30,000 Yazidi Kurds face imminent starvation as they huddle on Shangal Mountain in Northern Iraq. The Yazidi refugees are escaping ISIS, an Islamist, terrorist army that has pledged to destroy them because of their religious differences. The New England Kurdish Association (NEKA) held a rally on Tuesday to highlight the plight of the Yazidis. The Yazidi people, whose culture and religion is twice as old as Christianity, face extinction, yet the United States is reluctant to get sucked back into Iraq, so soon after pulling out our troops.
President Barzani of Kurdistan is not asking for troops, telling the Associated press, “We are not asking our friends to send their sons on our behalf.” What Barzani wants is weapons. Weapons that will provide his people a fighting chance against ISIS.