In the spirit of 15 August, DozaMe has posted a little message to the chief of the Turkish general staff and the president of Iran, in the form of a video. It’s in-your-face, it’s cocky, it’s uncompromisingly militant, and it’s here. Gelek sipas to Berxwedan for giving us an anniversary gift of music and photos.

To the Kurdish warriors currently engaged in armed struggle, keep doing what you’ve always done: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.


DozaMe also has some news of increased Turkish military and intelligence activity in South Kurdistan, and there’s even more information in the discussion already underway there, to which I have already added some comments.

It would appear that MIT and Turkish Special Forces were permitted entrance to South Kurdistan by the KRG, and in the comments is more information about the bribing of some of the Southern leaders in order to begin a propaganda campaign against PKK in the South. For the enemy and traitors, a propaganda campaign is necessary to “win the hearts and minds” of the people of South Kurdistan, because they are not inclined to take up arms against brother and sister Kurds. This was something that Barzanî mentioned in early April of this year:

Right now it is not possible to do anything [about PKK]. They have large cadres in the mountains. And also, since the war, everything here has changed. Syrian and Iranian Kurds are also here. There is a coming together. Which is why, even if I were to give orders, Kurds will not fire on other Kurds.

Turkey and the KRG will begin “psychological operations” aimed at the people of South Kurdistan in order to destroy the “coming together” of the Kurdish people. If you don’t know anything about psychological operations, now’s the time to learn. Psychological operations, as practiced by the fascist Turkish regime (Uh. . . that would be the US/NATO-trained fascist Turkish regime), is described the following way:

“. . . the primary object of US psychological operations during this period was to frustrate the ambitions of radical movements in resource rich developing countries seeking solutions to the problems of poverty, dependency and the entrenched corruption …At heart, modern (US) psychological warfare has been a tool for managing empire, not for settling conflicts in any fundamental sense. It has operated largely as a means to ensure that indigenous democratic initiatives in the Third World and Europe do not go ‘too far’ from the standpoint of US security agencies …The problem with (US) psychological warfare is … its consistent role as an instrument for maintaining grossly abusive social structures

“Several points should be underlined. First, psychological warfare in the US conception has consistently made use of a wide range of violence, including guerrilla warfare, assassination, sabotage and more fundamentally, the maintenance of manifestly brutal regimes in client states abroad. Second, it has also involved a variety of propaganda or media work, ranging from overt (white) newscasting to covert (black) propaganda …”

Mmm, yeah, I guess the idea of a free Kurdish people is a pretty radical idea. Keep that part about “resource rich” in mind.

This means that Turkish security forces will do what they have done so many times in the past. They will dress like gerîlas, commit atrocities, and blame them on gerîlas. They will carry out assassinations and blame them on PKK–exactly as they did with the Kani Yilmaz murder in February–and they will be conducting these operations in cooperation with the two main Southern parties–exactly as they did with the Kani Yilmaz murder in February. Let’s recall that this murder was carried out on PUK’s turf.

In a further sell-out of the Kurdish people and their dreams, it appears that the KRG has:

. . . abandoned check points on roads from and to MIT and Iraqi Turkmen Front headquarters in Mosul, Hewler, Kerkuk and Suleymani. There are no ID-checks and searches made. Both MIT and ITF [Iraqi Turkmen Front] has freedom of movement in southern Kurdistan now. As soon as they abandoned the check points in Kerkuk, there was a surge of attacks on Kurds in the city.

Is it mere coincidence, then, that a suicide bombing occured today in front of the PUK office in Mûsil? I guess all those deaths and wounded are what you’d call collateral damage.

As for the ITF, this recent information from DozaMe confirms the Global Information System/Defense & Foreign Policy analysis posted on Rastî on 8 August:

Although the Turkish ground force presence in northern Iraqi Kurdistan is not highly visible at present, Turkish Special Forces units are working within the area arming and supporting Turcomen Iraqis in preparation for what they believe could be imminent Iranian attempts to destabilize and control the region.

[ . . . ]

Since March 2006, the Turkish Army has conducted 53 operations into Iraqi Kurdistan, ostensibly against bases and assets of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan), but in reality much of the activity has been to build a network of capabilities based on the Turcomen of the region.

See, like I’ve said all along, it’s not about PKK. It’s about resource-rich Kurdistan. Check the “psychological operations” article.

Here’s a blast from the past, April, 2003, to be exact, as a reminder of Turkey’s relationship with the ITF:

In the days after U.S. forces captured Saddam’s powerbase in Tikrit, a dozen Turkish Special Forces troops were dispatched south from Turkey. Their target: the northern oil city of Kirkuk, now controlled by the U.S. 173rd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade. Using the pretext of accompanying humanitarian aid the elite soldiers passed through the northern city of Arbil on Tuesday. They wore civilian clothes, their vehicles lagging behind a legitimate aid convoy. They’d hoped to pass unnoticed. But at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Kirkuk they ran into trouble. “We were waiting for them,” says a U.S. paratroop officer.

The Turkish Special Forces team put up no resistance though a mean arsenal was discovered in their cars, including a variety of AK-47s, M4s, grenades, body armor and night vision goggles. “They did not come here with a pure heart,” says U.S. brigade commander Col. Bill Mayville. “Their objective is to create an environment that can be used by Turkey to send a large peacekeeping force into Kirkuk.”

Ordinary Turkmen in South Kurdistan realize the danger of the ITF in its relationship with the fascist regime to the north, from Soma Digest:

Noureddin, 39, was a founding member of the Turkmen Front in 1994. But after realizing that the party would not achieve their intended goals, “because foreign interference does not serve the interests of Turkmens in Kurdistan”, some members, including Noureddin, decided to splinter in 2004.

Who stands to gain from this cozy little relationship between the fascist Turkish regime and the KRG? Where is the money for investments coming from and where is it going? As we’ve seen recently around here, ain’t none of it going to improve the lives of the Kurdish people. Who is ready to hand over Dilê Kurdistan to the fascist Turkish regime? Ain’t the Kurdish people. Who’s gonna be sittin’ fat, dumb and happy on their big pile of dollars, dinars and liras when the Turkish and Iranian armies carve up South Kurdistan for its resources? Ain’t gonna be the Kurdish people.

On this anniversary of the PKK’s legitimate armed struggle against the Ankara regime’s 80 years of terror, we need to remember what is the proper response to acts of treason against the Kurdish people and Kurdistan.

In the meantime, the US State Department takes a moment on the anniversary of PKK’s armed struggle to beg PKK to lay down arms:

“Since August 15, 1984, PKK violence has accounted for the deaths of more than 30,000 Turkish security forces and civilians,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement August 14.

The U.S. government is “calling upon the PKK to cease its terrorist acts and lay down its arms,” McCormack said.

This is absurd, naturally. It is not PKK which commits terrorism; it is America’s ally, the ally American trained in terrorism–the fascist Turkish regime–that commits terrorism against the Kurdish people. See that business on “psychological operations” again.

I have two words for Foggy Bottom: Bite Me.


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