Monday, May 05, 2008


". . . [T]o say that the United States is supporting the PJAK is not right. PJAK is until now continuing their struggle just with the support of the Kurdish people and the PKK."
~ Cemil Bayık, founding member of the PKK.

A new chapter is opening in the history of the Kurdish freedom struggle and it may get ugly. It began with a meeting between Turkey and Iran, with the collusion of the US and Iraq, including the KRG. PJAK expects statements from those sources in coming days.

For reference, review KNK's statement on the recent Turkish bombing and the MGK meeting by which the Paşas gave permission for "coordination" with Iraq and the KRG. More backgrounder here, here, and here. All of this is according to the wishes of what may be one of the world's most corrupt organizations--the US State Department--which has been pressing for cooperation between Turkey, Iraq (including the Iraqi Kurdish leadership), and the US ever since the corporate tools in the State Department appointed Lockheed Martin's phony Joseph Ralston to "coordinate the PKK" for Turkey.

Now take a look at an item that appeared on the AP:

Kurdish rebels could launch suicide attacks against American interests to punish the U.S. for sharing intelligence with Turkey after Turkey bombed rebel bases, a spokeswoman for a wing of a rebel group warned.

Turkey's military said more than 150 Kurdish rebels were killed in Friday's air strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, on Mount Qandil on the border of Iran and Iraq. Peritan Derseem, a senior official of the rebel group's Iranian wing, PEJAK, claimed that only six people were killed in latest Turkish strikes.

The PKK fights for autonomy in Turkey's southeast and also has a wing fighting for Kurdish rights in Iran.

Derseem blamed the United States for helping Turkey in an interview late Sunday.

She said some rebels want to join suicide squads to avenge the deaths of their comrades but that "combatants are under the control of the organization," which she said is against such attacks. That may change, Derseem hinted.

"We have changed our stand toward the United States government and we are standing against them now," she said. "Maybe some day ... individual combatants might launch suicide attacks inside Iraq and Turkey, and even against American interests."

Okay, now this was the group that was supposed to be getting support from the US, according to paid Turkish propagandists like Seymour Hersh and all of those so-called journalists who follow him as if he were god. Of course, Cemil Bayık denied Hersh & Co. lies back in November 2006.

"We have common goals with the PKK and the two parties follow the principles of Chairman Abdullah Ocalan," who is imprisoned on a prison island near Istanbul, Turkey. "But we have our own decision making."

[ . . . ]

Until the most recent air raid, the military had not announced an operation that penetrated into Iraq as far as Mount Qandil.

"They want to annihilate us. But we will not surrender," said Derseem. "We have been hiding in caves and nearby mountains."

The rebels said the Turkish jets fired more than 50 missiles at the site and demolished some buildings, including a meeting hall, a library and a media center.

It's not true that "the [Turkish] military had not announced an operation that penetrated into Iraq as far as Mount Qandil"; this claim was plastered all over the Turkish press during the failed 8-day land invasion in February. Note that the destruction of the media center is associated with the six PJAK şehîds.

As I mentioned, a new chapter is beginning and more info is on the way which is in the process of translation. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

The new chapter is some of the old. The conspiracies against Kurds are not over and never were as some Kurdish leaders had thought or claimed for whatever reason.

"Maybe some day ... individual combatants might launch suicide attacks inside Iraq and Turkey, and even against American interests."

This would be highly unfavorable among Kurds just as TAK was. I sincerely hope she is wrong about this statement or that she is bluffing. I would hate to see the Kurdish struggle move in this direction.

Anonymous said...

Check out this new book on the PKK on Amazon:

15 reviews in just a few days, all glowingly positive, and all by people who've never reviewed a book before.

I'm only surprised that they didn't try to work the expression "Baby-Killing" into the title of the book, just to make their disapproval clear...

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first anonymous writer.

And I checked out the new book noted by the second anonymous writer. It was very amusing! Assuming that it was the same writer who also provided a comment on Amazon -- thank you.

Of course the stigma of labeling a militant "terrorist" isn't enough for the xenophobia-driven Turks: it has to be coupled with "brutal" and/or "baby-killers" and/or "separatist" and/or "Marxist/Lennist".

Only one without the others just won't do! That would just leave too many things to the imagination.

What if people get the wrong idea and think the PKK is a Benevolent Terrorist organization? Or one that only targets Centenarians? Or, if people confuse them with all the other Lockean Capitalist terrorists!!!

But, I guess we should be thankful that they willingly make a mockery of their own stunted thinking.


hamo said...

I wonder if Kurds would have better new chapter if Jash Barzani and Arab Taliban bastards dies by the public hanging in Hewler as similar to Saddam.

Apparantly, according to FM of Turkey Ali Babacan that the turkeys army generals are happy with the cooporation of Necirvan's involvement in bombing the South Kurdistan and point out that as long as Necirvan acts this way then they will let him play a top dog in Kurdish-Turkish relations.

After poisining the Sothern Kurds with a sigarette company in Mersin (turkey) and insulting Kurdish values by getting invoved in woman trafficking. Now this bastard following masoud Barzani's foot steps by trying his best to bring another genocide against the Kurds.

Anonymous said...

Today, KTV aired a speech by Massoud Barzani in which he was addressing his party. He said every member of his party must be ready to spill blood in defending Kurdistan. He told them that tensions experienced in past months only _seem_ like they are over but they are truly very far from over.

He is well aware of the dangers of situation arising and would prefer appropriate action. Unfortunately, I feel that political opponents in the KRG are not allowing that to happen and not allowing him to take that action.

Anonymous said...

PJAK just released a PR saying that the AP articles are untrue and that suicide attacks are against PJAK policies and principles.