Tuesday, October 23, 2007

GROTESQUE SELF-DECEPTION

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
~ Mark Twain.


The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) denies the existence of 20 million Kurds in Turkey. This makes it very easy for them because by denying the existence of 20 million Kurds in Turkey, they don't have to get involved in the mess of Turkey's brutality and racist policies toward those very same 20 million. They refuse to admit that a people that endures such brutality will rise up against it in a legitimate armed defense. They don't have to jeopardize their precious relationship with a regime that invites HAMAS to Ankara. They don't have to acknowledge the modern Turkish state's genocide of Kurds.

Hell, they refuse to acknowledge the Armenian genocide.

Everyone should remember these things the next time they bring up the Holocaust.

Turkey's Islamist Foreign Minister, Ali Babacan, is giving the same old excuses to reject continue to reject the 1 October 2006 unilateral ceasefire as Büyükanıt, Başer, and Ralston did a year ago:


Cease-fires are "possible between states and regular forces," a stern-faced Babacan said. "The problem here is that we're dealing with a terrorist organization."


The US deals with terrorists in Iraq and did a lot of arms sales to Iran--known as the Iran-Contra scandal. The UK has finally come to terms with the terrorists that it created for itself in Northern Ireland. The Ankara regime, as previously mentioned, invites HAMAS leaders to Ankara for talks and everyone knows HAMAS is on The List®.

The Americans finally admit they're terrified of having to think about guarding the Turkish-Iraqi border, so they blame the KRG. It's really pretty funny to hear criticism about how the KRG has been lax in securing any border when it comes from the very same people who've utterly ruined Iraq and Afghanistan. It really takes a lot of guts to say something that hypocritical in public.

In another example of a total lack of shame, the leading US ragsheet, the NYTimes has published a glowing report of PKK's sister organization, PJAK.

Zaman has published a list of names of the Turkish soldiers captured by HPG. Funny, but that's the same list of names that HPG posted on its website the other day. Is it a good idea for Zaman to be copying-and-pasting information from the big, bad PKK? Sources close to Rastî indicate that the captured soldiers are doing well.

It will be interesting to see if the Ankara regime wants their soldiers back badly enough to officially negotiate a release. If not, IHD and other NGOs will end up arranging the release as they did with Hakan Açil and Coşkun Kırandi.

Some photos from HPG via Akşam:









And a link to more photos from Milliyet.

I guess that since these photos are published in Turkish media, and since Zaman is copying the names of the captured from HPG's website, then HPG must have really captured these guys, eh?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

im surprised milliyet finally published them. earlier, people were saying turkish government was trying to prevent them from publishing them

biji peshmerga guerillas

ge said...

Mizgin,

News wires are reporting Turkish incursion in southern iraq. You have any info on this?

Mizgîn said...

Anonymous, the Ankara regime has passed a censorship law on reporting of TSK deaths. This is probably because Turkish media has fed the monster again and it's getting out of control.

From what I am told, most of the captive soldiers are Kurds so I'm sure they will feel at home with the gerîlas. Even the Turks captured and then released in 2005/2006 admitted they were treated quite well.

GE, I have seen only one tiny report from a Russian source which mentions invasion with ground troops. Otherwise, there is nothing.

The gerîlas report through ANF that earlier bombing by F-16 in Haftanin didn't affect them.

Mizgîn said...

Something on Reuters now. It still looks pretty meaningless, just as it did in June when everyone tried real hard to pretend there was an invasion.

ge said...

Thanks for the reply, Mizgin. I meant to say Southern Kurdistan :-)

Turkish E.T. said...
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Turkish E.T. said...

"From what I am told, most of the captive soldiers are Kurds so I'm sure they will feel at home with the gerîlas. Even the Turks captured and then released in 2005/2006 admitted they were treated quite well."


It's funny how you have not left one curse unsaid about FILTHY TURKISH SOLIDERS and now faced with the Turkish/Kurdish reality of Turkish/Kurdish soldiers you seem a bit confused.

Do you actually understand what happened here? Let me try to explain: A bunch of kurds, armed with rifles, abducted a bunch of Kurds, whom they might as well killed. And if these kurds had died, as "Turkish soldiers" you would have said: "good riddance!"