This is a good piece by Falah Mustafa for the Guardian Newspaper in England
Here on the frontline of democracy, Kurds are battling not just Isis, but the unfounded fears of our allies that we would use weapons elsewhere.
We Kurds are fighting the barbarians of Isis every single day, for our interests and those of the free world. We share a 650-mile border with Isis militants, and a thousand of our peshmerga fighters have paid the ultimate price. Almost 5,000 have been injured, some very seriously.
We are not asking for foreign combat troops. We will provide the boots on the ground. We are already doing most of the fighting, while the Iraqi army does the rest. But Baghdad is getting most of the foreign military supplies and we are getting the smaller portion. This cannot go on.
We are fighting with one hand tied behind our backs…