"Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price."
~ Sun Tzu.
~ Sun Tzu.
It looks like PJAK will join forces with HPG to fight TSK, from Özgür Gündem:
PJAK decides to fight TSK
PJAK, which implements guerrilla warfare against the Iranian army, declared that it will fight against the TSK from now on. HRK Headquarters Commander Amed Piran said, "Our guerrillas will have operation plans against the officials and effective personnel in the Turkish army and Turkish state."
Mentioning TSK's last attack on 25 September against HRK Headquarters in Qendil, HRK Commander Amed Piran wanted the US, which supported Turkey in these attacks, to make a statement. In addition to that, he stressed that the TSK is one of their targets from now on.
Talking to ANF, Amed Piran said, "From now on we will have operation plans against the officials and effective personnel in the Turkish army and Turkish state. As a reaction to TSK's move, we will open our forces to discussion of sending some of them to HPG to fight against the TSK as necessary."
Noting the Iranian army's artillery shelling, along with TSK's aerial attacks in 2008, which resulted in a fiasco, Piran emphasized that on 25 September, HRK Headquarters identified 16 fighter aircraft.
"TSK is the primary target"
HRK, which is known for its attacks against Iranian military forces, declared that TSK is their primary target from now on.
Mentioning that TSK had four aerial attacks against their territory, Amed Piran said the following: "TSK did not achieve a result in the first and the third attacks. In the last attack, TSK targeted HRK headquarters with 16 aircraft. In this attack HRK headquarters member, our comrade Xuynres was martyred. This attack was not an attack that we were unprepared for. We were expecting such an attack against our forces and the Qendil region.
"As HRK, we are a defensive force. In order to defend the general region, we had costs before. However, these costs will not weaken us; on the contrary, they will empower our struggle and will unleash the enlistment of the youth.
"Until this time, we, as HRK, were conducting our legitimate self-defense operations against the Iranian regime. When the Iranian side attacked our Kurdish people, our patriotic people, or our militants, we conducted defensive retaliation operations. However since spring, when the US and Turkey exchanged intelligence, again after Fall 2007, based on the intelligence and alliance of Iran and Turkey several harsh and technical attacks were conducted.
"From now on we, as HRK, will make wise decisions in terms of choosing our enemies. After this stage, we consider the Turkish state and its army as our primary enemy. Along with the increase of attacks, we will have plans against TSK. We will organize our forces, which are actively in the war, against the TSK."
"We expect a statement from the US"
Saying that they are expecting a statement from the US for TSK's attack, Piran said, "The Turkish state and its army decided on a comprehensive war against the Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Kurdish people. The US is actively supporting this decision. It was revealed that US intelligence support was behind the attacks against our region. Although we had operations against neither the TSK nor the US, we are expecting a statement from these countries after the operations against us."
HRK Commander Piran said that although Turkey uses the most modern techniques and enjoys high-level support from other countries, its attacks were unsuccessful.
Noting a remarkable number of youth enlistments in HRK recently, Piran said: "None of the things that we gave for the patriotic Kurdish people and for this land is without value. A Kurdish youth gets martyred, but hundreds enlist in his place. I mean, each attack makes us stronger and intensifies our anger against the enemy. If we make our promises on our comrades martyred by the enemy and we fulfill our promises, from now on we will take even greater revenge for our comrades. Just as our defensive and operations that we initiated against the ones who harmed the Kurdish people and treated them in inhumane ways, from now on we will re-examine such operations if needed.
"We will send our forces to HPG"
Pointing out that they had never conducted any operations against the TSK, Piran said, "We will send our forces to HPG against the TSK. Despite the fact that we never conducted any operations against TSK, TSK bombs our regions with the support of the US. Again, the Iranian state, improving some kind of alliance with the Turkish state, they surrender our militants to Turkey. Now our comrades, who are in Iranian prisons and are in the 38th day of their death fast, still did not get any response [for their demands]. We do know that the Turkish state is behind this. For this reason, once more we see that we need to identify our enemies more carefully. In this respect, due to TSK's increased attacks against our forces, TSK will be among our military targets."
In a post that's related to PJAK's news, Hevallo has a post on a recent article from the Islamist Zaman, in which "analysts" ask "Why can't we beat the PKK?"". He also has a post on another article from Zaman, in which Amed (Diyarbakır) Bar Association President Sezgin Tanrıkulu discusses how Öcalan could help expose the Ergenekon Gang. There's this item, for one:
In July, Öcalan triggered a national debate when he told his lawyers that some of the retired generals currently arrested as part of the Ergenekon operation had paid visits to him when the person in charge of security on İmralı Prison Island was former Gendarmerie General Command intelligence department head Levent Ersöz, who is currently being sought as a suspect in the Ergenekon case and believed to be on the run in Russia.
For more on alleged links between PKK and Ergenekon, check a post from August.
For some biting commentary on recent events in South Kurdistan and the possiblity of looking to the East for new political alliances, check an item at OpEdNews:
There is no change for the better; there is no turning point in our history: The anti-Kurdish forces of the past are the anti-Kurdish forces of today. Despite the end of Saddam’s dictatorship five years ago, there is still no freedom for the Kurds, no free Kurdistan even in so-called liberated Iraq. Our enemies are busy, as ever, with maintaining the status quo in the Middle East, and they are successful. In return for Kurdish efforts of reconciliation and goodwill, Arabs, with the help of the Turks, have stopped the referendum in Kerkuk and are now doing everything to abolish that constitutional requirement and right. The Kurdish city and especially the oil there are still regarded “Arab patrimony”, and under Saddam this meant Anfal: large-scale ethnic cleansing, deportations, displacement, genocide.
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. . . We must now seek for some kind of cooperation based on the principle that the enemy of your enemy is your friend. In our case, our enemies’ enemies are Russia and China. The US and Nato have plotted new strategies to harm these countries and keep them out of the central Asian oil and gas markets. Two new power blocks are forming now, the NATO plus local clients led by the USA/EU on the aggressive-imperial side and the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) and CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) led by Russia and China on the defensive side. We are right in the middle of this confrontation, which seems to be inevitable and could lead to global wars. It will be impossible to remain neutral and if we don’t want to be crushed by both, we need to decide now where we will stand to achieve our goal of a free recognized Kurdistan.