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In fact I am a retired one.
Saleh Mohamed, co-president of the Democratic Union party...The military wing of the Syrian Kurds, the Peoples Protection Units,
had crossed over, Mohamed said, to help local Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq who are facing Isis jihadists.
"These people (ISIS) want to change everything back to the way it was 1,500 years ago," he said. "We knew it was dangerous for Sinjar and the Yazidis.
Isis fighters view them as unbelievers---> but the Kurdish regional government [in Irbil] withdrew their forces." (after being snubbed by asking for assistance)
He said his party had warned the US and the UK six months ago that Isis was planning attacks "No one took us seriously.
[But] now the jihadists have advanced weapons and money, they can do what they want on their own."