Monday, July 30, 2007


"The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his band of brown-shirted thugs."
~ Sandra Bernhard.

The US wants a piece of what the TSK has been getting from PKK for the last two decades. According to the WaPo, the US is going to assist the fascist Ankara regime with boots on the ground:

While detailed operational plans are necessarily concealed, the broad outlines have been presented to select members of Congress as required by law. U.S. Special Forces are to work with the Turkish army to suppress the Kurds' guerrilla campaign. The Bush administration is trying to prevent another front from opening in Iraq, which would have disastrous consequences. But this gamble risks major exposure and failure.

Oh, yeah. Failure, as in big time failure. Does the US think Iraq is a quagmire? Guess what the Kurdish mountains have been for the Turks since 1984? Quagmire. Failure. Flag-draped coffins.

Apparently this clandestine operation was briefed in secret to Congress last week by former ambassador to the Ankara regime, Eric Edelman. Edelman now serves in Paul Wolfowitz's old job--Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Another former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy--Douglas Feith--was described by General Tommy Franks as "the fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth." We can now characterize Edelman as the second fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth.

Edelman, a Foreign Service officer who once was U.S. ambassador to Turkey, revealed to lawmakers plans for a covert operation of U.S. Special Forces to help the Turks neutralize the PKK. They would behead the guerrilla organization by helping Turkey get rid of PKK leaders that they have targeted for years.

It's a rather Freudian description there--about beheading--because that's exactly how US special operations types taught the Turks to handle their Kurdish "problem":

Culemêrg (Hakkari) district, April 1995.

More photos and context here.

As Congressman Bob Filner stated in Congress in 1997:

Today Turkish special Comandos actually collect rewards for the severed heads of Kurdish guerrillas and others, casually referring to their victims as Armenians, leaving no doubt as to what is in store for the Kurds and their national aspirations.

Turkish commandos collect rewards for severed Kurdish heads because the US military taught them to do it. Where do you think Islamic extremists learned it? The US trained and supported them in Afghanistan and from there, the training spread. Who, then, are the real terrorists?

More on beheading as the American way of covert warfare:

What were these incredible capabilities of the Turkish commandos sharpened as they were by the members of the SEAL teams that according to the Washington Post may still be training these Turkish soldiers? A while back, the European newspaper, ran some of their photographed work in its front page, with a warning: pictures that will shock the world. Members of the same Turkish Mountain Commandos had posed for camera with the decapitated heads of the Kurdish guerrillas they had hunted in their war against the Kurds.

More from the second fucking stupidest man on the face of the earth:

Edelman's listeners were stunned. Wasn't this risky? He responded that he was sure of success, adding that the U.S. role could be concealed and always would be denied. Even if all this is true, some of the briefed lawmakers left wondering whether this was a wise policy for handling the beleaguered Kurds, who had been betrayed so often by the U.S. government in years past.

Is this the fruit of Deep State planning at the Hudson Institute?

If anything happens to "PKK leaders," we will all know who did it. End the cooperation.


Miguel said...

I wonder what is Joe Ralston's participation. Shouldn't America's Turkish arms sales coordinator (errr, I mean 'PKK Coordinator') have an opinion on an ill-advised operation such as this?

khaleph bohtun said...

it is incredible!
well actually it is not' we should expect any and eerything from these stupidist people on the face of the earth, right?

Phil Hellene said...

Vile though it undoubtedly is for the US (and NATO generally) to aid the pashas, beheading is in fact an ancient Turkish 'cultural' tradition - you will find similar photos from the Armenian Genocide, and earlier still there are woodcuts and physical evidence like the 'Skull Tower' they built in Serbia.

I have a history of the 1877 Russo-Turkish war over Bulgaria with a journalist's drawing of a pile of severed Bulgarian heads on the cover.