"The cold warriors in the CIA and MI6 have read what Ocalan has to say and have looked at the pitiful record of the PUK and KDP and asked themselves 'who will make the most stable power in the region'. They have come to the conclusion that the PKK must be removed from the equation. The answer would be the PKK if the small faction at the head of the Turkish state were out of the equation."
~ William Clark.
~ William Clark.
Turkish armoured vehicle roll along a street in the Kurdish town of Cizîr, some 60 km (37 miles) from the Habur border gate to South Kurdistan in May 2007 (AFP/File).
HPG, through Firat News via Özgür Gündem, makes a statement about the train derailing last week which revealed the presence of weapons bound from Iran to Syria through Turkey. HPG emphasizes that, contrary to the propaganda issued by both Teheran and Ankara in a damage-control effort, the intelligence which led to HPG's targeting and successful "kill" of the train in question, was due exclusively to HPG intelligence sources.
I guess when you're the master race, as Turks and Persians have promoted themselves for so long, it's difficult to swallow the fact that the untermenschen you've been genociding for generations might just have the wherewithal to expose the hidden and dirty relationship that you have with each other. But, as HPG states, the exposure of this particular bit of hypocrisy was the purpose of bombing the train.
The Özgür Gündem article lists the arms found in the train, as follows:
1,032 mortar rounds
762 Dragunov sniper rifles (Kanas)
54 machine guns
135 boxes of "explosive substance" (C4? A4?)
120 boxes of mortar rounds
775 boxes of "military equipment"
Even greater hypocrisy falls on those in the Western regimes who refuse to acknowledge the dirty secret.
News of the pêşmerge's confrontation with Turkish MIT/JITEM in Silêmanî has finally made it into English-language media (thanks, heval; you know who you are), via AFP and Yahoo. Speaking through their asses, as usual, the Genelkurmay Başkanlığı had this to say:
The Turkish army on Friday warned Kurds in control of neighbouring northern Iraq that Ankara would respond "at the highest level" if its soldiers in the autonomous region are treated badly or harmed.
[ . . . ]
"Everybody should know and understand that our elements on duty in this area are sons of the Turkish nation and the heroic Turkish army," the statement said.
"The slightest unethical act or behaviour towards them will be taken as one against the entire Turkish republic and the Turkish armed forces and will face a response at the highest necessary level," it added.
Well, first of all, the Turkish regime is the last on earth that should make any reference to ethics. Secondly, the vermin in Silêmanî are referred to as "elements," not "soldiers," therefore they are covert operatives . . . or, in other words, spies--MIT/JITEM. Spies never deserve the same rights as soldiers, which means that it's perfectly acceptable to shoot them through the head in the middle of the street in broad daylight. Finally, the TSK is only "heroic" when it's facing unarmed civilians.
As usual, the MIT/JITEM vermin were traveling in civilian clothes, just as the Özel Timler were doing in April, 2003, when they escorted the transportation of weapons under humanitarian aid guise, and again in July, 2003, when they were off to off the Kurdish governor of Kerkuk. That was when they ended up being bagged by US Marines, and it should be noted that the Turkish assassination team in the July escapade was also based in Silêmanî.
More from Yahoo:
The general staff said Turkish soldiers travelling in civilian clothes had been stopped at a checkpoint in Sulaymaniyah at noon Friday where local Kurdish forces verbally abused them and pointed their guns at them.
You know what? If you can't handle verbal abuse and you don't want your brains blown out by pêşmerge, then GET THE HELL OUT OF KURDISTAN.
If you don't want to be blown up by HPG's remote-control bombs or have your general staff helicopter blasted out of the air by Kurdish RPG's, then GET THE HELL OUT OF KURDISTAN.
If you don't want your military-controlled tourist resorts or your energy pipelines sabotaged, then GET THE HELL OUT OF KURDISTAN.
If you can't stand the heat, then GET THE HELL OUT OF KURDISTAN.
And that brings me to the million-dollar question: Just who, exactly, are the dirty CEHŞ who permit the presence of these MIT/JITEM vermin in Silêmanî for the last decade (and more)? No one should have too think too long or hard about that question to come up with an answer.
Meanwhile, Friday, Büyükanıt was thumping his chest like the big ape that he is, saying that not only would TSK fight PKK, but it would also fight KDP. But Büyükanıt has a number of problems if he should be stupid enough to follow up on his words. In fact, he has some 20 million problems if he should follow up on his words and invade South Kurdistan to fight PKK and KDP, and those are the 20 million latent PKK members of Turkish-occupied Kurdistan.
Imagine that? Some 6 million Kurds up in arms against the Turkish invader in South Kurdistan, with 20 million Kurds up in arms in Turkish-occupied Kurdistan, and NATO's second largest army stuck in between them.
Come on, Yaşar Paşa; do it!
Büyükanıt's "iyi çocuklar" in Silêmanî aren't men enough to handle a little "verbal abuse" from Kurds, so how does anyone reckon they'll be able to handle a massive serhildan across Greater Kurdistan? But, in that case, we'll certainly remember him fondly for his contribution to pan-Kurdish unity.
In other news, anarchists in Germany sent a loud, clear message to the G8, ahead of its summit in Rostok, which will begin on 6 June, just in time for the world's global masters to wrap up their secret meeting in Istanbul today. You can get the establishment view of the riots in Rostock from Der Speigel. Don't forget to check out the photos.
The most ridiculous remark to come out of the Spiegel article comes from a "peace" activist:
"There is absolutely no justification for violence against other people," Manfred Stenner, peace activist and co-organizer of the demonstration, on Saturday evening following the riots.
I want to hear him say that when someone comes to kill him.
It looks like it will be an interesting G8 summit this year, and if you're interested in following the news, it's probably better to check Centrum Informacji Anarchistycznej and IndyMedia.
It'll be an interesting week.