Thursday, November 20, 2008

PRAISING HEROES

"They will not go to courts, they will not send their children to schools, they will not register their names and they will not register their houses. What would happen? The system would go bankrupt. Civil revolution without fighting with the police, the military. Get ready for those days."
~ Mahmut Alınak.


Before it gets too late, let's take a look at HPG's October war balance:


The war balance for the month of October

To our people and the public!

During the month of October there were 31 contacts from 28 operations that were initiated by TSK against our HPG forces. As retaliation against these operations, our HPG forces initiated 23 operations including Bezele, the operation against police in Amed, Kato and Dersim. Within the month of October 148 enemies were killed, whereas 18 guerrillas were martyred in the clashes that occured.

While there weren't any casualties among our guerrilla forces through aerial attacks, artillery, and mortar fire, several residential areas and gardens belonging to civilians were damaged and more than 150 animals were killed. In addition, Kurdish land was burned through such attacks.

Operations: 28

Joint Turkey-Iran operations: 1

Air attacks: 11 (Zagros - 4; Xakurkê - 3; Xınerê - 2; Zap - 2)

Artillery and mortar attacks: 8 (Haftanin - 2; Xakurkê - 2; Zap - 2; Zagros - 1; Metina - 1)

Contacts: 31

[HPG] operations: 23

Enemy forces killed: 148

Lieutenants: 2

Special team: 2

Police: 7

JITEM members: 2

Soldiers: 135

Identified enemy wounded: 86

Lieutenants: 1

Soldiers: 54

Police: 30

Special team: 1

Destroyed military vehicles: 2

Downed aircraft: 1 (F-16)

Downed helicopters: 1 (Sikorsky)

Damaged aircraft: 1 (F-16)

Damaged helicopters: 1 (Cobra)

Confiscated materials

HK 33 individual weapon: 17 pieces

HK 33 Raxtı: 2 pieces

Body armor: 1 piece

Military bag: 2 pieces

Satellite phone: 2 pieces

Our martyred comrades: 18


Also in October, new fighters join HPG, from Özgür Gündem:


32 new fighters joined HPG

Thirty-two guerrilla candidates, who joined the new fighter training cycle under the guerrillas' control, qualified to join HPG.

Thirty-two guerrilla candidates finished their training successfully in the "Şehit Gulbahar - Selma Kaya" new fighter training cycle.

Zelal Ceger, from the People's Defense Center, who spoke at the graduation ceremony, said: "The joining of the guerrilla candidates [to HPG] is the most meaningful response to the fascist Turkish state and its fascist army."

Ceger mentioned that with such a meaningful joining and successfuly completed training, guerrilla candidates promised a practice that will fit into the Kurdish people's heroic struggle.

After the graduation ceremony, the new HPG members sang songs and danced; then they went to their practice areas.


Finally, it looks like former DTP Kars Provincial Chairman Mahmut Alınak may go back to prison, this time for calling for mass civil disobedience:


“Think what would happen if we did not regiser our children . . . Imagine millions from Amed to Istanbul, from Dersim to Kars, to Iğdır, to Ardahan are on the streets. Who can hold back this huge power? . . . They will not go to courts, they will not send their children to schools, they will not register their names and they will not register their houses. What would happen? The system would go bankrupt. Civil revolution without fighting with the police, the military. Get ready for those days.”


Earlier this year, Heval Mahmut went to prison for 50 days after refusing to pay a fine for praising heroes:


Alınak, who will stay in jail about fifty days, describes entering prison as one’s duty in Turkey in the fight against the existing anti-democratic practices.

The court punished him for the crime of praising the crime and the criminal when he proposed to give the names of Deniz Gezmiş, Vedat Aydın and Musa Anter to various streets and parks. While Deniz Gezmiş, one of the leaders of Turkish People’s Liberation Army, was hanged in 1972 for his political activities, Vedat Aydın and Musa Anter were murdered for their political activities conducted in the name of the Kurdish people.

Alınak was also fined for his speeches about the prison conditions of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan.

He says he refuses to buy his freedom. That is why he chooses to go to prison instead.

According to Alınak, while he is punished for proposing to give the names of Deniz Geçmiş, Vedat Aydın and Musa Anter to streets and parks, the names of Mustafa Muğlalı, a four-star general sentenced to life in prison in 1944 for executing 33 peasants by shooting, and politicians Adnan Menderes and Celal Bayar, who were found guilty by the courts, are given to many facilities and places.


You go, heval! I love this guy.

2 comments:

Club Kurdistan - Välkommen said...

Club Kurdistan välkommnar dig med vänner till en oförglömlig fest med: Nazdar, Blind Ibrahim, Baxan och Eyad, lördag den 13 December 2008 i Solna Hallen.

Bokning kan ske via hemsidan genom att ringa nr på affiscen

Ps: Live Sändning

Anonymous said...

I truly commend Mahmut Alinak. Maybe not every Kurd can take the actions that Mahmut Alinak has taken -- since they require some enlightenment about oneself -- but I hope it encourages every ordinary Kurd to take back the power that we perceive is in the hands of the Turkish state.


~nistiman