact Iraqi citizens, they are being treated equally and not looked at as a separate ethnic group that is internally under attack by other Iraqi citizens.  Inserting this kind of diplomacy is just a polite way of overlooking the question altogether.  This argument is definitely blind and unethical with regards to the specific problems of minority groups.

The March Towards the End of Time for the Assyrians and Other Minorities in Iraq

The end of time is close at hand for the Assyrians in Iraq.  On the heels of the Church Massacre there were additional attacks on individuals and on Christian Assyrian homes resulting in more murders and devastation.  One does not need to be an analyst to predict the future.  It is rapidly writing itself.

Assyrians have lost their patience after seven years of endless attacks, constant threats and the nonchalant shrug of the international community.  Peace is nowhere in their future and their homeland.

The UK based, Archbishop Athanasios Dawood, has openly advised all Christians to leave Iraq.  A week after the massacre, in an interview with an Assyrian, the respondent said, “In my neighborhood they all hate me…When you see people on the streets, they ask, ‘Why are you still here? You should leave…'”

Although it may seem wrong to advise people to leave their homeland or country of origin, however, one must consider the safety and welfare of the innocent who are caught in the crossfire of a situation not of their own making or choosing.

If this acute condition persists and no serious efforts are taken for the protection of these people, they will rapidly flee.  In that case, is any Western country ready and willing to receive thousands of refugees?  Is any government ready and willing to orchestrate a safe mass exodus without merely distributing them around the globe but relocating them near already established Assyrian communities in order that the integration into a new life will not be a complete culture shock?  They will need the support of their own communities in the diaspora.

It must be noted that German and French officials have offered asylum to Iraq’s Christians, however, according to the Washington Post (23 November 2010), Yonadam Kanna, the Christian Representative in Iraq, has rejected asylum offers from the west, criticizing them as “meddling in Iraq’s problems.”

No Democratic Future for Iraq Without Minorities

The U.S. must develop a clear and concrete policy to address the core problem it had a hand in creating.  The United Nations Secretary General must play a key role by taking immediate initiative to follow through with a solid plan to insure the security and well-being of these minorities.  Similarly, the European Union, particularly the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy must become involved in the process in order to develop a European approach to the question at hand.  Considering the fact that many refugees are seeking protection in EU Member States, this question should be of high priority to the EU.  International humanitarian organizations, the Iraqi Government and even other Middle Eastern countries must all step up to the plate.

In order to discuss the different dimensions of the problem and focus on finding common solutions, an international conference focusing on the situation of Iraqi minorities can be a significant starting point.  With the UN or Iraqi government’s initiative, such an international conference may be able to bring all concerned policy makers, including states and NGOs under one roof leading to the development of a new policy for the protection of all minorities in Iraq and eventually all minorities in the Middle East.

Finally, it is essential to consider as a viable solution, the realization of a self-administrative area in the Nineveh Plains in Northern Iraq where Assyrians and other ethnic and religious minorities constitute the majority of the population.  Aside from its potentially democratic function, a self-administrative area can become a “shelter” for Christian Assyrians and other minorities in Iraq.  If the true aim of Iraq is to realize a democratic society and not an Islamic state, it must tolerate and safeguard all its citizens regardless of differences in religion, language, ethnicity, race and gender.  As a matter of policy, Iraq should immediately provide effective security measures in Baghdad, Mosul and particularly in other areas where minority groups are targets of Al-Qaida and other terrorists groups.  With the disappearance of its indigenous people, there will be no democratic future for Iraq.  Without democracy in the region, the demise of the human race is at hand.

©2010 Rosie Malek-Yonan and Soner Önder.  All Rights Reserved.

Rosie Malek-Yonan, Author, The Crimson Field

Soner Önder, Political Scientist, Stockholm University

Published: Assyrian International News Agency