"The power of authority is never more subtle and effective than when it produces a psychological “atmosphere” or “climate” favorable to the life of certain modes of belief, unfavorable, and even fatal, to the life of others."
~ Arthur Balfour.
~ Arthur Balfour.
Apparently some Kurds from Iraq have been forcibly deported from the UK to the democratic paradise of South Kurdistan. Hevallo has the run-down on that, and be sure to check Hîwa for additional info and commentary.
Does everyone remember the video and photos from Newroz? Does everyone remember Cüneyt Ertuş getting his arm broken by fascist AKP police? Check Hevallo for more photos and videos, if your memory needs refreshing.
Okay, with those facts in mind, take a look at what the Diyarbakır AKP-appointed governor has to say about his phony amnesty-for-guerrillas propaganda program:
Diyarbakır Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu provided information on the recent attempts to get young people who had joined the PKK to leave and stressed that every person who returned home was important. Noting that efforts are being made to ensure that the peaceful environment is sustainable, Mutlu underlined that serenity and peace would be the major dynamic of economic and social development in the region. Mutlu further noted that everyone should do their part to promote brotherhood and solidarity in the region.
He added that attempts to have PKK militants return to their homes and families would continue. Recalling that they wanted to give another chance to those who had committed mistakes, Mutlu stressed that a fresh start by any person was vital.
Really, Hüseyin, old boy??! Guess what, Hüseyin, old boy, the only ones who have committed "mistakes" is the Ankara regime and its occupation goons in The Southeast. Guess what else, Hüseyin, old boy, no one in their right mind wants to give your goons--be they military or police--a "fresh start." After all, Turkish security forces are the only terrorists in The Region.
And this is the really hilarious part:
Asking whether there is anything more valuable than life, Mutlu said: "Our desire to keep people alive is strong. We are working toward this goal, this is an ongoing endeavor. To this end, every day matters for us. Everyone is valuable. Every person who returns home is important. We provide help and assistance for them following the return. … Hopefully, everybody will return home. This is our goal. Life is beautiful. We would like to see them enjoy the beauties of life. Wrong decisions are made sometimes; one can be fooled by others and there may be some mistakes, but it is also possible to make up for them. There is nothing better than returning to one's family and life. I hope that everyone will get to enjoy this feeling."
Can you believe it?? "Life is beautiful!" Oh my god! Give me a few minutes here while I pick myself off the floor and catch my breath from laughing so hard!
Seriously, the only "wrong mistakes" have been made by the Ankara regime and it is impossible to make up for them. Oh, by the way, those "100 terrorists" who returned home were the 100 commandos you sent to infiltrate PKK, right, oh happy one? I mean, they failed and they came home, right, oh happy one?
It's too late. The images of Turkish brutality have been flying around the Internet. Today, I found the information had made it into a Spanish-language blog, here and here. Through those posts, I found it in Spanish-language media, and you should check the comments. Use Google's language tools if you need help with translating the comments. The news has spread to a Japanese blog and to a Brazilian blog, in English. Check some of the commentary there:
A holocaust nearly the same grade of the one who was comitted to jews, the same barbarism have the kurds faced. And the world is quiet. The kurdish people are victims of the economical agreements between west and Turkey.
Now there's someone who calls it like it is. There's someone who's got about a billion times more correct perception of reality than the dumbass governor of Diyarbakır. You would think the governor of Diyarbakır was busily scarfing down magic mushrooms as he made his life-is-beautiful crap statement.
Somebody give the governor a urine test.
Of course, to be fair, it may be that the governor is terrified. After all, one million Kurds turned out for Amed's (Diyarbakır) Newroz celebration. They all have access, one way or another, to Roj TV. They've all seen or heard about the atrocities committed by Turkish security forces during Newroz. I'm willing to bet they're all pissed.
One million Kurds at Amed's Newroz celebration. Think about it. That's more warm bodies than the TSK has.