"I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognizes that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them."
~ Noam Chomsky.
~ Noam Chomsky.
Last week HPG stated that the leak of the phony invasion news was a purposeful one by the Ankara regime in order to test the water, or "temperature checker" as DozaMe reported, of international opinion over an actual invasion.
Today it would appear that HPG was correct in that assessment, as the Islamist lapdog of the Turkish general staff announced:
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan signaled on Tuesday that Turkey should focus on battling Kurdish guerrillas at home rather than in northern Iraq.
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"Has the fight with the 5,000 terrorists finished domestically, that we should now be talking about Iraq?" Erdogan said when reporters asked him about a cross-border operation against separatist PKK rebels.
And, from Iraq Slogger:
"There are 5,000 terrorists in the mountains in Turkey. Is the struggle against them over? Is this issue resolved so that we can come to dealing with the 500 terrorists in northern Iraq?" Erdogan was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency.
Now the regime admits what anyone with half a brain, a slight understanding of guerrilla warfare, and knowledge of the geography in question could deduce for themselves . . . most of PKK is inside the recognized borders of Turkey, while only a headquarters staff is at Qendil.
That also means that continued pressure for invasion of South Kurdistan indicates a completely separate goal from that of "countering terror," and that goal includes the oilfields of Kerkuk and Mûsil.
The ultra-fascist Tulin Daloğlu, who regularly opines at the equally ultra-fascist Washington Times, weighed in on recent events herself:
. . . A senior U.S. official — solely authorized to talk on the PKK related matters — said if Turkey invades Northern Iraq, its territorial integrity will be jeopardized. The Turkish military may agree with him. The question is who exactly provoked the recent terrorist acts on Turkey. In the last several weeks, Gen. Buyukanit expressed his concern over the states that directly or indirectly help PKK terrorism. With that in mind, the Turkish military perceives the PKK as a secondary threat.
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The thing is, the key to this matter is hidden in the Iranian issue. Until Washington decides whether or how it will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, there will be no clear action against the PKK. So far, Washington seems intent on using the Kurds to create unrest in Iran and Syria. Evidently, the United States may not want to hurt Turkey, but it may do it out of necessity.
What "senior U.S. official — solely authorized to talk on the PKK related matters" would be the one referred to here, if not the one and only Lockheed Martin "special envoy" to coordinate the PKK for Turkey?
Indeed, the key is hidden in the Iranian issue, and also includes Syria, as we learned through HPG's derailing last week of a train carrying a pretty good number of arms and equipment (with a greater number of unknown equipment not permitted to be published in the press by the Paşas) from Iran to Syria through Turkey itself. That was an embarrassing moment for the Deep State, so embarrassing, in fact, that Wolf-ette Daloğlu neglected to mention it.
Meaning, naturally, that Turkey is involving itself in the US vs. Iran proxy wars going on in Lebanon and Gaza, with NATO member Turkey taking the side of Iran against NATO member US.
No one really believes that--OOPS!--those weapons just slipped across the Turkish border without the Paşas' approval, because that doesn't happen in Turkey.
From the Lousy Propaganda Department, we have reports of PKK suddenly declaring a ceasefire. There's a round-up of that stupidity here, with the standard variety from the AP at CNN. Why do I call this propaganda? Because they're putting it out in order to cover Turkish backside for a lack of invasion. Everyone knows that PKK's ceasefire went into effect on October 1 of last year. As mentioned in yesterday's post, in which Bianet quoted political analyst Kenan Kalyon: "He also commented on the end of the PKK ceasefire, saying that the army was never held to account for not ending its operations during the ceasefire period."
As noted in last Saturday's post:
"What they're holding is a rally against peace. Kurdish people just want peace ... The PKK offered a ceasefire and the state ignored this," said trader Hayri Gokce, 28.
Even the BS analysts at Stratfor are suddenly noticing the PKK ceasefire, which began on October 1, not June 12. The October 1 ceasefire still stands on the Kurdish side. The conditions for negotiation were published in August, 2006. Stratfor is engaging in outright lies, something consistent with its purpose of propagandizing the Deep State.
What does this sudden interest in PKK's ceasefire by Turkish and Western vermin mean? It means that lots of Mehmetçiks and officers are dying. That, in connection with the fact that there's a new OHAL and that the Paşas have renewed their labeling of all Kurds as "terrorists" means that things are getting way out of hand during an election year.
This is a ploy, by the Paşas, to cover their asses. Mark my words, there will be no end to this conflict. It will simply intensify in the new OHAL areas.
HPG will continue to defend itself as it has done since October 1, and Mehmetçiks will continue to die.