"If you live among wolves, you have to act like a wolf."
~ Nikita Krushchev.
~ Nikita Krushchev.
If anybody out there has any doubts about the undying "friendship" of the US toward Kurdistan, I have something that should be a serious wake-up call for you. In fact, if you don't get it from this, then you probably wouldn't get it if I whacked you on the side of the head a few times with a baseball bat.
From the hevals at KurdishInfo, we have information about what one of the leading neocons at the American Enterprise Institute, Michael Rubin, has to say about South Kurdistan:
In his fax to me, Rubin explained that he had given this interview by email. He said: "I never said such things. In fact, I said the complete opposite. Here is precisely what I said concerning Turkey and Iraq's other neighboring countries: Whenever I go to Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurds tell me that they are our best allies, and that this friendship needs to be reciprocal. I am sorry, but this is wrong on many levels. First of all, it is great that the Kurds say that they are our allies, but if we think about the fact that Kurdish politicians change their policies along with the direction the wind is blowing, there is no reason to believe American politicians are going to have any more confidence in Kurdish politicians than they have in themselves. There are many political leaders who put trade before principles in terms of importance. There are now documents which have come out which show that some top Kurdish leaders were doing serious business with Saddam's sons, Uday and Kusay. Also, Turkey is an important enough ally for Washington that it is not going to be ignored.
The Iraqi Kurds can believe what they want about Turkey, but the fact remains that for as long as Iraqi Kurdistan is a home to terrorists, Washington will always be on the side of Ankara, and not Erbil or Suleymaniye. My belief is that Turkish-American relations are very important, and despite current administrations in both Washington and Ankara, they will remain so. Most Iraqi Kurdish newspapers print exactly what they think Mesut Barzani and Jelal Talabani want to hear.
Talabani and Barzani have spent thousands of dollars getting former US ambassadors to say good things about them. I thought that since the Iraqi Kurds have not been able to learn what Washington really thinks about them, it would be a good idea to say it directly to their newspapers. Iraqi Kurds must understand that Washington will absolutely not forget about Ankara, and that for as long as the PKK exists in Northern Iraq, the region will be seen as a terror supporting one.
In the end, the Northern Iraq leadership is responsible for whatever happens in their region. And if the situation continues, Northern Iraq is not looking at a good future. Turkey has just as much a right as the US, Israel, and other countries to struggle against terror coming from across the border to it.
I hope that my explanation has cleared up the incorrect report carried in your newspaper."
And I hope Rubin's explanation has cleared up all doubts in every Kurdish mind about the alleged "friendship" of the United States, a country which has had a direct hand in the genocide of the Kurdish people for many decades.
Interesting, too, that Rubin mentions how "many political leaders" put "trade before principles in terms of importance." Is Rubin referring to the American administration? After all, it was the Americans who appointed Joseph Ralston to coordinate the PKK "issue" for Turkey, and Joseph Ralston is not only a director of Lockheed Martin, but also a registered lobbyist for Lockheed, as well as an "advisor" to the ATC. Is that what Rubin was referring to, the corporate whores that Washington appoints to "take care of America's business?"
[For more on American whores, see Sibel Edmonds' new article, "The Hijacking of a Nation".]
Everyone should be aware of the propaganda that the two-faced Rubin spun back in 2001, when the US was desperate to make a case for the invasion of Iraq. At the time, Rubin presented the Başûrî in an extremely positive light, especially for Israel, but everything he has written since the war has been designed specifically to maintain the status quo of the state terrorism of the US and its fascist client state, Turkey.
Now it appears that Rubin, along with Howard Dean and the DNC, prefer to spin the lie that Kurds are responsible for all the "terrorism" of the Middle East. Odd, isn't it that an "expert" like Rubin has never written a single word about Turkey's long history of gross human rights abuses against the Kurdish people? Or maybe not, considering that Rubin is one of America's premier versions of Joseph Goebbels.
It's long past time that Başûr ended all cooperation with that notorious state-sponsor of terror, the United States, while the Başûrî leadership must begin to think solely of the interests of Greater Kurdistan. And if the Başûrî leadership cannot, or will not, do that, it's time for the Kurdish people to take matters into their own hands.