To fight under the Assyrian flag, as an Assyrian nation, with Assyrian commanders…

To fight as a unified army under the Assyrian flag, as soldiers of an Assyrian nation, with Assyrian commanders leading them in battle.

This is a video recording of an address made on January 25, 2015 to members of the Assyrian community in San Jose, CA, by Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari USA (Ret.). In describing the efforts by Christian Assyrians in northern Syria and Iraq to defend their historical homeland against ISIS invaders, Col. Sangari called for Assyrian forces to fight as a unified army under the Assyrian flag, as soldiers of an Assyrian nation, with Assyrian commanders leading them in battle. Col. Sangari asserted that, in light of the failure of Kurdish, Sunni, and Shia forces to withstand the ISIS onslaught, the Assyrian people must take control of their own destiny, in both the military and political spheres, if they are to avoid annihilation and be recognized as enduring but more importantly equal partners to all within and outside of the region.

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